Tuesday, November 19, 2013

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game at Colgate, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, and vs. Siena, Friday, November 22, 2013 with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview CenterBelow, news and notes for Tuesday...
  • The Ivy League named Nolan Cressler to its weekly Honor Roll and notes:
Nolan Cressler, Cornell (So., G - Pittsburgh)  
19 points, 3 rebounds vs. Binghamton
10 points, 8 rebounds at Louisville

Wk 1 Nov 11-Tony Hicks, Penn/Justin Sears, Yale
Wk 2 Nov 18-Sean McGonagill, Brown/Javier Duren, Yale

Wk 1 Nov11-Robert Hatter, Cornell
Wk 2 Nov 18-Norman Hobbie, Brown  
Nickname: Big Red.
Head coach: Bill Courtney, fourth season (35-55).
Last year: 13-18.
Top players: 6-4 soph. G Nolan Cressler (9.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, .403 3-point average); 6-3 jr. G Devin Cherry (6.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg); 6-2 fresh. G Robert Hatter.
Outlook: The Big Red was picked to finish sixth in the Ivy League preseason poll. They're off to an 0-3 start and are really missing Shonn Miller, a 6-7 junior who was first-team All-Ivy League a year ago. He's out with an injury. It's a solid freshman class with Hatter already earning Ivy Rookie of the Week honors after averaging 20.5 points, 4 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his first two collegiate games against Syracuse and Loyola, Md.
  • The Chicago Sun Times previews area teams and mentions Cornell recruit, Riley Glassmann of Fremd High School.
  • Bleacher Report's Big Ten Power Rankings note, "Cornell transfer Errick Peck has played the stretch-four role well [for Purdue]."
  • Northpole Hoops profiles the University of Toronto and former Cornell players, Alex Hill and Manny Sahota.
  • Cornell RPI Watch: The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. It does not consider the margin of victory, but only whether or        not a team won and where the game was played (home/away/neutral court). The formula is 25% team     winning percentage (WP), 50% opponents' average winning percentage (OWP), and 25% opponents' opponents' average winning percentage (OOWP). (See: CollegeRPI.com for a further explanation of the formula.) The RPI may be the most influential factor in NCAA Tournament seeding. Cornell's RPI rank as of November 19, 2013 is No. 212 out of 344 total Division I teams. While neither the Ken Pomeroy or the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) are used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the KenPom.com site ranks Cornell No. 317 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 280. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is the Colgate video stream free?