A 67-57 loss dropped the Crimson to 1-5 in Ivy League play for the first time since 2008. After making three of its first four shots en route to a 7-0 lead, Harvard went ice-cold—making just 18 of 64 attempts the rest of the way.
A 13-0 Princeton run took just under two minutes and sealed an 83-62 victory that appeared to put the final nail in the coffin for Harvard’s Ivy League hopes. The Tigers (13-5, 3-1 Ivy League) sent Harvard (9-12, 1-4) to its fourth straight Ivy League loss for the first time in nine years.
Harvard may be coming off two straight losses, but a new class of Ivy League heavyweights is emerging.
After leading by 16 at the break, the Crimson scored just 21 points after intermission and missed the front end of two one-and-ones with under a minute left that would have sealed the win against the Columbia Lions (15-6, 4-0). Columbia, who memorably lost to Harvard on a Siyani Chambers ’16-’17 buzzer beater last year when they visited Lavietes Pavilion, got revenge a year later when Alex Rosenberg drained a jumper as time expired, leading Columbia to a 55-54 win.
Heading into its first Ivy League back-to-back of the year, the Harvard men’s basketball team finds itself in a familiar place.
A year away has turned the five-time defending champion into the hunted and not the Ivy favorite—a title shared by school rivals Princeton and Yale.
After trailing by one at halftime, the Harvard men’s basketball team came out firing in the second half of its Ivy League road opener in Hanover. Having shot just 35 percent in the first half, Harvard had 12 points in the first seven minutes of the second while holding the Big Green scoreless, taking an 11-point lead with 13:11 to go.
After winning just its second true road game of the year, the Harvard men’s basketball team (9-8, 1-0 Ivy) will put its three-game winning streak on the line when it travels to Hanover to take on Dartmouth (6-9, 0-1) in the second half of its conference-opening home-and-home with the Big Green. Beat writer David Freed lists three things to watch.
The Harvard men’s basketball team (8-8) will try to make its way above .500 for the first time since the season’s first game Saturday against Howard (8-9). Beat writer David Freed highlights three things to watch as the Crimson go for its second road win of the season.
Harvard Should Be the True National Champion
After four unsuccessful attempts, the Harvard men’s basketball team (8-8, 1-0 Ivy) finally made its way to .500 for the first time since Nov. 14, dispatching the visiting Ryerson Rams (4-2), 73-57. Despite an uneven first 10 minutes, Harvard went on a 21-6 run midway through the first half to take a 17-point lead and never looked back, holding a double-digit lead for the final 23 minutes of play.
After winning its Ivy League opener, the Harvard men’s basketball team (7-8, 1-0) looks to get back to .500 in the final contest of its five-game homestand against Ryerson (7:00 EST). Beat writer David Freed has three things to watch for in the Crimson’s penultimate non-conference game of the year.
As the Harvard men’s basketball team (6-8) prepares to kick off Ivy League play Saturday, the two most important names are the players not currently practicing.
Behind a career-high 29 points from senior Agunwa Okolie, the Harvard men’s basketball team opened Ivy League play with a win over the visiting Dartmouth Big Green.
With two of its best playmakers looking on from the bench, the Harvard men’s basketball team (6-8) lost its first game of the new year, 65-62, to visiting Vermont (8-7).