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digamma
Junior
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03-29-18 11:56 AM - Post#254518    

First shoes beginning to drop, with Rothstein reporting we will travel to Chapel Hill.
84grad
Freshman
Posts 69
03-29-18 01:37 PM - Post#254520    

That's excellent news. Need to have some top tier games, particularly with no in season tournament.
PennFan10
PhD Student
Posts 1995
03-29-18 02:46 PM - Post#254530    

Penn hosting Miami at the Palestra next season.

We need some stronger SOS for the IL teams!


Mike Porter
Postdoc
Posts 2491
Mike Porter
03-29-18 04:34 PM - Post#254540    

Oh wow, that's awesome that Miami is playing at the Palestra - I'm sure it is for Walker who is from Philly.

Especially nice for me since my little brother went to Miami! Too bad we both live in Los Angeles, haha.
HARVARDDADGRAD
PhD Student
Posts 1276
03-29-18 10:51 PM - Post#254555    

Harvard’s OOC SOS was around 70th the past season, maybe better - including at KY, Minn, and St Mary’’s. Princeton and Yale had reasonable SOS also. If I remember correctly, Brown and Penn had sub 300 OOC SOS. Given the talent there, those squads need to pick it up.

Generally, the league missed quality wins - except for Brown over Providence.

Hopefully the Crimson can start stronger next season. I think the coaches learned a lot about how to use the guys as the season went on.
Mike Porter
Postdoc
Posts 2491
Mike Porter
03-30-18 01:24 AM - Post#254556    

Penn's was 249, so certainly bad, but not bottom 30 you're suggesting. Absolutely will be better next year by all accounts and expect Coach Donahue will be back to pre-dark ages SOS on a consistent basis from there.
mrjames
Professor
Posts 5326
03-30-18 10:58 AM - Post#254575    

Penn's RPI SOS was 293. NCSOS was a little better at 273.

Penn's real SOS slightly better (260) and NCSOS was 249.

But the RPI numbers are on the team sheets and that's likely what landed Penn in the 16 spot.

Harvard's RPI numbers were 152 and 79, for SOS and NCSOS, respectively. KenPom was very similar. Wasn't really any Ivy close to those numbers from an SOS perspective.
HARVARDDADGRAD
PhD Student
Posts 1276
03-30-18 02:38 PM - Post#254581    

Mike, were these numbers overall?
I know I though Penn’s SOS was lower in late December - right after Delaware St. I recalled Brown an Penn to be the outliers. Probably helped those teams to develop.
Mike Porter
Postdoc
Posts 2491
Mike Porter
03-30-18 02:50 PM - Post#254582    

Right, HDG mentioned out of conference being 300+ so that’s why I posted the 249 from Kenpom for NCSOS. That’s also the only one he team can really control. The conference SOS just is what it is.

I only follow/reference his #s and don’t follow RPI at all until maybe the NCAAs.
Mike Porter
Postdoc
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Mike Porter
03-30-18 02:53 PM - Post#254585    

HDG - I’m sure the SOS was worse after Del State. They were the worst team we played and afterwards our schedule still had Toledo, Temple, and St. Joe’s so wouldn’t make sense to judge at that point until it is a complete picture.

Don’t get me wrong, the NCSOS was still very subpar/weak. I do think it helped the team learn to win after being bad for so long so was totally OK with it this year. Next year looking forward to a more difficult schedule.
mrjames
Professor
Posts 5326
03-30-18 02:58 PM - Post#254586    

The RPI numbers I pulled were from the selection team sheets, so those were basically the final ones used on Selection Sunday.

I could go back and check the team sheets from that time, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was 300+ right after the Del St game. The only teams left were Toledo, Temple and St. Joe's, which all would have brought that SOS up.
HARVARDDADGRAD
PhD Student
Posts 1276
03-31-18 12:42 AM - Post#254596    

Makes sense. I don’t have access or ability to calculate, so My OOC SOS snapshot was taken before first Princeton game. Seems Penn’s SOS consists of (a) variable OOC, (b) Big 5, and (c) Ivy League. Big 5 games at tail end surely lifted Penn’s OOC SOS and, ironically, so would in conference schedule.

