Coach Amaker talks with a ref during the Crimson’s 2014 NCAA tournament game against Michigan State. The Crimson advanced to the third round that year after a win against Cincinnati. It marked Amaker’s third tournament appearance in a row.
Harvard enters this year’s matchup between the Crimson and Bulldogs at Payne Whitney Gymnasium with far less to lose than its counterparts from New Haven, who fell, 52-50, at home to Harvard last year.
Harvard-Yale contests typically garner huge crowds compared to other games for Crimson athletics, even beyond football. Harvard fans came out in force at the 2015 Ivy League Men's Basketball Playoff between the Crimson and Bulldogs, even though the game was played at Penn.
Junior guard Corbin Miller, shown in action last season against Northeastern, and the Crimson shot 62 percent from the field in the first half, but the Huskies pulled away in the second half to pull out an 80-71 victory.