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ECAC Hockey season wrap: Harvard rides second wind

This space has written ad nauseam about the injuries of the Harvard Crimson, and how those ailments nearly cratered their 2014-15 season. A 10-1-2 start preceded a 5-10-1 finish to the regular season, partially caused by the lengthy absences of players like Alexander Kerfoot, Patrick McNally, Sean Malone and Luke Esposito. That the Crimson even had the 10-1-2 […] The post ECAC...
Via Along the Boards
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview, picks for the 2015 Women’s Frozen Four championship

The ECAC’s Harvard Crimson and the WCHA’s Minnesota Gophers will face off for the 2015 Women’s Frozen Four title this Sunday, and as each team relies on strengths in different areas, it should make for an exciting collision of worlds. Minnesota’s offensive presence is unmatched in NCAA women’s hockey. The team averages 4.5 goals per game, along with 41.2 shots on...
Via Along the Boards
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Here's the guy who had Roy Williams thanking his lucky stars Thursday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Wesley Saunders couldn’t have picked a better time or a bigger stage to dial up one of the best games of his career. Unfortunately for the Harvard senior swingman, his 26 points Thursday night against No. 4 seed North Carolina were two too few in a 67-65 loss to the Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA tournament. A Southern California kid now at one...
Via FOX Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard's furious comeback falls short in loss to UNC

By Darren Hartwell Make no mistake: The Boston-area schools gave opponents a run for their money in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. Hours after No. 14 seed Northeastern came this close to upsetting third-seeded Notre Dame, No. 13 seed Harvard took the floor in Jacksonville against fourth-seeded North Carolina looking to oust the favored Tar Heels. The Crimson almost pulled it...
Via NESN.com
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UNC Survives Harvard With Fast-Break Dunk In Final Seconds

Exhale, North Carolina fans. Your Tar Heels will be playing in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, but Thursday’s contest against Harvard was that close to going the other way. UNC needed one last defensive stand to eke out the victory. The Tar Heels, trailing 65-63, were able to tie the game on a jump hook by Justin Jackson with 48 seconds to play. After the Crimson...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 4 seed North Carolina holds off Harvard's second-half rally

No. 4 seed North Carolina survived a second-half rally and held off No. 13 seed Harvard in their NCAA tournament opener Thursday. With the Tar Heels leading 67-65, Harvard's Wesley Saunders launched a 3-pointer at the horn that clanged off the glass and missed. MORE TO COME
Via FOX Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard Looks to Duplicate Recent Tournament Success

Head coach Tommy Amaker of the Harvard Crimson reacts in the first half against the Michigan State Spartans during the Third Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 22, 2014. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Harvard has come a long way under the tutelage of former Duke point guard Tommy Amaker. Since taking over as the head coach...
Via The Sports Journal
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard Beats Yale In Dramatic Finish To Earn NCAA Tourney Bid (Video)

Steve Moundou-Missi was the Ivy League’s defensive player of the year, but it was his offense that helped Harvard capture the conference title in dramatic fashion. The senior forward knocked down a jumper with 7.2 remaining in a one-game playoff vs. rival Yale to lift the Crimson to a 53-51 win and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. This embed is invalid" /...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard beats Yale to earn fourth straight NCAA tournament bid

PHILADELPHIA -- Steve Moundou-Missi hit a 15-foot jumper with 7.2 seconds left, Wesley Saunders scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and Harvard beat Yale 53-51 on Saturday in a one-game Ivy League playoff for its fourth straight NCAA tournament berth. Saunders then kept possession for Harvard on Moundou-Missi' miss by hustling for an offensive rebound, before setting up...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Harvard wins thriller over Yale with seconds left

By Andrew Holleran The Harvard Crimson are going dancing.  Tommy Amaker’s squad defeated Yale on Saturday evening at The Palestra, 53-51, in an Ivy League Playoff game. Harvard’s Steve Moundou-Missi hit a jumper with nine seconds left to give his team the lead. The Bulldogs proceeded to miss a short jumper on the other end, sealing the Crimson’s victory.  Here’s the...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard beats Brown, gets help to force Ivy tiebreaker vs. Yale

  Harvard's run as Ivy League champion continues. Siyani Chambers scored 15 points and defending champion Harvard earned a share of the title with a 72-62 victory over Brown after Yale lost later Saturday night. It's Harvard's fifth straight Ivy crown. Yale, which came in a game up over Harvard after a road victory over the Crimson on Friday, blew a late lead at Dartmouth, falling...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvard's still alive for Ivy; beats Brown 72-62

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Siyani Chambers scored 15 points and four-time defending Ivy League champion Harvard kept its title hopes alive for at least a little while with a 72-62 victory over Brown on Saturday night. Yale, a game up over Harvard after a road victory over the Crimson on Friday, played at Dartmouth later Saturday with a chance to clinch the Ivy outright. The Ivy is the...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Women’s Hockey Wrap: Harvard concedes ECAC crown

A pristine 12-0-0 at home beforehand, the Harvard Crimson let two goose-eggs hatch in exponentially egregious fashion over the final weekend of the regular season. Granted, they generally dictated the terms of Friday’s tilt, which ended in a 1-1 draw with heavy help from St. Lawrence goaltender Carmen MacDonald’s chin-standing performance. But Harvard’s uncharacteristically...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Saunders, Moundou-Missi lead Harvard past Penn 69-46

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Wesley Saunders scored 15 points, Steve Moundou-Missi had 14 and Harvard kept pace with Yale at the top of the Ivy League standings with a 69-46 win over Penn on Friday. Siyani Chambers had 10 points for the Crimson (18-5, 8-1), which won its sixth straight. Moundou-Missi also had seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block. Harvard had a 14 point...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

College hockey power rankings: Harvard Crimson low tide

Editor’s note: Following up on its preseason Top 20 series, the Along the Boards college staff is voting on its own weekly men’s college hockey power rankings throughout the season. The revised Top 20 is listed as follows with each program’s previous ranking in parentheses. 1. Boston University (2) The pleasantly surprising Terriers passed another […] The post College hockey...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Michalek’s Herculean Effort In Net Not Enough For Harvard Vs. BU

BOSTON — Saying that Steve Michalek stood on his head Tuesday evening at TD Garden might sell short the performance he put on in net for the Harvard Crimson. The senior goaltender stopped an incredible 63 Boston University shots, setting a new Beanpot saves record as his team fell to the Terriers 4-3 in double overtime in the 2015 semifinals of the annual tournament. “I thought...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston University Tops Harvard In Double-OT Thriller To Snap Beanpot Slump

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Boston University Terriers and Harvard Crimson have squared off in three consecutive Beanpot tournaments. Their first two meetings ended in routs. Tuesday’s most certainly did not. Nope, the BU-Harvard matchup that kicked off the 2015 Beanpot was an instant classic, one that pitted the most explosive offense in Hockey...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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