A 30-point, nine-rebound effort by co-captain Jeremy Lin ’10 may not have been enough to help the Harvard men’s basketball team defeat the University of Connecticut (UConn) in their 79-73 loss to the No. 13-ranked Huskies on Dec. 6, but it did earn the senior guard his second Ivy Player of the Week award this season.
Lin, who also recorded three steals and two blocks, shot 11 for 18 from the floor and played all but three minutes in the game.
The 6-foot-3 guard’s performance came just days after recording 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals in the Crimson’s 85-64 blowout of Rice (Dec. 2).
Lin currently ranks third in the Ancient Eight in scoring, seventh in rebounding, second in steals, and fourth in blocked shots.
Off to its best start since the 2002-03 season, Harvard is beginning to look like an Ivy League contender with an undefeated home record (4-0) and an overall record of 6-2.
Tonight (Dec. 9) Harvard will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on the Boston College Eagles in a rematch of last year’s shocker, in which the Crimson upset the No. 17-ranked Eagles by a score of 82-70.