Category Archives: Harvard

The College Basketball Championship Belt

Who is the top team in college basketball today? By record, Wichita State stands alone with zero losses; by the polls, Florida is number one; and by the Pomeroy or Sagarin ratings, Arizona is best. But by another, much more … Continue reading

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The Breakdown: Harvard’s defense snaps drought at Princeton

With eight minutes left in Saturday night’s game at Jadwin Gymnasium, Princeton trailed Harvard 41-40, and the Tigers’ Hans Brase was here: Screencap via the Ivy League Digital Network At that point, it was hard to imagine that Princeton would … Continue reading

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Harvard and the Curse of ESPN

Under the tutelage of Tommy Amaker, the profile of Harvard’s basketball program has risen immensely. What was once an Ivy League also-ran became the alma mater of an NBA sensation, a three-team conference champion, a March Cinderella and, above all, … Continue reading

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What’s different about Ivy League Saturdays?

The Ivy League is unique among Division I conferences for its conference schedule, which forces every team to play games on both Friday and Saturday nights for six consecutive weeks. If you wonder what kind of toll that takes on … Continue reading

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The Breakdown: Yale’s offense powers past Harvard

Saturday night, Yale did something the previous 20 visitors to Lavietes Pavilion couldn’t: Beat Harvard on its home floor. The Bulldogs’ army of long, physical defenders frustrated Harvard’s offense all game by switching screens and contesting most shots, but more … Continue reading

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Three Pointer: Yale shocks Harvard, moves into first-place tie

1. We have a race in the Ivy League. With a win on Saturday night, Harvard would have been two games up on the rest of the Ivy League; no team has overcome a deficit that large to earn even … Continue reading

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The consistency of James Jones

After a 52-45 win over Brown last night, Harvard remains alone atop the Ivy League with a 5-0 record. The Crimson now has at least a two-game lead on every team but one: Yale, its opponent tonight. The Bulldogs were … Continue reading

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