Crimson staff writer
Alexander K. Bell
Harvard returned home from its weekend road trip more or less the same way it left, tied for fourth place in the Ivy League with rivals Columbia. The Crimson, however, now hold a crucial tiebreaker over the Lions, after storming back from nine-points down late in the second half to secure a 80-75 victory and complete a 2-0 season sweep.
The Harvard men's basketball team clinched a decisive 77-59 win against the Dartmouth Big Green (5-15, 1-6 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon. The victory secured the team's fourth place standing in the Ivy Leage, seeing the program tied with Cornell.
In the first weekend of back-to-back Ivy League games for the Crimson, Harvard came from behind against Columbia (11-8, 2-4 Ivy) to secure its second win in Ivy League play against a key rival, 62-59. In the second game of the weekend, Harvard was ultimately unable to keep up with the Big Red in the second half, who pulled away with its unique fast-paced style of play to return to Ithaca with a 89-76 win.
Coming off its first conference win, Harvard (10-6, 1-2) looked to continue its hot streak against historic rival Yale (12-6, 3-0) to begin its four game homestand. After an even first half, Yale’s shooters shut the door on Harvard's hopes of victory with a 78-65 win.
Despite rallying back from a deficit as great as 19 points to make it a single possession game, Harvard men’s basketball was unable to avoid a 74-72 defeat to Brown (5-12, 1-1 Ivy) in its Ivy home opener on Monday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
Harvard men’s basketball fell on the road to Princeton, 89-58, on Saturday afternoon in its Ivy League opener. The Tigers (13-1, 1-0 Ivy) showed why they were selected as preseason Ivy League favorites as they continued a strong start to the season.
Harvard men’s Basketball opens its 2023-2024 Ivy League campaign Saturday on the road against defending champions Princeton, a major first test for the Crimson as it begins conference play.
Harvard first-year guard Malik Mack is out indefinitely due to mononucleosis, head coach Tommy Amaker announced on Thursday. Mack, who ranks first nationwide among freshmen in points per game, has been highly influential for the Crimson so far, leading the team in points, assists, and steals while winning the Ivy League Rookie of the Week award for three consecutive weeks to start the season.
Harvard men’s basketball remained perfect at home on Wednesday after defeating American University, 80-75, before falling to Loyola Chicago, 75-53, on the road Saturday afternoon. The win against American marked the Crimson’s first game at home after completing a four game road trip, which included wins over University of Massachusetts and Colgate and losses to Boston College and Indiana.
After defeating local rivals Northeastern, 80-56 on Nov. 14, Harvard men’s basketball was off to a 3-0 start to the season for the first time since 2013. The Crimson led by a margin of as much as 37 points en route to the victory, with four players hitting double-digit point tallies. Since then, Harvard overcame the University of Massachusetts 78-75 in overtime before suffering its first loss of the season to Boston College on Saturday.