Catherine E. Coppinger
When the Crimson found itself still trailing by double digits with fewer than two minutes to go, a bleak outcome seemed all but certain. But co-captain Christian Webster had other plans.
HANOVER, N.H.—Despite leading a team that occupied the bottom spot in the Ivy standings in 2011-12 by as many as 14 points in the first half, the Harvard men’s basketball team gave up its advantage just before the break on Saturday, entering the locker room down one, 43-42.
Fresh off of a one-point loss on the road to a heavily favored St. Mary’s squad, the Harvard men’s basketball team kicked off the New Year in dominant fashion against non-conference competitor Rice.
Last-second free throws send the Crimson to a 70-69 loss and a 1-1 California road trip.
BERKELEY, Calif.—Entering its non-conference matchup against favored Cal, the Harvard men’s basketball team was averaging 15.6 three-point attempts per game this season. But Saturday night, Harvard topped that number in the first half alone.
Despite starting the contest shooting 0 of 9 from the field, the Harvard men’s basketball team leads Holy Cross by nine at the break. The Crimson shot 14 of 19 from the field to close the half and went into the break leading, 36-27, in its Saturday afternoon contest at Lavietes Pavilion.
Although Irving—who finished with a game-high 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting and 4 of 7 from three—sprinted to the other end of the court and got off a shot inside the arc, the buzzer-beater rimmed out, as Harvard claimed a victory over crosstown rival BU, 65-64.
STORRS, Conn.—When sophomore forward Jonah Travis stepped up to take the jump at the beginning of Friday night’s contest against a UConn men’s basketball team known for its stellar guard play, he was met at center court by the Huskies center Enosch Wolf, who stands a solid seven inches taller than the Harvard sophomore at 7’1.”
“At the end of the day, when you remember that last play, you want to be able to say that you enjoyed the last down that you played,” Scales says.
Entering the Saturday afternoon contest that pitted the Harvard men’s basketball team against Fordham, three of the Crimson’s five starters had seen a combined 32 minutes on the court in their careers.
But that was as close as the Crimson (2-3) would come to a victory, as Vermont (4-1, 1-0 America East) pulled away to secure the win, 85-78.
With 1:32 to play in Tuesday night’s contest at Lavietes Pavillion, sophomore wing Wesley Saunders stole the ball on the Crimson’s full court press and found rookie point guard Siyani Chambers. The freshman quickly drew a foul and knocked down both of his free throw attempts to put the Harvard men’s basketball team within three points of the Catamounts.
Harvard will look to build on the team’s highest finish since 2007 and capture its first CSA national championship in 14 years.
Heading into Tuesday’s contest at the Mullins Center, the Harvard men’s basketball team had not lost to a squad from ...
When Siyani Chambers arrived on Harvard’s campus in August, he did so without any preconceived notions about his role as a rookie on the Harvard men’s basketball team.