"We've been in a lot of close games this year," Proudfit said. "I think we thrive now in that situation."
Tonight's game is without a doubt the biggest game any player on the Harvard team has experienced in a Crimson uniform. In fact, a basketball game this important at Briggs has been as rare as good meal at the Union.
The last time a Harvard basketball squad won an Ivy League title was in the 1990-91 season, when the Lady Cagers took the crown.
"This should definitely bring a big-game atmosphere to Harvard," Proudfit said.
With so much at stake, a knockout is improbable. And like most classic heavyweight fights, this bout may well be decided in the final rounds.
So, let's get ready to rumble!!