Sunday, December 28, 2014

News and Notes: Sunday Edition

Below, news and notes...
  • The Post Standard writes, "The Syracuse Orange returns to action following a brief holiday break to face the Long Beach State 49ers today at the Carrier Dome.  Syracuse, which enters the game with a 7-4 record, has just two non-conference games remaining before the start of ACC play. The Orange will also host Cornell on New Year's Eve."
  • Below is a list of the Cornell commits for 2015:
Checking in with updates on Cornell's incoming recruits: Matt Morgan was a recent Charlotte Observer "Top Performer" after notching 28 points in a win on December 18.  On December 27, Morgan finished with 22 points in a defeat per Upstate.com.  As of December 2014, Donovan Wright is ranked as the #24 senior in talent loaded New Jersey by NJHoops.comTroy Whiteside is ranked #13 in the state of Tennessee by HoopSeen.com.  On Friday, December 26 in the Arby's Classic, Whiteside finished with 11 points after spending much of the game in foul trouble per TriCities.com.  Per TriCities.com, Whiteside finished with another 11 point performance on December 27 in a defeat.   In the Under Armour Classic in California, Stone Gettings finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds per the LA Times in a defeat to Redondo Union on December 26.  On December 27, Gettings finished with 19 points in a defeat to Windward in overtime.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A very discouraging loss to St Peters mostly because it's more of the same 'ol. For the season, Cornell as a team has 119 assists against 177 turnovers. That is a horrible A/T ratio and is a very telling team stat in so many ways. It is so hard to watch dumb basketball be played over and over again with such low regard for taking care of the ball. We have a team of athletes who can attack the hoop, yet game after game we settle for threes primarily because there is no semblance of organized offense. Rolling out the ball will never result in consistency and therefore it's even even harder to be optimistic long term. Yes, Cornell has 6 wins but those six wins are against teams that currently have a combined record of 27-45. There is plenty of talent in Ithaca. If only..........

Anonymous said...

Really tough loss against St. Peters after leading most of the game.

The offensive scheme( especially in overtime) was really curious. Shonn Millerbspends way too much time at the 3 point line. Yes, he hit a couple from there, but he is hardly Ryan Wittman. HE is a monster inside, largely unstoppable in the post, but as others have posted, gets few offensive rebounds. Why is Miller 20 feet from the basket

Also, David Onurah has very limited offensive skills, other than an occasional dunk or put back. Yet, Ned Tomic---a highly skilled and effective post player---can't get off the bench. For a team that has trouble scoring, I woul dthink Tomic should get morte minutes

Matt said...

Turnovers are definitely killing this team. And too many of them are coming off of Devin Cherry's hands. He now has 53 turnovers overall. St. Peters was his 8th game with 4 or more turnovers. That's not the kind of ball control you expect to see from a senior.