Junior guard and Los Angeles native Wesley Saunders poured in a game-high 25 points to go with five rebounds and five assists in men's basketball's 79-68 victory over Boston University on Saturday.
In an intense battle of Boston-area foes, Casey was the Crimson’s most efficient player, scoring 19 points on 13 attempts from the field and grabbing 12 rebounds to help his team outlast the Terriers in overtime, 79-68. From a three-pointer at the top of the key to a powerful finish of a late-game alley-oop, the Medway, Mass., native had his full offensive arsenal on display.
In a contest featuring a pair of teams from the same city, it was a battle of coasts, as Los Angeles native Wesley Saunders went head-to-head with Philadelphia’s Maurice Watson Jr.
The last time the Harvard men’s basketball team faced off against Northeastern, the year was 2008 and the contest resulted in a double overtime victory for the Huskies.
Looking towards his bench, the Crimson forward pumped his fists in celebration while Eatherton was left picking himself off the floor.
After traveling over 4,500 miles to play its last game, the Harvard men’s basketball team’s (7-1) Wednesday tilt against Northeastern (2-5) will provide a change of pace.
The junior guard was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Great Alaska Shootout, averaging over 14 points and eight rebounds for the tournament to lead Harvard to three consecutive victories.
No longer a role player, the junior has blossomed into, in the words of coach Tommy Amaker, “our best all-around player.”
The Harvard men’s basketball team is locked in a tight battle with Wisconsin-Green Bay at halftime of its Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout semifinal, with the score tied at 34.
Junior guard Wesley Saunders scored 20 points and added seven rebounds in the Crimson's semifinal win over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Saunders' performance earned him the Pete Gillen Mighty Moose Player of the Game award.
Junior guard Wesley Saunders scored 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the Crimson's semifinal win over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Saunders' performance earned him the Pete Gillen Mighty Moose Player of the Game award.
Waiting for Harvard in the final is TCU, which prevailed over Tulsa in the other semifinal, 72-65, after upsetting Indiana State in the first round.