Despite a strong first half that kept Harvard toe-to-toe with Kentucky, a string of turnovers, combined with a 17-2 run from the Wildcats midway through the second half proved to be the nail in the coffin for the Crimson at Rupp Arena on Saturday afternoon.
A sprinting squad that was dominated by freshmen and sophomores in 2017 is now managed by most of those same athletes, only with a year more of experience. At the helm of that group is junior sprinter Gabby Thomas. One of the newly elected captains, Thomas has been a menace in the Ivy League for the past two seasons.
On Tuesday, the Harvard Square shop will donate all revenue to the Benson M. Abercrombie '21 Fund, which supports student-athletes who suffer major injuries.
Coming off a statement win on Saturday against Princeton, Harvard women’s ice hockey looked to keep the momentum going as it traveled to Hanover, NH to face off against Dartmouth. Building off its strong defensive play from the weekend, the Crimson (7-4-1; 5-2-1 ECAC) shutout the Big Green (3-9-0; 1-7-0) 1-0. With the result, Harvard enters its winter break on a high note.
Despite an ugly, low-scoring performance Wednesday night, the Harvard men’s basketball narrowly squirmed its way to victory, defeating Fordham 47-45 in The Bronx, N.Y.
Notebook: Men's Basketball Employs Deep Ball and Uncharacteristic Zone Defense to Contend with No. 7 Kentucky
A 17-2 run by No. 7 Kentucky midway through the second half lifted the hosts to a 79-70 win over the Harvard men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon. The stretch blew the roof off an otherwise back-and-forth contest that saw the Crimson at arm’s length for most of the game’s first 26 minutes.
Sometimes the scoreboard does not tell the whole story: That was the case for the Harvard women’s hockey team on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson skated past Princeton by a 4-1 tally in what was a much more tightly contested affair than the box score might suggest.
For the Harvard men’s swimming and diving team, an early season tune-up offered much promise for the potential that this 2017-2018 team could reach. Several Harvard swimmers attended the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas, while some divers attended the Georgia Invitational in Athens, Ga.
For an entire month, the outlook was bleak for the Harvard men’s hockey team. Behind a frustrated offense, the losses kept piling up, and the Crimson found itself bumped out of the USCHO poll for the first time in a year and a half. Finally, though, Harvard has something to build on after registering its first four-point weekend of the season. A 5-2 triumph over Princeton on Saturday completed the weekend’s back-to-back wins.
In honor of an extended trip for men's basketball, a writer surveys the top tweets from Crimson players past and present.
After a 2-5-1 start to the season, the Crimson battled Quinnipiac in dire need of a win—nothing more, nothing less, just the two conference points. And a victory is exactly what Harvard earned on Friday night, as the visiting Crimson edged a physical and relentless Bobcats team, 6-2. Harvard picks up its first tick in the win column since a November 4th shutout against Brown.
Tomorrow afternoon, Harvard men’s basketball will head into the confines of Rupp Arena, home of No. 7 Kentucky, for what will undoubtedly be a battle of the youth.
Three and a half years ago, high school junior sprinter Gabby Thomas didn’t think she was going to make it as a college athlete. Two wildly successful NCAA seasons and an impressive array of records later, the Thomas now has her sights set on loftier goals: a NCAA national title and the 2020 Olympics.
Despite a spirited late first-half run that saw the Crimson come within seven to close the period, the Harvard men’s basketball team was ultimately unable to bring the game to a close score late and fell 77-61 to Northeastern on the road.
For Harvard, the road to a winning record ideally begins this weekend. The Crimson embarks on its least busy month of the schedule—just four games are slotted for December—with a pair of ECAC contests featuring Quinnipiac on Friday and Princeton the following night.
he Crimson didn’t have a historic performer this season, although Booker and Shelton-Mosley provided highlights. The seven All-Ivy awards marked the lowest Harvard total since 1998, when the Crimson finished below .500 for the last time.
Before coming to Harvard and emerging as the men’s basketball’s top perimeter defender as a freshman, Bassey immersed himself in a variety of service work at his high school, leaving a legacy through surface projects in his hometown, and gaining a lot in the process.
While most students were recuperating from Thanksgiving dinner, players on the Harvard men’s hockey team were not afforded as much time to recover from the turkey-induced coma. Instead, the Crimson played its fifth straight away game at nearby Boston College, where it nabbed its first standings point since November 4th in a 4-4 draw with the No. 14/13 Eagles on Friday.
Harvard women’s basketball headed to the University of Virginia to compete in the Cavalier Classic this past weekend, playing two tightly contested games in two days.
After holding a Cal State Fullerton squad within two possessions for nearly the entirety of the second half, it was five consecutive trips to the free throw line for the Titans that would ultimately spell a 70-61 loss for the Crimson on Sunday.
The Bulldogs held the Crimson to 26 rushing yards and scored touchdowns on all three red-zone trips. That performance gave Yale an unshared crown for the first time in 37 years.
With starters Corey Johnson and Seth Towns out with an illness, the Crimson rode the sophomore trio of Bryce Aiken, Robert Baker, and Chris Lewis to a 77-71 victory over St. Joseph’s on the second day of the Wooden Legacy in Fullerton, Calif.