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Men’s Basketball loses to Harvard on New Year’s Eve

The MIT Men’s Basketball team lost to Harvard on New Years Eve, with a final score of 84-58. Ranked 19th in Division III, The Engineers struggled from the beginning, quickly falling behind the Crimson as they took a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes. The Engineers took the lead, at 11-10, with thirteen minutes to go in the first half. After a few strong plays, Harvard regained the lead, ending the first half leading MIT 44-26. The Engineers continued to fight in the second half, with forward William Tashman ’13 helping keep up a strong pace, but Harvard maintained a solid lead for the remainder of the second half. The Crimson led by 34 points with eight minutes left in the second half, finishing the game with 95 percent of free throws completed and a 26 point lead over the Engineers. After an eight game winning streak, the Engineers are now 9-2 for the season.