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Harvard-Yale showdown: What bettors need to know

Friday night is usually a light slate in college basketball, but that’s when the Ivy League takes center stage. All eight institutions are regularly in action in the first half of back-to-back games. Friday night features the early Game of the Year in the league as Yale (16-4, 4-0 conference) will play host to preseason-favorite Harvard (13-6, 2-2). Last season, Yale was swept in the regular season by the Crimson. However, that was the first season in which the Ivy League moved its four-team postseason tournament from the Palestra in Philadelphia to a rotation of all campus sites of its member institutions, and Yale got to host. The men from New Haven were able to take advantage of that and defeated Harvard in the championship game ...