The 76-27 loss to the University of Virginia (11-0) is the worst that the Crimson has suffered under the tenure of head coach Tommy Amaker. In the first half, where the Crimson scored just eight points, Harvard made five percent of its field goals—a figure lower than the school’s 5.6 percent admissions rate.
After a tight first thirty minutes of play, the Crimson outscored BU, 25-11, over the final 10:39 of the game.
After surviving its first road test of the year, the Harvard men’s basketball team returns to the cozy confines of Lavietes Pavilion to take on Boston University Monday night in the squad's last game before the end of finals period.
After a closer-than-expected win over MIT to start the season and an unexpected loss against Holy Cross, it is safe to say that the Harvard men’s basketball team has righted the ship.
Harvard took a 34-32 lead into halftime behind the strong play of senior forward Temi Fagbenle, but the Crimson continued a disturbing early season trend of failing to hang on to the ball in the second frame.
Senior wing Wesley Saunders’s three-point play with 38 seconds left—which had put Harvard up three—proved to give the team an insurmountable lead as the Crimson notched its best nonconference victory of the year, 75-73, in a game in which neither squad led by more than three in the final 17 minutes.
Four games in, the Harvard men’s basketball team (3-1) has performed roughly as its ranking would have suggested.
A barrage of three-pointers late in the first half by the Houston Cougars (2-0) has been the equalizer through 20 minutes at Lavietes Pavilion.
The Crimson will look to continue protecting home-court advantage when it takes on Houston Tuesday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
A 28-2 run helped the Harvard men's basketball team avenge last year's loss.
Four days after a 58-57 loss to Holy Cross knocked the Harvard men’s basketball team (1-1) out of the Top 25, the Crimson will retake the court against the Florida Atlantic Owls Thursday night (8:00 P.M., Lavietes Pavilion).
Behind each Harvard football game is a carefully orchestrated performance by the Harvard Athletic Department.
After the Harvard men’s basketball team (1-0) opened its season with a 21-point win over Cambridge neighbor MIT, it faces a stiffer challenge Sunday against Holy Cross in the Coaches v. Cancer tripleheader.
On Tuesday, Vermont Academy three-star guard Corey Johnson became the fourth player to join the Crimson’s class of 2015.