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Harvard Claims Bay State ‘Title’ Over UMass

There wasn’t an actual title on the line this past week as UMass finished its in-state schedule, but Harvard took care of business on its home court to stop the Minutemen from crowning themselves the kings of college basketball in Massachusetts. After victories over Boston College and Northeastern, UMass looked to finish off the Crimson […]

College Basketball November Roundup: Strong Starts for Five Mass. Teams

Northeastern Record: 5-1 (2nd in Colonial Athletic Association) After posting an 11-21 record in a disappointing 2013-14 season, Northeastern has won five of its first six games this year, starting with a 71-65 defeat of Boston University at TD Garden. The Huskies posted double-digit wins over Navy and Manhattan at the Hall of Fame Tip […]

College Basketball Postseason Roundup: Harvard Adds Another Win to Record

March Madness rolls on, but the 2013-14 college basketball season is over for the seven Massachusetts Division I teams. Harvard and UMass both took part in the NCAA Tournament, but with very different results, as the Crimson advanced to the Round of 32 while the Minutemen could never get their offense going and were one-and-done. […]

Harvard, UMass Headed to the Big Dance

For the first time since 2007, two Massachusetts teams will play in the NCAA Tournament starting this week, as Harvard and UMass both had their names called on Selection Sunday. Harvard was an automatic qualifier after winning the Ivy League title, while the Minutemen, seemingly a lock earlier in the season, received an at-large bid […]

College Basketball February Roundup: 4 Mass. Teams in Good Position for Stretch Run

Harvard Record: 23-4, 10-1 (1st in Ivy League) Harvard went 7-1 in February to secure its place atop the Ivy League standings, demolishing Penn and Cornell twice each and losing only to Yale on February 8. The Crimson’s seven wins came by a whopping 17.3 points on average, as it took full advantage of the […]

College Basketball January Roundup: UMass Holds in Top 25

#21 Massachusetts Record: 17-3, 4-2 (4th in Atlantic 10 Conference) UMass climbed as high as number 13 in the AP rankings in January, before dropping two of its last three games of the month and plunging down to number 21, still two spots higher than it was at the end of December. The Minutemen reeled […]

College Basketball December Roundup: UMass, Harvard in First Place

#23 Massachusetts Record: 11-1 (1st in Atlantic 10 Conference) UMass climbed one spot in the AP rankings over the month of December despite sustaining its first loss of the season, a narrow five-point defeat at Florida State on the 21st. The Minutemen bounced back from that setback with a 69-67 overtime victory over Providence to […]

College Basketball November Roundup: UMass Cracks Top 25

#24 Massachusetts Record: 6-0 (2nd in Atlantic 10 Conference) The UMass Minutemen earned their first top 25 ranking in the AP poll since 1998, the last year they played in the NCAA Tournament, thanks to a hot start in which they won their first six games by an average of 10 points. The run was highlighted […]

Harvard Upsets 3-Seed New Mexico, Media Relies on Smart Guy Stereotypes

The 14th-seeded Harvard Crimson upset 3-seed New Mexico, 68-62, during last night’s “second” round action in the NCAA tournament. The win marked Harvard’s first March Madness win in university history. Crimson guard-forward Wesley Saunders led four Harvard players in double figures with 18 points, followed closely by Laurent Rivard with 17. Alex Kirk and Cameron […]

Harvard Makes First NCAA Tourney Since 1946

While the buzz of “Linsanity” has died down considerably in the past weeks, there is still reason to talk about Harvard basketball. The Crimson men’s basketball team is going to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946 after winning the first outright Ivy League championship in school history. The tournament appearance comes just […]

Boston University, Boston College Advance to Beanpot Final

The Boston University Terriers (17-8-1) and Boston College Eagles (17-10-1) each advanced to next Monday’s Beanpot final, dispatching the Harvard Crimson (7-7-9) and Northeastern Huskies (11-12-3) respectively at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.