Much like in its last battle with the Bulldogs, Harvard came out fast and rode a strong first half to victory. However, unlike in the first meeting, Yale was never able to get within striking distance after the break. Four Harvard players were in double figures and the team shot a blistering 46.3 percent from the field. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs scored just 49 points to mark their fewest in a game this year.
Harvard and Yale have a burgeoning rivalry on the hardwood, fueled by high-stakes games and recent stacked recruiting classes for both teams.
A career day from sophomore forward Chris Lewis propelled the Harvard men’s basketball team to a 76-67 win over Penn on Saturday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion. The Alpharetta, Ga., native finished the contest with 25 points and five rebounds to cap off a weekend in which the Crimson topped two of the Ivy League’s top teams in less than 24 hours.
PRINCETON AT HARVARD “I don’t know how you draw it up any worse than that.” Those were Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s words following this game last year. You can hardly blame him—the Crimson lost this one despite being up three with the ball with 34 seconds to go. We won’t delve into the details, but needless to say, mistakes were made.
Despite a career-high 31 points from sophomore forward Seth Towns, Harvard fell to Columbia on the road for its first Ivy League loss of the season. The Crimson made 16 three-pointers but was outscored 48-35 in the second half.
Harvard sits in first place in the Ivy League and has won its last four conference contests, a far cry from its 1-5 mark to begin Ancient Eight play in 2015-2016. Our picks heading into this weekend's Ivy League match ups:
Despite not making a field goal over the final 4:56 of game action, the Harvard men's basketball team topped Yale, 54-52, on Friday night at John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Harvard missed leading scorer Bryce Aiken (sophomore guard), who sat out with an unspecified injury. In his absence, the Crimson failed to reach 50 points for just the second time since 2011.
Cambridge has coffee shops and banks. Lexington has college bars and fraternities. In this city of 300,000 people, Kentucky basketball transcends the walls of Rupp Arena into the school and the local shops. To find fans of Harvard athletics, on must search a little harder.
Notebook: Men's Basketball Employs Deep Ball and Uncharacteristic Zone Defense to Contend with No. 7 Kentucky
A 17-2 run by No. 7 Kentucky midway through the second half lifted the hosts to a 79-70 win over the Harvard men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon. The stretch blew the roof off an otherwise back-and-forth contest that saw the Crimson at arm’s length for most of the game’s first 26 minutes.
With starters Corey Johnson and Seth Towns out with an illness, the Crimson rode the sophomore trio of Bryce Aiken, Robert Baker, and Chris Lewis to a 77-71 victory over St. Joseph’s on the second day of the Wooden Legacy in Fullerton, Calif.
A deep three-point jumper from Bryce Aiken with 1.5 seconds left to play lifted the Harvard men’s basketball team to a wild 70-67 overtime victory over Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion.
In a series that began on Sunday and will continue through the Crimson’s season opener on Nov. 10 against MIT, men’s basketball beat writer Stephen Gleason will look at Harvard’s 13 nonconference opponents. Coming in at No. 4 is Vermont.
In a series that began on Sunday and will continue through the Crimson’s season opener on Nov. 10 against MIT, men’s basketball beat writer Stephen Gleason will look at Harvard’s 13 nonconference opponents. Coming in at No. 3 is St. Mary’s.
In a series that began on Sunday and will continue through the Crimson’s season opener on Nov. 10 against MIT, men’s basketball beat writer Stephen Gleason will look at Harvard’s 13 nonconference opponents. Coming in at No. 5 is Boston University.