CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Welcoming its second-straight Boston-area foe to Lavietes Pavilion, Harvard men's basketball will host Northeastern on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
What to Know
- The Crimson opened the 2018 season with MIT Nov. 6, where the team earned its seventh-straight victory in a season opener and 13th-straigh win in a home opener.
- Junior Chris Lewis led all players with 20 points in the opener, finishing 9-for-11 from the field while also blocking three shots. First-year Noah Kirkwood ended in double figures in his career debut with 13 points.
- Harvard returns 99.4 percent of its scoring and 99.0 percent of its minutes from last year's squad, which captured the program's sixth Ivy League championship and made its second-ever appearance in the NIT. Only George Mason returns a higher percentage of scoring on the national level.
- Junior Seth Towns became the program's fourth AP All-America selection a year ago, while he also the fourth player in program history to be named the Ivy League Player of the Year, joining Joe Carrabino '85, Keith Wright '12 and Wesley Saunders '15. He was the second sophomore to earn the honor in the 43-year history of the award.
- The squad was picked by the media to repeat as Ivy League champions, as announced in the conference preseason poll in October.
- Harvard leads the all-time series with Northeastern, 38-16, but fell a year ago at Matthews Arena. Bryce Aiken led the way last season with 26 points.
Last Time Out
At The Helm
The all-time winningest head coach in Harvard men's basketball history, Tommy Amaker returns to the Harvard sidelines for the 12th season. The Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball has directed the Crimson to a period of unprecedented prosperity in the form of four NCAA tournament appearances (2012-15), six Ivy League championships (2011-15, '18) and six 20-win seasons (2010-15). Amaker owns a 388-258 career record: 212-118 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall.
Harvard hits the road for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 13, when it travels to Massachusetts for a 7 p.m. tip-off at the Mullins Center. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.