2009–10 Cornell Big Red men's basketball team

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2009–10 Cornell Big Red men's basketball
Cornell Big Red C Wordmark.gif
Ivy League Champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Ivy League
Ranking
Coaches #17
2009–10 record 29–5 (13–1 Ivy)
Head coach Steve Donahue
Assistant coach Nat Graham
Assistant coach Woody Kampmann
Assistant coach Kevin App
Home arena Newman Arena
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Cornell 13 1   .929     29 5   .853
Princeton 11 3   .786     22 9   .710
Harvard 10 4   .714     21 9   .700
Yale 6 8   .429     12 19   .387
Columbia 5 9   .357     11 17   .393
Brown 5 9   .357     11 20   .355
Penn 5 9   .357     6 22   .214
Dartmouth 1 13   .071     5 23   .179
As of March 21, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Cornell Big Red men's basketball team represented Cornell University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was coach Steve Donahue's tenth season at Cornell. The Big Red compete in the Ivy League and played their home games at Newman Arena. They went 13–1 in Ivy League play to win the championship for the third year in a row and received the league's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. They earned a 12 seed in the East Region. They upset 5 seed and AP #12 Temple in the first round for the first tournament win in school history. They continued their success by upsetting 4 seed and AP #16 Wisconsin to advance to their first Sweet Sixteen where they lost to 1 seed and AP #2 Kentucky to finish their season at 29–5.

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Jeff Foote 7'0" 265 C Sr. Lockwood, NY, U.S. Spencer-Van Etten HS
St. Bonaventure
3 Chris Wroblewski 6'0" 180 G So. Highland Park, IL, U.S. Highland Park, IL
4 Aaron Osgood 6'9" 230 F Jr. Overlake, WA, U.S. The Hill School
5 Errick Peck 6'6" 215 F Fr. Indianapolis, IN, U.S. Cathedral HS
11 Max Groebe 6'4" 200 G Jr. North Miami Beach, FL, U.S. Dr. Michael M. Krop HS
UMass
12 Louis Dale 5'11" 180 G Sr. Birmingham, AL, U.S. Altamont School
13 Andre Wilkins 6'5" 198 G Jr. Toronto, ON, Canada Emery HS
Blinn
15 Geoff Reeves 6'4" 180 G Sr. Burlington, KS, U.S. Burlington HS
20 Ryan Wittman 6'7" 215 F Sr. Eden Prairie, MN, U.S. Eden Prairie HS
21 Peter McMillan 6'7" 220 F Fr. Brentwood, CA, U.S. Northfield Mt. Hermon HS
22 Miles Asafo-Adjei 6'2" 170 G Fr. Antioch, TN, U.S. The Ensworth School
23 Johnathan Gray 6'3" 175 G Fr. Tampa, FL, U.S. Berkeley Prep
24 Adam Wire 6'5" 222 C Jr. Southern Pines, NC, U.S. Pinecrest HS
25 Jon Jaques 6'7" 220 F Sr. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Harvard-Westlake School
33 Alex Tyler 6'7" 235 F/C Sr. Clear Spring, MD, U.S. Mercersburg Academy
34 Josh Figini 6'9" 200 F Fr. Chisago Lakes, MN, U.S. Chisago Lakes HS
40 Pete Reynolds 6'8" 220 F Sr. Blair, NE, U.S. Blair HS
42 Mark Coury 6'9" 240 F/C Sr. West Bloomfield, MI, U.S. Detroit Country Day School
Kentucky
55 Eitan Chemerinski 6'8" 195 F Fr. Potomac, MD, U.S. Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Anthony Gatlin 6'8" 180 F Fr. Pearland, TX, U.S. Pearland HS
Centenary

