Harvard coach Tommy Amaker, shown here in the team's 2016-2017 season opener against Stanford in Shanghai, became the winningest coach in program history Wednesday night as his team beat Boston College, 74-66.
Freshman forward Seth Towns’s name may be splashed across the box score from Tuesday night’s 86-80 victory over Northeastern for the Harvard men’s basketball team, but the win actually showed how dangerous Harvard’s depth can be.
Co-captain Siyani Chambers recorded a season-high eight assists in the team's loss to George Washington
Freshman guard Seth Towns, shown in previous action against Stanford, led the Crimson with 17 points against UMass, but it wasn't enough to secure the win.
One of Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s mantras is to focus on the first and last four minutes of each half. By winning those four four-minute segments of the game, the team can gain and carry momentum. On Tuesday night against George Washington, however, one particular four-minute segment put the Crimson in a hole it could not climb out of.
The Crimson still has a lot to improve on, and those areas of needed improvement were illuminated against a veteran Colonials team composed of multiple graduate students and redshirt players.
Harvard's seven freshmen, including (from left to right) guard Christian Juzang, forward Henry Welsh, and guard Seth Towns, have seen significant playing time in the Crimson's first two regular season games.
In its first home game against a Division I opponent, the Crimson were plagued by turnovers as it dropped its second game of the season.
Corey Johnson ‘20 was unable to get it going from the three point line against Stanford for the Crimson. The Crimson fell to Stanford during the Pac-12 China game, with a final score of 80-70.
Vice Provost Mark Elliott applauded University President Drew G. Faust for asking the Office of the General Counsel to review the men’s soccer team, whose actions he called “scandalous.”
In its first match of the season, the Crimson feel to Stanford at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena
It was a day of new faces as the Crimson took on Stanford in Shanghai—new players in Harvard’s top-10 recruiting class, new starters from the newest group of upperclassmen, and new fans as Harvard and the Pac-12 seek to expand the strength and quality of university sports in China.
FUSC's Liguo Yang, PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott, and Alisports CEO Zhang Dazhong (from left to right).
A typical Harvard men’s basketball game at Lavietes Pavilion garners a few hundred fans, and swells in Ivy play. But for the Crimson’s season opener against Stanford in Shanghai on Saturday (Friday at 11 PM EST), the team will be performing for a much larger audience.