Bucknell vs. Cornell: Full Game Preview

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Bucknell vs. Cornell: Full Game Preview
Bucknell
(12-2, 5-2 away)
Cornell
(6-8, 3-3 home)
Venue: Newman Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Bucknell M Muscala 19.4 M Muscala 10.6 M Muscala 2.5
Cornell S Miller 9.9 S Miller 7.9 M Asafo-Adjei 3.1

In reviewing statistical differences between the teams, Bucknell appears to have an edge in one significant area, turnovers, where the Bison have the upper hand over the Big Red, nine per game to 15 per game. Last season, the Big Red lost to the Bison 63-60. Over the last four seasons, Cornell is 2-2 against Bucknell, including 1-1 at home.

Bucknell StatSmack

  • Cornell is better under pressure, and has defeated Bucknell in 3 out of the last 5 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Last year the Ivy League had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Patriot.
  • Last year the Ivy League had a better average team RPI than the Patriot (168 vs 204).
  • Cornell has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Bucknell (#6 vs #20).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Cornell currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (996 to 995) than Bucknell, per the NCAA.
  • We just win. Cornell has more wins over the last 5 years than Bucknell (100 vs 95).
  • Cornell has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Bucknell (#52 vs #117).
  • Cornell has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Bucknell (#15 vs #30).
  • Cornell has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (19% vs 30%).
  • Last year the best team in the Ivy League had a much higher RPI than the best team in the Patriot (38 vs 87).
  • Cornell has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.578 to 0.576).
BU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Mike Muscala 32 19 11 3 1 2 2
B Joe Willman 29 11 6 2 1 1 1
B Cameron Ayers 32 11 4 2 1 0 1
B- Bryson Johnson 32 11 3 2 1 0 1
C Cory Starkey 9 2 4 0 0 1 0
C Ryan Frazier 18 4 1 1 0 0 1
C Colin Klebon 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
C Ryan Hill 22 4 3 2 0 0 2
C- Chris Hass 6 2 1 0 0 1 0
C- Matt Banas 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Dom Hoffman 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Steven Kaspar 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ J. Singleton 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D B. Fitzpatrick 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Ben Brackney 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
CORN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Shonn Miller 29 10 8 1 2 2 2
C Johnathan Gray 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Nolan Cressler 19 8 3 1 1 0 1
C E. Chemerinski 22 8 3 1 1 0 2
C- Errick Peck 21 8 5 1 0 0 2
D+ Galal Cancer 20 5 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Devin Cherry 17 7 2 1 0 0 2
D+ M. Asafo-Adjei 22 2 2 3 1 0 2
D Josh Figini 13 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Dominick Scelfo 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D- Peter McMillan 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
D- Dwight Tarwater 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave LaMore 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Deion Giddens 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Nenad Tomic 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Holt Harmon 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Robert Mischler 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
F Jamal Cherry 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
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