Men’s Basketball 2016-17 Schedule Released

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard athletics has released the men's basketball 2016-17 schedule, which features 14 games at Lavietes Pavilion and an early-season trip to Shanghai, China for the Pac-12 China Game against Stanford.

Led by Tommy Amaker, The Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball, Harvard looks to return to the top of the Ivy League standings after five conference titles over the last six years. Harvard returns 13 letterwinners, including All-Ivy League second team honoree Zena Edosomwan and three-time All-Ancient Eight selection Siyani Chambers, and welcomes seven freshmen to the 2016-17 squad.

The 106th season of Harvard basketball begins Oct. 14, as the team hosts its sixth annual Crimson Madness event. Crimson Madness is free of charge to all fans.

The Crimson opens game action at home against MIT on Nov. 3, before making the overseas trip to Shanghai, China to compete against Stanford in the Pac-12 China Game on Nov. 11 (Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. Shanghai time). The game can be seen on ESPN2.  

Harvard returns to the state of Massachusetts for the following six games. The Crimson hosts Fisher College of the NAIA Nov. 17, before welcoming Holy Cross Nov. 22. A short road trip to UMass Nov. 26 precedes another two-game home stand with Fordham (Dec. 3) and Northeastern (Dec. 6). Harvard wraps the Commonwealth State tour with a jaunt to Boston College Dec. 7. 

After a two-week break for exams, the Crimson travels to Houston Dec. 23 for an ESPN2 matchup before welcoming Howard for a contest Dec. 30.

Harvard brings in the new year with a road trip north to Vermont (Jan. 2). The Crimson opens its Ivy League slate at Dartmouth (Jan. 7), marking the 30th-straight year the teams have squared off in the conference opener.

After a home game against McGill (Jan. 10), the Crimson closes out nonconference play by heading to Rhode Island to take on Bryant (Jan. 16).

The Crimson resumes league play at home with the second meeting against Dartmouth (Jan. 21), followed by road contests at Cornell (Jan. 27) and Columbia (Jan. 28).

Harvard hosts Alumni Weekend Feb. 3-4, squaring off against Penn and Princeton. League play continues with a trip to Brown (Feb. 10) and Yale (Feb. 11) the following weekend.

The Crimson wraps its home campaign with a four-game stretch at Lavietes Pavilion, taking on Columbia (Feb. 17), Cornell (Feb. 18), Yale (Feb. 24), and Brown (Feb. 25).

The regular season finishes on the road, as Harvard travels to Penn (March 3) and Princeton (March 4).

The inaugural Ivy League Tournament is scheduled for March 11 and 12 at The Palestra in Philadelphia. The top four teams from the regular season will compete in the tournament and the winner will receive the League's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Each of Harvard's home nonconference games, and all Ivy League games not being televised, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

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