John Harvard's Journal
The men’s team (14-4, 3-1 Ivy) had its strongest start in 25 years, vanquishing non-conference powers like Boston College (74-67) and George Washington (66-53). They began the Ivy campaign with two wins over Dartmouth and trounced Columbia, 74-45, but on the same New York road trip were blown out (86-50) by Cornell, seeking to three-peat as Ivy champs. Co-captain Jeremy Lin ’10 (see “Hoops Houdini,” March-April 2009, page 54) led the scoring with a 17.1 points-per-game average at midseason.
The women hoopsters (11-6, 2-1 Ivy) ran off a 9-4 record against non-conference opponents before dropping a close Ivy opener to Dartmouth, 45-44. (The Big Green has finished atop the Ivies for the past two years, sharing the title with Harvard in 2007-08.) The Crimson recovered quickly with home wins over Columbia and Cornell.
Swimming and Diving
The men’s squad (7-2, 6-1 Ivy) finished second to Princeton and well ahead of Yale at the annual HYP meet held in Princeton, with Harvard posting the top four times in the 500 freestyle. The aquawomen (6-1, 6-1 Ivy) achieved similar results at the HYP, falling to Princeton while beating Yale.