The Aftermath: Here's What They're Saying About Harvard's Second-Straight Victory at Boston College

The Aftermath: Here's What They're Saying About Harvard's Second-Straight Victory at Boston College

Pat Magnarelli battles for position with BC's Josh Southern (Kevin Burns) Stud Of The Night: There were plenty of candidates, but I've got to go with Harvard senior guard Jeremy Lin - who finished with 25 points in the Crimson's upset at Boston College. - Fox Sports Columnist Jeff Goodman

Notable performance from Wednesday: Jeremy Lin took 10 shots, made seven and finished with 25 points in Harvard's 74-67 win at Boston College. Lin added four assists and three rebounds. He was 10-of-12 from the free throw line. - CBS Sports Columnist Gary Parrish

The Headlines:
Eagles are left red-faced again - Boston Globe (Link)

Harvard repeats on Boston College floor - Boston Herald  (Link)

Harvard Takes It To BC - ESPNBoston (Link)

First Thoughts on Harvard-BC - ESPNBoston (Link)

Harvard Runs Boston? - ESPN (Link)

Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Harvard Star - ESPN (Link)

All-American Kid (Link)

The highlights of Julian Benbow's Boston Globe story:
"This time, for some reason, it wasn't quite as surprising."

"The Crimson beat the Eagles, 74-67, last night at The Heights, and none of the 4,136 fans at Conte Forum considered it a shocker; they had seen it happen just a year ago."

"Harvard shot 50 percent from the floor last night; the Eagles couldn't be stunned because the Crimson had come into their gym and done the exact same thing last season."

"The only difference was that Harvard surprised itself with last season's win. This time, they were just meeting expectations they already had for themselves."

"The celebration from the Harvard locker room was muffled, but when the door opened one could hear Jay-Z's "Run This Town'' booming through the speakers. The iPod belonged to Wright, who said, "Hey, that was just on a shuffle.''

But after winning back-to-back games against the city's power conference foe, it was a fitting coincidence."

The highlights of Rich Thompson's Boston Herald story:
"In last night's rematch at the Heights, Harvard was the better team again."

"Harvard shot 50 percent from the floor and outscored BC 40-26 in the paint."

"... last year was last year and it didn't have any affect on this year," said Harvard coach Tommy Amaker. "We were able to win last year and felt great about it, but it didn't have any bearing on this game."

"Harvard won last night on the boards and in transition, both Eagles' strengths this season. BC had out-rebounded its previous eight opponents but narrowly lost the boards to Harvard, 31-30. The Crimson hauled down 24 defensive boards, allowing Lin and Brandyn Curry to run the floor."

The highlights of Brian McPherson's ESPN stories:
"Boston College had no answer."

"Lin hit only one 3-pointer -- a bomb of a 3-pointer to snap a 14-0 run for BC in the first half -- and did the rest of his damage either at the rim or at the free-throw line."

"This wasn't the same as last year (when Harvard also beat BC)"

"Jeremy Lin can really play"

"The 6-foot-3 guard took just four shots in the first half -- and he hit all four of them, including a bomb of a 3-pointer to snap a 14-0 BC run. It was in the second half, though, that Lin took charge, driving into the lane and either scoring or dishing to Keith Wright (21 points) in the lane. Lin finished with a game-high 25 points just three days after hanging 30 on UConn.

‘I sound like a broken record, but I like sounding like a broken record when it comes to talking about him," Harvard coach Tommy Amaker said. "He's one of the better players in the country.'"

"Harvard can really play, too"

"Taking UConn to the brink is one thing. Coming back less than a week later and beating Boston College shows it wasn't a fluke. Cornell was a unanimous pick to repeat as Ivy League champs, but it appears Harvard -- a fourth-place pick in the preseason poll -- is poised to give the Big Red a run for their money for an NCAA tournament berth."

The highlights of Doug Gottlieb's "Harvard Run's Boston?" ESPN entry:
"In back-to-back seasons, Harvard has managed to take down Boston College rather convincingly. In fact, Harvard may "own" Boston now (athletically speaking). After the game, Jay-Z's "Run This Town" could be heard blaring out of the Harvard locker room.

The highlights of Doug Gottlieb's "Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Harvard Star?" ESPN Experts Blog:
"If you want a new favorite college player to watch and cheer, put the soft-spoken, others-before-self Lin in your sights. You will not be disappointed."