Yale vs. Harvard: Recap and Stats

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Yale vs. Harvard: Recap and Stats
Yale 64
(7-13, 2-11 away)
Harvard 67
(11-6, 8-1 home)
Venue: Lavietes Pavilion
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 01, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Yale 27 37 64
Harvard 40 27 67
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Yale A Cotton 14 M Townsend 6 J Duren 4
Harvard W Saunders 15 S Moundou-Missi 7 W Saunders 11

Harvard squared off with Yale on Friday, February 1st and slipped by the Bulldogs 67-64 in conference play. Wesley Saunders got 15 points and 11 assists for the Crimson, earning a double-double. Steve Moundou-Missi had 12 points and added seven rebounds. For the Bulldogs, Armani Cotton finished with a team-high 14 points and three rebounds. Next up for Harvard (11-6, 3-0 Ivy) is Brown (8-9, 2-1 Ivy) on Saturday, February 2nd at home.

Harvard Game Notes

  • Harvard started 11-6 during the 2005, 2001, 2000, and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Crimson have won 4 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Harvard has won 25 close games.
  • Harvard has won 100% of the time this season (4-0) when its field goal percentage has been 54.8% or better.
  • The Crimson have won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after recording 17 or more assists.
  • Harvard has won 100% of the time this season (4-0) when opponents record 20 or fewer field goals made.
  • This season Harvard has won 75% of the time (9-3) when Siyani Chambers has 11 points or more and 80% of the time (4-1) when Laurent Rivard has 5 field goals made or more.
  • The Crimson set a season high for three-point percentage.
  • The last time Harvard had a three-point percentage of 61.5% or higher was Feb 26, 2010 against Brown.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--Harvard has a 10.8 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Wesley Saunders recorded a team season high in assists with 11.
  • The top two scorers (Laurent Rivard and Wesley Saunders) accounted for 44.7% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Steve Moundou-Missi and Christian Webster) accounted for 46.4% of the rebounds.
  • Laurent Rivard has led the team in scoring in 4 out of 17 games this season.
  • Steve Moundou-Missi has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 17 games this season.
  • This game was the 1st double-digit assist game of Wesley Saunders's career.
  • Wesley Saunders has 17 straight double-digit point games.
  • Wesley Saunders recorded a double-double. It was the 1st of his career.
  • Wesley Saunders had a career high with 11 assists.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Laurent Rivard.

Yale Game Notes

  • The Bulldogs have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Yale has lost 18 close games.
  • Armani Cotton has led the team in scoring 3 times in 20 games this season.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Javier Duren.
YALE PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Armani Cotton221430011
B+Matt Townsend28862200
BJ. Kreisberg15241000
BJavier Duren24824203
C+Sam Martin11321000
CBrandon Sherrod6410000
CMichael Grace22811002
CAustin Morgan28900001
CGreg Kelley29640001
CNick Victor14212001
HARV PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AWesley Saunders3915411016
AS. Moundou-Missi261271320
BLaurent Rivard311510001
B-Siyani Chambers281122102
CAlex Nesbitt13410100
CC. Webster30462012
-Kenyatta Smith7210000
D+Jonah Travis25421104

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