The Harvard men's basketball team now officially has a bulls-eye on its chest.
When the Ivy League teams compete in conference games this weekend, all of them will be setting their sights on the first-place Crimson, which upset Dartmouth 48-43 on Saturday, thus giving themselves a two-game cushion atop the league standings.
In a game plagued by poor shooting on both sides, the Crimson (7-7 overall, 2-0 Ivy) outlasted the Big Green (4-8 overall, 0-2 Ivy), and became winners of back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 27.
With the victory, the Crimson swept the season series with the Big Green, which had been picked to finish as high as second in some preseason Ivy League polls.
"No one expected this," said freshman point guard Elliott Prasse-Freeman. "We're just trying to shock the world."
Neither team fared especially well shooting-wise. Harvard managed just 35.4 percent from the floor--a lackluster performance, but good enough for the win considering the Crimson held the Big Green to an even sicklier 31.4 percent.
"We weren't getting any fewer good looks than usual," said junior center Tim Coleman. "We just weren't shooting well."
Harvard captain Damian Long led all scorers with just 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting.
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