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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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Postseason Preview: Harvard vs. Cincinnati, NCAA Round of 64

The game: No. 12 Harvard (26-4) vs. No. 5 Cincinnati (27-6); 2:10 ET Thursday, TNT, in Spokane, Wash. One key chart: Which players in the NCAA tournament bear the largest share of their teams’ scoring loads? By pure points per … 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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Three Pointer: Harvard downs Princeton, takes sole Ivy lead

1. As usual, Harvard and Princeton produce fireworks. In my dream world, the Ivy League’s “14-game tournament” would be replaced with a 15-game head-to-head series between Princeton and Harvard. As a Cambridge resident and Princeton graduate, perhaps I’m a bit … Continue reading

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Key matchups for pivotal Princeton-Harvard showdown

Before Harvard and Princeton continue the Ivy League’s hottest rivalry in Cambridge tonight, it’s worth remembering what happened the last time the Tigers and Crimson met. Heading into the first weekend of March, Princeton was fifth nationally in three-point percentage, … Continue reading

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