Crimson staff writer
Jacob D. H. Feldman
March 30, 2011, was a dreary day in Winston-Salem, N.C.—cold, gray, and wet—but that didn’t stop me from getting to BB&T Ballpark early. The Class-A Winston-Salem Dash were hosting the Chicago White Sox, and I was in desperate need of a distraction.
Entering a losing locker room in the NCAA Tournament feels like walking into a painting. Players known for their movement are deathly still. A team that has learned to communicate so well is absolutely silent. It feels like the kind of place where the word somber was invented.
On Thursday night, the Harvard men's basketball team will look to complete its third consecutive NCAA Tournament upset. When it takes on North Carolina in its second-round matchup, the Crimson will aim to extend a season that has been full of ups and downs—and the story of this 2014-2015 campaign can be told through the pictures in this gallery.
During Wednesday’s press conference, Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker said he was glad his players did not notice his reaction when North Carolina was matched with the Crimson during Sunday’s selection show.
Brandyn Curry ’13-’14 was on a bus somewhere in Holland. His Dutch team had an 8 p.m.game Saturday, so Curry was getting on the bus for an hour-long ride as Yale took a halftime lead over the Harvard men’s basketball team 3700 miles away in the Ivy League playoff game at The Palestra.
We writers like to write a lot about games and numbers. In basketball, we cover games, which is really just a reflection of how good a team is. Just like a doctor might look at the readouts during a check-up, it’s only a quantification of a snapshot.