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Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Gets Back on Track With Home Win Over Columbia, Remaining Alive in the Postseason Hunt

CAMBRIDGE — As freshman guard Evan Nelson raced down the floor with senior captain Mason Forbes trailing right behind, the Harvard crowd jumped out of its seat in anticipation of yet another highlight reel dunk. A lob off the backboard followed by an emphatic slam cemented Friday night’s 62-54 victory over Columbia (4-19, 1-10 Ivy), bringing cheer back to Lavietes following a three game skid.

Oh Noah!
Men's Basketball

Crimson Drop Narrow Loss to Penn, 78-74

The Crimson men’s basketball team returned to Lavietes Pavilion this Friday hoping to re-establish the home court advantage it enjoyed prior to the winter break. Unfortunately for Harvard, the Penn Quakers had other ideas, claiming a 78-74 victory.

612 Days
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Returns for First Time in 612 Days with 86-70 Victory over Morehouse

As the stands in Lavietes Pavilion were filling up, concessions were being sold prior to tip-off, and the sound of basketballs bouncing during warmups controlled the audio in the pavilion, a sense of normalcy was restored. Tuesday's regular season home opener marked the return of Harvard men’s basketball for the first time in 612 days.

Seamless Transition
Men's Basketball

The New York Connection: Idan Tretout and Chris Ledlum's Journeys to Harvard

For a team as geographically diverse as the men’s basketball team, it is always fascinating to see whether the incoming recruiting class adds to the vast spectrum of hometowns already on the team.  This year’s freshman class did just that, contributing yet another place to the Ontarios and Californias corresponding to almost half of the roster. This year’s freshman class included a state that surprisingly enough has not been seen under the “hometown” column since the 2010-11 season.

Next Man Up
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Shuts Down Columbia to Start Last Regular Season Road Trip

Embodying the “next man up” mentality, Rio Haskett stepped up and made it his responsibility to navigate the offense. The total team effort by the Crimson led them to pulling away 77-69 to earn a win on the first leg of their New York trip.

A Second-Unit Spark
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Falls Short at Penn in Overtime Defeat

The Crimson drops its first conference game, snapping an eight game win streak.

Ledlum Limelight
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Edges Past Siena to Remain Perfect at Home

Although it wasn’t pretty, the close finish was certainly a crucial learning experience for a team loaded with young talent.

Still Elusive Dance
Men's Basketball

High Expectations: 2019-20 Harvard Men's Basketball Preview

In some ways, the seniors have fulfilled all of the expectations that were placed on the group, which 247 Sports’ Composite Team Rankings regarded as the 25th-best recruiting class in the nation. They have won at least a share of the Ivy League title in consecutive years and last season advanced to the second round of the NIT for the first time in program history. But one achievement is missing: an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Killer Instinct
Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball Opens Season with Harvard Invitational

The Crimson fell short against Colgate, but started and ended the weekend with wins.

High Tides
Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Finishes Fourth at CWPA Championships

Recording its fifth 20-win season in program history, the Crimson has its sights set on the 2020 season, where a majority of the players will be returning to fight for the NCAA tournament bid.

Back in the Pool
Previews

Women’s Water Polo Heads to CWPA Championships

Two weeks after concluding its regular season, No. 16 Harvard (20-6, 3-3 CWPA) is set to travel to Providence, RI. for the Collegiate Water Polo Association conference tournament hosted by Brown University.

Nothing Wrong with Hong
Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Leans on Seniors as Postseason Approaches

Here is a look at the seniors who will be leading the Crimson into the postseason.

Kristen Clear
Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Completes Weekend Sweep in Nation's Capital

Harvard challenged St. Francis, George Washington, and No. 24 Bucknell over the weekend and emerged from each bout victorious. In the course of securing victory, senior Kristen Hong broke the school's career goals record.

Bankshot
Women's Water Polo

Season, Career Start Strong for Water Polo's Banks

Women's Water Polo has started their season at an impressive 12-2, and freshman goalkeeper Zoe Banks has adjusted to collegiate water polo quickly.

Start of Gold
Women's Water Polo

Women's Water Polo Still Perfect After Nine Games

Two months into its season, the Harvard women’s water polo team has found itself amending the history books.

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