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Moment of Zen

Three Things To Watch: Bryant

​Men’s Basketball beat writer David Freed notes three things to watch in the lead up to the fifth game of the season for the 1-3 Crimson, who take on Bryant at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Men's Basketball

NOTEBOOK: Men's Basketball Boosted by McCarthy's Offense, Okolie's Defense

​After losing its first three games against Division I competition, the Harvard men’s basketball team (2-3) ended its longest losing streak since 2009 with a 35-point rout of the visiting Bryant Bulldogs (2-3). Freshman Tommy McCarthy set career highs with 16 points and eight assists and the Crimson shot nearly 55 percent from the floor in the 80-45 victory.

On To Chestnut Hill
Men's Basketball

Boston College Scores 53 Second-Half Points To Down Men's Hoops

In a sloppy performance at Conte Forum, the Harvard men’s basketball team (1-3) lost its third consecutive contest Sunday afternoon, 69-56, to crosstown rival Boston College (3-0).

Yes, Hiatus
Men's Basketball

Point Guard Fraschilla Ruled Out For Season With Torn ACL

​Backup Harvard point guard Matt Fraschilla is out for the year with a torn ACL, the junior announced Tuesday on Instagram.

Men's Basketball

Three Things to Watch: Harvard-UMass

The Harvard men’s basketball team (1-1) split its two opening contests—beating crosstown rival MIT by 20 and losing to Providence on the road by 12. The Crimson return home to take on the UMass Minutemen (1-0) tonight at 7:00. Beat writer David Freed details three things to watch below.

Providence Loss
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Fades Down the Stretch Against Providence

In its first road contest of the year, the Harvard men’s basketball team succumbed to the relentless pressure of the Providence Friars, committing 22 turnovers in a 76-64 loss.

Tommy Time
Men's Basketball

Second-Half Surge Pushes Men's Basketball Past MIT

Returning just under 30 percent of its minutes from a year before, the Harvard men’s basketball team (1-0) returned to business in its season opener Friday night, a 59-39 victory over MIT.


McGill Preview: Three Things to Look for in Men's Basketball Exhibition Game

As the men’s basketball team closes out its preseason with a scrimmage against McGill on Saturday afternoon, Crimson beat writer David Freed details three things to keep an eye on.

10-11 MBball v Cinci

Men's Basketball Seeks to Sustain Success Without Siyani Chambers

When a would-be buzzer-beater rolled off the rim, Cinderella left early for the first time in three years, however, starting an offseason of turnover. Four members of the eight-man rotation, including two first-team All-Ivy talents in Steve Moundou-Missi and Wesley Saunders, graduated in May. Three months later, starting point guard Siyani Chambers tore his ACL in practice; by early September he had left campus, taking a leave of absence to preserve his eligibility. The occupants of the throne are hardly recognizable.

Zena Rises
Men's Basketball

Crimson Madness Showcases a First Look at Harvard Basketball

Two of the men's basketball beat writers reflect on last Friday's Crimson Madness festivities and offer their takes.

The Bryce is Right
Men's Basketball

Four-Star Point Guard Commits to Harvard

​High school point guard Bryce Aiken, the No. 78 recruit in the Class of 2016, has announced his commitment to Harvard, becoming the second member of's Top 100 from the class to join the Crimson.

The Old Jordan Field
Men's Lacrosse

Soldiers Field Renamed Jordan Field

Soldiers Field, which served as the home of the men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse and soccer teams for five years, is now called Jordan Field.

A Major Loss
Men's Basketball

Harvard Loses Star Point Guard to Torn ACL

Harvard men's basketball captain Siyani Chambers will take a voluntary leave of absence from Harvard College after sustaining a torn ACL during summer workouts.

Casey to Phoenix
Men's Basketball

Kyle Casey '13-'14 Signs With Phoenix Suns

Former Harvard men's basketball forward Kyle Casey has reportedly signed a training-camp contract with the Phoenix Suns.

Wes to the Knicks
Men's Basketball

Wesley Saunders '15 To Sign With New York Knicks

After playing in the NBA Summer League for the Utah Jazz, former Harvard men’s basketball star Wesley Saunders has reportedly agreed to a deal with the New York Knicks.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes