Down by 11 to start the fourth quarter, the Crimson mounted a late comeback but couldn't gain the lead.
Despite the quirks and potential adjustments, both Tommy Amaker, coach of the Harvard men’s basketball team, and Kathy Delaney-Smith, coach of the Harvard women’s basketball team, are glad the tournament finally became a reality this year.
For Harvard basketball this year it hasn’t been a matter of pure freshman talent or veteran senior experience—in fact for the most part, it’s been a lot of both.
The rough shooting ultimately doomed Harvard as a 24-point third quarter extended the Tigers’ lead and gave them the 68-47 win to advance to the championship game of the Ivy League tournament.
Change may be tough to adjust to, but it can be equally as exciting. And this weekend will certainly provide no lack of intrigue as the Harvard women’s basketball team participates in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
The Crimson lost 64-46 after shooting 29 percent from the season. Earlier this year, Harvard recorded a 26-percent clip at the Palestra in another defeat to the Quakers
The Crimson put in its worst quarter of the season to start the game, but rode a couple of hot hands in a scintillating second half to fray the nerves of the most optimistic of Tigers fans.