Men's Basketball


Harvard Men’s Basketball Posts 3-3 Record to Kick Off Conference Play

Harvard men’s basketball (12-8, 3-3 Ivy) knows the difference a single possession can make. The start of the 2022-23 Ivy League season has demonstrated that the margins are as fine as ever — four of the six games the Crimson has played against teams in the Ivy have been decided in the dying moments of the second half.


Tret-out This Move

Senior point guard Idan Tretout dribbles toward the net past Cornell's junior guard Chris Manon. Tretout holds second place for the number of points on the team, averaging 8.1 points per game.


First-Year Fire

First-year forward Chisom Okpara dribbles the ball past Cornell in Harvard's 95-89 takedown of the Big Red last Saturday afternoon. Okpara currently averages 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.


First-Year Fire

First-year forward Chisom Okpara dribbles the ball past Cornell in Harvard's 95-89 takedown of the Big Red last Saturday afternoon. Okpara currently averages 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.


Men’s Basketball Slips to Narrow Defeat Against Fordham, 68-60

After fighting back from a 13-point second half deficit, Harvard entered the final two minutes of Sunday night’s game against Fordham trailing by just two points. The Crimson, hoping to complete an impressive comeback and take the lead for the first time since midway through the first-half, was ultimately disappointed as the Rams made two quick two-point jump shots and 6 consecutive free throws to secure a 68-60 victory.


Men’s Basketball Keeps Rolling, Wins Home Opener Against Siena, 69-59

On Sunday afternoon, Harvard (4-1) finally had the opportunity to take the court at Lavietes Pavilion again. The Crimson took full advantage of that chance, dominating inside the paint by making 70.7% (29-of-41) of its two-point field goals and opening the 2022-23 home campaign with a convincing 69-59 win against Siena College (2-2).


Men’s Basketball Wins Tight Contest Against Northeastern, 70-69

As the clock hit zero and the buzzer lit up, Coleman’s shot came off the backboard, hit the rim and fell harmlessly wide, sending fans in the Matthews Arena into silence and settling a tight contest in favor of the Crimson.


Leading the Team

Then-junior forward Chris Ledlum guards in last December's matchup with URI.


Men's Basketball Eliminated from Postseason Contention After Back-to-Back Losses Against Princeton

The last two times the Crimson was in the Ivy League tournament, it lost the final game to the host team. During the 2020 season, it seems their fortune would be reversed, as it was finally the one hosting the tournament. Following two losses against Princeton (21-5, 11-2 Ivy) this past week, Harvard (13-12, 5-8) was officially eliminated from postseason contention and will not have the opportunity to defend its home court in the Ivy league tournament.


Rocky Rhode

Senior guard Noah Kirkwood (10), sophomore guard Sam Silverstein (20), and senior forward Kale Catchings (24) battle for a rebound in a 64-57 loss to Rhode Island on Dec. 1. This weekend, the Crimson lost twice and were eliminated from playoff contention.


Harvard Holds off Cornell, Keeps Postseason Hopes Alive

Noah Kirkwood secured the rebound and the thousand-plus fans at Lavietes Pavilion breathed a huge sigh of relief as Harvard earned a gritty victory over Cornell on Saturday, squeaking past the Big Red 77-72 in overtime to avenge its loss in Ithaca last month and stay in the hunt for the fourth and final spot in the Ivy League Tournament.


Men’s Basketball Gets Back on Track With Home Win Over Columbia, Remaining Alive in the Postseason Hunt

CAMBRIDGE — As freshman guard Evan Nelson raced down the floor with senior captain Mason Forbes trailing right behind, the Harvard crowd jumped out of its seat in anticipation of yet another highlight reel dunk. A lob off the backboard followed by an emphatic slam cemented Friday night’s 62-54 victory over Columbia (4-19, 1-10 Ivy), bringing cheer back to Lavietes following a three game skid.


Third Straight Narrow Loss Leaves Men’s Basketball With Backs Against the Wall

PHILADELPHIA – As the clock ticked down and the Penn faithful rose to their feet inside the Palestra, Coach Tommy Amaker took a quick look at the scoreboard in dismay as Harvard men’s basketball lost another agonizingly close game – falling to the Quakers by a 82-74 margin.


Deja Vu for Harvard as Men's Basketball Suffers Second Straight Heartbreaking Defeat to Yale, 62-59

Harvard mustered a late comeback but fell 62-59 to Yale on Wednesday night at a rocking Lavietes Pavilion, a second consecutive three-point loss to the Ivy League-leading Bulldogs (13-9, 7-1 Ivy League). A career-best performance from senior center Mason Forbes was not enough to propel the Crimson (11-9, 3-5 Ivy) to victory as a last second three-pointer from junior guard Luka Sakota fell short, sending Harvard to an 0-3 home start in conference play.


North Sakota

Junior guard Luka Sakota in action in a 74-64 win over Babson on Dec. 6. Sakota missed a game-tying three point attempt on Thursday night against Yale.


Men's Basketball Rides Dominant First-Half Defense to 65-50 Victory over Brown

Coming into this game, both Harvard (11-7, 3-3 Ivy) and Brown (10-13, 2-6 Ivy) were out of the playoff picture and a loss would tank their chances of securing a spot in the postseason. The Crimson played with a sense of desperation and matched the intensity of their Ancient Eight rival, coming away with a 65-50 victory.


Kirkwood Dribbles

Senior guard Noah Kirkwood dribbles up the court in a 74-64 victory over Babson on Dec. 6. In Friday's win against Brown, Kirkwood scored 11 points.


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