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Liveblog: Men's basketball vs. Harvard

Will the streak make it to a quarter century?  Find out live from Jadwin gymnasium

Eddie Owens February 22, 201410:07 pm

To be fair, Pete Miller is a big and he had a good game with 7 points and 5 rebounds. But you can’t rely on a freshman off the bench in games like this

Eddie Owens February 22, 201410:04 pm

First season Harvard has ever swept Penn and Princeton in all four games. We’re talking over a 100 years of history here. Forget the Jadwin streak!

Eddie Owens February 22, 201410:02 pm

Princeton’s bigs really struggled as Brase and Barrett went a combined 1-15, and 0-14 after Princeton’s very first shot of the game. No free throws either between them. Only 4 rebounds to go with 4 TOs combined

Eddie Owens February 22, 201410:01 pm

Harvard Coach Tommy Amaker commends Mondou-Missi’s stellar play in the press conference. He had 4 blocks to go with the already mentioned stats

Eddie Owens February 22, 201410:00 pm

Princeton 14 TOs to 13 for Harvard after holding an edge most of the way

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:59 pm

Weisz was the only other Tiger in double digits with 12. Also a team high 7 rebounds. He continues his recent string of good performances

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:58 pm

Mondou-missi had a double double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Chambers ended up with 13 pts, 11 coming in the second half

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Curry had 17 for Harvard, tied with Bray for the game lead. 3-5 from three

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Harvard a scintillating 54.2% in the second half

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More to come from the press conference

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34% shooting for Princeton, 44% for Harvard. 6-23 in the second half for the Tigers

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Harvard dribbles it out and we’re done. 59-47 Harvard wins

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He was his usual self, scoring 17, but didn’t shoot quite as well as usual (6-15)

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:45 pm

Bray’s three provides some consolation

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:44 pm

Princeton has scored 15 points this half. Ouch…

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:44 pm

Finally, a Princeton point ends the 8-0 Crimson run

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:43 pm

Bray draws a foul at the other end, but this one’s over. 14 point Harvard lead. It all happened so quickly

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:43 pm

And he hits both

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Curry fouled

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Princeton missing shots all over the place

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:42 pm

And his second

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:41 pm

Chambers hits his first

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:41 pm

He misses both. It’s just been that kind of shooting night for Princeton. 53-43 Harvard with 1:18 left

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:40 pm

Brase gets the foul and will go to the line. 6 team fouls for Harvard, Princeton at 7

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And draws the foul on offense

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Saunders misses the front end of a one and one

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:39 pm

“Let’s play football” says the Princeton football team to Harvard’s fans.

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And he gets the steal at the other end. This one is getting out of reach with under two minutes to play

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:37 pm

Chambers makes it double digits off the inbounds pass

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Brase can’t corral the Barrett pass and it’s Harvard ball

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:35 pm

Curry’s layup floats over Princeton defenders. 8 point Harvard lead. This is dire

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:35 pm

The Harvard contingent may actually have fooled Bray on the shot clock, forcing a bad look

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:34 pm

Saunders hits the ball out of Bray’s hands with 9 seconds on the shot clock

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:34 pm

Harvard making shots almost twice as efficiently as Princeton in the second half

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:32 pm

Timeout. 49-43 Harvard, 3:50 to play.

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:32 pm

Weisz forces a Harvard turnover as he goes to the hardwood

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:31 pm

Freshman Miller dribbles it off his foot. Costly, but he’s been huge for the Tigers tonight with 7 points and 5 boards

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:30 pm

Princeton getting all sorts of deflections on defense and finally comes away with a jump ball. possession arrow to the Tigers

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:30 pm

Bray’s three is knocked out of bounds and it’s Harvard ball

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:29 pm

Saunders hits from three. Lead back to 6: 49-43

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:28 pm

And they’ll take a timeout. Man this one’s exciting

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:28 pm

Weisz missed a contested three. Harvard slowing it down

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:27 pm

Harvard trying to work it inside, Chambers gets stuffed!

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:27 pm

Weisz hits the wide open three!!!!!

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:26 pm

Barrett scoreless, though, on 0-7 shooting. Gets the defensive rebound

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:26 pm

7:12 left. Is it T.J. Bray time? How bout Will Barrett time? Those two have teamed up countless times in close games this season

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:24 pm

Princeton 4-16 this half. Harvard 10-19

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:23 pm

Brase called for his third foul of the game, all down low on offense

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And a Mondou-Missi slam makes it a 6 point Crimson advantage. Timeout Princeton, thank god

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:22 pm

Another Princeton miss gives Harvard the ball.

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:21 pm

And Curry hits a three at the other end. Big change

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:21 pm

Brase misses the stuff! How?

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:21 pm

Cook jumps on the long rebound

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:20 pm

Brase forces the turnover. 41-40 Harvard, 8:23 to play

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:19 pm

Timeout on the floor.

