Untitled Document
Brown Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Harvard Penn Princeton Yale



Username Post: The P's in Ithaca        (Topic#25974)
IvyBballFan 
Masters Student
Posts: 426

Age: 76
Loc: Central Florida
Reg: 11-19-09
02-04-22 03:28 PM - Post#335149    

Brown, Cornell, Harvard, and Penn enter this weekend with essentially no daylight among them in the rankings. Two will make the IL Tournament. Penn’s 5-2 record, with wins over Harvard and Yale, reflects their great play since the Columbia game. The Quakers have the inside track on a tourney spot. Brown needs to defend their home court to preserve their chances.

Many find this the biggest P’n’P weekend in Ithaca in 12 years. The attendance restrictions seem to have been relaxed a bit. Cornell has played some outstanding halves of basketball to beat some pretty good teams (note Colgate, Harvard, @Brown). Their above average offensive rebounding efficiency, turnover rate, and bench usage reflect a pace of play that yields easy buckets. However, the Red is prone to annoying low-productivity streaks. Whether it is pressure defense by the opponent or lapses by Cornell is not always clear, but they happen (also @Brown, @Princeton), negating those great halves.

Cornell is unbeaten this season in Newman Arena. A Red sweep this weekend is not out of the question. It took a buzzer beating 3ptr by Matt Allocco to deny the Red a road win at Jadwin. Hopefully, the Red practiced more against backcourt pressure this week. Having all-purpose guy Greg Dolan back on the floor would be great. The fact remains that both Princeton and Penn will head home with W’s if they can force Cornell into those unproductive streaks.

 
IvyBballFan 
Masters Student
Posts: 426

Age: 76
Loc: Central Florida
Reg: 11-19-09
Re: The P's in Ithaca
02-04-22 07:57 PM - Post#335185    
    In response to IvyBballFan

Coach Henderson sidelined by Covid-19 protocol. Very unfortunate for a game of this magnitude.

Cornell is up 46-40 at the half.

Game is being played at Cornell's pace, something that is not to the Tigers' advantage.

Ethan Wright's 15pts kept the Tigers in it. Both teams shot poorly from distance.

Now, the big question. Can Cornell put two good halves together?

 
IvyBballFan 
Masters Student
Posts: 426

Age: 76
Loc: Central Florida
Reg: 11-19-09
Re: The P's in Ithaca
02-04-22 09:06 PM - Post#335228    
    In response to IvyBballFan

Cornell hangs on to win 88-83, hitting some big FT's down the stretch.

Ethan Wright and Tosan Evbuomwan carry the load for Princeton, but it was not quite enough.

Big Red still in the tourney hunt, as they welcome the Quakers to Newman Arena tomorrow night.

In other Friday evening action, a talented, but inconsistent Brown team lays a historic first half egg and now appears to have fallen out of IL tournament contention.

 
Icon Legend Permissions Topic Options
Report Post

Quote Post

Quick Reply

Print Topic

Email Topic

2023 Views




Copyright © 2004-2012 Basketball U. Terms of Use for our Site and Privacy Policy are applicable to you. All rights reserved.
Basketball U. and its subsidiaries are not affiliated in any way with any NCAA athletic conference or member institution.
FusionBB™ Version 2.1 | ©2003-2007 InteractivePHP, Inc.
Execution time: 0.073 seconds.   Total Queries: 16   Zlib Compression is on.
All times are (GMT -0500) Eastern. Current time is 08:56 AM
Top