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Third down was not the charm for the Harvard football team on Saturday.
After a dismal opening two quarters, Harvard rediscovered its offensive firepower in the second half and scored on four of its five drives.
Starting running back Paul Stanton never made the trip to the nation’s capital. No matter.
It may not have been the prettiest of victories, but the Harvard football team won its first sash in the pageant that is the Ivy League title race.
With a game each under the their belts, Harvard (1-0) and the Brunos (0-1) face somewhat different predicaments and situations on their respective rosters.
After winning its first game in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, the Harvard men’s basketball team will once again bow out of the Dance before the Sweet Sixteen.
The shot clock hit six as Chambers found a streaking Rivard near the top of the key. The senior wasted no time, hitting a dagger from behind the arc to make it a two-possession game, 94-89.
The seniors on the Harvard men’s basketball team (24-4, 11-1 Ivy) took to the floor at Lavietes Pavilion for the last time Saturday night, but they asserted their ownership of the gym before they left.
For the opening spurt of its game against Cornell, the Harvard men’s basketball team played like the last—not first—place team.
On a night where the Harvard men’s hockey team was looking for redemption, it instead found an ugly reminder of past troubles.
Saturday’s 59-47 win against Princeton (15-8, 3-6) at Jadwin Gymnasium marked the first time in history that Harvard has gone 4-0 in the season series against Penn and Princeton. The Killer P’s, whom Amaker called the “gold standard” of Ivy League basketball on Friday night, were outscored by 68 points across the four meetings.
In a game that wasn’t close, there was one statistic that was a dead heat: both Penn and co-captain Brandyn Curry tallied four steals on the night.
With 6:38 left in regulation, a three-pointer from sophomore guard Siyani Chambers extended the Harvard men’s basketball team’s lead to 12. After trading buckets with Columbia for the majority of Friday night’s game, the Crimson seemed to finally create some breathing room with Chambers’ trey.
Just as co-captain Laurent Rivard hit consecutive threes, the Harvard men’s basketball team (17-3, 4-0 Ivy) earned consecutive wins. The squad notched its second victory in as many nights, taking care of Penn (4-13, 1-2), 80-50, Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
Senior forward Kyle Casey may not have led the Harvard men’s basketball team on paper, but for one minute in the second half he owned Lavietes Pavilion.