Tomorrow afternoon, Harvard men’s basketball will head into the confines of Rupp Arena, home of No. 7 Kentucky, for what will undoubtedly be a battle of the youth.
For Harvard, the road to a winning record ideally begins this weekend. The Crimson embarks on its least busy month of the schedule—just four games are slotted for December—with a pair of ECAC contests featuring Quinnipiac on Friday and Princeton the following night.
Come Friday, the Crimson begins its trek to redemption at Lavietes against MIT. While Harvard’s starting lineup is still anyone’s guess, one thing is for certain: the Crimson’s sophomore class will be at the center of the team’s success.
Harvard finds itself in a spot few thought that it would be after the first few games of the season: vying for the division's top spot.
After downing Dartmouth and Princeton earlier this season, Harvard takes on Brown and Yale this weekend.
Preview: Men's Hockey Prepares for Stingy Goaltending, Intense Atmospheres, and Flying Fish in First Road Weekend of Season
If you want to hang with the best teams, you have to be able to play in their rinks. The Harvard men’s hockey team certainly considers itself among the NCAA’s elite—so does the USCHO poll, in which the Crimson ranks fifth this week. And now, Harvard will have a chance to justify this ranking as it takes to the road for a program-record nine straight contests. The new-look 2017-2018 squad will visit Colgate and No. 14/12 Cornell in a pair of conference matchups.
Last week, the football team extended a long winning streak against a conference opponent. This Saturday, the Crimson must do the same against Columbia to remain relevant in this year's edition of the Ivy League title race.
Eight months after falling to Yale in the Ivy League tournament, the Crimson is hungry. Sophomores Bryce Aiken and Seth Towns return as major scoring threats.