News and Notes: Thursday Edition

From The Cornell Basketball Blog
November 12, 2015 - 11:03am

Below, news and notes for Thursday...Cornell Athletics announced additional televised games for the Big Red.  Altogether, 10 of Cornell's 28 games will be televised.The Ithaca Journal speaks with members of the Cornell Basketball team.Troy Whiteside's alma mater is struggling without him per the Knoxville News Sentinel. ESPN's Dana O'Neil said Vandy has the nation's most prolific offense and writes, "The Commodores have scorers galore. Four players had 40 or more 3-pointers a year ago, and they added Cornell transfer Nolan Cressler to the group. This is a team that can and will score in bunches." The UConn Blog writes:Leading the team in rebounding will more than likely be Shonn Miller. He showed himself to be a valuable contributor on the boards for Cornell, and I see no reason why that won't continue at UConn, particularly playing next to Amida Brimah, who is not as strong a rebounder as many would suspect, given his size and overall defensive ability.Now, it should be noted, the Cornell that Miller played for is not the same Cornell as we saw in the Steve Donahue era, when they made the tournament three straight years and made a Sweet 16 in 2010. Miller's Cornell has yet to earn a winning record, having no more than 13 wins in a season when Miller plays (in 2013-14, when he was injured, the team won only two games). So take it with a grain of salt that Miller is statistically the best rebounder who will get enough minutes to earn the top spot—but know that he is still a quality player who will contribute to the Huskies, especially on the boards.The Kansas City Star also mentions Shonn Miller.

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