Here are some takeaways from an impressive road sweep, which was spurred by the scorching-hot Bryce Aiken, who scored 58 points on the weekend:
The Crimson was outscored 22-2 and shot 1-of-17 in a brutal opening stanza in Morningside Heights and then hit five threes in a dominant 25-13 opening period in Ithaca, N.Y.,.
The dominance on the glass was nothing new for Harvard, as the Crimson is now out-rebounding opponents by 5.3 boards per game this season, a margin that places the team 53rd in college basketball — above the 85th percentile — and second to Penn in the Ivy League.
This is the second of three road weekends for Harvard before they come home to face Penn and Princeton, the conference’s other two favorites, in two weeks.
When the new rankings come out in March, the 26-year-old will overtake el Shorbagy and become the top-ranked squash player for the first time in his career.
Harvard (8-6, 1-0 Ivy) shut out Dartmouth 14-0 in the first quarter en route to a comfortable 56-46 win at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday.
After nearly three weeks away from competition, the Harvard women’s basketball team returns to the court on Saturday to begin its Ivy League schedule against Dartmouth at Lavietes Pavilion. In what has been an up-and-down season for Harvard so far, the Crimson looks to demonstrate its veteran resolve and determination heading into its conference games as it seeks a league championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
While the first three matches of the season have not been especially competitive, they still serve as valuable experiences for everyone, particularly the freshmen.
Of the six freshmen joining Harvard’s storied squash program this year, three hail from Cairo, Egypt. They are the latest set of top recruits from a country that dominates the international squash scene.
Until less than a month ago, senior quarterback Tom Stewart was not even starting for Harvard. A mere four weeks later, he has etched his name into the Crimson’s record books.
The men's squash team is still in the middle of a quest to dethrone perennial rival Trinity, while the women's squad is the team to beat, going undefeated and losing just four individual matches last season.
When he was 14, Brian Shi nearly quit playing tennis. Instead, he stuck with the sport he loved and became the sixth-best recruit in the nation.
For the second straight day, the Harvard men’s water polo team found itself locked in a tight battle against another ranked team late in the fourth quarter. The result would determine whether the squad would emerge from the weekend Invite with a winning record.
In a field including four Ivy League teams, Harvard beat out Yale and Brown and finished six strokes behind Penn.
Harvard will be looking to prove that its last-place finish in the Ivy League last year, their first such finish since 2012, was no more than a fluke.
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