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Miami Bryce
Men's Basketball

Bryce is Nice: Male Rookie of the Year, Runner-Up

Highly touted as a prospect, Aiken brought home Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and shone brightest when the game was on the line.

Return Trip
Men's Basketball

Heart and Soul of a Captain: Male Comeback Athlete of the Year

Co-captain Siyani Chambers wraps one of the most decorated careers in men's basketball history.

Bryce ROY
Men's Basketball

Aiken and Benzan Headline Ivy Postseason Awards for Men's and Women's Basketball

For Harvard basketball this year it hasn’t been a matter of pure freshman talent or veteran senior experience—in fact for the most part, it’s been a lot of both.

Benzan Time
Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Doomed by Poor Shooting, Eliminated from Ivy Tournament

The rough shooting ultimately doomed Harvard as a 24-point third quarter extended the Tigers’ lead and gave them the 68-47 win to advance to the championship game of the Ivy League tournament.

Arch Rivals
Men's Basketball

Men's Ivy Tournament, Harvard Descend on the Palestra

​You really couldn’t have drawn it up any better. Storylines abound as the Ivy League prepares to hold its first ever men’s basketball tournament. Rivalries? Check. History? Hell yeah. A shot at perfection? You got it. Saturday’s semifinals feature the Ivy League’s best basketball rivalry and the conference’s oldest one. Penn and Princeton will take center stage early Saturday afternoon with Harvard and Yale to follow.

Guarding the Line
Men's Basketball

NOTEBOOK: Senior Gives Harvard Fits for Second Night in a Row

For the second time in as many nights, though, Harvard could only watch as a last second shot decided the outcome of a game. The night before it was junior guard Amir Bell for Princeton. On Saturday night at the Palestra, it was sophomore guard Jackson Donahue for the Quakers.

Princeton's Defensive Presence
Notebooks

Notebook: Princeton Clinches Ivy League Title as Men's Basketball Falls, 73-69

If it wasn’t a rivalry before, it certainly is now.

Rising to Finish
Men's Basketball

Harvard Hopes to Prime Itself for Ivy Tournament

Even if Harvard does beat the Tigers on Friday, it would be a stretch to think Dartmouth could beat a Princeton team fresh off what would be its first conference loss.

Senior Siyani
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Sends Seniors Off in Style with Emphatic Win Over Brown

You couldn’t have written it better for the Harvard men’s basketball team’s four seniors. Playing in their last game at Lavietes Pavilion, the Crimson’s four seniors wrote themselves a storybook ending against Brown on Saturday night.

DRIVING FORWARD
Men's Basketball

Around the Ivies: Harvard Looks to Beat—And Scout—Competition

The sports section of the Yale Daily News—a newspaper, we think—recently published a piece with the following title—By the Numbers: Counting Yale’s Losses. We’re well aware counting isn’t necessarily a strong suit for students down in New Haven, but losing isn’t the kind of thing you’d want to advertise either.

Setty-ing the Standard
Notebooks

Notebook: Men's Basketball Rides Strong Start, Late Run in Win Over Cornell

In what was perhaps its most complete game in conference to date, the Harvard men’s basketball team took a large and early lead against a visiting Cornell squad en route to an 87-75 win over the Big Red Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.

Curbin' Miller
Men's Basketball

Around the Ivies: Men's Basketball hosts Columbia, Cornell

With the Cornell men’s basketball team trekking to Cambridge for a Saturday evening showdown with the Crimson, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the 2009-2010 Big Red team that helped put Ivy League basketball back into the national conversation.

Bye Bye Eli
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Hands Yale Its First Home Loss Since 2015

The Bulldogs (14-7, 6-2 Ivy League) came within four after rattling off six uncontested points, but Chambers and Aiken closed out the game at the line to give Harvard (14-7, 6-2) the 75-67 win in New Haven.

In Bear Town
Men's Basketball

Aiken, Towns Lead the Way as Men's Basketball Defeats Brown, 87-74

Harvard's two leading scorers took charge for the Crimson and gave Harvard an 87-74 win as freshmen Bryce Aiken and Seth Towns had 23 and 17 points, respectively.

Driving Away
Men's Basketball

Around the Ivies: Harvard Aims to Sweep Up Ivy League This Weekend

The Brown men’s basketball team knows a thing or two about what it’s like to be a little brother. In recent years, the Bears have received worse treatment from Harvard than even nine-year-old me could have imagined giving my brothers.