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Rebound trickles out to Mondou-Missi

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:18 pm

Bray hits a huge three for the Tigers. Let’s see if they can build off it

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:18 pm

Casey assists Curry underneath. 4 point Harvard lead

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Clay gets his hand in there on defense. He’s always hustling

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:17 pm

Weisz’s rebound misses, but Princeton will retain possession. Tigers are 3-11 this half

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:16 pm

Barrett rebounds Casey’s miss

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:15 pm

The crowd boos as the Princeton girl wins the free throw contest and kisses her boyfriend from Harvard. lol

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:13 pm

Brase’s shot bounces twice on the rim and out. Harvard rebounds

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Chambers gives Harvard its first lead since the opening minute, 39-37. 11:40 left

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Saunders hits his first three of the game

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:12 pm

Curry hits from 3. Players named Curry tend to do well from out there

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:11 pm

Brase finds Bray with a sneaky pass through the paint. Captain’s got 10

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:11 pm

Hazel in the game for the first time tonight. Bray pulls in the rebound

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:08 pm

Harvard will retain the ball after the timeout

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:08 pm

Rivard is mauled in the paint, but no call. Let the players play

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:07 pm

And the frosh comes up with a steal on the other end!

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:07 pm

Pete gets right back at em with a basket underneath

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:07 pm

Miller goes down hard in the paint on d but no call. Harvard scores

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Weisz ignites the offense with a deep 3

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Princeton is 0-4 to start the half. Harvard is 2-4

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Timeout

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Chambers drives to tie the game at 30. First tie since 0-0

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Brase wanted a huge dunk but got stripped

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Weisz rebounds the long miss from Chambers

Eddie Owens February 22, 20149:02 pm

Swishes the second

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First rolls around the rim and out

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Cook fights for the offensive rebound and is rewarded with a foul on Harvard

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Bray gets a bad look at a layup

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And gets the oop from Chambers. 1 point margin

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Casey comes down with a sick one handed rebound

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:59 pm

But Harvard does the same on the other end

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:59 pm

Brase throws the rock away

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Casey opens the half with a long two

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:59 pm

The game is back!!!

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:58 pm

Women’s squash beat Dartmouth in their consolation match and will play for 5th place tomorrow at Jadwin

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:57 pm

Women’s swimming and diving lost the Ivy League meet to Harvard by a slim 25 points. Women’s lax lost 15-10 to a highly ranked Loyola squad

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:56 pm

Lots of Princeton sports in action today. Men’s lax opened their season with a 12-10 win vs. Hofstra. WBB beat Harvard and move into first place in conference with Penn’s loss at cellar-dwelling Dartmouth

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:52 pm

A 5 point lead at the half is still troubling. Tigers were one down at Harvard three weeks ago and it quickly turned into 15

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:49 pm

A middle school drum ensemble performing at halftime. The conductor is basically just dancing along

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:48 pm

Mondou-Missi the only one bringing it for the Crimson, as he’s hit all four of his shots for 9 points. 4 rebs and 2 blocks also

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:47 pm

Saunders and Chambers not getting it done for Harvard: 2-8, 5 points between them. Chambers does have 5 assists

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:47 pm

Weisz has 6 pts, 3 rebs, 2 assists. Miller has 5 and 5 off the bench.

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:46 pm

Halftime stats update: Princeton 12-28 (42.9%), Harvard 9-25 (36%). Princeton 4-10 from deep, but 1-4 from the line. 20-15 rebounding edge to the Tigers, including 5 hard fought on offense. Also hold an 8-6 TO advantage

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:43 pm

Harvard misses its final shot and the halftime score is 29-24

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:43 pm

Weisz puts a shot straight up from under the basket, gets his own rebound and puts it in. What a player

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:42 pm

About a 9 second difference between the clocks

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And he does. Tigers were up by as many as 11 and Bray calls timeout

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He misses the first. Could make it a one possession game

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:40 pm

Cook called for the foul on Mondou-Missi.

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:40 pm

Cook gets a great open look off the pump fake but fails to hit it

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Chambers scores his first points of the game on a miracle throw-up and completes the three point play subsequently

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Misses the first and airballs the second…ouch. Good thing he’s at home

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Miller rebounds on d and draws the foul on o

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Bray tries a deep three that misses

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He hits both. 27-20 Princeton, 2:20 left

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Miller fouls Okolie at the other end

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Bray finds Sherburne wide open, but he can’t convert. Still all kinds of holes in Harvard’s d

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Henderson barking out orders at the top of his lungs

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Miller blocked but the ball stays with Princeton

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And it’s Mondou-Missi that restarts the game with a big dunk

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Mondou-Missi leads Harvard with 6 points on 3-3 shooting, has 3 rebounds as well

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Bray’s got 8 pts, 4 rebs, 2 assists, and 3 steals

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:34 pm

Harvard 6-21 from the floor, Princeton 11-23. 8 TOs to 6, 12 rebounds to 15, both in Princeton’s favor

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:33 pm

Bray called for the foul on Mondou-Missi and we’ve got a timeout. 27-16 Tigers, 3:15 remain in the half

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:32 pm

Miller finds Cook in the paint for a layup! Great teamwork for the Tiger freshmen

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:32 pm

Curry nails his second straight three.

