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Men's Basketball Readies for Atlantic-10 Road Trip at Massachusetts, Rhode Island

Photo by Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's basketball hits the road for this first time this week, as it travels to a pair of Atlantic 10 programs in Massachusetts Nov. 13 and Rhode Island Nov. 16. The contest with the Minutemen will air on NESN and Eleven Sports, while the clash with the Rams will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast vs. UMass: NESN / Eleven Sports (Talent: Tim Neverett, Frank Sullivan)
Broadcast vs. URI: ESPN+
Live Stats: vs. UMass | vs. URI
Twitter: @HarvardMBB
Game Notes: Click Here

What to Know

  • The Crimson opened the season with a 1-1 record after beating MIT (78-66) and falling to Northeastern (81-71). Junior Chris Lewis led the way with 18.5 points per game, while also showing strong numbers on the defensive end with 2.5 blocks and 2.0 steals per game. Classmate Justin Bassey is also averaging double figures with 10.5 points per game to go with a team-leading 6.0 rebounds per outing.
  • 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.
  • The Crimson won last season's meeting with UMass in overtime after a triple from Bryce Aiken in the closing seconds. Harvard hasn't matched-up with Rhode Island since the 1992-93 campaign.
  • 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.
  • The squad was picked by the media to repeat as Ivy League champions, as announced in the conference preseason poll in October.
  • Harvard went 3-1 against the A-10 a year ago, with wins over Massachusetts, Saint Joseph's and Fordham. In addition to the two games this week, Harvard also hosts George Washington in December.

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 388-259 career record: 212-118 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall.

What's Next?
Harvard continues its four-game stretch away from home at San Francisco and Saint Mary's Nov. 21 and 24 at 10 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively. Both games will be broadcast on TheW.tv.

 

 

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