SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Exactly one month ago, the men’s basketball team was reeling.
After leading by as many as 19 points against Yale on Feb. 18, they coughed up the advantage, losing a game that would eventually cost them the top seed in Ivy Madness, and which forced them to share the regular-season crown with the Bulldogs.
“This one hurts a lot, but it’s not over,” head coach Mitch Henderson ‘98 said after the loss. “It’s not as bad as it’ll hurt if you don’t get where you want to get in a couple weeks. We’re going to come back fighting.”
Fast-forward four weeks, and it’s safe to say the team is exactly where they want to be. Since the Yale loss, they have won six straight games, the most recent of which being a 78–63 win over seventh-seeded Missouri that gives the program its first Sweet 16 appearance in the…