Harvard Hosts New Hampshire Wednesday Night
Pictured: Dan McGeary.
The New Hampshire Wildcats visit Lavietes Pavilion Wednesday for a match up scheduled for 7 p.m.
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Entertainment: Marketing Music
First Half- Lucky Program
Halftime- Uniform Relay
Second Half- Hot Shot, Prize Pack Drawing
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The Crimson and the Wildcats have met 35 times on the hardwood, with the first match up coming in 1921. The teams have met every year since the 1980-81 season with the exception of three seasons, 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2003-03. Harvard leads the series 22-13 and has won eight out of the last 10 meetings.
The Last Meeting
The Crimson opened up the 2008-09 season with a trip to Durham, N.H. and came away with an 80-69 victory over the New Hampshire Wildcats. Max Kenyi and Keith Wright scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, in their first collegiate start. Jeremy Lin added 15 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
Harvard shot 61.4 percent from the field, including an impressive 66.7 percent from behind the arc.
Harvard's Last Time
Harvard suffered its first loss of the season Nov. 23 when the Crimson fell to Army, 56-53 at Christl Arena. Andrew Van Nest had a potential 3-point tying basket at the buzzer, but it fell slightly to the left.
Harvard led 5-4 at the beginning of the game, but momentum changed for the Black Knights as they went on a 17-2 run to lead 21-7 with just under eight minutes remaining in the half. The Crimson attempted just eight shots in the first 14:30 of play and went for over five minutes without scoring a point. Harvard was able to get back in the game with a 12-2 run to cut the Army lead to four going into the locker room at the half.
The Crimson started the second half with a three-point play from Doug Miller, and two shots from the charity stripe from Oliver McNally, but Army's Julian Simmons scored eight unanswered points to tie the game at 46 with four minutes remaining in the game. The teams went back and forth in the closing minutes, but Harvard was unable to capitalize on the final shot.
The Crimson had 20 first half turnovers and struggled in all aspects of shooting. Harvard went just 19-of-31 from the free throw line and made just 15 field goals.
UNH's Last Time Out
The Wildcats fell to 25th-ranked Maryland at the Comcast Center Nov. 20. Senior Colbey Santos scores 14 points for New Hampshire, but the Wildcats were unable to overcome an 18-point deficit at the half.
All of Santos' points came in a five-minute stretch during the second half on 5 of 10 shooting, which included 4 for 9 from behind the arc. Maryland went on a 16-0 run in the middle of the second half, but Santos responded right away, sinking four from long-range and a layup as part of a 19-6 run by the Wildcats. Still trailing 71-53, the Wildcats were unable to stop an 8-0 run by the Terrapins, who brought the lead to 30 with just under two minutes in the game.
UNH shot just 35 percent (18-51) from the floor and gave up 21 turnovers.
Harvard Coach Tommy
Tommy Amaker (Duke '87) begins his third season as head coach of the Harvard men's basketball team. He registered his 200th career coaching victory Nov. 13 in the 2009-10 season opener at Holy Cross.
He brings a 202-175 career head coaching record into the game, including a 109-83 record at Michigan at a 68-55 record at Seton Hall.
Amaker came to Harvard after a six year stint as Michigan's head coach. Inheriting a program that was reeling from institutional and NCAA sanctions, he led the Wolverines to the postseason three times, winning the 2004 NIT title, reaching the championship game of the 2006 NIT, and advancing to the second round of the 2007 tournament. The 2006-07 season was Michigan's second straight 20-win campaign and its third in four years. The Wolverines were ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation during the 2005-06 season.
Complete Game Notes
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