Author Archives: Kevin Whitaker

Beanpot Hoops: An announcement

The Beanpot Hoops blog will be quiet this season, as I will be writing for Big Apple Buckets. If you enjoyed my work here last year, I strongly encourage you to follow me and everyone else at Big Apple Buckets, … Continue reading

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Watson, Thomas, Kennedy transfer, leaving BU with little returning Boston University point guard Maurice Watson, Jr., announced Wednesday that he plans to transfer from BU. One of only two underclassmen on the first All-Patriot League team this year, Watson would have been a Player of the … Continue reading

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Strengthening students’ voice: Two paths for college sports

Despite all the NCAA tournament excitement, last week’s biggest sports news was the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling that Northwestern’s football players are legally allowed to unionize. No direct ramifications of the ruling will be felt until the end of … Continue reading

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Harvard’s late run not enough to top Michigan State in NCAA tournament

At halftime of Harvard and Michigan State’s Round of 32 matchup, the only question seemed to be how many points the Spartans would end up scoring. The No. 4-seed and East Regional favorite led 45-33, and it felt like the … Continue reading

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Postseason Preview: Harvard vs. Michigan State, NCAA Round of 32

The game: 12. Harvard (27-4) vs. 4. Michigan State (27-8); 8:40 ET Saturday, TNT, in Spokane, Wash. One key chart: Harvard’s defense has been excellent this year, but it hasn’t yet been tested by the likes of Michigan State: Data … Continue reading

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Hardly an upset: Harvard tops Cincinnati, returns to Round of 32

One year ago, Harvard won its first NCAA tournament game ever, to the surprise of the nation. The Crimson’s story was known nationally, but hardly anyone expected Harvard, a double-digit underdog to New Mexico, to do what only a handful … Continue reading

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Alternative NCAA tournament brackets

It’s now Thursday morning, which means many of you have already filled your NCAA tournament brackets and second-guessed yourself until your pens run dry. But if you’re a procrastinator — or if you just want a fresh start — here’s … Continue reading

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