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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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Three Pointer: Without Saunders, Harvard loses at UConn

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Monday’s research on biases in shot-selection data. Today, a Three Pointer (and one) from Harvard’s 61-56 loss at Connecticut: 1. Harvard’s non-conference fate is sealed. Right now, Harvard is 13-2, one … Continue reading

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Little-used lineup lifts Harvard over Vermont

After a slow exam week without much basketball, three teams returned to action with compelling games Saturday. More will come on Boston University’s upset of Maryland and Northeastern’s 20-point comeback over UW-Milwaukee in the next few days; for today, a … Continue reading

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Three Pointer: Harvard survives BU comeback in OT

1. What an ending to regulation. Last year’s BU-Harvard game was decided on a last-possession shot by Siyani Chambers, but this year’s second-half finish may have been even more exciting. Harvard led by seven points with 45 seconds left before … Continue reading

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Huskies win a frontcourt battle, but Harvard wins war

Entering Wednesday night’s game at Matthews Arena, the juiciest matchup seemed to be Northeastern’s paint offense against Harvard’s interior defense. The Huskies entered the game taking more than half their shots at the rim — a strategy that already felled … Continue reading

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