Not known as a college basketball town, Boston has given us four solid college basketball teams this season and all four have been willing to duke it out with each other. This week's Game of the Week features the Boston University Terriers and Harvard Crimson as both teams look to improve their respective records in this season's inter-city series. Here is a look at what to expect from the Crimson on Saturday afternoon.
Harvard Expert's Take (Jimmy Kelley)
After winning its first Ivy League title two years ago, then winning its first NCAA Tournament game last season, the expectations for Harvard this year were about as high as they've ever been. The Crimson have dealt with those expectations, managed them, and gotten through their non-conference slate with just one loss so far, a 70-62 loss on the road at Colorado. Tommy Amaker's team comes into this game after getting a 72-64 win over Northeastern on Wednesday behind a season-best 17 points from Kyle Casey.
Between Casey, Wesley Saunders, Brandyn Curry and Laurent Rivard, the Crimson see its cup runneth over with experienced players -- other than sophomore point guard Siyani Chambers, Amaker's main rotation consists of almost entirely juniors and seniors. That type of experience is invaluable in heated cross-town matchups like the one Harvard will face on Saturday and, ultimately, will be the difference between the two squads.