The Yale Bulldogs and the Brown Bears meet Saturday in college basketball action from Pizzitola Sports Center. Yale comes into this one at 19-7 overall. The Bulldogs beat Cornell in their last game. As for Brown, they’re sitting at 14-12 on the season following a win over Columbia last weekend. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Yale managed a 13-6 record over their first 19 outings of the year. The Bulldogs have since gone a nice 6-1 with wins over Princeton, Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, Princeton again and Cornell alongside a lone loss to Penn in that time.
Matched up against Cornell on Saturday, the Bulldogs went into the break with a 34-28 edge. Yale cruised from there on a 42-30 run and won the game 76-58. EJ Jarvis led the team with 34 points and 10 rebounds along the way.
Over on the Brown side, they hit a .500 stretch to open the year with a 9-9 record after 18 games. The Bears have since gone 5-3 with wins over Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Cornell and Columbia again. The losses came to Cornell, Princeton and Penn otherwise.
Back on Saturday versus Columbia, Brown managed a 40-35 advantage at halftime. The Bears went on a 44-38 run from there and won it 84-73. Kino Lilly was the lead scorer on 23 points and Paxson Wojcik added 20 points with eight boards.
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I’ll probably try Brown in this one. The Bears posted a solid win over a struggling Columbia team in their last game, which halted consecutive losses. Brown has still been scoring pretty well lately with 67 or more points in 13 straight games. These teams last saw each other back on January 16 at Lee Amphitheater. Yale managed to power out an 81-78 victory in that one after jumping ahead 39-36 by halftime. This one should be fairly tight the whole way as well, and I like Brown to post a home cover.