Men's Basketball Receives a Vote in AP, ESPN/USA Today National Polls

The Crimson have established new marks for wins in a season (23) and conference victories (12) (Cal Sports Media).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard men's basketball team continued to earn national recognition Monday, as the Crimson received a vote in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today national polls. 

Monday's ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll marks the first time Harvard has received a vote in that poll in program history. Harvard has earned a vote in the AP poll on three other occassions this season (Jan. 24, Jan. 31 and Feb. 21) and is the only Ivy League team to have received a vote in a major national poll this year.

Harvard, which has established a new program record for wins in a season (23) and conference wins (12), owns a 14-0 record at Lavietes Pavilion and has won 17 in a row at home, which is tied for the ninth longest streak in the country.

Led by Kyle Casey's 24 points and Brandyn Curry's double-double (10 points, 10 assists), the Crimson defeated Princeton, 79-67, March 5, earning at least a share of Harvard's first Ivy League title. The Crimson finished the regular season 23-5 and 12-2 in the Ancient Eight.