Jan. 4, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Rice University men’s basketball closes out its two-game road swing at Harvard on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. CT at the Crimson’s Lavietes Pavilion.
In their last outing, the Owls (3-9) played a tight contest at Texas on Dec. 29 before a scoring drought allowed the Longhorns to pull away late in the game for a 57-41 win.
The game is only Rice’s third true road game of the season, as the Owls have played seven home games and three neutral site tournament games in Anaheim.
Following Saturday’s contest, Rice opens Conference USA play on Jan. 9 as Southern Miss visits Houston.
Scouting the Crimson
Harvard (7-5) saw its three-game winning streak snapped on Monday with a one-point setback at St. Mary’s (Calif.).
The loss followed a 67-62 win at Cal on Dec. 29, in which Laurent Rivard scored 19 points to lead the visitors.
Wesley Saunders leads the team in scoring with 15.8 points per game. He adds 4.5 rebounds and shoots 49.6 percent from the field.
Harvard is 5-1 at home with an average margin of victory of 9.8 points per game.
The teams have met twice in their long respective histories, splitting a pair of meetings in 2008 and ‘09.
Rice claimed a 67-63 win on Dec. 17, 2008 in Houston, before Harvard got its revenge in Cambridge the following year, 85-64.
Jackson is the only current Owl to have faced the Crimson, as he tallied seven points, two assists and two steals as a freshman.
In its 2009 win, Harvard shot 61 percent from the field with 22 assists on 31 field goals, compared to Rice’s 39 percent accuracy.
Current Houston Rockets guard and Harvard alum Jeremy Lin participated in both contests between the schools, averaging 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals against the Owls.
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