November 22, 2010 at 2:36 am #2789
The Big Red of Cornell
By the Numbers: http://cornellbigred.com/documents/2010 … BStats.pdf
Game Notes from Ithaca: http://cornellbigred.com/documents/2010 … df?id=3358
Cornell is off to a 2-2 start alternating W’s and L’s, having dropped their last game to St. Bonny
In its two losses, Cornell has been outrebounded by 18.5 per contest. In its two victories, the Big Red has held even on the glass.
The team’s offense, particularly from beyond the arc, has been drastically improved in the last two games with the return of Wroblewski. After shooting 29 percent in its first two games from 3-point range, Cornell has boosted that average to 44 percent in its last two outings.
Their last two opponents have hit just 3 of 24 from 3-point range while Cornell has shot .444 from beyond the arc.
Cornell has committed 49 fouls in their losses and just 28 in their wins.
A different looking team this year. Cornell said goodbye to 8 departing seniors translating to a loss of 26% of their scoring, 34% of the assists, and 32% of their steals and rebounds.November 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm #2798November 22, 2010 at 8:04 pm #2805
"LU65" wrote: The Big Red of Cornell
A different looking team this year. Cornell said goodbye to 8 departing seniors translating to a loss of 26% of their scoring, 34% of the assists, and 32% of their steals and rebounds.
I think you may have listed the returning pcts – not the graduated stats. Cornell lost almost 74% of their scoring and 59% of their rebounding.November 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm #2806
Bison, you’re right. Thanks. The numbers quoted were indeed "return" %s.November 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm #2819
Nice win last night. Sounded like it was pretty ugly, but I’ll take it. It keeps the home winning streak intact as well.
I didn’t see or listen to the game, but the reports (and our offensive stats) seem to indicate that we are still figuring things out on that end of the court. It’s nice to get a W when our most consistent big guy (Knutson) had a down game.
It’s great to see Reed use his bench so heavily in the OOC – and to see guys rise to the occassion like Maneri and Hamilton last night, but it also makes me yearn for a little consistency.
D’Orazio and McKnight seem to have slowed down a bit since their opening surges (D’Orazio I suspect largely due to Ojo’s return), but we really need some other scorers on the court to hold the defense accountable. We can’t just wait around for CJ to save us, especially when everyone in the building knows he’s going to get the ball (and his %’s so far this year reflect that).
Overall, a lot to be happy about (we’re a whisker away from being 3-1). I would LOVE a road win at Kent State, a program that is consistently in the tournament or on the bubble and from a conference with a much larger profile than the Patriot League.November 24, 2010 at 1:58 am #2826
watched the game and it was ugly at times.
effort was solid, pulling my hair out watching pren dribble and dribble and dribble some more. Need some offensive sets!
a win is a winNovember 24, 2010 at 3:06 am #2827
Just finished watching the game "on demand", and yes it was sloppy at times and the offense was stagnant for a lot of the game. There was a lot of watching CJ, and outside of the first play of the game where we got the ball into Gabe down in the post, we are entirely outside oriented with no focus on interior/post offense. Last year, a lot of good sets came out of getting it into Z and Gabe, and we need to get back to having more balance on offense so the opponents have to defend multiple options. That and to many free looks from 3 for Cornell were the two big negatives from last night. On plus side, the depth on this team is amazing, as big contributions form Hamilton and Maneri were exciting. Reed can literally go to the hot hand in the front court each night and rotate between Gabe, Adams, Greiner, Hamilton, Maneri and Safstrom. I am convinced we have enough depth up front to hold up in PL season and let our guard play beat the opponents guards to win games. Maneri, that was the most active I’ve seen him, he got some nice rebounds, hit some free throws and had a nice hanging layup. No Greiner last night,odd, wonder if injury or sickness? CJ was relentless at driving to hoop and rebounding, and made winning plays down the stretch, including some big 3’s. D’Orazio, I’ll keep saying it, he needs to play more. Hit some nice jumpers with guys in his face, kid has knack for getting his shot off in traffic. TOugh to get him minutes with CJ and Ojo getting 30+ a night, but kid is going to be a player for us. Interesting, late in 2nd half down 3/4 points, Reed went with a No PG line-up featuring Cj/Dorazio/Ojo in backcourt with two bigs. CJ brought it up, and you have 3 legit scorers/shooters with some size down low, was pretty cool look/line-up. Mackey had a decent game, missed some buckets but like that he took the shots when they were there, and hit some FTs when he got in lane and penetrated. As his confidence grows, his shot will fall more consistently and he has shown he can get in the lane and penetrate a defense. I love how reed is getting ton of guys in the game, working our depth and getting guys experience, but if I’m him I break out the PG minutes 75/25% right now with Mackey getting the 75% and Small the 25%. They’ve been 50/50 it seems last couple games, but you know Mackey is your guy this year and for next 3 and Small is what he is which is a backup PG and 4th year guy who is not a lead guard on a good team. I’d up mackey minutes to up that learning curve so he is a Sophomore experience wise come February/March.
Kent state friday, lets get a quality road win!November 24, 2010 at 3:09 am #2828
FYI re: depth…just checked cumulative stats as I was curious how many guys are averaging double figure minutes….ELEVEN, that is unreal, kudos to staff for getting everyone involved and allowing guys to grow and gel together as a team…and it helps staff out to see different combos such as the no pg line-up vs cornell that I mentioned, not to mention front court strengths of our guys that you can help figure out who might have a big night versus certain opponents….not to many teams in america have 11 guys avg double figure minutes right now, bet you a lager on that one.November 24, 2010 at 8:54 am #2830
Loved seeing Hamilton and Maneri in last night. Deep bench, just hope enough of them are hot at once to get the W. Tough rode trip, hope they stay close. Mackey looks good, seemed a little frustrated at times, but he is going to be good. Not afraid to take the lane. The defense needs to pick up a little. Good luck in Ohio.November 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm #2834
While it has taken time for the offense to gel – to no one’s surprise with the influx of new faces, Ojo’s illness, CJ’s cold hand, and the on-going fight for playing time at nearly every position highlighted by 11 players already earing double-digit minutes – the defense has shined. Sure, Cornell hit 10 treys but what else is new? That’s their game and their per game average. What impressed me was LU’s D against the two-point shot (9 for 29 for .310), the turnovers they forced (21), and their work on the offensive board. A win is a win and I’ll certainly take it against a team with the pedigree of Cornell.
Pts./Game 16.5 (4th in PL)
Rebounds/Game 7.5 (2nd in PL behind Lumkin yet ahead of Keister, Moldovenanu, Muscala, Hence and Gyawu)
FG% .355 (22 for 62)
3FG% .154 (2 for 13)
Other Stats of Interest and Dismay
Defense at Stabler
vs. the two .316
vs. the three .400
Home Attenmdance 716 (7th in PL)
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