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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.
While the final score of the Harvard women’s basketball team’s 77-59 thumping of Dartmouth might not indicate it, the eventually lopsided contest started close, with the Big Green shooting well from the perimeter and the Crimson starters failing to rebound effectively.
For its second straight game, the Harvard men’s basketball team was the clear favorite. Travelling to Dartmouth this weekend, the Crimson hoped to replicate its 16-point victory over the Big Green earlier this month.
The Harvard women’s ice hockey team may not have had its cleanest game on the ice on Saturday, but the squad’s defensive performance helped the Crimson skate clear past Rensselaer.
While a blizzard hit Boston on Tuesday night, the coldest Cambridge residents were 1,451 miles south of the incoming snowstorm. In a surprise 68-53 loss to Florida Atlantic (7-12, 2-2 C-USA), the Harvard men’s basketball team (14-3, 1-0 Ivy) put forth its coldest shooting performance of the season, hitting at only a 23 percent clip from the field.
In an intense battle of Boston-area foes, Casey was the Crimson’s most efficient player, scoring 19 points on 13 attempts from the field and grabbing 12 rebounds to help his team outlast the Terriers in overtime, 79-68. From a three-pointer at the top of the key to a powerful finish of a late-game alley-oop, the Medway, Mass., native had his full offensive arsenal on display.
Looking towards his bench, the Crimson forward pumped his fists in celebration while Eatherton was left picking himself off the floor.
After 20 minutes of dominant basketball, the Harvard men’s basketball team had out-dribbled, out-shot, and out-played Colorado on the Buffaloes’ own turf. The Crimson shredded a weak perimeter defense to dominate from behind the arc, shooting 50 percent from deep. Harvard forced nine turnovers and finished the half with a convincing 12-point lead after jumping out to a 16-4 lead in the first four minutes. But the fire had been lit.