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Postseason at the Palestra
Men's Basketball

On the End of the Men's Basketball Season

At some point the reader might be led to believe that there was no unimportant moment in the span of two hours at the Palestra. Perhaps they’d be right.

Town and Country
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Marches on to the Palestra

Most pundits would agree that neither Penn nor Harvard would be described as great, but neither ball club deserves a 16-seed next week. Hopefully, the committee will be tuned into ESPN2 on Sunday afternoon.

Lewis Time
Notebooks

Notebook: Long Ball, Lewis Push Harvard Past Cornell

With just over a minute left in overtime and with Harvard up 86-85 against Cornell, what might’ve the biggest play of the night happened outside of Lavietes Pavilion. In fact, it happened all the way in New Haven.

Raise It High
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Beats Columbia to Win Ivy League Title

The Harvard men’s basketball team secured its first Ivy League regular season title since 2015 after defeating Columbia, 93-74, on Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion.

Juzang Looking
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Hosts Cornell, Columbia on Senior Weekend

While the Crimson (15-11, 10-2 Ivy League) is locked into a top two seed in next weekend’s Ivy League Tournament, both of New York’s Ivy League teams have much to play for this weekend.

Triple Threat
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Embarks on Road Trip to Face Killer P's

Harvard’s roster has combined for 44.1 percent of the Crimsons points and, as is the case for most teams, the forwards for Tommy Amaker’s team take care of the majority of the team’s rebounding needs.

Setting the Bar
Men's Basketball

Defense Helps Harvard in Low-Scoring Win Over Brown

Though the Crimson would lead for nearly the entire contest, neither club could seem to find its way offensively, as the Bears shot 38 percent on the night while Harvard would hardly best that mark, shooting 40 percent from the field.

Lewis Cannot be Stopped
Men's Basketball

Strong First Half Wills Men's Basketball Past Yale

A 17-0 run in the first half propelled Harvard to a 15-point win over Yale on Saturday night. The victory also clinched the Crimson a spot in the Ivy League Tournament.

Reinforced
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Anticipates Latest Edition of Amaker-Jones Rivalry

Harvard and Yale have a burgeoning rivalry on the hardwood, fueled by high-stakes games and recent stacked recruiting classes for both teams.

Djuricic and the Dish
Men's Basketball

AROUND THE IVIES: Men's Basketball Faces Challenging Home Slate

PRINCETON AT HARVARD “I don’t know how you draw it up any worse than that.” Those were Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s words following this game last year. You can hardly blame him—the Crimson lost this one despite being up three with the ball with 34 seconds to go. We won’t delve into the details, but needless to say, mistakes were made.

Notebooks

Notebook: Free Throws, Team Play Power Basketball Past Cornell

In a season that’s seen plenty of notable individual performances from players such as Towns, Lewis, and a now injured Bryce Aiken, Saturday’s win for Harvard came from an all-around balanced effort.

Men's Basketball

Notebook: Men's Basketball Has Historic Night from Three But Falls at Columbia

Despite a career-high 31 points from sophomore forward Seth Towns, Harvard fell 83-76 against Columbia at Levien Gymnasium on Friday night. After jumping out to a 15-point lead behind a flood of early three-pointers, the Crimson defense gave up a 48-point second half to the Lions.

Moving Forward
Men's Basketball

Around the Ivies: Men's Basketball Looks to Continue Streak

Harvard sits in first place in the Ivy League and has won its last four conference contests, a far cry from its 1-5 mark to begin Ancient Eight play in 2015-2016. Our picks heading into this weekend's Ivy League match ups:

Looking up
Columns

Wide Open Road for Men's Basketball in Battle for Ivy League

Coming off the heels of a last-minute loss to Penn in the final game of the conference season last spring, Harvard had the chance to dance despite an undefeated conference season from Ancient Eight heavyweight Princeton.

Career Night
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Stays Unbeaten in Ivy, Pushes Win Streak Over Brown to 17

The Harvard men's basketball team completed a perfect weekend after topping Brown, 86-77, on Saturday night in Providence. The win was the third straight for the Crimson and its 17th in a row over the Bears.

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