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Username Post: Cornell ILT        (Topic#27955)
james 
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03-16-24 02:19 PM - Post#365415    
    In response to gokinsmen

Princeton will be loaded if they keep the guys (nil) and the coach.
And find another big on the bench


 
james 
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03-16-24 04:08 PM - Post#365429    
    In response to james

GRRRIIIIITTTT!

tough tmrw. the "James" basketball family's civil war.

All proceeds to the Bulldogs. Regardless

 
james 
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03-16-24 04:10 PM - Post#365430    
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2 d 1 captains. 3 all ivy's. 4 state champions in VA and ga.

LFG!

 
james 
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03-16-24 04:25 PM - Post#365433    
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My kids and their cousins think I am a raging lunatic Abt a league few know exist down here.

But sec player/recruits don't understand the importance of ivy league athletics to the older generation.

Haha.

Btw if brown keeps their kids (whether they win or not tmrw) and we keep wolf (questionable at this point) not a layup for Princeton next year even if they are unscathed by attrition as talented as they will be. Alocco is a massive loss. And yes we have a few. Brown will be loaded.

Aletan/ wolf and browns Frontline are power personified.
Power ball is hard to defend in march in a back to back

 
james 
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03-16-24 04:28 PM - Post#365434    
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And who says I am a lunatic when Chris Dudley is picking up Yale kids from the floor.
classic

 
gokinsmen 
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Cornell ILT
03-16-24 04:31 PM - Post#365435    
    In response to james

ILT 2022: Princeton deserved it. Yale won it.

ILT 2023: Yale deserved it. Princeton won it.

ILT 2024: Princeton deserved it. Yale wins it again?

I can't complain since we got a Sweet 16 out of our "lucky" ticket. But I hope whoever wins tomorrow wins at least one NCAA game.

 
james 
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03-16-24 04:36 PM - Post#365436    
    In response to gokinsmen

Brown has a great chance tmrw.

They played ok and beat Princeton.
They played ok and beat Yale at home.
Nothing fancy if the glasses are not tinted.

Their kids get to their spots fairly easily against the two best defensive teams in the league.
And they cracked both on the rebounding side. Esp yale

The cousins are confident. And they shld be

 
iogyhufi 
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Re: Cornell ILT
03-16-24 04:36 PM - Post#365438    
    In response to gokinsmen

I'm out to dinner on Arthur Avenue, so I'll keep this short: Yale out-toughed Cornell, and that was enough. So, so glad to see the team respond with some grit. On to the Bears.

 
james 
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03-16-24 04:37 PM - Post#365439    
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And if they win they deserve it. As would Yale.

You have to win the ILT now. No excuses

 
gokinsmen 
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Cornell ILT
03-16-24 04:43 PM - Post#365440    
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If Brown wins tomorrow, they'd likely be in the play-in game as a 16. Then face Purdue, UConn or Houston if they win that. Yikes. Yale would be a 13.

Whoever wins has earned it, but I'm rooting for Yale.

I know some folks are split on this, but I always want the Ivy rep to do well in the tourney - it helps everyone to see the league looking good. And makes everyone look bad if they get thumped.

 
james 
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03-16-24 04:45 PM - Post#365441    
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I thought the lack of grit was really the Yale crowd today. wine and cheese it seemed

Both brown and Cornell fanbases came to play today.

Tmrw-will take more GRIT. Will we have it? Or Is the sphincter tighter bc brown has nothing to lose and a blindingly good future next year as well.

We shall see I suppose

 
james 
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03-16-24 04:49 PM - Post#365443    
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I cheered for Princeton last year the whole way.

I would hope by my posts wanting a team to win vs seeing the game I love objectively is an obvious lean

Having children far more talented than me and coaching taught me that the hard way. Fandom is for lunatics.
But it can be fun short term if not objective

 
SRP 
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03-16-24 04:53 PM - Post#365444    
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Yale was great getting fifty-fifty balls against Cornell, and there were a lot of them, especially in the second half. As usual, a good offensive game for the two shooting guards indicated a strong overall performance. Impressive win.

 
james 
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03-16-24 05:06 PM - Post#365446    
    In response to SRP

The last thing I will say ( I promise) bf the agony of tmrw.

The reason the ILT was a good idea... Kids in one of the top basketball regions in America are talking Abt guys like wolf, lilly, lee, pierce, etc and are watching the games

They aren't potential recruits necessarily. The ones texting me are mostly not candidates for this league for different reasons.

But they are impressed and follow these kids now bc of espn+, x/Twitter, etc

That wasn't true when I was a high school player. It's another platform.
Now should it be modified, improved some way or will NIL transfers chop it's value off- I don't know. But that's the reality today.



 
gokinsmen 
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Cornell ILT
03-16-24 05:35 PM - Post#365451    
    In response to james

I'm all for the ILT - it's fantastic fun and good training for the NCAAs (tense elimination games). I just think it needs to give homecourt to the higher seeds - just like the Patriot and America East tourneys. Not sure why the Ivy insists on this ridiculous rotation system.

And yes, I realize it helped Princeton last year (while hurting this year and 2022). From the beginning, I think everyone thought it was silly to rotate sites.

 
james 
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03-16-24 06:19 PM - Post#365455    
    In response to gokinsmen

I just lied and am going to repost.

The James Jones response to an excellent question in yesterday's press conference on NIL is depressing.

So the reason the league has more top shelf talent is bc of what I wrote above+ far reaching financial aid which has expanded the opps for recruiting.

But this is the high water moment. It's such a damn shame. I don't know if it comes tmrw next week or next year but it's here. Sad

Whether that's brown representing the league or Yale or Princeton or whomever. You won't get kids like this and/or they won't stay 4 years.

 
penn nation 
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Re: Cornell ILT
03-16-24 08:20 PM - Post#365467    
    In response to gokinsmen

  • gokinsmen Said:
If Brown wins tomorrow, they'd likely be in the play-in game as a 16.



That doesn't seem particularly likely.

Wagner, Stetson, Montana State and whoever the SWAC champ will be (Grambling St./Texas Southern) all have worse KenPom rankings than Brown currently does right now, and there might possibly be others.


 
SRP 
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03-16-24 08:22 PM - Post#365468    
    In response to penn nation

I believe KenPom had Stetson as the luckiest team in DI a couple of days ago.

 
iogyhufi 
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Cornell ILT
03-16-24 10:20 PM - Post#365487    
    In response to SRP

In response to the idea I've seen around that Princeton was by far the best team in the Ivy, all that I can say is that Bart Torvik shows Yale to have been far and away the best team in conference play. Princeton was more or less equal to Cornell and was nowhere near Yale. I'm sure this may come as a shock, since Princeton has Basically Steph Curry as a PG and Basically John Wooden as their coach, but the numbers do not lie.

Edited by iogyhufi on 03-16-24 10:21 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Vonsid 
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Cornell ILT
03-16-24 11:14 PM - Post#365491    
    In response to iogyhufi

Really?

I am going to congratulate a Yale win against Brown tomorrow but if you think Yale is a better team in March Madness than Princeton would of been you are delusional.


Edited by Vonsid on 03-16-24 11:28 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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