Harvard Crimson vs. Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Pick-OddsPrediction- 11/29/13
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (3-1) at Harvard Crimson (4-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 12:00 am (Sullivan Arena)
The Line: Harvard Crimson -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Phoenix face the Harvard Crimson in the Great Alaska Shootout.
Green Bay is one of the teams picked to challenge for the top spot in the Horizon League and are the team to beat according to some. They have acquitted themselves well in the early going as they improved to 3-1 with a 97-89 decion over the dangerous offense of Pepperdine. The Waves did connect at a hefty 55% including 13 bombs but the Phoenix hit at 46% with ten makes from distance while forcing 20 turnovers and turning 25 Pepperdine personals in to a decisive 25-4 edge at the line. Keifer Sykes paced the offensive burst with 23 points and five assists with Alec Brown on his heels with 21 points and eight boards. Greg Mays tossed in 18 more and the duo of Carrington Love and Vincent Garrett added 14 and eleven points.
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Harvard is not supposed to be the top dog in the Ivy League with several teams penciled in as contender but the Crimson have done very well for themselves thus far with a 5-1 record after knocking off Denver 68-60 in the Great Alaska Shootout. This looked to be heading for a rout with Harvard leading by ten at the break before the Pioneers hung tough over the last 20 minutes to make a game of it. In the end the 47% shooting Crimson made a few more shots and their +15 on the backboards limited Denver to one look at the basket the entire night. Steve Moundou-Missi tossed in a game high 20 points and snared eight boards followed by a 19 point, nine rebound performance from Wesley Saunders while Kyle Casey chipped in with ten points and eight yanks.
I think we have two teams that are about on par with each other so any points we get with either is a good thing. The truth is I would take the points regardless in this match up because it should go down to the wire...