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Senior Steeves
Men's Basketball

Harvard Men's Basketball Takes Down Princeton, 73-71, in Classic Finish

Senior Patrick Steeves scored a career high 25 points and hit the two free throws that provided the definitive margin.

Up and Out
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Closes Season Against Killer P's

With a guaranteed losing record, the Crimson will almost definitely miss the postseason—making this weekend’s games against Penn and Princeton the last for the senior class.

Last Shot
Columns

AROUND THE IVIES: Yale, Princeton Fight for Title in Final Weekend

Princeton and Yale stand atop the Ivy League with one weekend remaining. For a pair with two combined losses in 2016, both to each other, a playoff feels less likely and more inevitable.

The Bigger Dance?
Columns

Ivy League Makes Case for Two to Tango at Big Dance

If the men's basketball season ended now, both Princeton and Yale would be among the best 10 league champions (by point differential) since 1970. And if the season ended today, both should be going dancing.

Freshman Sniper
Men's Basketball

Notebook: Johnson, Okolie Leads Men's Basketball to Road Win Over Brown

A day after trailing Yale by double digits for nearly the entire second half, Harvard jumped out to a 14-point lead midway through the first half against Brown and never looked back in a 61-52 victory.

Men's Basketball

Three Things to Watch: Men's Basketball vs. Brown

After losing to archrival Yale on Friday night, the Harvard men’s basketball team (11-16, 3-8 Ivy League) wraps up its final road trip of the year in Providence against the Brown Bears (8-17, 3-8).

New Point
Men's Basketball

Harvard Falls For First Time in Last Five Games At Yale, 59-50

The Harvard men’s basketball team (11-16, 3-8 Ivy) struggled to generate offense all night against archrival Yale (19-6, 10-1) in a 59-50 loss.

Plain Whitney
Men's Basketball

Around the Ivies: Prospective Point Guard Logjam Presents Question for Amaker

Harvard’s contest-ending 30-7 run at Cornell, capped by a game-winning floater from freshman Tommy McCarthy with six seconds left, did not save a season; it brought up a question: What, exactly, are the Crimson to do next year with the rookie?

Datamatch Matches by Class Year Graph
College

More than Half of Datamatch Date Requests Left Hanging

As hundreds of students explored popular restaurants in Harvard Square with their Datamatches over the past few weeks, others were not so lucky.

Saunders to Spurs
Men's Basketball

Wesley Saunders '15 Traded for Keith Wright '12 in NBA D-League

​In the first NBA trade ever to feature only Harvard graduates, the D-League’s Westchester Knicks traded Wesley Saunders ’15 to the Austin Spurs Tuesday night for Keith Wright ’12. Saunders had been averaging just 4.4 points in 18 minutes a game for the Knicks, while Wright was mired at the end of the bench in Texas, getting just under nine minutes a game of playing time.

Bouncing Back
Previews

Men's Basketball Looks to Bounce Back on the Road

Since the arrival of the team’s current seniors, the Crimson has never lost twice to the same opponent. Against two opponents that handed Harvard difficult losses, the Crimson has an opportunity for retribution.

Struggling to Stay Afloat
Columns

AROUND THE IVIES: Weekend to Shake Up Tight Ancient Eight Standings

Up four with just 10 seconds to go last Saturday, Columbia borrowed a page out of its own book.

Beware the Bulldogs
Men's Basketball

Yale Improves to 8-0 in Ivy Play As Men's Basketball Falls, 67-55

After a spirited effort from the hosts (10-14, 2-6 Ivy League) to keep the score close early, Yale (16-5, 8-0) led by double figures for the last 21 minutes of action in a 67-55 win. Yale’s third consecutive victory in Cambridge is a first in the Tommy Amaker era.

Return of Zena
Columns

AROUND THE IVIES: Historically Dominant Yale Headlines Ancient Eight

The Bulldogs come into town riding a 10-game win streak. Meanwhile the Crimson has lost five straight.

YOUNG GUN
Men's Basketball

Notebook: Cold Shooting Night Dooms Men's Basketball Against Penn

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.