I assume that if any Ivy wants to build a resume than OOC SOS must be greater than overall SOS.
mrjames
Professor
Posts 5326
03-31-18 06:33 AM - Post#254597    

It’s really hard to build much of a resume without multi-team events, and the stupid Ivy 2-in-4 rule is killer there. That being said, unless something changes with the committee, it’s basically impossible to build a good enough mid-major resume. You need to be perfect from day one, and even our best teams of recent memory (Cornell 2010, Harvard 2012, Harvard 2014, Yale 2016) would have all likely been short.
SRP
Postdoc
Posts 3593
04-02-18 06:11 PM - Post#254671    

Mid-major bids are like heavy machine guns--set on full auto.
HARVARDDADGRAD
PhD Student
Posts 1276
04-10-18 11:54 AM - Post#255031    

Announced this morning that UMass/Harvard series has been extended. Crimson to play in Amherst in 2018-19.
mrjames
Professor
Posts 5326
04-10-18 01:05 PM - Post#255037    

Aside from some potentially interesting, regional mid-major matchups, I think that's the meat of the non-conf schedule for the Crimson next year.

A decent schedule, but not an at large caliber schedule.
rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
04-11-18 07:29 AM - Post#255065    

According to a tweet from a writer at The Harvard Crimson, the women's team will open the season against national champion Notre Dame.

Purdue's women's team also posted that Harvard will come to visit on Sunday November 11th.
rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
06-29-18 07:54 AM - Post#258339    

URI men's team announced its schedule and Harvard will visit the Rams on 11/16/18.
digamma
Junior
Posts 282
07-25-18 11:18 AM - Post#259440    

Non-conference home slate is light as expected, two non-D1s and three ok games:

November 6 vs. MIT
November 9 Vs. Northeastern
November 28 vs. Holy Cross
December 22 vs. George Washington
January 6 vs. McGill
digamma
Junior
Posts 282
07-25-18 11:23 AM - Post#259441    

Other known games

at UMass 11/13
at URI (noted above) 11/16
at USF 11/21
at St. Mary's on same trip
vs. Mercer in Atlanta 12/29 or 12/30
at UNC Jan 2
rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
07-26-18 03:44 PM - Post#259498    

Vermont announced its home schedule and will host Harvard on 12/8/18

11/6/18 vs. MIT
11/9/18 vs. Northeastern
11/13/18 at UMass
11/16/18 at URI
11/21/18 at San Francisco
? at St. Mary's (CA)
11/28/18 vs. Holy Cross
12/8/18 at Vermont
12/22/18 vs. George Washington
12/29/18 or 12/30/18 vs Mercer (in Atlanta)
1/2/19 at North Carolina
1/6/19 vs. McGill

digamma
Junior
Posts 282
07-28-18 09:49 PM - Post#259595    

Am I right in counting there should be two more away games on the schedule?
HARVARDDADGRAD
PhD Student
Posts 1276
07-31-18 01:06 PM - Post#259774    

Yale (Dec. 8) and Princeton (Dec. 18) play at Duke. Harvard plays at UNC (Jan 2).

Assuming this is intentional on Amaker's and Coach K's part?
rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
08-09-18 07:48 AM - Post#260101    

Harvard released its 2018-2019 schedule.

https://www.gocrimson.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/s che...

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/8/8/mbb- 18... (note error in game at Princeton. It should be 2/15/19, not the listed 2/12/19)

Harvard finished the season with KenPom ranking of #141

10/13/18 Crimson Madness

11/06/18 vs MIT
11/09/18 vs Northeastern (KenPom #96)
11/13/18 at UMass-Amherst (#207)
11/16/18 at Rhode Island (#52)
11/21/18 at San Francisco (#158)
11/24/18 at St. Mary's CA (#32)
11/28/18 vs Holy Cross (#290)
12/08/18 at Vermont (#76)
12/22/18 vs George Wasington (#192)
12/29/18 vs Mercer in Atlanta (#154)
01/02/19 at North Carolina (#8)
01/06/19 vs McGill
01/12/19 at Dartmouth (#299)
01/21/19 at Howard (#335)
01/26/19 vs Dartmouth (#299)
02/01/19 vs Yale (#197)
02/02/19 vs Brown (#267)
02/08/19 vs Columbia (#231)
02/09/19 vs Cornell (#265)
02/15/19 at Princeton (#190)
02/16/19 at Penn (#125)
02/22/19 at Brown (#267)
02/23/19 at Yale (#197)
03/01/19 vs Penn (#125)
03/02/19 vs Princeton (#190)
03/08/19 at Cornell (#265)
03/09/19 at Columbia (#231)
rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
08-09-18 09:40 AM - Post#260112    

The Harvard women's schedule has also been announced. They will be starting the season at the defending national champs, Notre Dame.

They will face five or six teams that made the NCAA Tournament (Notre Dame, Quinnipiac, California, Maine, Princeton, and possibly Cal State Northridge), two teams that made the WNIT (Purdue and Penn), and one from the WBI (Yale).

https://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wbkb/2018-19/s che...

