Harvard Crimson Defeat Princeton, Maintain Ivy League Lead Over Yale

By Taylor Sturm
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Unlike most college basketball conferences, the Ivy League doesn’t have a postseason tournament; the winner of the regular season title goes to the NCAA Tournament. Although it’s strange, I think that this is a better method then letting a random team get into the tournament from a weaker league after an upset in a conference tournament, because it makes every game more important.

With just four games remaining, the Ivy League has come down to two teams for the 2014 NCAA Tournament berth, the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs. Harvard took on the Princeton Tigers in a must win-game to keep them on top of the league.

Harvard couldn’t contain Princeton’s T.J. Bray, who scored 17 points, but their stout defense held the rest of the team to just 18 points. Steve Moundou-Missi had a double-double for the Crimson, Sivani Chambers had 13 points and eight assists and Brandyn Curry had 17 points off the bench en route to a 59 – 47 victory.

If you’re a casual college basketball fan, you better hope that Harvard wins the Ivy League, because this is a fun team to watch that is also extremely talented. This isn’t a team from a weak league that can’t compete with the big dogs; this is a team that’s already proven it can compete with good teams and will make an immediate impact in March. Don’t sleep on the Crimson, because they might just pull off a few upsets in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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