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Men's Basketball to Face Princeton on ESPNU, Penn on ESPN3


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Harvard at Princeton
Friday, February 5, 2016
  7 p.m.
Jadwin Gym
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ESPNU
Drew Fellios, Mark Wise
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Harvard Game Notes
Princeton (12-5, 2-1 Ivy)
Harvard (9-11, 1-3 Ivy)
Princeton leads, 129-43
W, 69-46 (February 20, 2015)
W4


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Harvard at Penn
Saturday, February 6, 2016
  7 p.m.
The Palestra
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ESPN3 / Ivy League Digital Network
Joe Tordy, Vince Curran
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Penn (6-11, 0-3 Ivy)
Harvard (9-11, 1-3 Ivy)
Penn leads, 129-40
W, 69-46 (February 20, 2015)
W5


The Storyline
The Harvard men's basketball team is hitting the road this weekend for its first Ivy League back-to-back away from Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson will first travel to Princeton to take on the Tigers Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. on ESPNU before venturing to Penn on Saturday, Feb. 6 for a 7 p.m. tip off on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network.

Harvard has swept both Princeton and Penn each of the last two years, marking the first time in program history that the Crimson has done so against the Killer P's.

Last Time Out
After overcoming a 16-point halftime deficit, Columbia's Alex Rosenberg sank an 18-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to steal a 55-54 win from Harvard Saturday night in front of a sold-out Lavietes Pavilion crowd.

Cummins finished with a team-high 11 points, six rebounds and three assists as Weisner Perez chipped in 10 points in just seven minutes off the bench. Eight of his points came during a two-minute span in the second half that included back-to-back 3-pointers and a contested bucket in the paint, each of which gave Harvard a lead.

Rosenberg scored 14 points for Columbia with Maodo Lo contributing 11 points and five boards and four steals.



Harvard Hoops Gives Back
The Harvard men's basketball team spent an afternoon at the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club.

Creating a Winning Culture
Harvard has posted a 148-54 (.733) overall record since the start of the 2009-10 season, ranking as the 18th-highest win percentage in the country over the last six-plus seasons (as of games played Feb. 2).

Harvard has posted a 77-11 (.875) record at Lavietes Pavilion since the start of the 2009-10 season, representing the 17th highest home-court win percentage in the country over the last six-plus seasons (as of games played Feb. 2).

Double-Double Trouble
Zena Edosomwan is one of just 23 student-athletes in the country averaging a double-double with 14.2 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per game.

The last Harvard student-athlete to average a double-double was Kyle Snowden '97, the program's all-time leader in rebounds, who did so in 1995-96 with 15.1  points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. Yale graduate Greg Mangano (16.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg in 2010-11) is the only Ivy Leaguer to average a double-double since Snowden accomplished the feat.

Getting Defensive
Harvard leads the Ivy League in opponent field goal percentage (39.2%) and opponent 3-point percentage (28.3), both program bests under head coach Tommy Amaker, and is second in scoring defense (64.7 ppg). The Crimson has held 11 opponents to under 40.0 percent shooting and seven to under 60 points.

Under Tommy Amaker, Harvard has held six opponents to fewer than 40 points, including MIT this season, and seven opponents to less than 30.0 percent shooting, including MIT and Bryant this season.

Dropping Dimes
Harvard is averaging 15.8 assists per game and matched the program record for most assists in a game under Tommy Amaker with 25 at Northeastern. Under Amaker, the Crimson has never averaged more than 15.4 assists per game (2009-10).

From Way Down Town
Harvard has made at least five 3-pointers in 19 of 20 games this season. The Crimson is averaging 7.5 3-pointers per game while shooting 39.6 percent from distance. Under Amaker, the Crimson has never averaged more than 6.8 3-pointers per game (2010-11) and has never shot better than 39.8 percent (2012-13).

On the Glass
Harvard is averaging 38.5 rebounds per game and has pulled down at least 40 boards in a game nine times. Under Tommy Amaker, the Crimson has never averaged more than 34.2 rebounds per game for a season (2014-15) and has never had more than seven 40-rebound games in a year (2007-08, 2014-15).

The Crimson outrebounded Ryerson 58-32, representing the most rebounds by a Crimson team under Tommy Amaker and the squad's largest rebounding margin.

Ivy Honors
Agunwa Okolie was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Jan. 11, becoming the third member of the Crimson to earn a weekly award from the conference following Zena Edosomwan's selection as Player of the Week on Dec. 28 and Wesiner Perez's Rookie of the Week plaudit on Dec. 7.

In The Spotlight
18 of Harvard's 30 games have been picked up for national or regional television broadcasts, including 11 games on the ESPN family of networks. Including this season, the Crimson will have played on TV 83 times since 2010-11.

Sold Out
Harvard has played in front of a sold-out Lavietes Pavilion crowd four times this season and a total of 33 times since 2010-11.

The Crimson sold out its first two home games verus MIT and UMass, marking the first time under  Tommy Amaker that the Crimson has sold out its first two home games of the year.

On The Sidelines
Head coach Tommy Amaker's 170 wins at Harvard rank second in school history and are the seventh-most in the Ivy League since the conference began competition in 1956. His 79 Ivy League victories, meanwhile, are good for 10th place in conference history.

Amaker has led Harvard to five-straight Ivy League championships, tying him with former Penn coach Bob Weinhauer (1977-82) for the third most titles in Ancient Eight history.

Harvard Coach
1. Frank Sullivan, 1991-2007
2. Tommy Amaker, 2007-present
3. Floyd S. Wilson, 1954-68
4. Edward A. Wachter, 1920-33
5. Frank McLaughlin, 1977-85

Harvard Wins
178
170
143
120
99

Ivy Coach
1. Pete Carril, Princeton 1967-96
4. Joe Vancisin, Yale 1956-75
5. Jack Rohan, Columbia 1961-74, 1990-95
6. Frank Sullivan, 1991-2007
7. Tommy Amaker, 2007-present

Overall Wins
514
206
198
178
170

Ivy Coach
1. Pete Carril, Princeton 1967-96
7. Jack McCloskey, Penn 1956-66
8. Glen Miller, Brown 1999-06, 2006-10
9. Dick Kuchen, Yale 1986-99
10. Tommy Amaker, 2007-present

Ivy Wins
310
87
81
80
79

Going Pro
Harvard will be well represented in the professional ranks this season as six former members of the Crimson continue their playing careers.

Student-Athlete
Kyle Casey '13-14
Brandyn Curry '13-14
Evan Harris '09
Jeremy Lin '10
Wesley Saunders '15
Keith Wright '12

Professional Team
Bakersfield Jam (NBA DLeague)
  Eisbaren Bremerhaven (Germany)
Gotha (Germany)
Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
Westchester Knicks (NBA DLeague)
Austin Spurs (NBA DLeague)

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