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Bassey Ball
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Rolls to 84-71 MLK Day Win at Howard

Harvard will hope that Monday afternoon’s victory is a harbinger of things to come, and will catalyze the team leading up to a Saturday rematch with Dartmouth at Lavietes Pavilion.

Sea of Carolina Blue
Men's Basketball

Harvard Men's Basketball Overwhelmed by No. 15 UNC

The Crimson fought valiantly but could not withstand a second-half push from the Tar Heels.

Chris' Charity Stripe
Men's Basketball

Chris' Charity Stripe

Junior forward Chris Lewis knocks down a free-throw in a win over Mercer at State Farm Arena, as Coach Tommy Amaker looks on.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Topples Mercer 71-67 at State Farm Arena

Winning the rebounding and assist battles was crucial down the stretch for Harvard, and clutch free throws from guards Christian Juzang and Spencer Freedman helped put Mercer away and ice the victory.

New Heights
Men's Basketball

Freshman Four Aims to Make Impact for Men's Basketball

While Harvard’s many injuries have likely contributed to its 4-5 record thus far in non-conference play, it has also provided an opportunity for coach Tommy Amaker to test his team’s bench and balance, a phrase he often emphasizes. The team’s injuries have allowed several of the freshman recruiting class to see significant action.

First Start
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Toppled by Late Vermont Run, 71-65

For a second consecutive week, sloppy ball security led to a late defeat for men's basketball as the University of Vermont Catamounts (7-3) pulled away for a 71-65 comeback victory Saturday evening.

Captain Kirk
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Beats Holy Cross for First Time in Five Seasons

Harvard will hope this victory over in-state foe Holy Cross (4-3) is a step in the right direction towards emulating the 2013-2014 year, which marks the last time the Crimson won an NCAA Tournament game.

23 for 20
Men's Basketball

PREVIEW: Men's Basketball Travels to California For SanFran, Saint Mary's Contests

The Crimson (2-2) will be in the Bay Area for four days, as the team will take on the University of San Francisco Wednesday night, before traveling 25 miles northwest to Moraga, Calif., for a Saturday evening tilt against Saint Mary’s.

Drop the Bassey
Men's Basketball

NOTEBOOK: Men's Basketball Secures Victory over UMass in First Road Contest

With seven players scoring six or more points apiece, it took a complete team effort to knock off the Minutemen. While no player scored more than Lewis’ 16 points, different players had crucial offensive moments throughout the game. Welsh’s first career three-pointer helped quell a UMass run, Kirkwood’s energy off the bench repeatedly galvanized Harvard, and crucial 2-for-2 efforts at the free-throw line from Juzang and Bassey in the last minute helped seal the victory.

Where did Roland Come From?
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Tamed by Northeastern's Three-Point Shooting

For the second straight season, the Huskies dispatched the Crimson in large part due to a remarkable performance by George Washington transfer Jordan Roland.

And Now...
Men's Basketball

Talk of the Towns

Although the Crimson came up a basket short of joining the Big Dance after losing to Penn in the 2018 Ivy League Tournament Championship, Harvard will return 99.4 percent of its scoring from last season, good enough for second most in the country.

Women's Basketball

Kathy's Crusade

With a season opener against defending national champion Notre Dame, the women's basketball team cannot ease into its season. This early test sets the stage for a season in which Harvard looks to get back to Ivy Madness.

The Living Room Pitch
Men's Basketball

A Quick Summary of the Ivy League Men's Basketball Coaches Round Table

With the new season approaching, coach Tommy Amaker sat down with the other seven coaches in the conference for a preseason primer.

Home Sweet Home
Women's Basketball

Multitude of Wins: Coach of the Year, Runner-Up

Kathy Delaney-Smith arrived in Cambridge in 1982. She has since become the winningest coach in Ivy League basketball history.

Rooks and Knights
Women's Basketball

TaylorMade: Female Comeback Athlete of the Year

Taylor Rooks's path to the top of the women's basketball roster began in Palo Alto, Calif., and was interrupted by blood clot in her leg.