Category Archives: The Breakdown

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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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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The Breakdown: Maurice Watson Jr.’s top targets

Few point guards in the nation are as effective at facilitating their team’s offense as Boston University’s Maurice Watson, Jr. After an eight-assist performance in Wednesday’s 61-48 victory at Navy, helping the Terriers maintain their second-place position in the Patriot … Continue reading

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The Breakdown: BC’s threes scare Syracuse

It’s no secret that Boston College has struggled this season; the Eagles have played the seventh-toughest schedule this season, according to Ken Pomeroy — and could pass five of the six teams ahead of them by season’s end — but … Continue reading

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The Breakdown: Vintage Brandyn Curry performance boosts Harvard on both ends

Brandyn Curry was 10 seconds away from going down in history as an all-time Harvard hero. In the waning minutes of the 2011 Ivy League playoff — which is either “famous” or “infamous,” depending on one’s allegiences — Curry, as … Continue reading

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The Breakdown: Irving leads Boston U. in upset of Maryland

Entering the 2013-14 season, expectations were high for Boston University guard D.J. Irving. As a junior, Irving was the primary scorer in the Terriers’ offense, leading the team with 14.4 points per game and receiving first-team all-conference honors in the … Continue reading

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The Breakdown: Watson’s speed, vision lead BU’s offense

A thirty-second sequence in the second half of Saturday’s Harvard-BU game neatly encapsulated Terriers point guard Maurice Watson, Jr.’s offensive style, and the fear he causes in opposing defenders. After a Harvard steal, Watson tracked back in transition to challenge … Continue reading

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