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Bray finds Miller open in the paint for two. Excellent vision from the captain

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:31 pm

Weisz drives to the rim with authority and coverts. 23-11 Princeton

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:30 pm

Curry robs Bray on the drive, but another Harvard turnover soon follows

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Pete Miller rejects a shot and it’s Princeton ball

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:29 pm

The refs, once quiet, have now called several offensive fouls on Princeton

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:28 pm

The Bray-Saunders matchup is great. Saunders fouls Bray on the drive

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:27 pm

Harvard shooting 25%, Princeton 40%

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:27 pm

21-9 Princeton, 7 minutes remain

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:26 pm

I’ll stop with all these “and the crowd/fans/students say”. Jadwin is bumpin tonight

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:25 pm

Brase gets called for an over the back and the students call bs

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:25 pm

Brase tips the rebound to Sherburne. Nice teamwork

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Chambers misses a three but the long rebound comes out to Rivard

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he splits them

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Pete almost slams one home but gets the foul call instead

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Miller puts one in down low and the lead is double digits

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:22 pm

Harvard misses again. They’re 0 for their last five at least

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Bray gets called for the walk and the student section boos the refs. He walked though

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Cook controls a loose ball on defense and its the seventh Crimson turnover

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Curry misses the three for Harvard and hears it from the fans

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Bray too high off the glass

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Pete Miller fights for a great rebound and draws the foul

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:19 pm

18-9 Princeton, 10:27 to play. Sherburne with the ball

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:17 pm

Time for the classic Cheeburger Cheeburger race. My personal favorite

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Curry throws it away for Harvard and we’ve got another timeout

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Sherburne with the steal and breakaway to Wilson for a sick reverse

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:16 pm

Refs not calling much tonight… the way it should be

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:16 pm

Clay Wilson misses what would have been a sweet tip in off a Brase miss

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:15 pm

Harvard called for the travel. They seem a bit rattled by the environment

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:15 pm

The crowd calls for it and Bray responds with a three. He’s got 8, already more than last night

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Bray rebounds at the other end. Both defenses taking over

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Bray misses a contested layup

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:14 pm

Did a really good job of preventing a shot attempt

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Harvard playing man to man defense

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:12 pm

13-9 Princeton with 13:55 to play. Pretty hectic pace so far… but it always feels that way when you’re trying to keep up typing

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:12 pm

Teams are combining for 50% shooting right now. Bray’s been everywhere with 3 rebounds, 5 points, an assist and a steal to boot

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:10 pm

Saunders throws it out of bounds and we’ve got a TV timeout

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:10 pm

Mondou-Missi floats one over Brase.

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:09 pm

He’s a lefty but you wouldn’t know it

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:09 pm

Bray drives and puts in the right handed layup

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But Casey is good for Harvard from the top of the key

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:09 pm

Weisz no good from the corner

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:09 pm

Harvard quiets the crowd with a bucket down low

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:08 pm

11-2 Princeton early on

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:08 pm

Bray finds a loose ball and assists Cook for three!!!!

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:07 pm

Weisz converts the layup and Harvard takes a timeout

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:07 pm

Rivard off the mark rebounded by Bray. Princeton playing great d

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:06 pm

Rebounds are being fought over tooth and nail. Foul called on Barrett on the last one

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:05 pm

6-2 Tigers, two and a half in. High intensity play

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:05 pm

Brase with a block down low on Mondou-Missi after a hard bump

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:05 pm

Captain Bray assisted by Weisz for three!

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:04 pm

Weisz rebounds a Saunders miss

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Brase hits a three and the crowd reacts favorably

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Tigers force the turnover

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:03 pm

Barrett lets it go through his hands

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:03 pm

Saunders opens the game with a wide open dunk

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:02 pm

Interior defense was a weakness for the Tigers against this team a few weeks ago, but on the whole seems to be improving

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:01 pm

Last time out in Cambridge the Crimson won 82-76 after the Tigers went cold to open the half

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:00 pm

The same five we’ve seen since the first Dartmouth game

Eddie Owens February 22, 20148:00 pm

Princeton starts: Bray, Weisz, Cook, Brase, and Barrett

Eddie Owens February 22, 20147:59 pm

Honor Code chant….

Eddie Owens February 22, 20147:59 pm

Harvard starts Rivard, Chambers, Saunders, Mondou-Missi, and Casey. Same starting lineup all year

Eddie Owens February 22, 20147:58 pm

Eisgruber, Carrill, Bray, Henderson and Walters together at center court. A great collection of legends

Eddie Owens February 22, 20147:58 pm

Outgoing athletic director Gary Walters being honored before the game

Eddie Owens February 22, 20147:57 pm

The difference in student presence at this game and every other league game is hilarious

Eddie Owens February 22, 20147:57 pm

Senior wide receiver Roman Wilson sung the national anthem and really got the crowd going towards the end

Eddie Owens February 22, 20147:54 pm

Princeton (15-7 overall, 3-5 Ivy League) takes on Harvard (21-4, 8-1)

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