The Harvard Crimson host the Cornell Big Red Friday in an Ivy League matchup. Harvard 14-7 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League while Cornell is 5-14 overall and 2-4 in the league. This is the first meeting between these two rivals this season. Cornell beat Harvard twice last year. Tipoff is Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET at Lavietes Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts.
Cornell loses to PennThe Cornell Big Red has endured a difficult season. They are 5-14 overall and 2-4 in the Ivy League. They lost a pretty close game to Penn last Sunday 79-73 at home. Josh Warren led Cornell with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Warren drained 5 three-pointers. Terrance McBride contributed 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists while Jimmy Boeheim added 13 points. Bryan Knapp was the fourth Cornell player in double figures with 12 points along with 4 rebounds.
Cornell averages 67.5 points per game, which ranks 280th in the country. The Big Red shoot 43 percent from the field and 30 percent from three. Also, they average 11 turnovers per game. The Big Red are in fourth place in the conference - 3 games behind first-place Yale and Princeton.
Harvard loses in final secondThe Harvard Crimson fell to 14-7 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League after a 72-71 loss at Brown on Saturday. It was a heart breaking loss as Harvard committed a foul on a made basketball with 0.5 seconds left and lost the game when Brown converted the and-one. Losses don't get any worse than that.
Justin Bassey gave Harvard a 71-69 lead with 2.9 seconds left after he grabbed a rebound and scored. On the ensuing possession, Brown's Tamenang Choh drove to the basket, was fouled and made the basket. He converted the three-point play with a half-second left.
Brown made a school-record 28 free throws, making 28 of 32 from the line. Harvard made only 12-of-18. Harvard's Robert Baker finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. Noah Kirkwood added 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Christian Juzang also had 10 points with 2 three-pointers. Harvard is 3-3 in the Ivy League, 2 games behind Yale and Princeton.
- Cornell is 4-7 against the spread on the road
- Crimson are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5.
- Crimson are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 13.0 or greater.