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Harvard Crimson vs Princeton Tigers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
6 min read

How to Watch

Where: Jadwin Gymnasium in Princeton, NJ

When: Friday, February 15th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV): ESPNews

Harvard Crimson (Away)

Head Coach: Tommy Amaker {Overall: 11-8 .579 W-L% | Conference: 4-2, 2nd in Ivy}

The Harvard Crimson have put together a respectable season in the Ivy League, despite Yale’s runaway year. Despite inconsistencies against inter-conference competition, they’ve responded to their losses with impressive wins over the likes of George Washington and Massachusetts.

Against Ivy League competition Harvard has been excellent. They are 5-2 against Ivy League teams and are incredibly adept scoring on the outside, posting the second highest two-point field-goal percentage in the conference.

When Harvard takes on Princeton they will be facing a team that, at times, struggles to score the ball. Ranking 8th in overall field-goal percentage and 8th in three-point percentage the the Crimsons solid interior defence should win out.

Princeton Tigers (Home)

Head Coach: Mitch Henderson {Overall: 12-7 .632 W-L% | Conference: 4-2, 2nd in Ivy}

The Princeton Tigers have been on the wrong end of a very difficult schedule. While they’ve performed fairly well considering their standing, matches against teams like Duke, Arizona State, and St. John’s (NY) certainly don’t help. Impressively this Princeton team has some fight in them, as they were able to pull off a 67-66 victory over Arizona State on the road.

Against Ivy League competition Princeton has been solid. They’ve won convincingly over Pennsylvania and Cornell, but showed that their lack of shooting can really hurt them in losses to Yale and Brown.

Princeton settles in for a comfortable four-game home stand after four matches on the road, beginning with the first of an Ivy League tie versus Harvard. Harvard is a stout defensive team and Princeton has showed that they can at times struggle to score the ball. They will depend on the scoring prowess of senior Devin Cannady to help lead them forward.

Harvard Crimson Roster Notes

F Seth Towns – 08 Nov 2018 – (Knee) is out indefinitely.

Princeton Tigers Roster Notes

The Princeton Tigers have no roster changes of note.

Head-to-Head: Bryce Aiken (HAR) vs Devin Cannady (PRI)

Bryce Aiken

Guard | 6-0, 175lb (183cm, 79kg) | The Patrick School | Randolph, NJ | Junior

19.2 PPG | 2.2 APG | 2.3 RPG | 1.3 SPG | 0.0 BPG | 3.3 TOV | .430 FG% | .400 3P%

Devin Cannady

Guard | 6-2, 182lb (188cm, 82kg) | Marian High School | Mishawaka, IN | Senior

19.8 PPG | 1.5 APG | 5.9 RPG | 1.4 SPG | 0.1 BPG | 1.8 TOV | .429 FG% | .394 3P%

Two dynamic Ivy League guards face off in the first off the regular season tie between the Harvard Crimson and the Princeton Tigers. Senior guard Devin Cannady has had some big scoring matches for the Tigers while Bryce Aiken has come back from injury a man on a mission.

Bryce Aiken has been filling up the scoresheet for the Crimson this season. After overcoming a nagging knee injury, Aiken returned in late January to fantastic results. Aiken may have improvements to make on the defensive end of the floor, but he can score at a very high level – evidenced by a 44 point scoring night against Columbia.

Senior guard Devin Cannady has been the model of consistency for the Princeton Tigers. On a team bereft of scoring options, Cannady has been the go-to option for the Tigers on the court. Cannady is a big guard that is capable of getting the ball off the rim and pushing the break all by himself – it will be a great way to acquire easy baskets for the Tigers.

Harvard Crimson at Princeton Tigers Predictions and Odds

The odds makers have the Princeton Tigers favoured over the Harvard Crimson by 2, with an over/under of 110.

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Christian Jope

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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