Harvard makes a short trip from Cambridge to Boston on Sunday night as the Crimson takes on a talented Boston University Terriers team at 5 p.m. in Case Gymnasium.
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Sunday's game at BU can be heard live on GoCrimson.com. Additionally, all Harvard home basketball games will feature live streaming audio and video. Fans can visit the Multimedia page to purchase a single game event or a season pass. The real-time broadcast includes play-by-play commentary from Chris Villani. Select road games will also be available and regularly announced on GoCrimson.com.
All Harvard home basketball games will feature live game statistics. Fans can visit the Live Stats page to follow along on their computer.
Harvard leads the all-time series, 32-26 but Boston has dominated the series in recent years, winning eight straight contests. BU has won nine straight home games in the series with Harvard not having won across the Charles River since 1975-76 with an 86-70 victory.
The Last Meeting
Both teams shot 47 percent from the floor in last season's meeting, but BU shot 46 percent (13-of-28) from beyond the arc compared to 13 percent (2-of-15) for Harvard as the Terriers pulled away, 75-59.
Harvard took a 16-15 lead on an Evan Harris '09 lay-in with 13 minutes to play in the first half, but the Crimson went five minutes without scoring and eight and a half minutes without a field goal.
BU led 54-43 with just under 12 minutes to play when it went on a 17-4 run over the next four minutes to break the game open. Corey Lowe led BU with 20 points while Jeremy Lin had 17 for Harvard.
Harvard's Last Time
Harvard held the New Hampshire Wildcats without a two-point basket in the first half Wednesday night as the Crimson raced past their guests en route to a 78-60 victory at Lavietes Pavilion on Thanksgiving Eve.
Jeremy Lin led all players with 18 points (6-9 FG) to go with seven rebounds in just 23 minutes on the court. No Crimson player had more than 24 minutes on the floor. Christian Webster, in his first collegiate start, added 15 points on 6-9 shooting with two steals. Classmate Dee Giger had 11 points and sophomore guard Oliver McNally had nine assists and no turnovers while pulling down five rebounds.
Boston's Last Time Out
BU has played a tough schedule so far with games against George Washington, Kansas State, Georgia Tech and Indiana - which the Terriers defeated.
On Wednesday, led by 18 points each from sophomore Jake O'Brien and senior Corey Lowe, Boston University outlasted cross-town rival Northeastern for a 69-64 overtime victory at Case Gym. Down by one with 1:14 to go in overtime, the Terriers scored the final six points of the extra session.
Harvard Coach Tommy
Tommy Amaker (Duke '87) begins his third season as head coach of the Harvard men's basketball team. He registered his 200th career coaching victory Nov. 13 in the 2009-10 season opener at Holy Cross.
He brings a 203-175 career head coaching record into the game, including a 109-83 record at Michigan at a 68-55 record at Seton Hall.
Amaker came to Harvard after a six year stint as Michigan's head coach. Inheriting a program that was reeling from institutional and NCAA sanctions, he led the Wolverines to the postseason three times, winning the 2004 NIT title, reaching the championship game of the 2006 NIT, and advancing to the second round of the 2007 tournament. The 2006-07 season was Michigan's second straight 20-win campaign and its third in four years. The Wolverines were ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation during the 2005-06 season.
Complete Game Notes
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