Crimson staff writer
In a conference not usually known as a destination for top recruits, Harvard Basketball and Tommy Amaker are in new territory.
The Harvard men’s basketball team secured its first Ivy League regular season title since 2015 after defeating Columbia, 93-74, on Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
With just over a minute left in overtime and with Harvard up 86-85 against Cornell, what might’ve the biggest play of the night happened outside of Lavietes Pavilion. In fact, it happened all the way in New Haven.
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.
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.
Though the Crimson would lead for nearly the entire contest, neither club could seem to find its way offensively, as the Bears shot 38 percent on the night while Harvard would hardly best that mark, shooting 40 percent from the field.
A 17-0 run in the first half propelled Harvard to a 15-point win over Yale on Saturday night. The victory also clinched the Crimson a spot in the Ivy League Tournament.