Harvard’s roster has combined for 44.1 percent of the Crimsons points and, as is the case for most teams, the forwards for Tommy Amaker’s team take care of the majority of the team’s rebounding needs.
The Harvard men's basketball team led for a mere 37 seconds of regulation, but the Crimson dominated the overtime session to top Princeton, 72-66, on Friday night at Jadwin Arena.
As Harvard (14-11, 9-1 Ivy) prepares for the Tigers (11-14, 3-7) and Quakers (19-7, 9-1 Ivy) in its penultimate regular season weekend, the focus is clear: continue its late-season momentum and avoid even thinking about the second trip back to Philadelphia on March 10.
Much like in its last battle with the Bulldogs, Harvard came out fast and rode a strong first half to victory. However, unlike in the first meeting, Yale was never able to get within striking distance after the break. Four Harvard players were in double figures and the team shot a blistering 46.3 percent from the field. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs scored just 49 points to mark their fewest in a game this year.
Though the Crimson would lead for nearly the entire contest, neither club could seem to find its way offensively, as the Bears shot 38 percent on the night while Harvard would hardly best that mark, shooting 40 percent from the field.