HARVARD not only won the Ivy League last season. Tommy Amaker's team upset New Mexico in the NCAA Tournament. Now, seniors Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry, who left school last year after starting the previous season, are back to join all that young talent, including Wesley Saunders and Siyani Chambers.
Harvard got all 17 votes in the preseason poll to win the league again. The Crimson really does look great on paper. So why play the season?
Penn plans to play the season. Jerome Allen's team lost 22 times last season after finishing just behind Harvard the season before. Allen played a bunch of freshmen. He wished he could have played then-junior big man Fran Dougherty the whole season. He was heading for All-Ivy before getting mononucleosis and then suffering a bad right elbow injury (dislocated and torn ligaments).