Though the Crimson bent, it would not break. After outscoring the visitors 48-33 in the second half, Harvard walked away with its second Ivy win of the season, 82-68.
The Harvard men's basketball team got its first conference win of the season on the road at Dartmouth Saturday night, 74-58.
In its Ancient Eight opener, the Crimson flashed its defensive prowess with a balanced offensive performance to defeat Dartmouth with a 74-58 victory.
After an unbeaten month of December, the Harvard men’s basketball team was on the losing side of a high-scoring affair against Vermont Tuesday night. While five Crimson players—including four freshmen—scored in double-digits, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Catamounts as the team fell, 82-71.
On Friday against Howard (3-11), freshman point guard Bryce Aiken once again took charge on offense to allow his team to pull away, leading to a 67-46 victory for Harvard (6-4) over the Bison. The win extends the Crimson’s current win streak to five games.
Though the team at one point fell behind by nine points in the second half, freshman Bryce Aiken scored eight points with what seemed like a wink of his eye and a twist of his head to put the Crimson back in the game and eventually dash away with a 57-56 win.
If anyone had any doubts regarding senior co-captain Siyani Chambers’ health coming into the 2016-2017 men’s basketball season, those doubts have been silenced.
Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, shown here in the team's 2016-2017 season opener against Stanford in Shanghai, became the winningest coach in program history Wednesday night as his team beat Boston College, 74-66.
Freshman forward Seth Towns’s name may be splashed across the box score from Tuesday night’s 86-80 victory over Northeastern for the Harvard men’s basketball team, but the win actually showed how dangerous Harvard’s depth can be.
Co-captain Siyani Chambers recorded a season-high eight assists in the team's loss to George Washington
Freshman guard Seth Towns, shown in previous action against Stanford, led the Crimson with 17 points against UMass, but it wasn't enough to secure the win.
One of Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s mantras is to focus on the first and last four minutes of each half. By winning those four four-minute segments of the game, the team can gain and carry momentum. On Tuesday night against George Washington, however, one particular four-minute segment put the Crimson in a hole it could not climb out of.
The Crimson still has a lot to improve on, and those areas of needed improvement were illuminated against a veteran Colonials team composed of multiple graduate students and redshirt players.
Harvard's seven freshmen, including (from left to right) guard Christian Juzang, forward Henry Welsh, and guard Seth Towns, have seen significant playing time in the Crimson's first two regular season games.
In its first home game against a Division I opponent, the Crimson were plagued by turnovers as it dropped its second game of the season.