Harvard vs. Memphis: Full Game Preview

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Harvard vs. Memphis: Full Game Preview
Harvard
(9-5, 3-4 away)
Memphis
(13-3, 10-1 home)
Venue: FedEx Forum
12:30PM ET / 9:30AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Harvard W Saunders 16.4 J Travis 4.7 S Chambers 5.8
Memphis J Jackson 13.9 D Stephens 6.4 J Jackson 4.5

Memphis welcomes Harvard to FedEx Forum on Saturday. The game gets underway at 12:30 EST and you can catch it on FSN. Memphis has won seven games straight.

The 13 points and 12 rebounds by Joe Jackson helped the Tigers to a 77-51 cakewalk over Rice on January 16th. He leads the team in points with 13.9 per game and assists with 4.5 per game. In a 75-65 victory over Dartmouth on January 12th, Wesley Saunders put up 19 points and 5 rebounds for the Crimson. He leads the team in points with 16.4 per game and steals with 2.0 per game. Harvard will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: effective field goal percentage at 55.7 and free throw rate at 44.4.

Harvard StatSmack

  • Memphis can actually jump, with more rebounds (36.2 per game vs 31.3 per game) than Harvard this season.
  • We're a talent magnet. Since 1998 Memphis has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Harvard (5 vs 0).
  • Memphis does a better job contesting shots (40.9% allowed vs 45.2% allowed) than Harvard this season.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Memphis has a better overall record than Harvard this season (9-3 vs 7-5).
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. Memphis has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Harvard this season (Projected SOS Rank: #112 vs #224).
  • Harvard has been ducking Memphis for over 30 years.
  • We just win. Memphis has more wins over the last 5 years than Harvard (155 vs 99).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Memphis has had more players drafted by the NBA than Harvard (10 vs 0).
  • The Memphis blocks leader (D.J. Stephens) has more blocks than the Harvard blocks leader (Kenyatta Smith).
  • We win when it counts, too. Memphis has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Harvard (14 vs 0).
  • Memphis takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Harvard (8 vs 1).
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
MEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Joe Jackson 31 14 3 5 2 0 3
C+ Geron Johnson 25 10 4 2 2 0 3
C+ D.J. Stephens 20 6 6 1 1 2 1
C+ Shaq Goodwin 23 9 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Adonis Thomas 28 11 4 2 1 1 2
C+ Tarik Black 21 11 5 0 1 1 1
C Chris Crawford 27 6 3 3 2 0 2
C Antonio Barton 21 7 2 1 1 0 1
D Anthony Cole 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Stan Simpson 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Ferrakohn Hall 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
D Trey Draper 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Damien Wilson 4 3 1 0 0 0 1
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