Men’s Basketball Kicks Off 2019-20 Campaign with Crimson Madness

Robert Baker dunks at Crimson Madness
Photo by Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With its season debut just a couple of weeks away, Harvard men's basketball opened the doors to Lavietes Pavilion on Oct. 18 for the ninth-annual edition of Crimson Madness.

Senior Robert Baker won the dunk contest for the second year in a row, outlasting first-year Chris Ledlum in the final round. Senior Seth Towns put up 13 points in the final round of the 3-point contest, edging classmate Christian Juzang to keep him from a repeat championship.

The Crimson team topped the White team, 39-36, in front of the packed house at Lavietes Pavilion. Harvard will take on cross-town rival MIT in its first contest of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Lavietes Pavilion. The 7 p.m. tip-off will be broadcast on ESPN+.