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Fear the Z

Notebook: No. 3 Oklahoma's Second Half Spark Too Much For Men's Basketball

Despite leading by two as the teams headed to the locker room at the end of the first half, a second half Oklahoma outburst put the game out of reach for Harvard (5-7). Despite a career-high 25 points from junior forward Zena Edosomwan, the Crimson fell to the Sooners, 83-71.

Free Throw Woes

Oklahoma Preview, Part I: Men's Basketball Takes On Sooners in Diamond Head Classic Final

​After earning its two best victories of the year, the Harvard men’s basketball team (5-6) will take on the No. 3/2 Oklahoma Sooners (10-0) in the final of the Diamond Head Classic at 8:30 EST on Friday. Men’s basketball beat writer David Freed previews the matchup with a quick primer on the Sooners and three things to watch.

Paint Protector
Men's Basketball

Johnson Leads Men's Basketball To Win Against BU

The Crimson earned its first road win of the year on Tuesday, topping Boston University in overtime, 75-69.

Allen Fieldhouse
Men's Basketball

No. 4 Kansas Survives Men's Basketball's Upset Bid, 75-69

After trailing No. 4 Kansas by as many as 16 points in the first half, the Harvard men's basketball team put together a furious rally to give the heavily favored Jayhawks a major scare at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.

Weisner of Oz

Men's Basketball To Face Toughest Competition In Kansas

​One could forgive Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker if he has flashbacks when the Harvard men’s basketball team (2-5) travels to Allen Fieldhouse to play No. 4 Kansas this Saturday.

Off the Pine

NOTEBOOK: Bench Players Provide Bright Spot for Struggling Crimson

As the clock expired on a 50-49 Holy Cross victory, its second consecutive one-point win over the Harvard men’s basketball team (2-4), the Hart Center was a scene of pure jubilation.

Men's Basketball

Three Things to Watch: Holy Cross

After getting its first victory over a Division I team, the Harvard men’s basketball team looks to win consecutive games for the first time all year when it travels to Holy Cross (2-3) Sunday. Staff writer David Freed has three things to watch as the Crimson kick off a month-long road trip.​

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.

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In Photos: The Game

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The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes