Yale vs. Harvard: Full Game Preview

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Yale vs. Harvard: Full Game Preview
Yale
(7-12, 2-10 away)
Harvard
(10-6, 7-1 home)
Venue: Lavietes Pavilion
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 01, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Yale A Morgan 11.5 J Sears 6.4 M Grace 2.9
Harvard W Saunders 16.3 W Saunders 4.5 S Chambers 5.9

Harvard plays host to Yale at Lavietes Pavilion on Friday. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Crimson are 6-2 against the Bulldogs over the last four years. The last time they met (2/18/2012) they won 66-51.

In their last game, Siyani Chambers put up 21 points and 7 assists in the Crimson 82-77 win over Dartmouth on January 26th. He is averaging 13.2 points per game and leads the team in assists with 5.9 per game. For the Bulldogs, Justin Sears finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds in the 76-64 win over Brown on January 26th. He averages 10.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.4 rebounds per game.

Yale StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Harvard has an average margin of victory of 11 over Yale in 27 wins since 1980.
  • Harvard has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Yale (#64 vs #76).
  • We make our fans proud. Harvard has a better record at home than Yale this season (7-1 vs 4-2).
  • The Harvard steals leader (Wesley Saunders) has more steals than the Yale steals leader (Austin Morgan).
  • Steve Moundou-Missi is ranked 8th in the Ivy League in blocks.
  • Harvard is a better three-point shooting team (40.3% vs 33.1%) than Yale this season.
  • We just win. Harvard has more wins over the last 5 years than Yale (102 vs 79).
  • Wesley Saunders is ranked 1st in the Ivy League in points, 5th in the Ivy League in assists, and 1st in the Ivy League in steals.
  • Even computers respect Harvard more. We have a better RPI this season than Yale (RPI: #94 vs #193).
  • The Harvard assist leader (Siyani Chambers) has more assists than the Yale assist leader (Michael Grace).
  • The Harvard blocks leader (Kenyatta Smith) has more blocks than the Yale blocks leader (Justin Sears).
YALE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Justin Sears 23 11 6 1 1 1 2
C- Austin Morgan 31 11 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Matt Townsend 20 6 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Javier Duren 20 7 4 2 1 0 2
D+ Armani Cotton 19 5 5 1 1 0 1
D Michael Grace 20 5 2 3 1 0 2
D J. Kreisberg 18 7 3 1 0 0 1
D Brandon Sherrod 21 6 4 1 0 1 1
D Nick Victor 17 2 2 2 1 1 0
D Greg Kelley 13 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Sam Martin 14 5 1 1 0 0 1
D- Jesse Pritchard 17 3 2 0 0 0 1
F W. Childs-Klein 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Jack Montague 6 3 1 2 0 0 0
F K. Bedart Ghani 3 3 1 0 1 0 0
HARV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Wesley Saunders 36 16 5 4 2 1 3
B Siyani Chambers 38 13 3 6 2 0 4
B- Laurent Rivard 35 11 4 1 1 0 1
C Jonah Travis 21 9 4 1 1 1 1
C C. Webster 32 8 3 2 1 1 2
C S. Moundou-Missi 17 6 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Kenyatta Smith 12 4 4 0 0 2 2
D+ Agunwa Okolie 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Evan Cummins 3 1 1 1 0 1 0
D Tom Hamel 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Michael Hall 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Alex Nesbitt 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Jeff Georgatos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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