On Friday night, Aiken’s 44-point performance, one of the most incredible efforts seen in Harvard history, helped the Crimson cling to a 98-96 victory over Columbia in 3OT, in one of the greatest games ever played at Lavietes Pavilion.
The phenomenon known as “Linsanity” thrust the Torrance, Calif., native into the global spotlight in the world’s most famous arena. But anyone who’s met the 30 year old knows that Lin’s future is much brighter than just basketball.
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In front of a sold-out crowd and numerous NBA scouts, Harvard pulled off a wire-to-wire victory over Yale.
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Strong ball security, defense and clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch from Aiken helped the Crimson move to .500 on the young Ivy League season.
Harvard will hope that Monday afternoon’s victory is a harbinger of things to come, and will catalyze the team leading up to a Saturday rematch with Dartmouth at Lavietes Pavilion.
The Crimson fought valiantly but could not withstand a second-half push from the Tar Heels.
Junior forward Chris Lewis knocks down a free-throw in a win over Mercer at State Farm Arena, as Coach Tommy Amaker looks on.
Winning the rebounding and assist battles was crucial down the stretch for Harvard, and clutch free throws from guards Christian Juzang and Spencer Freedman helped put Mercer away and ice the victory.
While Harvard’s many injuries have likely contributed to its 4-5 record thus far in non-conference play, it has also provided an opportunity for coach Tommy Amaker to test his team’s bench and balance, a phrase he often emphasizes. The team’s injuries have allowed several of the freshman recruiting class to see significant action.
For a second consecutive week, sloppy ball security led to a late defeat for men's basketball as the University of Vermont Catamounts (7-3) pulled away for a 71-65 comeback victory Saturday evening.
Harvard will hope this victory over in-state foe Holy Cross (4-3) is a step in the right direction towards emulating the 2013-2014 year, which marks the last time the Crimson won an NCAA Tournament game.
The Crimson (2-2) will be in the Bay Area for four days, as the team will take on the University of San Francisco Wednesday night, before traveling 25 miles northwest to Moraga, Calif., for a Saturday evening tilt against Saint Mary’s.
With seven players scoring six or more points apiece, it took a complete team effort to knock off the Minutemen. While no player scored more than Lewis’ 16 points, different players had crucial offensive moments throughout the game. Welsh’s first career three-pointer helped quell a UMass run, Kirkwood’s energy off the bench repeatedly galvanized Harvard, and crucial 2-for-2 efforts at the free-throw line from Juzang and Bassey in the last minute helped seal the victory.
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