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The Harvard Crimson....

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Scotch, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    beat Princeton on Saturday to get at least a share of the Ivy League title. There would be a playoff on Sat for the league title if Princeton wins their last game on tomorrow. Harvard ended up at 12-2 23-5. I know that loss sucked, but it could be worse.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/news/story?id=6190898
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    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.
     
  3. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    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
     
  4. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    **** metro has larger crowds at their games...
     
  5. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Boooooo. Go Princeton!
     
  7. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Still should've beaten those nerds!
     
  8. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Princeton took care of Penn, so Harvard vs. Princeton this Saturday at Yale
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Go Tigers!

    Sorry, I simply can't cheer for Harvard. I'd be disowned.
     
  10. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    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.
     
  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    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.
     
  12. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Interesting turn of events. A "playoff" game at Yale -- don't they kinda dislike Harvard? More like a road game for the Crimson.
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    now we see where your loyalties lie.
     
  14. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    NO CHANCE that two ivy teams get in. NO CHANCE. The Ivy will send the winner of that playoff game and that is it.
     
  15. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Pretty sure they dislike Princeton as well.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    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.
     
  17. CVilleBuff

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    Katz is wondering why they aren't playing this in NYC, if for nothing other than the great media coverage
     
  18. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    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.
     
  19. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    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.
     
  20. CVilleBuff

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    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.
     
  21. tante

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    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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