M. bball hopes to win to end season

The men’s basketball team closes out a mediocre season on the road against Dartmouth (10-16, 3-9 Ivy) before ending its schedule with a visit to rival Harvard (10-16, 3-9).

The fifth-place Elis (11-15, 5-7) are coming off a four-game losing streak that was snapped on senior night with a win over Princeton. The Tigers are also responsible for the Bulldogs’ last road victory and last win before the skid.

Travis Pinick ’09 slams the ball in against Princeton on March 1 at home. The Elis look to end their season with wins over Dartmouth and Harvard.
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Travis Pinick ’09 slams the ball in against Princeton on March 1 at home. The Elis look to end their season with wins over Dartmouth and Harvard.

The Bulldogs will hope to throw some Yale blue at the Big Green and the Crimson and finish their season with a pair of wins.

“These are two teams we’ve already beat so we want to make sure we go out and do what we need to do to win these games,” Yale head coach James Jones said.

Yale blew out Dartmouth when the squad visited the John J. Lee Amphitheater with a 97-58 victory in what was the Bulldogs’ highest scoring game of the year.

Harvard’s Jeremy Lin may be a force to be reckoned with, especially for a Yale team that struggles on the road. The guard was recently named Ivy League player of the week and leads the team with 12.5 ppg.

But the Bulldogs boast a tough group of four seniors backed up by solid juniors and a reliable bench. In the past two matches, five Elis have racked up more than 10 points in a game, with captain and guard Eric Flato ’08 and Caleb Holmes ’08 reaching double digits in both games.

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