Quick Hits From Saturday’s College Hoop Tournaments

By Brian Willwerth

* The Harvard men’s basketball team wrapped up its most successful season ever last night. Is a trip to the Big Dance next?

* The Crimson held on to beat Cornell University, 67-63. Harvard finished the regular season with a 26-4 record, 12-2 in the Ivy League. They’ve clinched at least a share of the league title. And now, they’ll be rooting for Princeton to beat Penn on Tuesday night. If that happens, Harvard will punch its ticket to the NCAA tournament. If the Quakers beat the Tigers, then there will be a one-game playoff to determine who represents the Ivy League in the Big Dance.

* Northeastern’s season came to an end on Saturday, as the Huskies lost to VCU in the CAA quarterfinals, 75-65. The teams were tied at the half before the Rams pulled away in the second 20 minutes. NU ends the season with a 14-17 record.

* And finally, Boston University can forget about a return trip to the Dance. The Terriers were upset by Hartford last night in the quarterfinals of the American East tournament, 53-49. BU had beaten Hartford twice this past season, but that doesn’t matter anymore. The Terriers, who were the preseason pick to pick to win the conference finished with a 16-16 record.

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