Harvard vs. Dartmouth: Full Game Preview

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Harvard vs. Dartmouth: Full Game Preview
Harvard
(8-5, 2-4 away)
Dartmouth
(3-10, 2-3 home)
Venue: Edward Leede Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Harvard W Saunders 16.4 J Travis 4.7 S Chambers 5.8
Dartmouth G Maldunas 10.8 J Brooks 6.2 A Mitola 2.0

In terms of team stats, Harvard has an advantage in two key areas. The Crimson should have an edge against the Big Green in field goal percentage, 48% to 37%. Harvard also has an advantage in scoring, 70 points per game to 58 points per game. A key area of strength for Dartmouth is turnover percentage at 20.8, which ranks 2nd in their conference (and 193rd nationally).

Dartmouth StatSmack

  • Harvard players are more experienced than Dartmouth players (7,408 minutes played vs 7,155 minutes played).
  • Harvard is better under pressure, and has defeated Dartmouth in 7 out of the last 11 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • The Harvard scoring leader (Wesley Saunders) has more points than the Dartmouth scoring leader (Alex Mitola).
  • Harvard allows fewer rebounds (29.8 allowed per game vs 37.6 allowed per game) than Dartmouth this season.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Harvard has come back to win after being down at half against Dartmouth 5 times since 1999.
  • Harvard is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Harvard is 77.5 inches compared to 76.2 inches for Dartmouth.
  • At least you keep showing up. Harvard has an average margin of victory of 11 over Dartmouth in 39 wins since 1980.
  • You get an A for effort, but Harvard has emerged victorious against Dartmouth the last 6 times they've played.
  • Laurent Rivard is ranked 1st in the Ivy League in three-pointers.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Harvard has a stronger schedule than Dartmouth this season (SOS Rank: #40 vs #207).
  • Siyani Chambers is ranked 7th in the Ivy League in points, 9th in the Ivy League in three-pointers, 1st in the Ivy League in assists, and 6th in the Ivy League in steals.
HARV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Wesley Saunders 36 16 4 4 2 0 3
B Siyani Chambers 37 13 3 6 2 0 3
B Laurent Rivard 35 11 4 1 1 0 1
C Jonah Travis 21 9 5 1 1 1 1
C C. Webster 32 8 3 2 1 0 2
C- S. Moundou-Missi 17 6 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Kenyatta Smith 12 5 3 0 0 2 2
D+ Agunwa Okolie 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Evan Cummins 3 1 1 1 0 1 0
D Michael Hall 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Alex Nesbitt 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Tom Hamel 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Jeff Georgatos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
DART Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Gabas Maldunas 28 11 6 2 1 1 2
C- John Golden 33 9 4 2 1 0 1
C- Alex Mitola 33 11 2 2 1 0 3
D+ Jvonte Brooks 26 8 6 1 1 0 2
D+ Connor Boehm 20 7 6 1 0 0 2
D Malik Gill 15 4 1 1 1 0 1
D- Tyler Melville 13 4 1 1 0 0 1
D- Tommy Carpenter 11 3 2 1 0 0 1
D- Kevin Crescenzi 13 3 2 0 1 0 1
F Mack McKearney 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Matt LaBove 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
F B. McDonnell 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Matt Rennie 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Will McConnell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F K. Savolainen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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