Amid battle, there's common ground

Minutemen's last-second victory over Harvard is latest drama along shared path

Updated: November 14, 2012, 1:24 AM ET
By Marty Dobrow | Special to ESPNBoston.com

There is a lot of common ground in the Commonwealth.

Harvard's hike along the Pike to Amherst to take on the University of Massachusetts for a morning matinee on Tuesday showcased college basketball programs that share quite a bit. That included 64 points apiece as the clock ticked down at high noon at the Mullins Center.

Then Chaz Williams drew a swarm of Ivy Leaguers in the paint and swung the ball out to Sampson Carter in the left corner. With the UMass bench screaming "Knockdown!," ...

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