Boston College To Visit Lavietes Pavilion

Published by David Freed on April 26, 2013 at 3:13AM

Wesley Saunders (18 points against the Eagles in 2012) will play Boston College at home next year.

Although the Harvard men’s basketball team has not yet announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season, Boston College has announced that it will be visiting Lavietes Pavilion next year during the nonconference season.

Boston College announced that it will also play at USC, Auburn, and Providence, as well as tentative arrangements to play Virginia Commonwealth at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Harvard has beaten Boston College in five straight seasons and won in December 2012 by 16 points. Freshman Siyani Chambers had 21 points, and sophomore Wesley Saunders had 18 points in a 79-63 win. Leading by only two points after a sluggish 31-29 first half, the Crimson outscored the Eagles by 14 points in the second half.

The last big conference team to visit Lavietes was the Michigan Wolverines on December 1, 2007. On that day, Harvard defeated Tommy Amaker’s previous team, 62-51, to score its best win in a season in which it would finish with only eight.

The last time that Boston College came to Lavietes Pavilion, it was to take on the women’s basketball team in 2009. It was the first game of the 2009-10 season, and the Crimson escaped with a narrow one-point win, 82-81, in a season in which they won all but one of the thirteen contests held at Lavietes. Emma Markley and Victoria Lippert had a combined 37 points for the Crimson, as Harvard held the Eagles to only 28.6 percent shooting from behind the arc in the contest.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

CORRECTION: April 26, 2013

An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of Lavietes Pavilion, the Harvard basketball arena.