Tuesday, November 26, 2013

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's games at Western Michigan, Friday November 29, 2013, at Notre Dame (ESPN3), Sunday December 1, 2013 and vs. St. Francis (PA), Saturday, December 7, 2013 (Alumni Weekend), with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center.  Below, news and notes for Tuesday...

  • All Hoosiers writes, "into the frontcourt Purdue is getting it done in a piecemeal fashion. Forward Errick Peck, a fifth-year senior transfer from Cornell, is averaging 6.4 rebounds and a block a game."
  • The Daily Herald of Illinois writes of Cornell recruit, Riley Glassmann, "Fremd senior guard Riley Glassmann scored a career-best 30 points to help Fremd's boys basketball team start its season strong with a 61-38 victory over Chicago Mather in tournament play Monday at Fenton. Glassmann made 11 field goals and went 8-for-13 at the foul line for Fremd."

  • 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 26, 2013 is No. 303 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. 335 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 338. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can we clone Mitch Henderson? The guy can recruit high major talent and coach his kids to big wins over good mid-major programs. Princeton is on the rise, big time. Just wait until Alec Brennan and co get to Jersey next year.

Meanwhile, we are off to a great season...oh, wait.