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Men’s Basketball Welcomes Yale on ESPNU, Brown on ESPN+

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Continuing Ivy League action in the midst of a five-game homestand, Harvard men's basketball will host Yale on Friday, Feb. 1 and Brown on Saturday, Feb. 2. Both games will tip-off at 7 p.m., and will be broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN+, respectively.

Additionally, Harvard undergraduate students in attendance on Friday will receive a free Harvard basketball t-shirt.

How to Follow
TV: vs. Yale – ESPNU (Talent: Doug Sherman, Julianne Viani) | vs. Brown – ESPN+ (Talent: Scott Sudikoff, Craig White, Ben Hayes)
Live Stats: vs. Yale | vs. Brown
Twitter: @HarvardMBB
Game Notes: Click Here
Tickets: vs. Yale | vs. Brown

What to Know

  • The Crimson holds an 8-7 record on the season, including a 1-1 mark in Ivy League play. Junior Chris Lewis leads qualified players with 13.3 points per game, while first-year Noah Kirkwood (9.9), junior Justin Bassey (9.7) and junior Christian Juzang (9.5) are nearing double figures. Junior Bryce Aiken made his season debut against Howard, and is averaging 15.0 points per game across two appearances.
  • Lewis also paces the Ivy League in blocks (2.0) and field goal percentage (64.9), while ranking seventh nationally in the latter category. The Alpharetta, Georgia native is on pace to break the program record for field goal percentage in a career, as he also ranked 15th nationally in 2017-18.
  • Harvard is 4-1 at home this season, with a net rating of plus-9.5 points per 100 possessions. Since the return of Aiken to the team, Harvard's net rating has improved to plus-13.6 per 100 possessions, including an impressive team offensive rating of 111.7.
  • Juzang is off to a hot start in Ivy League games, averaging 19.5 points per game to go with an Ivy League-best 70 percent shooting from the field. Juzang averaged 10.9 points per game in Ancient Eight contests a year ago.
  • 16 different Harvard players started a game last season, which led the nation. So far this season, 11 different players have started a game, which also co-leads the country with Princeton, Detroit Mercy, Eastern Washington and Incarnate Word.

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 395-265 career record: 219-126 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall.

Off the Court

Additionally, take a look behind the scenes on our Instagram stories in Atlanta and Washington D.C.

What's Next?
The Crimson closes its five-game homestand against Columbia and Cornell Feb. 8-9 at Lavietes Pavilion. Both games will tip off at 7 p.m., and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

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