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Vermont Pulls Away in Final Minute, Defeats Men's Basketball, 62-56

“You hold the team to basically 60 or 62 points, and you can’t be disappointed about that,” Amaker said. “We just have to figure out how can we generate more offense. Can we generate it from our defense, or is it going to be from the three-point line, or utilize Lewis?”

Aiken, Harvard’s leading scorer, has now missed four consecutive games with a knee injury. There was no update on his condition or a timetable for his return, but his absence has certainly affected the team’s offensive rhythm.

“I think that’s exactly what we’ve lacked is rhythm, and we’ve been disjointed,” Amaker said. “It’s been a tough stretch for us, and not having Bryce is something that’s taken its toll on our team now.”

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This contest marked the final non-conference home game for the Crimson, which begins Ivy League play on Saturday against Dartmouth.

“In some ways, I said to them, it’s similar to having a practice exam for what’s really coming around the corner,” Amaker said. “We’ll hopefully show that we can learn from it and be ready for the actual exam, which starts on Saturday.”

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—Staff writer Jack Stockless can be reached at jack.stockless@thecrimson.com.

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