Andrew R. Mooney
The Harvard men’s basketball team is locked in a tight battle with Wisconsin-Green Bay at halftime of its Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout semifinal, with the score tied at 34.
Waiting for Harvard in the final is TCU, which prevailed over Tulsa in the other semifinal, 72-65, after upsetting Indiana State in the first round.
Harvard cruised to victory in the final of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout against TCU on Saturday night, becoming the first Ivy League team to win the event.
Harvard now moves on to play Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday night, marking the first-ever semifinals appearance by an Ivy League team in the tournament's 36-year history.
For the first half of Sunday evening’s nonconference matchup against Colorado (6-1), the Harvard men’s basketball team (4-1) looked every bit the mid-major power pundits had tabbed them to be. After the second 20 minutes, the evidence supporting that claim seemed a little shakier.
The Harvard men’s basketball team smothered Howard on its way to a comfortable 76-44 win Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
The mantra preached by Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker to his team last year was meant to shore up the confidence of a group that had been shaken by the unexpected departure of its two best players: “We may not have what we had, but we have enough.”
For the third straight year, the Harvard men’s basketball team will give fans their first look at the team with Crimson Madness, an open practice featuring an intra-squad scrimmage at Lavietes Pavilion at 7 pm on Oct. 18.
With just over a month and a half until the season begins, the Harvard men’s basketball team needed just about a day and a half to clinch commitments from two recruits this past weekend.
Coach Tommy Amaker dealt with the absence of former co-captains Brandyn Curry and Kyle Casey from his roster, incorporating freshman point guard Siyani Chambers and sophomore center Kenyatta Smith into his starting line.
Down 10 points with 1:33 to play, the men's basketball team mounted an unprecedented comeback to force overtime as co-captain Christian Webster went 3-3 from deep in the final 93 seconds.
Andrew Mooney previews a possible tournament matchup against MSU for the men's basketball team.
Since Princeton’s loss to Brown on Saturday clinched Harvard’s bid to the NCAA tournament, the Crimson hasn’t had much to do but practice and dream, waiting for its first-round opponent and location to be announced this Sunday.
In last week’s Around the Ivies, I offered a salute to the Ivy fans that come out to support their teams and hurl abuse at their more athletic peers. This week, I’d like to give it up for the players, struggling through the end of a physically and emotionally taxing basketball season while still hurdling the same general academic obstacles that the rest of us face.
Ivy League basketball will get some decent exposure this weekend, with two games set to air on national television. The players will receive the vast majority of the attention, and rightly so, but I’d like to take a moment to give it up for those other Ivy students ready for their moment in the spotlight: the fans.