Harvard looks for road win vs Cornell
Harvard (16-9, 9-3) vs. Cornell (13-15, 5-7)
Newman Arena at Bartels Hall, Ithaca, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Harvard looks for its third straight win over Cornell at Newman Arena at Bartels Hall. Cornell’s last win at home against the Crimson came on Feb. 27, 2015.
SENIOR STUDS: Cornell’s Matt Morgan, Steven Julian and Jack Gordon have collectively accounted for 43 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 45 percent of all Big Red points over the last five games.
ACCURATE AIKEN: Bryce Aiken has connected on 40.3 percent of the 77 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 13 of 35 over the last five games. He’s also converted 85.2 percent of his foul shots this season.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Big Red have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Crimson. Cornell has an assist on 28 of 58 field goals (48.3 percent) over its previous three games while Harvard has assists on 36 of 75 field goals (48 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Harvard is rated first among Ivy League teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 27.3 percent. The Crimson have averaged 8.8 offensive boards per game.