Men's Basketball

Harvard Men’s Basketball Defeats Colgate, American, Battles Indiana, Loyola on the Road

Harvard men’s basketball remained perfect at home on Wednesday after defeating American University, 80-75, before falling to Loyola Chicago, 75-53, on the road Saturday afternoon. The win against American marked the Crimson’s first game at home after completing a four game road trip, which included wins over University of Massachusetts and Colgate and losses to Boston College and Indiana.

Chisom It Away

Then-first-year forward Chisom Okpara steps back at the three-point line against Siena College on Nov. 20, 2022. Currently, Okpara stands in second place for the Crimson in FGM at 46.

Harvard Men’s Basketball Dominates in Boston School Series, Moves to 4-1

After defeating local rivals Northeastern, 80-56 on Nov. 14, Harvard men’s basketball was off to a 3-0 start to the season for the first time since 2013. The Crimson led by a margin of as much as 37 points en route to the victory, with four players hitting double-digit point tallies. Since then, Harvard overcame the University of Massachusetts 78-75 in overtime before suffering its first loss of the season to Boston College on Saturday.

Harvard Basketball Tips Off 2023-24 Season with Crimson Madness

The Harvard men’s and women’s basketball teams will welcome crowds to Lavietes Pavilion for the first time this season on Friday, Oct. 13 for Crimson Madness. As both teams wrap up their pre-season preparation and await opening night on Nov. 6, the event will be an opportunity for players to show off their skills and compete against each other on the court.


Then-first-year forward Chisom Okpara dribbles the ball past Cornell in Harvard's 95-89 takedown of the Big Red on Jan. 21, 2023. Okpara had the fourth-highest average of points scored last season at 7.4.

Mufi Hannemann

Mufi Hannemann '76, pictured above, is a Harvard men's basketball alumnus and has had quite a career in the business and political worlds, serving as the Mayor of Honolulu for six years. Most recently, he has lead the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, which is the state's largest private tourism organization.

Hawaii’s Mufi Hannemann: From Harvard Men’s Basketball to Mayor of Honolulu

Few people know Mufi Hannemann ‘76 for his exploits as a basketball player. As an alum of the Harvard men’s basketball team, Hannemann has become a distinguished leader in both business and politics, working in three presidential administrations (Carter, Clinton, and Bush), serving as the Mayor of Honolulu for six years, and most recently leading the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Hawaii’s largest private tourism organization, as President and CEO, his second stint holding that post.

Harvard Men’s Basketball Eliminated from Postseason Contention in 58-56 Loss to Princeton

The wounds are still fresh for Harvard Men’s Basketball, who were barred from playing in the Ivy Madness tournament on home court last season after back-to-back losses against Princeton one year ago today. The second of those two games was a one-point 74-73 victory for the Tigers, who went on to lose to Yale in the Ivy Madness final.

Long Range Ledlum

Senior guard/forward Chris Ledlum launches a three-point attempt against Brown on January 6.

Harvard Men’s Basketball Sweeps New York Road Trip, Defeating Columbia and Cornell

Harvard men’s basketball kept its Ivy Madness tournament hopes alive this weekend. After suffering four consecutive losses, the Crimson (14-12, 5-7 Ivy) needed a pair of wins against already playoff-eliminated Columbia (7-20, 2-10 Ivy) and fourth-place Cornell (16-9, 6-6 Ivy) to remain in contention for the postseason.

Nasty Nelson

Sophomore guard Evan Nelson rises up for a long range jump shot on January 6 against Brown.

Another Ones Bites the Dust: Harvard Men’s Basketball Drops Penn Contest, 80-72

Crimson fans in Lavietes Pavilion likely couldn’t help but feel a familiar sense of deja vu on Saturday as Harvard men’s basketball once again slipped into an early deficit, this time in a faceoff against Penn. In a pattern that has been typical of its past three games, the Crimson fell behind early. A reinvigorated second-half-rally cut led to a single three-point possession, but Harvard was unable to complete the comeback and fell behind again late to seal a fourth-consecutive loss.

In the E-Van

Sophomore guard Evan Nelson shoots for a three-pointer at an away game against Brown on January 6. The Crimson beat the Bears 70-68 in overtime, despite recently losing in a close 68-65 game at Lavietes Pavillion on February 4.

Follow the Led-er

Senior guard Chris Ledlum shoots high for a two-pointer in a 68-57 at-home loss to Yale last weekend. Ledlum recorded ten points total on the board and holds first place for the highest number of points on the team.

Harvard Men’s Basketball Left Looking for Foothold After Third Straight Loss

A few short weeks ago, Harvard men’s basketball was 3-3 in the Ivy League and fresh off of scoring a season-high 95 points in a scintillating 95-89 home victory over Cornell. After Saturday’s 68-65 loss to Brown, Harvard now sits seventh in the Ivy League and has lost three games in a row. Despite nearly completing several miraculous comebacks, the Crimson has nothing to show for its efforts and is left searching for answers.

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.

Justice Is Served

Junior forward Justice Ajogbor drives to the net against a Siena College defender in Harvard's 2022-2023 home opener.

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