Saturday, July 27, 2013

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

Above, A Date in Cornell Basketball History, a game program from January 10, 1925 between Cornell and the University of Rochester.  Below, news and notes for Saturday...

  • Eitan Chemerinski (Cornell '13)  scored 15 points on Wednesday as his Team USA finished 4-1 in group round robin play in Israel's Maccabi Games with a dominant 141-66 victory over Ginea-Bissau.  The Americans now will move on to the semifinals/medal round.  USA as the #1 seed in Group A will face on Sunday the #2 seed of Group B, Israel.  In the other semifinal, it is Argentina (Group A, #2 seed) against France (Group B, #1 seed).  Chemerinski previously scored 3 points in the team's tournament opener on Friday, an 86-83 overtime defeat to Argentina.  But the Americans bounced back in their second game on Sunday with an 89-55 win over Germany.  Then on Monday Chemerinski notched 13 points in a USA 111-57 win over Australia followed by 10 point performance on Tuesday in an 84-31 win over Russia.   Group B consisted of Canada, Kazakhstan, France, Greece and host Israel. 
  • Wisconsin is marketing its season ticket package with a highlight dunk against Cornell last season.
  • ESPN writes about Harvard's potential and notes, "The Ivy League still doesn't have a conference tournament. The conference as a whole is just 3-14 in the NCAA tournament since 2000, and prior to Cornell's run to the 2010 Sweet 16, the Ivies were laboring under a 12-season tournament-win drought."
  • NBC Sports catches up with some Ivy League coaches.

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