How many teams do you know that boast two Conference Players of the Year? The answer is one, the Cornell Big Red.
Leading scorer Ryan Wittman was named this season’s Ivy League Player of the Year, while senior leader and point guard Louis Dale (11.9 ppg and 4.8 apg) won the award in 2007-2008.
In addition to the seven-footer Foote, sophomore Chris Wroblewski (8.9 ppg and 3.2 apg) and senior Jon Jacques (6.9 ppg and 2.7 rpg) provide punch for the Big Red, and of course both are lethal from behind the arc.
In addition to their impressive balance, the Big Red are extremely deep. They have nine players who average over 10 minutes per game, and each of the nine subscribes to the hard-nosed, team-first style of play that gives Cornell a legit chance to upset Kentucky in the Sweet 16.
Cornell’s upcoming clash with Kentucky certainly represents a tall task for the Big Red. However, don’t send Cinderella home before she has one more chance to dance, because Ryan Wittman, Louis Dale, Jeff Foote and company may just dance right into the Elite Eight.