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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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No. 12 Harvard draws No. 5 Cincinnati in NCAA tournament

For the third consecutive year, Harvard is headed west for the NCAA tournament. The 12-seed Crimson will play 5-seed Cincinnati in Spokane, Wash., on Thursday, tipping off at 2:10 ET. In the world of NCAA tournament selection, Harvard’s 12-seed wasn’t … Continue reading

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Should Ivy League basketball have a conference tournament?

It’s the eternal topic of Ancient Eight debate: Should the Ivy League, like every other Division-I conference, have a postseason tournament to decide its automatic NCAA bid? The pros and cons of small-conference tournaments have become a national conversation this … Continue reading

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Harvard earns 4th straight Ivy title in seniors’ storybook home finale

Home finales don’t get much more perfect than Harvard’s final game this season at Lavietes Pavilion unfolded Saturday night. Against an opponent that took them to the wire earlier this season, the Crimson played its most complete game of the … 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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