Notebook: Men's Basketball Employs Deep Ball and Uncharacteristic Zone Defense to Contend with No. 7 Kentucky
A 17-2 run by No. 7 Kentucky midway through the second half lifted the hosts to a 79-70 win over the Harvard men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon. The stretch blew the roof off an otherwise back-and-forth contest that saw the Crimson at arm’s length for most of the game’s first 26 minutes.
The 23-6 defeat prevented Harvard from vying for a share of the Ivy League championship. Moreover, the Crimson scored fewer than 10 points for the first time Nov. 2009.
Princeton junior wide receiver Jesper Horsted brings in a catch before turning upfield, where he is met by Harvard senior defensive back Raishaun McGhee. The Crimson corner finished with seven total tackles, including one for loss, in his team’s relatively porous effort against the Tigers.
This past Friday night, Harvard lost under the lights for the first time in program history. Princeton dominated from the kickoff, scoring 17 unanswered points to start the game and commanding a 31-10 halftime advantage. The visitors gained 573 total yards, which is the highest mark against the Crimson so far this year.
After losing to Cornell last week, Harvard football needed to make a statement. Against Lafayette on Saturday, the Crimson did just that.
Cornell sits deep in upstate New York. For miles there is nothing but trees and hills until there is suddenly a tall concrete parking garage. Atop that garage sits the the Big Red’s windy football field.
The Crimson came into the season’s inaugural matchup with history on its side. Not only had Harvard never lost to the Rams, but also the Crimson had won the past two matchups by at least 30 points.
Ryan Donato earned his 21st goal of the season in Harvard's 3-2 tournament win over Air Force on Saturday. And so did Tyler Moy, whose second-period score penetrated the nation's top penalty-killing unit.
Since Harvard’s NCAA Championship season in 1989, the Crimson had won just a single tournament game. But Donato, the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament during the ’89 run, captured an elusive Division I playoff win in his fifth attempt behind the Harvard bench Friday.
If it wasn’t a rivalry before, it certainly is now.
The Harvard icemen, already owners of a 2017 Beanpot championship and an Ivy League title, may need a new shelf on their trophy case after this regular season.
In front of 2,195 fans donning Crimson and waving Zena Edosomwan fat heads, Harvard defeated Yale, 77-64. The home team was led by freshmen guard Bryce Aiken and Seth Towns, who had 22 and 18 points, respectively.
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.
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Friday night’s Ivy League title-clinching victory marks the first back-to-back championships for Harvard since 1993-1994.
Notebook: Men's Hockey Dominates Shot Count, Capitalizes on Special Teams in Beanpot Title Win Over BU
The last time the Crimson won a Beanpot, only one member of the current team, Phil Zielonka, was even alive. And he was less than two weeks old.