Holding a double-digit lead at the break for the second night in a row, the Crimson held on to beat Cornell, 87-75, on Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
In what was perhaps its most complete game in conference to date, the Harvard men’s basketball team took a large and early lead against a visiting Cornell squad en route to an 87-75 win over the Big Red Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
Harvard made its first six field goals and sophomore forward Weisner Perez stepped up to help lead the Crimson to a six-point win over Columbia on Friday.
With the Cornell men’s basketball team trekking to Cambridge for a Saturday evening showdown with the Crimson, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the 2009-2010 Big Red team that helped put Ivy League basketball back into the national conversation.
Against Yale this weekend, rookie Bryce Aiken put up 27 points on 7-of-17 shooting.
The last time the Harvard men’s basketball team played Cornell and Columbia, both New York teams had the Crimson on its heels. In the two weekends since Harvard traveled to Ithaca and New York City, the Crimson is 3-1, but most importantly has started to play more consistent basketball.