Men's Basketball

‘Taxation Without Representation’: What the NCAA’s $2.8 Billion Settlement Means for Harvard

A nearly $2.8 billion settlement proposed by the National College Athletics Association and the Power Five Conferences will allow collegiate athletes to be paid by their universities — a historic shift that may leave Harvard Athletics bleeding.

Star Freshman Malik Mack Will Transfer To Georgetown in Massive Blow To Harvard

Harvard men’s basketball star freshman point guard Malik Mack will leave transfer to Georgetown next year, a major blow to a Crimson squad for which Mack was one of the sole bright spots last season.  ​​​​​​

As NIL Collectives Change Collegiate Sports, Harvard Lags Behind

As colleges and universities across the country have embraced name, image, or likeness collectives and supported alumni-led efforts to provide financial support for players, Harvard and its fellow Ivy League schools have refused to follow suit.

Star Harvard Guard Malik Mack Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Harvard men’s basketball guard Malik Mack entered the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday morning, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Baseball Continues Skid Over Spring Break, Now 2-11

There’s no place like home, and right now the Harvard baseball team (2-11, 0-0 Ivy) is painfully aware of it. With six losses in seven games over the spring recess, representing the end of the team’s 17-game, out-of-conference road schedule, the Crimson’s 2-11 record is tied for the second-worst start under Coach Bill Decker’s tenure, only beaten by last season’s 1-12 start. The team dropped its series to Penn State (11-7, 0-0 Big 10) and Western Carolina (10-9, 0-0 Southern), with a midweek loss to Eastern Tennessee State (14-6, 0-0 Southern) sandwiched in between.

Officially Eliminated from Postseason Contention, Harvard Falls at Yale 80-60

Harvard men’s basketball (14-12, 5-8 Ivy) traveled south to New Haven on Friday night after a heartbreaking 71-68 overtime loss to Brown (11-17, 7-6 Ivy) that effectively ended the Crimson’s postseason hopes. After playing a grueling 45 minutes against the Bears, Harvard faced an arguably even more challenging opponent in first-place competitors Yale (20-8, 11-2 Ivy), and ultimately fell 80-60.

Chisom Gets Some (Points)

Chisom Okpara drives to the basket in a home game against Yale.

Harvard Loses Overtime Heartbreaker to Brown in Game With Major Playoff Implications

Harvard men’s basketball (14-11, 5-7 Ivy) stormed back from a 17 point deficit to force overtime against Brown (9-17, 5-6 Ivy), only to lose 71-68 in a heartbreaker that dampens the Crimson’s chances to secure the fourth seed in the Ivy League tournament.

Continuing Postseason Charge, Men’s Basketball Goes 1-1 Against Princeton, Penn

After falling short of an upset win against a dominant Princeton (21-3, 9-2 Ivy) team, Saturday night’s game against Penn (10-16, 2-9 Ivy) became of increased importance for the Crimson. Despite giving up a 17 point second half lead to enter the final five minutes of the game tied, 64-64, the Crimson pulled out a clutch win to remain in control of its postseason fate.

Men’s Basketball Falls to Cornell, Secures Crucial Victory Against Columbia

Harvard returned home from its weekend road trip more or less the same way it left, tied for fourth place in the Ivy League with rivals Columbia. The Crimson, however, now hold a crucial tiebreaker over the Lions, after storming back from nine-points down late in the second half to secure a 80-75 victory and complete a 2-0 season sweep.

Harvard Men’s Basketball Dominates Dartmouth 77-59, Improves to 3-4 in Ivy League Play

The Harvard men's basketball team clinched a decisive 77-59 win against the Dartmouth Big Green (5-15, 1-6 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon. The victory secured the team's fourth place standing in the Ivy Leage, seeing the program tied with Cornell.

Men’s Basketball Comes Back Against Columbia, 62-59, Overpowered by Cornell, 89-76

In the first weekend of back-to-back Ivy League games for the Crimson, Harvard came from behind against Columbia (11-8, 2-4 Ivy) to secure its second win in Ivy League play against a key rival, 62-59. In the second game of the weekend, Harvard was ultimately unable to keep up with the Big Red in the second half, who pulled away with its unique fast-paced style of play to return to Ithaca with a 89-76 win.

Harvard Men’s Basketball Unable to Contain Yale, Drops Fourth Ivy Contest 78-65

Coming off its first conference win, Harvard (10-6, 1-2) looked to continue its hot streak against historic rival Yale (12-6, 3-0) to begin its four game homestand. After an even first half, Yale’s shooters shut the door on Harvard's hopes of victory with a 78-65 win.

Men’s Basketball Notches First Conference Win, Besting Penn 70-61

Following consecutive defeats in conference play, the Crimson (9-6, 0-2 Ivy) traveled to the “Cathedral of College Basketball” — the Palestra, home of all things college basketball in Philadelphia — in a highly anticipated conference matchup against the Penn Quakers (9-8, 1-1).

Harvard Men’s Basketball Comeback Comes Up Just Short, Falls to Brown 74-72

Despite rallying back from a deficit as great as 19 points to make it a single possession game, Harvard men’s basketball was unable to avoid a 74-72 defeat to Brown (5-12, 1-1 Ivy) in its Ivy home opener on Monday night at Lavietes Pavilion.

Harvard Men’s Basketball Drops Ivy League Opener in 30-Point Loss to Princeton

Harvard men’s basketball fell on the road to Princeton, 89-58, on Saturday afternoon in its Ivy League opener. The Tigers (13-1, 1-0 Ivy) showed why they were selected as preseason Ivy League favorites as they continued a strong start to the season.

Battling Injuries, Harvard Men’s Basketball Seeks to Continue Strong Start in Ivy League Opener

Harvard men’s Basketball opens its 2023-2024 Ivy League campaign Saturday on the road against defending champions Princeton, a major first test for the Crimson as it begins conference play.

Star First-Year Guard Malik Mack Out Indefinitely to Mononucleosis

Harvard first-year guard Malik Mack is out indefinitely due to mononucleosis, head coach Tommy Amaker announced on Thursday. Mack, who ranks first nationwide among freshmen in points per game, has been highly influential for the Crimson so far, leading the team in points, assists, and steals while winning the Ivy League Rookie of the Week award for three consecutive weeks to start the season.

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