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Men's Basketball Opens Four-Game Road Trip at Columbia, Cornell


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Harvard at Columbia
Friday, February 19, 2016
  6 p.m.
Levien Gym
Buy Now
NESN / American Sports Network
Ivy League Digital Network

Carl Reuter, Blaine Taylor
Live Stats
Harvard Game Notes
Columbia (17-8, 6-2 Ivy)
Harvard (10-14, 2-6 Ivy)
Columbia leads, 95-80
L, 55-54 (January 30, 2016)
L1


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Harvard at Cornell
Saturday, February 20, 2016
  6 p.m.
Newman Arena
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ESPN3 / Ivy League Digital Network
Barry Leonard, Eric Taylor
Live Stats
Harvard Game Notes
Cornell (9-13, 2-6 Ivy)
Harvard (10-14, 2-6 Ivy)
Cornell leads, 92-77
L, 77-65 (January 29, 2016)
L1


The Storyline
The Harvard men’s basketball team begins a four-game road swing this weekend when it visits Columbia and Cornell. The Crimson and Lions will take to the court first on Friday, Feb. 19 live on NESN, the American Sports Network and Ivy League Digital Network. Harvard returns to action the following day at Cornell in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the ILDN. Both games are slated for 6 p.m. tip offs.

Harvard will be trying to avoid being swept by its New York rivals for the first time since 2008, head coach Tommy Amaker’s first year in Cambridge.

Last Time Out
The Harvard’s men’s basketball battled early, but Yale pulled away late in the opening half en route to a 67-55 victory Saturday night at a sold-out Lavietes Pavilion.

Zena Edosomwan recorded his ninth double-double of the season, tallying 18 points and 10 rebounds. Corey Johnson also reached double-digits with 14 points while Patrick Steeves chipped in nine points and six rebounds off the bench.

Justin Sears scored a game-high 21 points to pace Yale, which won its 12th-straight game to remain unbeaten atop the Ivy League standings. Makai Mason and Anthony Dallier contributed 15 and 10 points, respectively, with Nick Victor grabbing 12 rebounds to go with seven points and six assists.



Creating a Winning Culture
Harvard has posted a 149-57 (.723) overall record since the start of the 2009-10 season, ranking as the 19th-highest win percentage in the country over the last six-plus seasons (as of games played Feb. 15).

Harvard has posted a 78-12 (.867) record at Lavietes Pavilion since the start of the 2009-10 season, representing the 18th highest home-court win percentage in the country over the last six-plus seasons (as of games played Feb. 15).

Double-Double Trouble
Zena Edosomwan is one of just 23 student-athletes in the country averaging a double-double with 14.3 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game.

The last Harvard student-athlete to average a double-double was Kyle Snowden ’97, the program’s all-time leader in rebounds, who did so in 1995-96 with 15.1  points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. Yale graduate Greg Mangano (16.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg in 2010-11) is the only Ivy Leaguer to average a double-double since Snowden accomplished the feat.

Getting Defensive
Harvard leads the Ivy League in opponent 3-point percentage (29.2), and ranks second in scoring defense (66.0 ppg) and opponent field goal percentage (40.4%). The Crimson has held 11 opponents to under 40.0 percent shooting and seven to under 60 points.

Under Tommy Amaker, Harvard has held six opponents to fewer than 40 points, including MIT this season, and seven opponents to less than 30.0 percent shooting, including MIT and Bryant this season.

Dropping Dimes
Harvard is averaging 15.2 assists per game and matched the program record for most assists in a game under Tommy Amaker with 25 at Northeastern. Under Amaker, the Crimson has never averaged more than 15.4 assists per game (2009-10).

From Way Down Town
Harvard has made at least five 3-pointers in 22 of 24 games this season. The Crimson is averaging 7.3 3-pointers per game while shooting 38.3 percent from distance. Under Amaker, the Crimson has never averaged more than 6.8 3-pointers per game (2010-11) and has never shot better than 39.8 percent (2012-13).

On the Glass
Harvard is averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and has pulled down at least 40 boards in a game nine times. Under Tommy Amaker, the Crimson has never averaged more than 34.2 rebounds per game for a season (2014-15) and has never had more than seven 40-rebound games in a year (2007-08, 2014-15).

The Crimson outrebounded Ryerson 58-32, representing the most rebounds by a Crimson team under Tommy Amaker and the squad’s largest rebounding margin.

Ivy Honors
Agunwa Okolie was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Jan. 11, becoming the third member of the Crimson to earn a weekly award from the conference following Zena Edosomwan's selection as Player of the Week on Dec. 28 and Wesiner Perez's Rookie of the Week plaudit on Dec. 7.

In The Spotlight
18 of Harvard’s 30 games have been picked up for national or regional television broadcasts, including 11 games on the ESPN family of networks. Including this season, the Crimson will have played on TV 83 times since 2010-11.

Sold Out
Harvard has played in front of a sold-out Lavietes Pavilion crowd five times this season and a total of 34 times since 2010-11.

The Crimson sold out its first two home games verus MIT and UMass, marking the first time under  Tommy Amaker that the Crimson has sold out its first two home games of the year.

On The Sidelines
Head coach Tommy Amaker's 171 wins at Harvard rank second in school history and are the seventh-most in the Ivy League since the conference began competition in 1956. His 80 Ivy League victories, meanwhile, are good for 10th place in conference history.

Amaker has led Harvard to five-straight Ivy League championships, tying him with former Penn coach Bob Weinhauer (1977-82) for the third most titles in Ancient Eight history.

Harvard Coach
1. Frank Sullivan, 1991-2007
2. Tommy Amaker, 2007-present
3. Floyd S. Wilson, 1954-68
4. Edward A. Wachter, 1920-33
5. Frank McLaughlin, 1977-85

Harvard Wins
178
171
143
120
99

Ivy Coach
1. Pete Carril, Princeton 1967-96
4. Joe Vancisin, Yale 1956-75
5. Jack Rohan, Columbia 1961-74, 1990-95
6. Frank Sullivan, 1991-2007
7. Tommy Amaker, 2007-present

Overall Wins
514
206
198
178
171

Ivy Coach
1. Pete Carril, Princeton 1967-96
7. Jack McCloskey, Penn 1956-66
T8. Glen Miller, Brown 1999-06, 2006-10
T8. Steve Donahue, Cornell & Penn
T10. Dick Kuchen, Yale 1986-99
T10. Tommy Amaker, 2007-present

Ivy Wins
310
87
81
81
80
80

Going Pro
Harvard will be well represented in the professional ranks this season as six former members of the Crimson continue their playing careers.

Student-Athlete
Kyle Casey '13-14
Brandyn Curry '13-14
Evan Harris '09
Jeremy Lin '10
Wesley Saunders '15
Keith Wright '12

Professional Team
Bakersfield Jam (NBA DLeague)
  Eisbaren Bremerhaven (Germany)
Gotha (Germany)
Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
Westchester Knicks (NBA DLeague)
Austin Spurs (NBA DLeague)

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS