This Friday, there is an NCAAB matchup between the Harvard Crimson and the Columbia Lions. This meeting will take place at the Levien Gymnasium and it will occur at approximately 7:00 PM.
Harvard Looks To Extend Winning Streak
The Harvard Crimson has looked like a pretty good college basketball team so far this season. The Crimson have won 18 of their first 25 games and they enter this game on a high note after defeating Penn at home by four points in their last game. In that game, Harvard's defense was amazing as it only allowed 65 points while only allowing six free throw attempts. In addition, Harvard enters this game in great form as it has won each of its last four games. Now, Harvard will be looking to extend this winning streak with another conference game on Friday. Luckily, Harvard is 7-4 in road games this season so it has looked pretty sharp in hostile environments up to this point.
Leading the Crimson offensively is sophomore guard Noah Kirkwood who has been pretty good this season as he is currently averaging 12.5 points per game along with 3.8 rebounds. However, he is also averaging 2.7 turnovers per game so he will need to make less mistakes in the future.
Harvard's most underrated player is senior forwardChris Lewis who has been good this season as he is currently averaging 11.6 points along with a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game. In addition, he is shooting 59.2% from the floor as he has been extremely efficient offensively up to this point.
Columbia Looks To Snap Losing Streak
The Columbia Lions have looked like a very underwhelming college basketball team so far this season. The Lions have lost 20 of their first 26 games and they enter this game on a low note after losing to Yale at home by 18 points. In that game, Columbia's defense was awful as it gave up 83 points while allowing the opposition to shoot 48.4% from the floor. To make matters worse, the Lions have lost each of their last nine games so they have been playing some terrible hockey lately. Now, Columbia will be looking to snap this losing streak with a conference home game up next.
Leading the Lions offensively is senior guardMike Smith who has been great this season as he is averaging a team-high 22.2 points per game along with a team-high 4.5 assists. However, he is also averaging a team-high 3.1 turnovers per game so he will need to make less mistakes in the future.
Columbia's most underrated player is senior guard Jake Killingsworth who has been decent so far this season as he is averaging 7.7 points per game along with a team-high 5.4 rebounds. However, he is also shooting just 36.7% from the floor so he has been pretty inefficient up to this point.
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