In fitting fashion, the last points in Harvard’s 93-74 blowout win came from one of the seniors—in the form of a triple. From the top of the circle, Chatfield drilled his second game attempt from three and increased the Crimson’s count of triples to 17, a remarkable tally that tied a program record.
Jaylen Brown—a student-athlete at the University of California, Berkeley for one year before declaring for the NBA Draft—has always been noted by his peers and evaluators for possessing a high academic curiosity and passion for learning.
Team performance on the court has improved, a combination of re-discovered perimeter accuracy and lock-down defense throughout the conference season. The Crimson is situated as the second seed in the Ivy League heading into the final weekend of play.
In a game that could largely be summed up by its 20 lead changes, the Harvard men's basketball team fell to Penn, 74-71, on Saturday night at the Palestra. The win moved the Quakers into sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with two games left to play for each team.
As Harvard (14-11, 9-1 Ivy) prepares for the Tigers (11-14, 3-7) and Quakers (19-7, 9-1 Ivy) in its penultimate regular season weekend, the focus is clear: continue its late-season momentum and avoid even thinking about the second trip back to Philadelphia on March 10.
Despite the Crimson’s sizable cushion from the Bulldogs and Bears in the current standings, Harvard was considerably challenged by both teams in their prior matchups this season, sneaking by with single-digit wins.