Cornell Ready For Ivy Season

By wbng sports

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 16, 2010 at 12:50 AM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

The Cornell non conference schedule was all over the place, leading to plenty of scenes like this in airport terminals. That's freshman Eitan Chemerinsky solving a rubik's cube in less than 3 minutes.

Only an Ivy league team would enjoy this as much as the Big Red seem to.
But come this weekend, it's a much more predictable grind.
The Ivy season is all weekends, which means either 2 home games or two days riding the bus.
It also means the Big Red have a different kind of week getting ready for their next game.

Coach Steve Donahue says, " I think what you get to do, believe it or not, is practice more. You get to work on your stuff. Monday and Tuesday during the week are usually preparation. And you're still 4 days away so you get to practice with your team and do things to get better."
Senior Ryan Wittman agrees, " You get a week to work on things that you want to prepare for for the weekend, then you get 2 games in a row. I think we've had a little preparation for that playing in these tournaments where we've had to play back-to back-to back days at one point. You know we've got a lot of seniors on this team so we're used to that."

And right now coach Steve Donahue has the team working on defense.
They've held their last 4 opponents to below 40% shooting...a streak they'll try to continue into their Ivy season.

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