CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hitting the road to face its fourth Atlantic 10 foe of the season, Harvard men's basketball fell to George Washington, 58-48, on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center.
Sophomore Seth Towns led the scoring with 12 points, while classmate Chris Lewis totaled 10. Junior Corey Johnson, sophomore Christian Juzang and freshman Danilo Djuricic tallied eight points apiece, with Johnson and Djuricic combining for a team-best seven rebounds. Johnson also led the team with three assists.
The Colonials (7-6) got out to an early nine-point lead, but Harvard cut it to four, 17-13, after a baseline jumper from Djuricic. The teams played even for the first half, with Harvard hitting five threes, but the Crimson trailed at the break, 30-24.
Lewis, Towns and Djuricic tallied six points apiece in the second half, but the Crimson couldn't break through to take the lead. Harvard cut a 15-point deficit to eight points, but back-to-back George Washington triples pushed the lead back to double-digits.
- Towns led the Crimson in scoring for the sixth time this season, finishing with 12 points.
- Djuricic tied a career-high with seven rebounds, while Juzang set a new career-best with six.
- Harvard won the battle of the boards, 40-35, including 14 offensive rebounds.
- The series history is tied, 3-3.
- Harvard tallied 46 points off the bench, which is tied for the 10th-highest total under Tommy Amaker.
- Harvard drops to 3-1 this season against Atlantic 10 opponents, after previously beating Massachusetts, Saint Joseph's and Fordham.
Harvard heads to George Washington for a Saturday, Dec. 23 clash at 12 p.m. The game will beb broadcast by Stadium on Facebook Live.