The clock at Lavietes Pavilion showed seven seconds, with Princeton inbounding under its own basket down by two points. Yet it felt like the Tigers were exactly where they wanted to be. After trailing by as many as 10 points in the second half, they had quickly stormed back. On the last possession, they needed just one more bit of devil magic — just as they’d done at Penn and Columbia — to extend or win the game. Continue reading “Harvard 73, Princeton 71: Steeves Wounds Tigers’ Title Hopes”
What Happened Last Week: Princeton pulled an 11-point rabbit out of its hat at Penn. Harvard’s seniors held off Dartmouth down the stretch. The Ivy League went 7-1 out of conference, but with only five D-1 games. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Harvard, Princeton Survive Openers”
2015 ended so well for Harvard: The Crimson won four of their final six games, with only close losses to the likely #1 and #2 in tomorrow’s national rankings. November’s struggles were a distant memory, and they looked ready to challenge for yet another Ivy League title. Continue reading “Vermont 65, Harvard 62: Setbacks Plague Crimson”
What Happened Last Week: Harvard did what Harvard does in tournaments. Santa brought blowout wins for Princeton and Dartmouth, overtime heartbreakers for Brown and Penn, a blown first-half lead for Cornell, and rest for Columbia and Yale. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Dec. 28”
The first half of this game was weird, man.
Things went haywire 90 seconds in, when the shot clock at Harvard’s end of Matthews Arena malfunctioned. Two minutes of game time later, it was done for good; a second, portable clock was hauled out to the baseline, with the PA announcer counting down every time it reached 10. Continue reading “Northeastern Cruises Past Harvard”
What Happened Last Week: The Ivy League got off to a great start: Yale hung with Duke for a half, Penn and Columbia topped solid teams, and Princeton and Harvard beat D-I opponents by D-III scores. But the weekend was brutal for everyone not named Miles Wright. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Nov. 30”