The late game heroics would fall just short, however, as Harvard would give Wofford back-to-back offensive rebounds on the hosts' final possession. Sophomore forward Seth Towns fouled Wofford senior guard Derrick Brooks on one end before coming up short with a layup attempt on the other.
Following a disappointing performance in nonconference play, the Harvard men's basketball team shook off a test from visiting Dartmouth, 61-51, in its Ivy League opener on Saturday afternoon. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Crimson and was the team's third consecutive victory over the Big Green.
On a night where Vermont fans appeared to outnumber Harvard supporters, the Crimson struggled to find offensive rhythm without starting point guard Bryce Aiken.
Despite a strong defensive effort, poor shooting ultimately doomed the Crimson in Minnesota as it fell to the Gophers, 65-55, on Saturday
Harvard missed leading scorer Bryce Aiken (sophomore guard), who sat out with an unspecified injury. In his absence, the Crimson failed to reach 50 points for just the second time since 2011.
Cambridge has coffee shops and banks. Lexington has college bars and fraternities. In this city of 300,000 people, Kentucky basketball transcends the walls of Rupp Arena into the school and the local shops. To find fans of Harvard athletics, on must search a little harder.
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.
Sophomore guard Bryce Aiken squares up against Kentucky counterpart Quade Green in Saturday's contest against the No. 7 Wildcats. Aiken and the Crimson had Green on lock this weekend, as the Philadelphia native mustered just one basket in his lowest-scoring performance all season.