News and Notes for Wednesday...
- Bleacher Report writes, "On paper, the only Ivy League team in the recent era that could compete with the 2013-14 Harvard team is Cornell from 2009-10, and that team made the Sweet 16."
- Binghamton coach Tommy Dempsey told the Binghamton Press Sun-Bulletin that the Bearcats should play Cornell every year as a regional rivalry. WBNG News added that the Cornell game is a "highlight" on the Binghamton schedule. Binghamton Basketball Blog analyzed the game as follows:
Nov. 13 @ Cornell: 6
In a true test of character, Binghamton battled back from a 22-point second half deficit but ultimately fell, 79-77, to Cornell last year. Eitan Chemerinski and Johnathan Gray, neither of whom remain with the program, carried the Big Red with a combined 35 points, but All-Ivy selection Shonn Miller returns.
The Bearcats lured a mediocre-shooting Cornell squad into 31 threes, and nearly emerged victorious as Jordan Reed and Rayner Moquete led the second-half surge.
This year, Cornell returns just four of its 10 rotation players, losing its top-two scorers behind Miller.
- Missouri State received $95,000 as a guarantee plus hotel costs to agree to play at Louisville. Cornell visits the Cards as well this season.