11/09/18 at Notre Dame
11/11/18 at Purdue
11/14/18 vs La Salle
11/16/18 at Siena
11/21/18 at Hartford
11/23/18 vs Jacksonville State at CSUN Thanksgiving Tournament
11/24/18 vs Cal State Northridge or Washington State at CSUN Thanksgiving Tournament
11/30/18 vs Quinnipiac
12/04/18 vs Maine
12/08/18 vs Rutgers
12/21/18 vs Boston University
12/28/18 at Rhode Island
12/30/18 at California

01/19/19 at Dartmouth
01/26/19 vs Dartmouth
02/01/19 at Yale
02/02/19 at Brown
02/08/19 at Columbia
02/09/19 at Cornell
02/15/19 vs Princeton
02/16/19 vs Penn
02/22/19 vs Brown
02/23/19 vs Yale
03/01/19 at Penn
03/02/19 at Princeton
03/08/19 vs Cornell
03/09/19 vs Columbia

JDP
Junior
Posts 229
08-10-18 02:53 PM - Post#260165    

You should add Rutgers to the list - they missed the NCAAs, and turned down the NIT

https://www.nj.com/rutgerswomen/index.ssf/2018/03/...
rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
08-22-18 07:33 AM - Post#260594    

It looks like Harvard added one more game (its 28th) for 2018-2019. It will be a 12/1/18 game at Siena, which will the first of a home & home series. Siena will visit Harvard in the 2019-2020 season.

https://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Siena- me...

https://www.gocrimson.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/s che...

10/13/18 Crimson Madness

11/06/18 vs MIT
11/09/18 vs Northeastern (KenPom #96)
11/13/18 at UMass-Amherst (#207)
11/16/18 at Rhode Island (#52)
11/21/18 at San Francisco (#158)
11/24/18 at St. Mary's CA (#32)
11/28/18 vs Holy Cross (#290)
12/01/18 at Siena (#303)
12/08/18 at Vermont (#76)
12/22/18 vs George Wasington (#192)
12/29/18 vs Mercer in Atlanta (#154)
01/02/19 at North Carolina (#8)
01/06/19 vs McGill
01/12/19 at Dartmouth (#299)
01/21/19 at Howard (#335)
01/26/19 vs Dartmouth (#299)
02/01/19 vs Yale (#197)
02/02/19 vs Brown (#267)
02/08/19 vs Columbia (#231)
02/09/19 vs Cornell (#265)
02/15/19 at Princeton (#190)
02/16/19 at Penn (#125)
02/22/19 at Brown (#267)
02/23/19 at Yale (#197)
03/01/19 vs Penn (#125)
03/02/19 vs Princeton (#190)
03/08/19 at Cornell (#265)
03/09/19 at Columbia (#231)
rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
09-14-18 07:24 AM - Post#261259    

Harvard will play at UConn in a closed door scrimmage at the end of October.

https://www.ctpost.com/uconn/article/UConn-m en-s-b...

- The Huskies will also play Harvard in a closed-door scrimmage at the end of October at Gampel Pavilion. The game is closed to the public but will feature a scorekeeper and four referees and played with game-like intensity. First-year UConn coach Dan Hurley played several closed-door scrimmages against Harvard while at URI. The Crimson are coached by Tommy Amaker, the former Duke star and ex-coach at Seton Hall, Hurley’s alma mater. Harvard is expected to be the team to beat in the Ivy League this season. -
rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
10-10-18 10:54 AM - Post#262356    

The men's and women's teams will take part in Crimson Madness this Saturday night (10/13/18) at 7:00 pm.

It will be broadcast on ESPN+

https://www.gocrimson.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/r ele...

It will be interesting to see if Towns and/or Aiken take part in the event.
GoBigGreenBasketball
Masters Student
Posts 566
10-11-18 03:04 PM - Post#262416    

ESPN+ got to admit im envious. I haven’t heard if my Big Green are even introducing the teams this year. I’d be happy with a ILDN or a YouTube stream.
"...no excuses - only results!”

rbg
PhD Student
Posts 1053
11-08-18 08:58 AM - Post#264775    

The women start the season on Friday night on the road against defending national champions, Notre Dame.

ND Insider has a profile of Harvard co-captain Madeline Raster, who is from South Bend.

https://www.ndinsider.com/basketball/womens/har var...

It looks like the game is available for viewing from the WatchESPN, not ESPN+.

http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3453220/ha rvard-vs-...



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