Crimson staff writer
The Harvard men's basketball team can clinch its third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament with a win in New Haven or Providence this weekend.
Though Senior Night at Lavietes Pavilion was delayed by a year for Kyle Casey and co-captain Brandyn Curry, taking the court was no less emotional.
Last season, the Penn-Princeton road weekend nearly derailed the Harvard men’s basketball team’s entire season. This season, the stakes are still high.
For a small-ball team that usually makes its big plays on the outside, Friday night’s matchup against Brown was fought and won on the inside.
Senior forward Kyle Casey may not have led the Harvard men’s basketball team on paper, but for one minute in the second half he owned Lavietes Pavilion.
For its second straight game, the Harvard men’s basketball team was the clear favorite. Travelling to Dartmouth this weekend, the Crimson hoped to replicate its 16-point victory over the Big Green earlier this month.
After 20 minutes of dominant basketball, the Harvard men’s basketball team had out-dribbled, out-shot, and out-played Colorado on the Buffaloes’ own turf. The Crimson shredded a weak perimeter defense to dominate from behind the arc, shooting 50 percent from deep. Harvard forced nine turnovers and finished the half with a convincing 12-point lead after jumping out to a 16-4 lead in the first four minutes. But the fire had been lit.