After jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes, the Crimson (9-13, 1-5 Ivy League) couldn’t maintain its level of play, falling to Penn (8-11, 2-3), 67-57. The game was Harvard’s fifth consecutive Ivy loss, and the fourth time the team has fallen by a double-digit margin since beginning conference play.
The Crimson will look to bounce back after dropping back-to-back home contests against Ivy opponents for the first time since 2009.
Despite coming back from a 15-point deficit at halftime and a 24-point effort by junior forward Zena Edosomwan, the Harvard men’s basketball team dropped its second consecutive conference matchup to Cornell Friday night, 77-65.
Despite building an 11-point lead and shutting out Dartmouth (7-9, 1-1 Ivy League) through the first seven minutes of the second half, the Crimson (9-9, 1-1) went cold during a 34-10 Big Green run in the game’s final 11:40 and fell, 63-50, on Saturday night in Hanover.
Behind 18 points from junior guard Corbin Miller, the Harvard men’s basketball team took down Ryerson (4-2), 73-57, to close out a five-game homestand.
As the buzzer sounded and the backboard glowed red, freshman Corey Johnson’s shot clanked off the rim to send the Crimson (6-8) to a 65-62 defeat to Vermont (8-7), its first loss of 2016.
The Harvard men's basketball team (5-7) returns to the comforts of Lavietes Pavilion for the team's first home game since Nov. 25 against Bryant. The Crimson is 2-1 this season at home, and will face Wofford (3-8) who has won just one of its eight road games so far this year.
Though it led No. 3/2 Oklahoma at halftime, the Harvard men’s basketball team could not hold on, falling to the unbeaten Sooners (11-0) in the final game of the Diamond Head Classic by a score of 83-71.
After starting the season 2-6, the Harvard men’s basketball team has strung together three consecutive wins. Following an overtime win against BYU on Tuesday, Harvard stymied the Auburn offense on Wednesday to come away with a 69-51 win.
Behind 23 points and 17 rebounds from Zena Edosomwan, as well as nine big second-half points from Patrick Steeves, the Crimson staved off BYU, 85-82, in an instant classic in Honolulu.
Men’s basketball writer Theresa Hebert picks three things to watch in Wednesday’s contest between Harvard and Auburn in the second round of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii (4:30 EST, ESPNU). The Crimson (4-6), took down Brigham Young in overtime Tuesday to advance, while Auburn (6-3) beat New Mexico in a back-and-forth affair to win its first round game.
For the second consecutive game, the Harvard men’s basketball team found itself in a 75-69 contest as the clock wound to zero. However on Tuesday night, the Crimson was on the winning side, beating Boston University on the road.
Wednesday night at Matthews Arena, the Crimson showed flashes of promise that it could return to its dominant ways of old against in-state opponents. But Harvard’s 80-71 loss to the Huskies proved that there remains a significant amount of work to do in Cambridge.
After a loss to in-state opponent Boston College, the Harvard men’s basketball team dropped its third consecutive game on Sunday afternoon, 69-56. The loss comes just days after falling to UMass on Tuesday.
After ending the weekend with a loss in Providence, the Crimson fell again Tuesday, losing to UMass, 69-63. Cold shooting—Harvard shot just 35 percent from the floor—and defensive matchups forced Amaker to try out new lineups, but the adjustments were not enough to come away with the victory.