Beyond the game-changing four-pointer — which was followed by a straight Kirkwood triple that suddenly put the Crimson back in the lead, Aiken drained consecutive stop-and-pop triples to widen the cushion and allow Harvard to pull away.
In sentiment however, there is still a feeling of unease and restlessness — compounded with a bit of unexpected adversity — as Harvard (11-8, 4-2 Ivy) prepares for its long bus ride down to Princeton and Penn.
After charging to a 15-point lead heading into the last three minutes of the first frame, Harvard (11-8, 4-2 Ivy) collapsed in the second half — being outscored 46-27.
In an incredible triple overtime win for the ages, Harvard men's basketball defeated Columbia 98-96 on Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion in a 55-minute thriller. Junior guard Bryce Aiken hit a remarkable buzzer-beater three at the end of overtime as part of a 44-point effort.