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/14/2009*
2:00pm
at Alabama W 71–67  1–0
Coleman Coliseum (10,135)
Tuscaloosa, AL
11/18/2009*
7:30pm
at Massachusetts
Legends Classic
W 74–61  2–0
Mullins Center (3,482)
Amherst, MA
11/20/2009*
7:00pm, TWCSN
Seton Hall L 89–79  2–1
Newman Arena (4,473)
Ithaca, NY
11/24/2009*
7:00pm, ESPN360
at #10 Syracuse L 88–73  2–2
Carrier Dome (18,238)
Syracuse, NY
11/27/2009*
2:00pm
vs. Toledo
Legends Classic
W 78–60  3–2
Daskalakis Athletic Center (NA)
Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2009*
2:00pm
vs. Vermont
Legends Classic
W 67–59  4–2
Daskalakis Athletic Center (NA)
Philadelphia, PA
11/29/2009*
2:30pm
at Drexel
Legends Classic
W 61–54  5–2
Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,033)
Philadelphia, PA
12/2/2009*
7:00pm
at Bucknell W 104–98 OT 6–2
Sojka Pavilion (2,105)
Lewisburg, PA
12/6/2009*
2:00pm
Saint Joseph's W 78–66  7–2
Newman Arena (3,132)
Ithaca, NY
12/20/2009*
12:00pm
vs. Davidson
Holiday Festival
W 91–88 OT 8–2
Madison Square Garden (5,780)
New York, NY
12/21/2009*
9:00pm
at St. John's
Holiday Festival
W 71–66  9–2
Madison Square Garden (5,210)
New York, NY
12/29/2009*
4:00pm
at La Salle W 78–75  10–2
Tom Gola Arena (2,553)
Philadelphia, PA
12/31/2009*
2:00pm
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College W 73–49  11–2
Newman Arena (2,218)
Ithaca, NY
1/2/2010*
2:00pm
Bryant W 75–49  12–2
Newman Arena (1,962)
Ithaca, NY
1/6/2010*
8:00pm, ESPN360
at #1 Kansas L 71–66  12–3
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
1/8/2010*
8:30pm
at South Dakota W 71–65  13–3
Vermillion, SD (2,116)
DakotaDome
1/11/2010*
7:00pm
Clarkson W 82–37  14–3
Newman Arena (2,421)
Ithaca, NY
1/16/2010
4:00pm, TWCSN
Columbia W 77–67  15–3 (1–0)
Newman Arena (4,132)
Ithaca, NY
1/23/2010
7:00pm
at Columbia W 77–51  16–3 (2–0)
Levien Gymnasium (2,974)
New York, NY
1/29/2010
7:00pm
Dartmouth W 71–37  17–3 (3–0)
Newman Arena (3,871)
Ithaca, NY
1/30/2010
7:00pm
Harvard W 86–50  18–3 (4–0)
Newman Arena (4,473)
Ithaca, NY
2/5/2010
7:00pm
Yale W 90–71  19–3 (5–0)
Newman Arena (4,255)
Ithaca, NY
2/6/2010
7:00pm
Brown W 74–60  20–3 (6–0)
Newman Arena (4,014)
Ithaca, NY
2/12/2010
7:00pm
at Pennsylvania L 79–64  20–4 (6–1)
Palestra (4,332)
Philadelphia, PA
2/13/2010
6:00pm
at Princeton W 48–45  21–4 (7–1)
Jadwin Gymnasium (5,775)
Princeton, NJ
2/19/2010
7:00pm
at Harvard W 79–70  22–4 (8–1)
Lavietes Pavilion (2,195)
Cambridge, MA
2/20/2010
7:00pm
at Dartmouth W 88–70  23–4 (9–1)
Leede Arena (877)
Hanover, NH
2/26/2010
7:00pm
Princeton W 50–47  24–4 (10–1)
Newman Arena (4,473)
Ithaca, NY
2/27/2010
7:00pm
Pennsylvania W 68–48  25–4 (11–1)
Newman Arena (4,473)
Ithaca, NY
3/5/2010
7:00pm
at Brown W 95–76  26–4 (12–1)
Pizzitola Sports Center (1,976)
Providence, RI
3/6/2010
7:00pm
at Yale W 79–59  27–4 (13–1)
Payne Whitney Gymnasium (2,381)
New Haven, CT
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/19/2010*
12:30pm, CBS
vs. #12 Temple
First Round
W 78–63  28–4
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (10,657)
Jacksonville, FL
3/21/2010*
2:50pm, CBS
vs. #16 Wisconsin
Second Round
W 87–69  29–4
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (12,547)
Jacksonville, FL
3/25/2010*
9:57pm, CBS
vs. #2 Kentucky
Sweet Sixteen
L 62–45  29–5
Carrier Dome (22,271)
Syracuse, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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