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rbg 
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03-07-19 12:31 PM - Post#279696    

The last 2 games to try and make it into the Ivy Tournament for the 2nd straight year.

KenPom has Harvard as a 5 point favorite on Friday night and Cornell as a 2 point favorite over Dartmouth on Saturday.

While the Red beat Harvard on the road a few weeks ago, it was after the 3 OT game vs Columbia. With the way Cornell has been playing the last 2 weeks, beating Harvard seems like a tall task. Since Dartmouth is missing Jackson and Sistare, the Saturday game looks like a game they can win.

At 5-7, the Red are tied with Penn and one game back of Brown for the last spot. To get the last spot, I think they will need to go 2-0, while Brown goes 0-2 and Penn goes 2-0 with Harvard or Princeton ending up in 1st or Penn goes 1-1 with the win against Brown.


 
mountainred 
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03-08-19 11:28 AM - Post#279848    
    In response to rbg

I'm pretty sure there are paths to the 4 seed that don't require Brown to get swept, but they all require a 2-0 weekend for the Red. Completely agree that beating Harvard looks like a tall task.

Edited by mountainred on 03-08-19 11:28 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rbg 
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03-09-19 09:50 PM - Post#280298    
    In response to mountainred

Cornell beats Dartmouth 66-51 to get to 15-15 and 7-7. The first time they are .500 in 9 years.

They end the regular season tied for 4th in the Ivy and lose out on the Ivy Tournament due to the head-to-head tiebreaker to Penn (Penn 3-1 vs Cornell and Brown; Cornell was 2-2 and Brown was 1-3).

Boeheim with 21 and Davis with 11.
Morgan only gets 8, so he ends his double-digit streak at 80 games.

With a 15-15 record, they would be eligible for post-season play!

Congrats on a great season for the Coach Earl and the Big Red!

 
mountainred 
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03-10-19 10:44 AM - Post#280394    
    In response to rbg

Hard to believe that Morgan's double-figure run ends on senior night.

The CIT has taken .500 Ivy teams before, but they may need to take 4 this year to get to Cornell.

 
FLBB 
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03-10-19 11:34 AM - Post#280404    
    In response to mountainred

Now they face "life after Morgan" ....a scary thought!

 
palestra38 
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03-10-19 11:41 AM - Post#280408    
    In response to mountainred

If Cornell is willing to pay the home team fee, they will play post-season ball. I have to tip my hat to this program--I think they were expected to fall off but played as well as last year--just lost the tiebreaker.

 
mountainred 
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03-10-19 11:53 AM - Post#280412    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:
If Cornell is willing to pay the home team fee, they will play post-season ball. I have to tip my hat to this program--I think they were expected to fall off but played as well as last year--just lost the tiebreaker.



Andy is probably in a bad mood with the wrestling team finishing second at EIWAs, so it will probably be up to a booster to make a home game happen.

Earl is a solid coach and Warren stepped up and filled the Gettings role as well as anyone could have hoped. If only Earl could recruit as well.....




Edited by mountainred on 03-10-19 11:53 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mike Porter 
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03-10-19 01:24 PM - Post#280440    
    In response to mountainred

Yeah I mean, Earl did a fantastic coaching job to get this team to tie for 4th in league. No one expected it just like no one expected it last year. The challenge I see is that Earl doesn’t seem to have recruited very well and the next class of frosh doesn’t seem to change that. A lot of seniors on this team so next year could really be a struggle it seems.

 
Mike Porter 
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03-10-19 01:26 PM - Post#280441    
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Oh and I do hope that Cornell steps up for a home game for Matt Morgan in some post season conference - kid is a baller and he deserves it, especially considering he could have easily jumped ship and transferred to a Power 5 school to have a better shot at NCAAs.

 
mountainred 
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03-11-19 09:08 AM - Post#280604    
    In response to Mike Porter

  • Mike Porter Said:
Yeah I mean, Earl did a fantastic coaching job to get this team to tie for 4th in league. No one expected it just like no one expected it last year. The challenge I see is that Earl doesn’t seem to have recruited very well and the next class of frosh doesn’t seem to change that. A lot of seniors on this team so next year could really be a struggle it seems.



Earl's first class (Julian, Boeheim, McBride, Kuhn, Knapp, Voss) looks a little better now than it did two years ago, but last year's class didn't show much. Maybe Harshany will explode on the scene after losing the season to injury, but only Yale's class was as big a non-factor and Cotton should break out. Next year's class looks about the same, but I will talk myself into thinking Jones will be good.

And I agree Morgan deserves a post-season game, but thinking long-term that $50K would probably be better spent on a badly-needed indoor facility for football, lax, soccer, etc.


 
Mike Porter 
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03-12-19 12:18 AM - Post#280737    
    In response to mountainred

Per your other post Jordan Jones looks like he could be a good under radar kid so that would help.

 
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