Crimson staff writer
Stephen J. Gleason
Two last second three-point attempts came up short as the Harvard men’s basketball team fell to second-seeded Penn, 68-65, in Sunday’s Ivy League Tournament championship game.
After struggling to find the bottom of the net for the first 15 minutes of game action on Saturday afternoon, the Harvard men’s basketball team pulled away from Cornell, 74-55, in the day’s first Ivy League Tournament semifinal. Sophomore forward Seth Towns led all scorers with 24 points while classmates Christian Juzang and Chris Lewis combined for 28 on 11-of-19 shooting.
Despite a blowout loss to the Aggies on Sunday, the Crimson was able to split a doubleheader on Saturday, losing on a walk-off in the first game before a three-run ninth inning lifted the visitors to victory in the nightcap. Overall, the Crimson left New Mexico with three more losses in addition to a win.
Here is a breakdown of all 16 possible scenarios for the four Ivy League men's basketball contests tonight and their consequences for next weekend's Ivy League Tournament.
It took double overtime, but the Harvard men’s basketball team was able to top Cornell, 98-88, on Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion. With the Crimson’s win and Penn’s loss at Yale, Harvard will have the opportunity to secure the Ivy League’s regular season title and the top seed in next weekend’s conference tournament with a win over Columbia on Saturday night.
While the Crimson (15-11, 10-2 Ivy League) is locked into a top two seed in next weekend’s Ivy League Tournament, both of New York’s Ivy League teams have much to play for this weekend.
The Harvard men's basketball team led for a mere 37 seconds of regulation, but the Crimson dominated the overtime session to top Princeton, 72-66, on Friday night at Jadwin Arena.
Harvard’s roster has combined for 44.1 percent of the Crimsons points and, as is the case for most teams, the forwards for Tommy Amaker’s team take care of the majority of the team’s rebounding needs.