Despite grappling for an inside defensive game, the Harvard men’s basketball outlasted Northeastern to keep the lead as the teams headed for the locker room. 12 points from senior Kyle Casey kept the Crimson on top, 34-29, at Matthews Arena.
After traveling over 4,500 miles to play its last game, the Harvard men’s basketball team’s (7-1) Wednesday tilt against Northeastern (2-5) will provide a change of pace.
The junior guard was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Great Alaska Shootout, averaging over 14 points and eight rebounds for the tournament to lead Harvard to three consecutive victories.
No longer a role player, the junior has blossomed into, in the words of coach Tommy Amaker, “our best all-around player.”
The Harvard men’s basketball team is locked in a tight battle with Wisconsin-Green Bay at halftime of its Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout semifinal, with the score tied at 34.
Junior guard Wesley Saunders scored 20 points and added seven rebounds in the Crimson's semifinal win over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Saunders' performance earned him the Pete Gillen Mighty Moose Player of the Game award.
Junior guard Wesley Saunders scored 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the Crimson's semifinal win over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Saunders' performance earned him the Pete Gillen Mighty Moose Player of the Game award.
Waiting for Harvard in the final is TCU, which prevailed over Tulsa in the other semifinal, 72-65, after upsetting Indiana State in the first round.
Harvard cruised to victory in the final of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout against TCU on Saturday night, becoming the first Ivy League team to win the event.
Junior forward Steve Moundou-Missi puts in two of his 20 points in Thursday night's win over Denver. The victory moved Harvard into the semifinals of the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage, Alaska, the first Ivy team to accomplish that feat in the 36-year history of the tournament.
Harvard now moves on to play Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday night, marking the first-ever semifinals appearance by an Ivy League team in the tournament's 36-year history.
Sophomore point guard Siyani Chambers led all scorers with 10 points in the first half. But the floor general and his team went cold in the second half, as Chambers only scored one more time in a 70-62 loss.