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Cagers Set Eyes On 1st Division

SPORTS ANALYSIS

By Richard D. Paisner

Believe it or not, basketball fans, the Harvard five has an excellent chance of making the Ivy League first division for the first time since the winter of 1947.

At the moment, Harvard is two and one-half games behind fourth place Cornell, an overtime victim of the Crimson Saturday night. Harvard is a game and one-half fifth place Yale.

With fourth place the cutoff spot in the eight team league, it doesn't look promising, right? Wrong, Cornell, now 6-6 will lose its last two games against Ivy front-runners Princeton and Penn.

Yale, 5-7, also has two games remaining and therein, for Harvard, lies the tale. The Blue plays Dartmouth, a cellar contender, on Friday night and then, in the game which may determine the final standings of the teams, meets Harvard at New Haven on Saturday.

If Harvard wins that game and those with Brown Friday and Dartmouth next Tuesday; Yale beats Dartmouth as expected; and Cornell loses twice, also as expected, then there will be a three-way tie for fourth place in the Ivy League.

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