Time for the weekend preview once again! Let’s get things started off with the most exciting action of the weekend!
The Harvard squash program certainly has its work cut out for it this weekend.
Tomorrow, the No. 2 Yale program will take to the courts for the Crimson men and women’s final home match of the regular season.
By the end of this weekend, the Harvard women’s basketball team will have played every Ivy League opponent once. The question is: will it remain undefeated in league play?
Super Bowl Sunday is always a day of mixed emotions. Naturally, when the Packers took home the title last weekend, some rejoiced, some broke down in tears, and still others conveniently ‘don’t remember’ what happened. For delusional Pats fans like myself still dwelling on games past, it was a pretty disappointing occasion. But not to worry, there’s always next year. Besides, in the far-off land of Ivy League sports, there is a lot to celebrate this week. Harvard and Princeton take home league and national honors, and the Ancient Eight celebrates Black History Month. So join in the party and gather Around the Water Cooler. We all know you’re thirsty.
Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.
WOMEN'S SQUASH ENJOYS WIN STREAK
21 – The number of matches in the current win streak for the No. 1 Harvard women’s squash team. The Crimson has not lost since the beginning of the 2009-2010 season and is ranked first in both the CSA Team poll and the Ivy League standings.
11 – The number of victories that Harvard has claimed by perfect 9-0 sweeps during its winning streak. Last time out, the Crimson lost to No. 3 Trinity 9-0 but did pick up the victory, 7-2, improving its record to a perfect 9-0 on the season.
239 – The current win streak for the No. 1 Trinity men’s squash. The Bantams currently hold the longest winning streak of any team in collegiate varsity sport, having gone undefeated since the 1996-1997 season. The last team to defeat Trinity was Harvard on February 7, 1997, but the Bantams took the last meeting between the two teams, 6-3.
CRIMSON HOOPS ROLLS ON
13 – Number of games won during the current home winning streak for Harvard men’s basketball.
3 – Number of consecutive games won in overtime by the Crimson, the last being an 83-82 double-overtime victory over Penn last Saturday. Junior Oliver McNally hit the game-winning shot with 11.5 seconds to go.
1 – The ranking for the Harvard women’s basketball team in the Ancient Eight standings after wrapping up this past weekend with victories over Princeton and Penn. Harvard snapped the Tigers’ 22-game conference winning streak while also defeating the Quakers in a double-overtime contest, 88-84.