Harvard hoops: Best Ivy ever?

November, 29, 2011
11/29/11
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ESPN Insider's John Gasaway look at the hot start by Harvard and wonders how far they can go. Writes Gassaway:

Consider the unlikely series of events that has Harvard lurking just outside the top 25 in both major polls. As a mid-major in a one-bid conference, you don't often certify yourself as ready for national attention by shooting 12-of-44 from the field. Yet that is exactly what Tommy Amaker's team did.

The Crimson's 46-41 win over Florida State last Friday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals in the Bahamas put this team on the map, so to speak. No one, except for a certain cunning and modest ESPN Insider, expected Harvard to beat an FSU team that, at the time, was ranked No. 20 in the nation. But look at the Crimson now. What's their secret, and just how far can they go?

Click HERE (Insider access required) to read the rest of this story.

Also, check out Myron Metcalf's Mid-major report, which leads with Harvard's impressive start.

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