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Three Thoughts: Harvard 84, Houston 63

Behind double-doubles from a pair of seniors, Harvard cruised to an 84-63 victory over Houston on Tuesday night, leading for all but the first 12 seconds. Three thoughts (plus an extra morsel) from Lavietes Pavilion:

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Nov. 24

What Happened Last Week: The top of the league held its own, as Yale, Columbia and Harvard went a combined 7-0. Cornell continued to exceed expectations, beating Colgate and taking Penn State and Drexel to the wire. But that was the extent of the good Ivy news, as the other four teams fell to a combined […]

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Three Thoughts: Columbia 70, Wagner 56

After a last-second loss to Stony Brook to start the season Columbia welcomed Wagner to Levien Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The Lions were still without a number of key players due to injury and went almost 10.5 minutes in the second half without a field goal, but managed to pull out a 14-point victory over […]

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Northwestern Teaches Brown Some Things

For 12 seasons, Bill Carmody brought a bit of deception and slight of hand to Northwestern basketball. A 1-3-1 defense here, an offense that ran through a three-point shooting center there, Carmody knew he was going to have trouble – due to academic standards and just a general lack of historic success in his program […]

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Nov. 17

What Happened Last Week: What could have been a strong weekend for the Ivy League became a disappointing start to the season, thanks to several close games breaking against the Ancient Eight. Yale lost to Quinnipiac in double overtime, Columbia blew a late lead to lose to Stony Brook by one point, and Penn fell […]

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Behind Aggressive Defense, Holy Cross Shocks No. 25 Harvard

Entering their season opener against No. 25 Harvard, the Holy Cross Crusaders knew they couldn’t play cautiously. In the final game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader at TD Garden, the Crusaders came out with aggressive full-court pressure and kept it up throughout the evening. Forty minutes later, they were rewarded with 24 forced turnovers […]

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Photo Gallery: Stony Brook 57, Columbia 56

The opener of the Island Federal Credit Union was a thriller as the Seawolves got a late layup from Ray McGrew to beat Columbia 57-56. According to Ken Pomeroy’s stats, Stony Brook had at their worst an 8.8% chance of winning the game when Maodo Lo drove the lane for an uncontested layup to put the […]

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Three Thoughts: Princeton 64, Rider 58

It wasn’t perfect, but Princeton navigated a difficult start to the second half and pulled out a 64-58 victory over Rider on Friday night at Jadwin Gymnasium. Here are three thoughts from the game:

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How Missed Free Throws Can Win A Game For Stony Brook

Everyone watching the first game at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena might not have known it, but down one with seconds left, they assumed the worst. Defending America East Player of the Year Jameel Warney was going to miss his final free throw with a chance to tie the game at 57.

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Star guards carry Harvard in season-opening win

Ten minutes into the 2014-15 season, nationally ranked Harvard was losing at home to Division-III MIT. The Crimson’s struggles didn’t last much longer, of course. After falling behind 22-21 midway through the first half due to sloppy defense and hot Engineers shooting, the hosts allowed just five points for the rest of the period, ultimately winning the […]

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