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

Yale was narrowly defeated by Harvard 67-64 in conference play on Friday, February 1st. The Bulldogs got a team-high 14 points and three rebounds from Armani Cotton. Matt Townsend had eight points and added six rebounds. Wesley Saunders registered a double-double for the Crimson on 15 points and 11 assists. Yale (7-13, 1-2 Ivy) takes on Dartmouth (4-13, 0-3 Ivy) on Saturday, February 2nd on the road.

Yale Game Notes

  • The last time Yale started the season 7-13 was 2000.
  • Yale beat the spread by 8.0 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Bulldogs have beaten the spread.
  • The Bulldogs have been unlucky 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Yale has lost 18 close games.
  • Yale has lost 100% of the time this season (0-8) after recording 2 or fewer blocks.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 54.8% or better this season, Yale has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition records 67 or more total points this season, Yale has lost 86% of the time (1-6).
  • When the opposition records 8 or more three-pointers this season, Yale has lost 83% of the time (1-5).
  • Armani Cotton has led the team in scoring in 3 out of 20 games this season.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Javier Duren.

Harvard Game Notes

  • Harvard won, but did not cover the spread.
  • The Crimson won this one, but have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Harvard has lost 20 close games.
  • 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 4 times in 17 games this season.
  • Steve Moundou-Missi has led the team in rebounding 5 times in 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 set a career high with 11 assists.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Laurent Rivard.
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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