Sunday, December 21, 2014

Radford Athletics Game Notes for Cornell




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Radford's five-game home stand hits the midway point Sunday when the Highlanders play host to Cornell in the final game prior to the Christmas holiday. Tip is set for 2:00 p.m. inside the Dedmon Center against the Big Red. RU (7-4) enters the game having won two straight and five of its last six. Cornell (5-4) has won three straight games, but has not played a contest in over two weeks due to final exams.

THE SERIES
Radford and Cornell played each other for the first time last November with RU taking an 86-71 decision in Ithaca, N.Y. The Highlanders have never lost to an Ivy League team (2-0) with wins over Cornell and Yale.
   11/25/13 W 86-71 at Ithaca

THE BIG RED
After going 2-26 a year ago with only one win over an NCAA Division I opponent, Cornell is making a case as one of the most improved teams in the country with a winning record through nine games. The Big Red last played December 6.
   Head Coach: Bill Courtney (Bucknell '92)
   Record at Cornell: 42-82 (5th season)
   Scoring Leader: Shonn Miller (13.8 ppg)
   Rebounding Leader: Shonn Miller (7.3 rpg)
   Assists Leader: Devin Cherry (4.2 apg)
   Blocks Leader: Shonn Miller (1.9 bpg)
   Steals Leader: Hatter, Cherry, Miller, Cancer (1.1 spg)

THE HIGHLANDERS
Radford (7-4) moved to 4-0 at home Friday with a 76-66 win over Siena.
   Scoring Leader: Javonte Green (13.2 ppg)
   Rebounding Leader: Javonte Green (9.5 rpg)
   Assists Leader: Rashun Davis (4.4 apg)
   Blocks Leader: Brandon Holcomb (1.9 bpg)
   Steals Leader: Rashun Davis (1.5 spg)

STORYLINES
Javonte Green became RU's all-time leading rebounder vs. Johnson & Wales. He now has 862 career rebounds. Green (191 career steals) is one steal from tying the Radford career record of 192 (Rod Cousin). He is also currently 5th in scoring (1,531) and 15th in blocked shots (72).
R.J. Price has moved into 8th place all-time on the Radford scoring list (1,358).

RADFORD SPORTS NETWORK
Each RU men's basketball game can be heard live in the New River Valley on the RU Sports Radio Network on the campus flagship, WRVU 89.9-FM and on the commercial affiliate, SuperSports 101.7-FM. Rick Watson handles the play-by-play for the Highlanders.

BIG SOUTH NETWORK
Each RU men's basketball home game and all Big South Conference road games are carried live and for free on the Big South Network (on-line).

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