Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Scotch, Mar 7, 2011.
That's what I said at the time but no one wanted to hear it. Losing at Harvard isn't a bad loss.
But that said, the fact that we weren't even competitive that night does hurt us. And it was a really poor road effort against a team we should beat.
Harvard is 35th in the RPI. It definitely isn't a bad loss, and we're not the only bubble team aware of that. The Crimson beat BC and lost to Michigan by 2. It's a missed chance more than anything else - another top 50 RPI road win would be pretty damn nice to have right about now, and it couldn't have been that hostile of an atmosphere seeing as the attendance was 950 (yes, 950). I hope they win the Ivy and get in the dance as they have a fantastic shot at making some noise
**** metro has larger crowds at their games...
Boooooo. Go Princeton!
Still should've beaten those nerds!
Princeton took care of Penn, so Harvard vs. Princeton this Saturday at Yale
Sorry, I simply can't cheer for Harvard. I'd be disowned.
if you want CU to win, you better cheer for Harvard. If they lose to Princeton, they have a good chance of stealing CU's spot in the tourney.
Can't do it. Screw Harvard. Go Tigers. CU needs to win and they'll be fine. Lose and it doesn't matter what Harvard does.
Interesting turn of events. A "playoff" game at Yale -- don't they kinda dislike Harvard? More like a road game for the Crimson.
now we see where your loyalties lie.
NO CHANCE that two ivy teams get in. NO CHANCE. The Ivy will send the winner of that playoff game and that is it.
Pretty sure they dislike Princeton as well.
Should have played it at Cornell. Bigger arena and no advantage for either team. If the issue was getting fans to Ithaca, Columbia's gym wouldn't have been a bad idea. About a third bigger and in New York, so a direct trip on mass transit for both teams' fans.
Katz is wondering why they aren't playing this in NYC, if for nothing other than the great media coverage
I doubt anyone in NYC cares about this game. I saw a Cornell/Columbia football game at Columbia's field and there were like 1500 people there.
NYC is obviously a pro sports town, but on the college level it's much more of a college b-ball town than football. The inaugural Pinstripe Bowl didn't draw particularly well and that was with Syracuse in the game. The BE basketball tournament has always done well there and I highly doubt it would ever be moved out of NYC. But back to your point, you're probably right that the Harvard-Princeton game wouldn't have been that great of a draw.
Yeah, I mean I don't think Spike Lee and others would be clamoring to see the game to the point where it needs to be in a 20k arena, but I think Katz was just pointing out that having the game in NYC instead of New Haven couldn't have helped but make the game more lucrative for the Ivy League. The Ivy League doesn't exactly get a ton of exposure, and the fact we're even discussing it on a Colorado message board shows this game is getting exposure the Ivy League typically doesn't experience. Additionally, NYC is where countless Princeton and Harvard alumni reside.
good point on the alumi, but the only reason we are discussing it is because we played Harvard and lost, so we need them to win so it looks like a "good" loss.
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