Harvard Men's Basketball Receives Two Votes in AP Poll

The Harvard men's basketball team earned 16 of 17 first-place votes in this week's Ivy League preseason poll (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard men's basketball team, which was recently selected first in the Ivy League preseason poll, has received two votes in the AP national poll, released Friday.

This marks the fourth straight season and fifth in the past seven that the Crimson has received at least one vote in the Top 25 poll.

Harvard, which earned 16 of 17 first-place votes in the Ivy preseason poll, is coming off the winningest season in program history. The Crimson claimed its first Ivy League title and won a program-record 23 games, while earning a spot in the NIT for the first time.

The Crimson returns 12 players from last year's team, including reigning Ancient Eight Player of the Year Keith Wright, who was recently included on the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50. Harvard, which has won 17 consecutive games at home, which is tied for the 10th longest streak in the country, also welcomes seven freshmen to the fold for this season.

Harvard will open the 2011-12 season at Lavietes Pavilion when the Crimson hosts MIT Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.