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Tommy Amaker: ‘I am where I want to be’

As has been his custom after each season, Tommy Amaker met with the media Monday at Harvard’s Murr Center to discuss the Crimson’s campaign. But Amaker also addressed his decision to return to the Ivy League school after he surfaced as a potential candidate for the job vacancy at Boston College. Amaker’s seventh season at Harvard produced a program-record 27 wins and was highlighted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

#5 Cincinnati vs #12 Harvard NCAA Tournament Preview

It's tournament day. If you need to be pumped up in this opening paragraph, you are not ready enough. Let's get right to the good stuff. Game Time: 2:10 pm TV: TNT Line: Cincinnati -3 History: Harvard 1-0 Meeting: Harvard 77-76, December 13, 1974 NCAA Tournament Record: 43-26 East Region Record: 6-3 As a 5 Seed: 2-1 Cronin NCAA Record: 3-3 Fun Fact: Cincinnati...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Holds Off Late Harvard Rally To Advance To Sweet 16

Harvard’s season came to an end Saturday night with a third-round loss in the NCAA tournament to fourth-seeded Michigan State, 80-73. The Crimson overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to claw their way back into the game, taking their first lead on Laurent Rivard’s 3-pointer with 7:11 to play, but the Spartans were able to overcome the late scare from the No. 12 Crimson. Wesley...
Via NESN.com
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State survives Harvard 80-73 to reach Sweet 16

That Jud Heathcote is on to something -- he really may be Michigan State's lucky charm in the confines of eastern Washington. The No. 4 seed Spartans beat No. 12 seed Harvard 80-73 Saturday in the third round of the NCAA tournament, advancing to their sixth Sweet 16 in the past seven seasons. MSU is now 4-0 in the NCAA tournament in Spokane, having previously won two games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Harvard beats No. 5 Cincinnati but doesn’t upset

The kids from Cambridge, MA did it again – they pulled an “upset.” In similar fashion to last year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Harvard Crimson defeated a higher ranked seed in the opening round. In 2013, it was the 3-seed New Mexico Lobos that went home early. This year, Harvard ousted 5-seed Cincinnati in a game that did not feel like an upset. 6-foot-5, guard...
Via Total Sports Live
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

12 Seeded Harvard Crimson Upset Cincinnati Bearcats

In another shocker, the Harvard Crimson upset the Cincinnati Bearcats 61-57, although this is not that much of a surprise as this is their second consecutive season with a NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Crimson had Wesley Saunders, Siyani Chambers, and Laurent Rivard all scored in double figures not to mention Steve Moundou-Missi had nine points, so it was a total team...
Via Players View
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard Upsets Cincinnati, Reaches 3rd Round Of NCAA Tournament

Harvard reached the third round of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year on Thursday with a 61-57 upset victory over Cincinnati in the No. 5 vs. No. 12 matchup of the East Region. It’s the Crimson’s (27-4) second-ever March Madness victory, and they are the first Ivy League school to win NCAA Tournament games in back-to-back seasons since Princeton in 1983-84. Harvard...
Via NESN.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament: Harvard upsets Cincinnati

Harvard upset the fifth-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats 61-57 on Thursday. Tommy Amaker and the Crimson have won their second NCAA Tournament game in school history.  They seemed to show signs of wearing down late, but Cincinnati could not stop them offensively. Wesley Saunders paved the way for the Crimson with 12 points, four assists and three rebounds in the win.  Siyani Chambers...
Via Sports-Glory
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard upsets 5th-seed Cincinnati 61-57

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Those kids from Harvard are getting a passing grade when it comes to the first game of the NCAA tournament. Ask New Mexico last year. Ask Cincinnati now. Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final two minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting Cincinnati 61-57 Thursday. Wesley Saunders...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

#5 Cincinnati vs #12 Harvard NCAA Tournament Preview

It's tournament day. If you need to be pumped up in this opening paragraph, you are not ready enough. Let's get right to the good stuff. Game Time: 2:10 pm TV: TNT Line: Cincinnati -3 History: Harvard 1-0 Meeting: Harvard 77-76, December 13, 1974 NCAA Tournament Record: 43-26 East Region Record: 6-3 As a 5 Seed: 2-1 Cronin NCAA Record:...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard Readies for No. 5 Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament Second Round

The Storyline The Harvard men's basketball team received a 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will face 5th-seeded Cincinnati in the second round Thursday, March 20 at 2:10 p.m. The game will be televised live on TNT from the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash. Harvard, which earned its tournament bid by winning a fourth consecutive Ivy League title, will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UC opponent Harvard a 'trendy pick'

Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker knows that the TV talking heads have their pots to stir. Amaker thus is unaffected by predictions that his team will upset Cincinnati in the NCAA tournament. Harvard is a No. 12 seed and UC a No. 5 seed for their second-round game Thursday (2:10 p.m.) in Spokane, Wash., with analysts Doug Gottlieb and Seth Davis both picking Harvard to oust...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Things About Harvard

