This weekend’s home-stand will pit Harvard against two conference foes. First up will be a Friday night showdown against Penn. On Saturday, Harvard will take on arguably its biggest threat in the Ancient Eight, its rival Princeton. The Crimson’s basketball beat writers answer five questions about this weekend’s match ups.
In what was the first game of the season for both the Harvard and the MIT men’s basketball teams, each squad showed the rust of a long off-season early in the night. Eventually the Crimson pulled out the win, 69-54, but not before an abundance of turnovers and a series of runs characterized the first period for both teams as inconsistent.
With ESPN already having described her as “a proven shooter” who is “active and smooth,” freshman Shilpa Tummala is no stranger to basketball at a high level. But after joining the Harvard women’s hoops squad this year, Tummala now has a role different than any she has had before: that of a collegiate athlete.