A late offensive spurt from sophomore forwards Seth Towns and Chris Lewis closed out a foul-heavy Friday night as the Harvard men’s basketball team edged Brown, 65-58, at Lavietes Pavilion.
In the Beanpot consolation game, the Crimson overcame a 3-1 deficit thanks to a pair of goals by freshaman forward Becca Gilmore to defeat Northeastern, 4-3.
In straight sweeps of No. 5 Yale and No. 10 Brown, Harvard increased its undefeated streak to 50 matches—spanning more than three years—and claimed its third straight outright Ivy League title.
Harvard took care of business this weekend, but second-ranked Columbia controlled its own destiny and likewise won twice, capturing the Ivy League crown in the process.
All weekend, the Crimson saw a lot of its success in doubles play. Harvard was able to pick up the doubles point against both Yale and Penn.
In its first Ivy League road trip of the conference schedule, the Killer P's—Penn and Princeton—proved too much for the women’s basketball team. The Crimson’s win streak was snapped at six with the pair of losses.
A career day from sophomore forward Chris Lewis propelled the Harvard men’s basketball team to a 76-67 win over Penn on Saturday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion. The Alpharetta, Ga., native finished the contest with 25 points and five rebounds to cap off a weekend in which the Crimson topped two of the Ivy League’s top teams in less than 24 hours.
After falling in straight sets against No.1 Long Beach State at home, Harvard lost in both games of the Morgan Classic.
Down in the third period, the Harvard men’s hockey team turned up the heat at Union. But despite the Crimson’s efforts—and the play of junior net-minder Michael Lackey, who kept the Dutchmen at bay—the comeback attempt fell short on Friday night. The Dutchmen held off Harvard for a 3-1 win, handing the Crimson its fourth loss in five games and sending the team back to .500.
Juzang received a standing ovation from the Crimson bench when head coach Tommy Amaker subbed his starters out in the final minute.
Harvard came up just short of a miraculous comeback against Boston University in the 2018 Beanpot semifinal on Tuesday evening, falling by a score of 3-2.
Although Harvard ultimately fell in dual contests to Yale and Princeton, the Crimson had many strong swimming and diving performances that highlighted the team’s potential to impress in the league meet in a couple of weeks.
After 23 minutes of overtime hockey, the Terriers edged the Crimson, 3-2, and will advance to play Northeastern in next Monday's tournament finale.