The Harvard men's basketball team can clinch its third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament with a win in New Haven or Providence this weekend.
Though Senior Night at Lavietes Pavilion was delayed by a year for Kyle Casey and co-captain Brandyn Curry, taking the court was no less emotional.
Last season, the Penn-Princeton road weekend nearly derailed the Harvard men’s basketball team’s entire season. This season, the stakes are still high.
For a small-ball team that usually makes its big plays on the outside, Friday night’s matchup against Brown was fought and won on the inside.
Senior forward Kyle Casey may not have led the Harvard men’s basketball team on paper, but for one minute in the second half he owned Lavietes Pavilion.
Welcoming Penn (4-11, 1-0) and Princeton (12-3, 0-1) to Lavietes Pavilion, Harvard will have a lot to prove.
For its second straight game, the Harvard men’s basketball team was the clear favorite. Travelling to Dartmouth this weekend, the Crimson hoped to replicate its 16-point victory over the Big Green earlier this month.
After 20 minutes of dominant basketball, the Harvard men’s basketball team had out-dribbled, out-shot, and out-played Colorado on the Buffaloes’ own turf. The Crimson shredded a weak perimeter defense to dominate from behind the arc, shooting 50 percent from deep. Harvard forced nine turnovers and finished the half with a convincing 12-point lead after jumping out to a 16-4 lead in the first four minutes. But the fire had been lit.
This weekend, the Crimson will take to the road, ultimately arriving in Boulder, where it will face Colorado this Sunday.
The Harvard men’s basketball team’s home opener against MIT on Tuesday night marked Casey’s homecoming after he took a yearlong leave of absence last fall.
After opening its season victorious under the bright lights of TD Garden, the Harvard men’s basketball team will return home to Lavietes Pavillion on Tuesday night.
BOSTON—After losing its lead for the first time since the half with just under six minutes to play, the Harvard men’s basketball team fought back and clinched its first win of the season under the lights of TD Garden.
Had the 1,785 fans who crowded into Lavietes Pavilion last weekend for Crimson Madness never seen the Harvard basketball team in action, they would not have been surprised by its size.
With a new coach at the helm and a fresh class of rookies, Harvard’s chances at the outset look markedly better than they did last year.
Harvard football wasn’t the only program that won big this weekend.