Having not played a game for about 7 or 8 weeks, Ryerson Rams get a tough test tonight in Boston against Harvard Crimson in a game available on the Ivy League Digital Network. Here is a game preview from Harvard site.
Harvard is a perennial favorite in the Ivy League having won several league championships in a row under former Duke star Tommy Amaker but were dealt a crushing blow in September when their best player 6’1″ senior guard Siyani Chambers was lost for the season after injuring his knee. Still, Harvard (7-8 overall with a difficult schedule, 1-0 in the Ivy League) presents a formidable mid-season opponent.
Crimson features two Canadian-born starters and four Canucks overall who see time in their rotation, most notably 6’5″ freshman wing guard Corey Johnson, who averages 9.6 ppg in 29 minutes and is Harvard’s most consistent perimeter threat. 6’8″ senior Agunwa Okolie, an Ajax, ON native averages right around 9.6 ppg and 30 minutes per game as a starter up front. Off the bench, Montreal native 6’7″ senior Patrick Steeves plays about 21 minutes per game and contributes 9 points per game while 6’9″ sophomore Chris Egi (Markham, ON) is working into the rotation slowly, averaging just 11 minutes per game.
Earlier this season, Harvard defeated McGill Redmen 66-63 in Boston.
After tonight, Rams have a very quick bounce back tomorrow night as they continue their OUA regular season with a game against cross-town rival York Lions.