Saturday, November 22, 2014

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

Below, news and notes...

  • Cornell's crushing defeat to Penn State made national headlines on major sports blogs including, NBC Sports Collage Basketball Talk, which writes, "Cornell just had to inbound the ball and take a foul and make some free throws leading by one with 4.8 seconds left to help close out a victory. Instead, the Big Red made an errant inbounds pass that turned into a Penn State game winner as senior guard D.J. Newbill made the go-ahead lay-up as time expired to give the Nittany Lions a win in the Charleston Classic consolation bracket.  Newbill finished with 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting, 4-of-5 from three, six rebounds and four steals against Cornell on Friday night after playing 50 minutes the day before in a loss to Charlotte.With the win, Penn State moved to 3-1 on the season."  SB Nation added, "Cornell went 1-26 against Division I teams last year, but they're off to a good start at 2-2 this year. And they were ohhhhhhhh soooooooooo cloooooose to getting a win against Penn State. But they did not get one. The Big Red led the Nittany Lions 71-67 with under ten seconds to go. PSU's John Johnson hit a three, and Cornell was up one with five seconds to go. They just needed to inbound it, get fouled, and prevent a full-court play for a basket, and a win was theirs. [last play video omitted].  In Shonn Miller's defense, he had a man. He wasn't just lobbing this one up there. But in effect, he throws the ball across halfcourt where two Penn State players are calmly waiting, giving them the ball with five seconds. DJ Newbill would get the ball and hit a game-winner.  Poor Cornell."
  • Previewing a Cal-Texas game, SB Nation writes, "6-6 Cornell transfer Dwight Tarwater took 83 threes last season for the Big Red, and hasn't been shy about shooting this year in Berkeley."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The most brutal loss I can recall since the days of Ben Bluitt--when Cedric Carter, while glancing at Ben for last second instructions, had the ball stolen for a game-losing layup.

BigRed1965 said...

Oh was that a heartbreaker! This was not a blowing-the-game typical of last year. This was a good, gritty effort for the Red that was deserving of a W. The defense is more tenacious this year, the ball movement better, the shootiing certainly respectable, and even the foul shooting last night was terrific. Miller, Cherry, Hatter, Onuorah, Fallas, Cancer, LaMore were all basically cool customers who did some terrific things. It should have been a win and hopefully we will get one in the Sunday game.

Anonymous said...

Royner Greene (CU BB coach) taught us that we NEVER let our opponent go baseline on us. Also, making free throws wins games - and if we didn't make 70% we did extra shooting till we could. Both very simple tasks, and seem to be lacking with this team.

Anonymous said...

Most crushing loss I've seen since the days of Ben Bluitt when Cedric Carter had the ball stolen for a game-winning layup--as he glanced to Ben for last second instructions.

Anonymous said...

Most crushing loss I've seen since the days of Ben Bluitt when Cedric Carter had the ball stolen for a game-winning layup--as he glanced to Ben for last second instructions.

Anonymous said...

This team is much better than any of the prognosticators have predicted. I believe that this team can compete in the Ivy this year if they can get defined roles and controls on what they can do on their own such as shooting three's at will. Situational basketball is gonna be needed. The little things can add up to Big Things like when your up by 9 instead of shooting three's have a concerted effort to get the ball low for higher percentage shots and or creating foul trouble for the other team or getting to the bonus faster. Those are just little things that can add up to Big things toward the end of games.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon 9:16 and I will add that you earn playing time getting rebounds first and then making free throws