David Freed

Men's Basketball


Men's Basketball

Mixed Opponents Wait for the Crimson

All the major bracket projections—ESPN, USA Today, and CBS Sports—have the Harvard men’s basketball placed as either an 11 seed or a 12 seed in the NCAA Tournament. With that in mind, one can look at eight possible Crimson opponents using the most recent five and six seeds in ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s latest bracket.

Season Recap 2
Men's Basketball

Thirty Games in, Harvard is Still Marching

After adding the returning All-Ivy senior talents and top-100 recruit freshman Zena Edosomwan, the murmurs were not of the Crimson winning the Ivy League, but of going undefeated.


Let's Talk About Six

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Assembling the Team

Recruiting A Dynasty

To create a league power, Tommy Amaker had to navigate league rules to pry kids from the major programs who could offer them scholarships and automatic admissions. This process began in living rooms rather than locker rooms, with pitches to top high school players who could help redefine what it meant to be a Harvard basketball player. In order to create “a program worthy of the Harvard brand,” Amaker has maneuvered the complicated Ivy League system with creative tactics, some of which have incited criticisms.

Season Recap
Men's Basketball

Basketball Fares Well in Historical Comparison

The numbers not only indicate that this year’s Harvard squad was significantly better, but that last year’s Crimson team might have been one of the league’s worst champions in the last three decades.

Men's Basketball

NOTEBOOK: Depth Carries Men's Basketball to March Madness

As the clock wound down on Harvard’s third consecutive Ivy League championship, punctuated by a 70-58 victory over Yale, the difference between 2013 and 2014 was evident.

Au Rivard
Men's Basketball

Yale, Handsome Dan Stand in Way of Tournament Berth

With one week left in the Ancient Eight season, ATI columnist David Freed reflects on one of the greatest by-products of the Harvard-Yale rivalry.

Men's Basketball

Harvard Tops Columbia, Secures Share Of Ivy League Championship

The Crimson (24-4, 11-1 Ivy) became the first team since Penn in the mid-90’s to clinch at least a share of four straight league titles.

Beef Curry

NOTEBOOK: Men's Basketball Overcomes Slow Start on Senior Night

For the opening spurt of its game against Cornell, the Harvard men’s basketball team played like the last—not first—place team.

Men's Basketball

Ancient Eight Prepares for Stretch Run, Senior Days

Do you remember the first game of the season, when this Cornell team was up eight at halftime on Syracuse? Me neither.

Yale Basketball
Men's Basketball

Frankowski Leads Columbia in Win Against Yale

There must be something in the Sunday brunches of Columbia junior Steve Frankowski.


NOTEBOOK: Men's Basketball Makes History Against Killer P's

Saturday’s 59-47 win against Princeton (15-8, 3-6) at Jadwin Gymnasium marked the first time in history that Harvard has gone 4-0 in the season series against Penn and Princeton. The Killer P’s, whom Amaker called the “gold standard” of Ivy League basketball on Friday night, were outscored by 68 points across the four meetings.

Pocket Pass
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Routs Quakers Again, 83-63

For the second time in four weeks, the Harvard men’s basketball team (21-4, 8-1 Ivy) rolled over the Penn Quakers (6-16, 3-5), this time by a 20-point margin at the Palestra, 83-63. After a three-point loss to Penn in the teams’ last meeting of 2013, the Crimson has outscored its Pennsylvania rivals by 50 points in the team’s two meetings this season.


Bringing the Beanpot to Boston Basketball

Heading into this weekend, there is an abundance of important men’s basketball storylines to follow in the Ancient Eight. After hanging on by the skin of its teeth last week against Princeton, can Yale continue its stellar play on the road? Can Harvard take down Princeton in Jadwin for the first time since the Game Boy was released? Will Cornell get its second win against Division I competition? What DOES the fox say?


An Evil Woman




I Am Not at a Cafe


Away in Argentina