Who's Playing

Pennsylvania @ Harvard

Current Records: Pennsylvania 7-12; Harvard 10-6

What to Know

The Harvard Crimson will be returning home after a three-game road trip. Harvard and the Pennsylvania Quakers will face off in an Ivy battle at 5 p.m. ET Friday at Lavietes Pavilion. UPenn will be strutting in after a win while the Crimson will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Harvard ended up a good deal behind the Cornell Big Red when they played on Saturday, losing 76-61.

Meanwhile, UPenn bagged a 76-68 victory over the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Harvard is expected to win a tight contest. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past four games, so buyers beware.

The Crimson are now 10-6 while the Quakers sit at 7-12. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Harvard ranks 31st in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 16.2 on average. On the other end of the spectrum, UPenn is 43rd worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.3 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against UPenn.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Lavietes Pavilion -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $49.46


The Crimson are a 3-point favorite against the Quakers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Crimson as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -106

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last one year.