Pictured: Keith Wright and the Crimson host the
Rice Owls on Wednesday night.
Harvard hosts the Rice University Owls Wednesday night at Lavietes Pavilion in the back end of a doubleheader with the Harvard women hosting Holy Cross. The men's tipoff is slated for 8:15.
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- Tommy Amaker Previews Rice with Chris Villani on GoCrimson.com (MP3)
- Amaker Recaps Boston Univ. Victory (Video)
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One ticket is good for entry to both games Wednesday night. Fans are encouraged to attend the women's game against Holy Cross and stay for the men's game.
Entertainment: Cheerleading, Dance Team, Marketing Music
Game Promotion: SAAC Holiday Can Drive
First Half- Trivia
Halftime- Youth Team scrimmage
Second Half- Hot Shot Contest, Prize Pack Drawing
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The teams met last season for the first time in Texas and Rice will be making its first trip to Cambridge after winning a close game a year ago.
The Last Meeting
Last year, Rodney Foster scored 18 points, including seven in the final 40 seconds, as Rice rallied to defeat Harvard 67-63.
Harvard led 56-45 before Rice went on a 14-1 run to take a 59-57 lead with 2:44 left. After Harvard regained the lead, Foster hit a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left and then made four key free throws.
Lucas Kuipers had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Foster was 4-of-7 from the field. Connor Frizzelle added 11 points for Rice.
Peter Boehm led Harvard with 23 points and Jeremy Lin scored 17 with six rebounds and five assists while the Crimson made 14 3-pointers.
Harvard led 29-28 at the half but Rice drew 28 fouls and went to the free throw line 29 times.
Harvard's Last Time
Jeremy Lin scored 19 points and Harvard rallied in the second half to take a 78-70 over Boston University on Sunday.
BU led by as many nine points in the second half, but behind Lin, the Crimson cut into the lead and went ahead 65-64 on his 3-pointer with 4:30 left in the game.
Lin dominated a 4-minute stretch, scoring 12 consecutive points for Harvard, which led 72-66 on his free throw with 57 seconds remaining.
Lin was 5-for-11 from the field, 7-for-8 from the free throw line and had four assists, four rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
BU trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half before tying the score at 36 on John Holland's layup with 18:35 left.
Oliver McNally added 13 points for Harvard.
Rice's Last Time Out
Texas' Dexter Pittman scored 21 points, leading No. 3 Texas to a 77-59 win Sunday as the Longhorns held off a second-half Rice rally before pulling away in the final minutes.
The Longhorns went to the free-throw line 46 times, making 31 as three Rice players fouled out and four more finished with four fouls as the Owls got hit with 33 fouls in all.
Rice was led by Braimoh Suleiman's 12 points (6-9 FG) while center Trey Stanton had 10 (4-9 FG).
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 204-175 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.
Jeremy Lin scored 12 straight Harvard points in a span of four minutes Sunday at BU as he scored 16 of his game-high 19 points in the second half.
Against Holy Cross (11/13), Lin scored 19 of his game-high 24 points after halftime
Harvard's 78-70 win at Boston University marked the first Harvard victory at BU since the 1975 season - a streak of 34 years.
Harvard has stopped numerous streaks and gained several "firsts"under Tommy Amaker, including:
-Program's first win over a nationally-ranked team with an 82-70 win at #17 Boston College in 2008-09.
-Program's first win over a BCS program with a 62-51 win over Michigan in 2007-08.
-Program's first Top 25 recruiting class by ESPN in 2008-09.
-Program's first win at Penn since 1989-90 season with a win at The Palestra in 2008-09.
-Program's first win at Yale since 1998-99 season with a win at the Lee Amphitheater in 2008-09.
-Ivy League-best seven road victories in 2008-09.
-Program's first weekend sweep of Penn-Princeton since 1986-87 - and third-ever- in 2007-08.
Jeremy Lin has played well against his Boston-area neighbors, averaging 21.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 4.3 steals and 2.3 blocks in his last three games against Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern while shooting 24-for-41 (.585) from the floor.
Expanded out to include nereby rival Holy Cross, Lin has averaged 22 points and 6.3 assists in his last four games against those four opponents.
Jeremy Lin has hit three buzzer-beating baskets this season so far. He connected from 30 feet away at the buzzer for a 3-pointer in triple overtime to give Harvard an 87-85 win over William & Mary;
He also connected at the end of the first half for 3-pointers against Bryant and New Hampshire in consecutive home games.
Complete Game Notes
For complete games notes in PDF format, click on the link at the beginning of this page.