About 51 weeks ago, the Harvard men’s basketball team welcomed Penn and Princeton to Lavietes Pavilion with a share of the Ivy title on the line. The stakes surrounding this weekend’s visits by the Quakers and the Tigers remain the same, but with a few added twists.
Now in first place rather than second, the Crimson (23-3, 9-1 Ivy) will also have the luxury of an additional pair of games to attempt to become sole champions of the league for the first time in school history.
Zack Rosen got the shots he wanted Friday evening—he just couldn’t get them to fall. Now in his third year as a team captain, Penn’s first-team all-Ivy stalwart has turned in a remarkable senior season so far. He currently sits in the top three in the league in scoring, assists, and minutes per game and was named one of 20 finalists for the prestigious Bob Cousy Award last month. But in his final chance to knock off No. 21/25 Harvard in the storied Palestra, the unquestioned heart and soul of the
While sophomore Laurent Rivard, shown here in earlier action, uncharacteristically struggled at the free-throw line, the guard still managed to score a game-high 20 points in Harvard's 57-52 win over Columbia.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Predicted to challenge for a spot among the top half of the Ancient Eight after being picked fifth in the preseason media poll and leading the league in scoring offense last year, Brown men’s basketball has so far played a season to forget.
HANOVER, N.H.—If the No. 24 Harvard men’s basketball team is to live up to expectations and earn the first outright Ivy title in school history, the league favorite must be prepared to grind out low-scoring affairs in front of sizeable road crowds throughout the Ancient Eight.
Harvard had made a habit of slow starts in its earlier contests this season. But on Saturday against George Washington, with 9:11 remaining in the opening half, the Crimson held a six-point lead before jumping out on a 14-2 run to enter halftime with a 33-13 lead.