Men's Hoops Set to Face Dartmouth on the Road Saturday Night

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard, winners of seven consecutive contests, opens a five-game road stretch on Saturday against Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Ivy League clash, which pits the same teams that met one week ago in Cambridge, is slated for a 7 p.m. ET start on ESPN+.

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What to Know
• The Crimson carries a pair of lengthy streaks into its second conference game of the season. With seven straight wins under its belt, Harvard sits in a ninth-place tie for longest winning streak nationally (through Jan. 22 games). The Crimson has also won five road games in a row, which is tied for the third-longest streak in the country (through Jan. 22 games).

• Harvard, which is receiving votes in the latest AP Top-25 Poll for a second straight week, currently owns the longest winning streak in the Ivy League. Its seven-game run is tied with Yale for the longest winning streak of the season among conference members.

• The Crimson is looking to open Ivy action with two consecutive victories for the first time since 2017-18 and for the eighth time under Tommy Amaker.

• At 12-4 overall, Harvard is off to its fifth-best start under Amaker and its best 16-game start since the 2013-14 squad opened with a 14-2 record. The Crimson's seven-game winning streak, meanwhile, is tied for the seventh-longest under the 13th-year head coach.

• Harvard trailed by as many as nine points in the first half last week vs. Dartmouth, but rallied to within one point at halftime and eventually earned a 67-62 Ivy-opening victory at home. The Crimson is looking for a season sweep of Dartmouth for the first time since 2017-18 and its eighth overall under Amaker.

• Senior Chris Lewis scored in double figures for a career-best sixth straight outing against Dartmouth, logging a team-high-tying 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting and 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. The Georgia native also added game highs of three blocked shots and two steals, to go with four rebounds. In his last six games, Lewis is averaging 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots, while shooting 71.2 percent from the field (42-59) and 87.5 percent from the charity stripe (14-16).

• First-year Chris Ledlum enjoyed his strongest scoring game of his career vs. the Big Green last week, posting a career-high 18 points, six rebounds, career-high-tying two assists and two blocked shots in 27 minutes off the bench. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Ledlum connected on a personal-best seven field goals, including a trio of three-pointers, matching his career high previously accomplished vs. Siena. In his last three games, Ledlum is averaging 14.0 points (15-30 FG; 5-11 3FG), 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.0 blocked shots.

• Senior Christian Juzang scored 11 points in the win over Dartmouth last week, matching his career high with a fourth consecutive double-digit scoring performance. The guard added a game- and season-high six assists, marking his third game in a row with at least five helpers (5.3 apg). Over his last four games, Juzang is averaging 14.3 points (.472 FG; .455 3FG; .765 FT), 2.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

At The Helm
The all-time winningest head coach in Harvard men's basketball history, Tommy Amaker is on the Harvard sidelines for his 13th 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), seven Ivy League championships (2011-15, 18-19) and six 20-win seasons (2010-15). Amaker owns a 418-274 career record: 242-135 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall.