By Brian Willwerth
The Harvard men’s basketball team is one of the feel-good stories of the early college hoops season. Not only is Harvard undefeated, but also they now find themselves where no other team in school history has been.
Harvard is ranked in Top-25, coming in at No. 25, (No. 24 in the coaches poll).
Looking at their performance so far, it’s not hard to see why. The Crimson won the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas, defeating Utah, Florida State and Central Florida, (FSU was ranked at the time). They also earned an impressive win over Vermont at Patrick Gymnasium, which is also noteworthy.
Three players are averaging in double figures: Keith Wright (11.4 ppg), Kyle Casey (10.9 ppg) and Lauren Rivard (10.1 ppg.)
The Crimson are 8-0 for the first time since 1984. They have two road games this week: Thursday night against No. 9 UConn and Saturday afternoon at Boston University.
The last Ivy League school to be ranked nationally was Cornell two years ago. That year, the Big Red ended up going to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.