Quantcast

Vandy & Harvard: March Madness Battle Of The Brains

    March 15, 2012
    Josh Wolford
    Comments are off for this post.

You can call this the battle of the nerds, the battle of the 4.0s (or maybe more accurately the 4.25s), or whatever – but there’s no doubt that today’s Vanderbilt / Harvard game has the chance to be a great one.

Vanderbilt is coming off their victory over top-ranked Kentucky in the SEC Championship game and riding a 10-6 conference record into the Big Dance. Harvard, who went 12-2 in conference play and 26-4 overall, won the Ivy League.

For Harvard, Junior Forward Kyle Casey leads the team in scoring with 11.2 points a game. Senior Forward Keith Wright is pulling in a team-best 8.1 boards a game, while Junior Guard Brandyn Curry is averaging 5.0 assists per game.

Vanderbilt is led by their top scorer John Jenkins, the Junior Guard who’s averaging 19.9 points a game. Their rebounding leader is Lance Goulbourne with 6.9, and their assists leader Brad Tinsley comes in with 4.2 a game.

Here are how the two teams compare (Vandy – Harvard):

Points per game: 72.9 – 65.4

FG Pct: 45.9% – 46.7%

Opponent Avg. PPG: 65.0 – 54.8

Opponent FG Pct: 41.8% – 40.6 %

FT Pct: 69.8 – 74.6

Rebound Margin: 1.2 – 4.5

Average Steals Per Game: 5.9 – 6.0

Twitter is already chatting about the matchup:

Less than 1 hr away!!!! Harvard meets Vanderbilt in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. GO CRIMSON!!! http://t.co/u4pziBe0 #ncaa(image) 31 minutes ago via SocialFlow ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

We’re about an hour from tip off – 3:40 CT. Watch on TNT, listen on Vanderbilt IMG radio, more: http://t.co/6FNzceMx #whoyawith #godores(image) 1 hour ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The Harvard players are currently watching the end of the Wisconsin-Montana game from the tunnel(image) 16 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Tip off in less than an hour. Last time Harvard was in the NCAA tourney gas was 21 cents a gallon. #GoCrimson(image) 40 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I have Vanderbilt going all the way the Elite 8 for no other reason then that I enjoyed writing “Vandy”over and over again on my bracket.(image) 1 hour ago via qStatus ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The pocket protector bowl? I love it. Come on Vandy.(image) 1 minute ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

If Harvard upsets Vandy will it still count as #linsanity #MarchMadness(image) 31 seconds ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

  • http://شات msrwya

    nice