CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's basketball contines its four-game road trip, as it heads to California to face a pair of WCC opponents in San Francisco and Saint Mary's Nov. 21 and 24, respectively, at 10 p.m. and 9 p.m. (ET). Both games will be broadcast on TheW.tv.
What to Know
The Crimson has opened the season with a 2-2 record after beating MIT (78-66) and UMass (74-71), while dropping close contests to Northeastern and Rhode Island. Junior Chris Lewis leads the team with 15.8 points per game, while classmate Justin Bassey and sophomore Danilo Djuricic are also averaging double figures with 12.8 and 11.0 per game.
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 is 0-2 against both teams all-time, and 5-6 against current West Coast Conference teams.
Harvard went 12-2 in conference play last year, including an impressive 5-2 mark on the road. The Crimson boasted a third of all Ivy road wins in 2018, with the other seven teams combining to go 13-39. Harvard is 1-1 on the road this season, with both games being decided by three or fewer points.
- Last time out, both Justin Bassey and Danilo Djuricic recorded career highs against Rhode Island, scoring 23 and 20 points, respectively.
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 389-260 career record: 213-121 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall.
Harvard returns home to take on Holy Cross on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. inside Lavietes Pavilion. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.