Cambridge, Massachusetts – Harvard men’s basketball will begin Ivy League play at Princeton on New Year’s Eve and will face the Tigers at the Jadwin Gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 1:00 p.m. left.・Conference play.
What you need to know
- While Harvard has beaten Princeton 51-135 in all-time series, the Crimson have gone 6-3 in their past nine meetings with the Tigers. Last season, Harvard made his two close decisions at Princeton where he was 74-67 and at Cambridge where he was 74-73.
- Harvard highlights the Northeastern (70-69), Siena (69-59), Loyola Chicago (61-55), UC Irvine (62-57) and Maine (74-73, OT) stretches. His four of his five setbacks for the Crimson have been to No. 4 Kansas, his two opponents in the Atlantic 10 (Fordham, Massachusetts), and Louisiana (his preseason win to win the Sun Belt). pick).Senior guard/forward in non-league Chris Redlum He paced the Crimson with 19.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
- Senior Guard/Forward Chris Redlum The senior guard recorded a double-double with 27 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Idan Tretout Scoring a career-high 17 points, Harvard beat Maine 74-73 in overtime on December 28. Playing in the non-conference finale, the Crimson held on to a six-point lead in the second half before Black his Bears forced extra time. with 3 pointers. Harvard took the lead by scoring 7 of the first 10 points in overtime.
- Harvard is in the middle of a six-game road swing with a 2-1 record so far. The Crimson won his 62-57 victory over UC Irvine (December 20) before taking on No. 4/4 Kansas (December 22) in a 68-54 setback. In the non-conference finale (December 28) in Maine, the Crimson carried out his 74-73 (OT) win. Harvard will play his first three Ivy League games at Princeton (December 31), Brown (January 6) and Yale (January 7).
- Senior Guard/Forward Chris Redlum He averaged team-leading points (19.3), rebounds (8.4) and steals per game (1.7), scored in double figures in 13 of 14 games, scored 20-plus five times, and scored 20-plus five times, three times. recorded a double-double. Ledlum ranks Ivy in his league where he ranks second in points per game, first in rebounds per game and second in steals per game. . He is also second in total points (270), first in field goals (106), second in free throws (42), fourth in blocks per game (1.1) and sixth in minutes per game (1.1). 31.5)). In the NCAA, he is seventh on the field in goals, with 17 goals.th total points, and 33rd in points per game.
- Redlum scored a career-high 30 points with nine rebounds and a career-high five steals against Loyola Chicago on November 25. In his Crimson fight (December 2) against UMass, Ledlum recorded a double-double for his 25 points and his 10 rebounds. Redlum hit a double-double with his game-high 27 points and career-high 15 rebounds in his OT win on Dec. 28 in the Maine. Against Northeastern (November 16) he scored his game-high 29 points on 12-of-17 shooting, and against Siena (November 20) he scored 11. He scored 18 points on eight shots in the inning. In No. 4 Kansas, he recorded 17 points and 9 boards. Ledlum scored 18 points and his 9 boards in Crimson’s win at UC Irvine on December 20th. Redlum recorded his first double-double of the year with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Elon on Nov. 13. He led the game in points (22) and rebounds (7) at Morehouse (Nov. 7).
- junior guard Sam Silverstein He has 8.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while shooting 88.0 percent from the free throw line. He ranks fourth in the Ivy League in minutes per game (32.5) and rebounds per game (5.6). Ranked 8th. Silverstein had a career-high 17 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists with Fordham (November 27) and a career-best 10 rebounds with Holy Cross (November 30). He scored 13 points and stole five bases against Siena on November 20. In Crimson’s first week, he had 13 points and 8 boards against Elon (Nov. 13), 14 points against Louisiana (Nov. 11), and 5-of-5 against Morehouse. He scored 12 points on innings and had five rebounds (Nov. 7).
- 1st year Okparatisom He is averaging 8.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and has five double-digit scoring runs. He scored a career-high 24 points in 10 of his 13 games on the field, and scored eight rebounds against Siena (November 20) before scoring against the Tufts (December 4). He scored 16 and he had 6 rebounds. He scored 10 points and 5 boards at his UC Irvine (December 20) and against Louisiana (November 11) he scored 11 on a 5-4 field goal He had 10 rebounds in the Northeastern (Nov. 16). Okpala has won the Ivy League Rookie of the Year award three times (November 14, November 21, December 26).
- senior guard Ruka Sakoda He finished the year with 7.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Sakoda has recorded double-digit scores six times a year. He had a season-high 18 points (December 4) against the Tufts and made his career-high six 3-pointers. Sakoda scored 14 points against Elon (November 13), 13 against Holy Cross (November 30), and 12 against UC Irvine (December 20). He scored 10 points against Louisiana (November 11) and had 11 points and six rebounds against Morehouse (November 7).
- sophomore guard Evan Nelson He had 23 points, 6 assists and 3 steals, and had 8-of-12 field goals, 4-of-6 triples and 3-of-3 free throws against Elon (Nov. 13). A team-best of 7.2 points per year, he has 3.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds, and his 3-point shooting percentage is 34.1%. Nelson has had at least five assists in four games this season. With No. 4 Kansas, he recorded 10 points and a game-high four assists. He ranks fourth in his league in assists per game, and second in assists-to-turnover ratio (1.8).
- junior forward Judge Ajogbor Ranked second in the Ivy League with 1.4 blocks per game, he added 5.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Ajogbor set career highs in points (14), rebounds (6) and minutes (26) against his UMass (Dec. 2). At No. 4 Kansas, he blocked four of his shots and added eight points and his four boards. He has started in the frontcourt in all 14 of his games for the Crimson, and this year he has recorded multiple blocks in six games.
- senior guard Idan Tretout He averaged 6.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Tretout scored a career-high 17 points on his 6/8 goals on the field in his OT win (December 28) at the Maine. He tallied 10 points and six rebounds against Fordham (Nov. 27) and had 12 points and four boards against Elon (Nov. 13). Tretuo scored 8.5 points and had 3.0 rebounds per game in 13 games last season and missed the second half of the season due to injury.
- As a team, Harvard ranks second in the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.410) and stolen bases per game (7.93), and points allowed per game (64.1) and blocks per game (3.86). ranked 3rd inCrimson seats 22nd Lowest fouls per game in the NCAA (13.9).
Harvard continues Ivy League play, ending a six-game road swing. The game will take place at Brown University on Friday, January 6 at 7:00 PM ESPN+ and at Yale University on Saturday, January 7 at 7:00 PM ESPN+. .