Cincinnati plays Harvard in a 5 vs 12 game on Thursday at 2:10 pm. Since I'm assuming a lot of us didn't follow the Ivy that close, here are 10 things about the Harvard Crimson. They dominated conference play. Harvard went 13-1 in the Ivy. That shows some domination. The Crimson won their Ivy games by 16, 30, 6, 20, 7, 4, 23, 20, 12, 24, 23, 22 and 5. A lot of...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard’s Wesley Saunders: ‘I Don’t Think Anyone Is Looking Past Us This Year’ (Video)

Harvard became the first team to punch its ticket to the 2014 NCAA Tournament — making it their third straight trip to the Big Dance — and on Sunday, they learned they’ll be a No. 12 seed in the East Region and will play fifth-seeded Cincinnati. The Crimson have emerged as a team to be taken seriously in the tournament after earning the program’s first postseason victory...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Saunders Headlines Ivy League Awards

Wesley Saunders of Harvard has been named the 2014 Ivy League Player of the Year. T.J. Bray, Sean McGonagill, Alex Rosenberg and Justin Sears join Saunders on the All-Ivy First Team. On the All-Ivy Second Team are Siyani Chambers, Fran Dougherty, Maodo Lo, Steve Moundou-Missi and Laurent Rivard. Cedric Kuakumensah was named Defensive Player of the Year, while Spencer Weisz received...
Via RealGM
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard first team to make NCAA Tournament, punches its ticket for 3rd consecutive year

Harvard punched the first ticket to the NCAA Tournament after clinching the Ivy League Title with a 70-58 victory over Yale on Friday.  The Crimson, who last season earned their first ever NCAA tournament victory by knocking off the No.3 seed in New Mexico during last year’s tournament, are 25-4 on the year and 12-and-1 in conference. They’re led by guards Siyani Chambers and...
Via Diehardsport
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cinderella Series: Harvard Crimson

Dare I say that the Harvard Crimson is the new Princeton Tigers? Several years ago, the Tigers, by virtue of coming THIS close to knocking off #1 Georgetown, begat the term “Princeton,” as in, “Who is going to be this year’s Princeton?” It has been a long time since then, but the Ivy League still provides intriguing NCAA Tournament match-ups. This year portends to be no...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Might Harvard be shut out of Ivy POY race?

The race for the Ivy League title will likely not be decided until the March’s first weekend, when Yale travels north on I-90 to face Harvard, so while there are still a handful of games to be played, it is interesting to speculate which Ivy players are in the lead for the league’s player the year award. The race is more intriguing this season because Harvard, the presumptive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard reaches 20 wins, tops Cornell 67-44

Brandyn Curry scored 14 points with five steals as Harvard pounded Cornell 67-44 on Saturday night to reach 20 wins for the fifth straight season. The Crimson (20-4, 7-1 Ivy) are the first Ivy League team in a generation to reach that plateau since Penn's league-record six times (1970-75). Harvard's balanced attack featured four players in double figures - Laurent Rivard...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard escapes Columbia 88-84 in double overtime

Siyani Chambers and Steve Moundou-Missi scored 22 points apiece Friday night as Harvard escaped at Columbia with an 88-84 double overtime win. Laurent Rivard made a 3-pointer to put Harvard up 82-77 with 59 seconds left in the second overtime. The Crimson made 6 of 10 free throws from there to hang on for the win. Wesley Saunders had 19 points and seven assists while Rivard added...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Crimson hang on for win over Princeton

Harvard took care of the opening leg of its first full Ivy League men’s basketball weekend with an 82-76 victory over Princeton last night at Lavietes Pavilion. But it didn’t come without angst. The Tigers cut a 15-point lead to four with less than a minute remaining. Harvard forward Kyle Casey grabbed a big rebound in traffic after Princeton guard T.J. Bray missed a 3-pointer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard gets past Princeton 82-76

Wesley Saunders scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Harvard took down Princeton 82-76 on Friday to remain unbeaten in Ivy League play. Harvard (16-3, 3-0) led by a point at halftime, and slowly built its lead in the second half. An 8-2 run that included two Kyle Casey dunks gave the Crimson a 63-48 lead with 9:51 left in the second half. Princeton (12-4, 0-2) cut the...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvard goes cold in Florida

Marquan Botley hit six of his team’s eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points as Florida Atlantic beat Harvard, 68-53, in men’s basketball in Boca Raton, Fla. The Owls (7-12) drained 8-of-15 3-pointers. The Crimson (14-3) picked a good night to escape the storm at home, but were held to a chilly 23 percent shooting in the team’s first visit to Florida since 1999...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mid-Major Rankings for the Week of January 13

1. Wichita State  (17-0, 4-0 MVC). Last week: 1 Wichita State came back from down 19 points in the second half to defeat Missouri State in overtime on Saturday night. The Shockers bring their unbeaten record back home, where they face Bradley and Indiana State this week.   2. Harvard (14-2, 1-0 Ivy). Last week: 2 Harvard was without leading scorer Wesley Saunders last week, but...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blueprint Breakdown with Drew Dawson: Crimson’s play crisp

Send to KindleAlthough Harvard found themselves up five at halftime and playing well despite the absence of leading scorer and Lou Henson Preseason All-American, Wesley Saunders, the Crimson’s nine-game win streak  ended Wednesday in a hard fought 61-56 loss to the Connecticut Huskies. Harvard, which led by as many as seven in the first half, converted a number of big plays to...
Via College Chalktalk
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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