|Username||Post: Games #24 & 25 - vs Yale & Brown|
02-23-18 10:07 AM - Post#248986
Cornell starts the weekend tied for 4th with Columbia and Brown at 4-6. Statistically, they are noted to be the third team in that 4th place group.
The Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group has the Big Red with a 26.2% chance of making the Ivy Tournament and an 18.4% chance of being the #4 seed, behind both Columbia and Brown.
For tiebreak #1 (head-to-head), Cornell is 1-1 with Columbia and 1-0 against Brown.
For tiebreak #2 (record against teams #1-8), Columbia has a win against Harvard (tied 1st) and Brown has a win against Yale (3rd). Cornell's best wins have come against 4th place Columbia and Brown.
As a result, the games this weekend are incredibly important. Over at the Yale Undergraduate Sports Analytics Group, they have an item called the Playoff Swing Factor, which is a statistic that measures the total change in all eight teams’ playoff odds based on the result of a given game. The group lists the Cornell-Brown game in the highest Pseudo Playoff Game category, while the Cornell-Yale game is in the second highest Playoff Havoc Wrecker category.
With the students back from a short February break and the men's hockey team on the road to close out the regular season, the only direct competition is the women's hockey team going up against Princeton in the ECAC Quarterfinals (Fri at 6 pm and Sat at 3 pm). Hopefully, the students can show up in decent numbers and give the team some support.
Cornell (10-13 Overall; 4-6 Ivy) vs
Yale (12-14 Overall; 5-5 Ivy)
Friday 2/23/18 at 7:00 pm
Video - ILN and ESPN3
Morgan (G), McBride (G), Davis (G), Julian (F), and Gettings (F/C)
Yale Game Notes:
Yale Projected Starters:
Copeland (G), Oni (G), Phills (G), Atkinson (F) and Reynolds (F)
Last Meeting: Yale over Cornell 74-65 (2/10/18)
KenPom lists Yale (#197) over Cornell (#266) by a 77-76 score
Cornell (10-13 Overall; 4-6 Ivy, prior to weekend) vs
Brown (11-12 Overall; 4-6 Ivy, prior to weekend)
Saturday 2/24/18 at 6:00 pm
Video - ILN, ESPN3
Brown Game Notes:
Brown Projected Starters:
Anderson (G), Cambridge (G), Hunsaker (G), Okolie (F), DeWolf (F)
Last Meeting: Cornell over Brown 78-60 (2/9/18)
As of Friday morning, KenPom lists Cornell (#266) over Brown (#252) 81-78
02-24-18 11:52 PM - Post#249420
Cornell (4-7 Ivy; 10-14 Overall) 80
Yale (6-5 Ivy; 13-14 Overall) 82
Cornell was up 7 at halftime, but Yale took the lead with just under 11 minutes to go. After several minutes of lead changes, Yale went up 4 with 8 seconds left. Matt Morgan was fouled while shooting a three. He made the first two then purposely missed the 3rd. The Big Red ended up inbounding the ball with 2 seconds left. Julian took a midrange jumper, out of the inbounds, and missed. Cornell ended the evening tied for 5th with Brown.
Morgan had 23 points and 4 steals, Gettings had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The team shot 60% from two and only 32 percent from three.
They allowed 82 points, 50% shooting from two and 10 threes at a 53% rate.
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