After traveling over 4,500 miles to play its last game, the Harvard men’s basketball team’s (7-1) Wednesday tilt against Northeastern (2-5) will provide a change of pace.
No longer a role player, the junior has blossomed into, in the words of coach Tommy Amaker, “our best all-around player.”
James Blake ’00 didn’t have a chance to react before it ended.
Cradling the ball in his right hand in the early second half of his team’s contest against Harvard Wednesday night, all Bryant forward Alex Francis could see was open court in front of him.
“He told us we had to have faith in the process,” Harrington said. “[He said] things will turn around.”
There was little suspense in the Harvard men’s basketball team’s 76-44 victory over the Howard Bison (2-2). Harvard (3-0) led 11-2 after less than four minutes of play, and the Bison, who never led, would never get closer than four the rest of the way.
With its sixth win in seven games, a 2-0 result over the Columbia Lions (8-5-3, 1-2-3 Ivy), the Harvard men’s soccer team (7-7-2, 5-1-0) moved one game away from the Ancient Eight title. It was the team’s first win all year by two or more goals and broke a six-game streak of games decided by one goal.
Rivard’s passion for coding is unique on the Harvard men’s basketball team. No other player on the squad is a computer science concentrator. The late-week problem set due dates and all-nighter ethos of the field make it a hard balancing act with varsity sports.
After a year away, when seniors Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry first stepped onto the floor of Lavietes Pavilion, there were no fans, only memories.
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“This team continues to fight, they continue to prepare really well,” Harvard coach Pieter Lehrer said. “They show up the same way they did in the early part of the season. They work, they work, they work.”
With its Saturday win over the Dartmouth Big Green, the Harvard men’s soccer team (5-7-2, 4-1-0 Ivy) is alone atop the Ivy League standings. After finishing winless in the league a year ago, the men’s soccer team has surpassed preseason expectations. The Back Page takes at a look at the numbers behind the team’s rise.
A year after the program recorded its first-ever NCAA tournament win, Harvard men’s basketball has been getting increasing hype leading up to its Nov. 11 season opener against Holy Cross.