Freshman guard Corey Johnson, pictured here against Columbia, struggled to get into rhythm Saturday night against Penn in the Crimson's 67-57 loss.
A 67-57 loss dropped the Crimson to 1-5 in Ivy League play for the first time since 2008. After making three of its first four shots en route to a 7-0 lead, Harvard went ice-cold—making just 18 of 64 attempts the rest of the way.
Senior captain Evan Cummins had six points on three-for-seven shooting Saturday night. The Crimson frontcourt, without the assistance of junior forward Zena Edosomwan, struggled as a whole to stop Penn center Darien Nelson-Henry on both ends of the floor.
After jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes, the Crimson (9-13, 1-5 Ivy League) couldn’t maintain its level of play, falling to Penn (8-11, 2-3), 67-57. The game was Harvard’s fifth consecutive Ivy loss, and the fourth time the team has fallen by a double-digit margin since beginning conference play.
Freshman guard Tommy McCarthy, shown in previous action against Columbia, led Harvard in scoring Friday night with 16 points.
Playing without star forward Zena Edosomwan, the Harvard men’s basketball team dropped to 1-4 in Ivy League play with an 83-62 loss to Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium.
A 13-0 Princeton run took just under two minutes and sealed an 83-62 victory that appeared to put the final nail in the coffin for Harvard’s Ivy League hopes. The Tigers (13-5, 3-1 Ivy League) sent Harvard (9-12, 1-4) to its fourth straight Ivy League loss for the first time in nine years.
Zena Edosomwan calls for the ball midway through last weekend’s matchup against Columbia. The Crimson dropped the game, 55-54, after conceding a double-digit lead and missing free throws down the stretch.
Junior guard Corbin Miller drives to the hole during last week’s matchup against Columbia. The result was a 55-54 defeat.
The Crimson will look to bounce back after dropping back-to-back home contests against Ivy opponents for the first time since 2009.
Harvard may be coming off two straight losses, but a new class of Ivy League heavyweights is emerging.
Sophomore forward Chris Egi, shown here against Columbia, started for Harvard in place of the injured Zena Edosomwan. Egi had four points and three rebounds in the loss.
Evan Cummins logged a team-high 11 points, including a go-ahead basket with 1:18 remaining, but it would not be enough Saturday night against Columbia.
A crowd of students cheers on the Harvard men’s basketball team at their Saturday home game against the Columbia Lions. While ahead at the end of the first half, Harvard then fell behind, losing by one point.