Harvard, Yale Meet on NBCSN in Matchup Filled with Men's Basketball Title Implications
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball on the NBC Sports Network ends with a bang as the conference's top two teams collide Friday night in New Haven, Conn., with championship aspirations on the line. Tipoff from John J. Lee Amphitheater is set for 7:30 p.m.
For Harvard, the scenario is simple. A win over Yale or at Brown the following night gives the Crimson its third-straight outright League title and secures the team's third-straight trip to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
For Yale, the scenario is a bit more complicated. The Bulldogs need to sweep the weekend plus have Harvard fall at Brown on Saturday night to tie the Crimson for the regular-season title and force a one-game playoff to determine which team gets the League's NCAA Tournament automatic bid.
Yale gave Harvard its only League defeat (74-67) on Feb. 8 in Cambridge, Mass. in a game where the Bulldogs snapped the Crimson's 20-game home winning streak. Yale leads the all-time series 116-73.
Scott Graham (play-by-play) and Dalen Cuff (analyst) are set to be on the call for this game.
New this season for Ivy League men's basketball on NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra -- NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets -- streamed the 10 games featuring League teams.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
NBC Sports Live Extra online features a simulcast of the broadcast feed in full HD quality plus one additional online-only bonus camera. The video player includes picture-in-picture capability and full DVR functionality, allowing the user to pause the live video and even review plays in slow motion.
The League's remaining eight regular-season games are slated to be carried live on The Ivy League® Digital Network. Friday's games include three contests at 7 p.m. -- Dartmouth at Brown, Penn at Columbia and Princeton at Cornell. Saturday's slate has all four games at 7 p.m. -- Harvard at Brown, Princeton at Columbia, Penn at Cornell and Dartmouth at Yale. The regular season comes to a close on March 11 with the traditional Tuesday tilt between Penn and Princeton with the Tigers hosting the Quakers at 7 p.m.