Men's Basketball Releases 2010-11 Schedule

The Harvard men's basketball team will open its 2010-11 season at George Mason Nov. 13 (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).

Harvard Men's Basketball 2010-11 Schedule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s basketball team will play 14 home games at Lavietes Pavilion and face 28 opponents overall, including teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East, Big Ten, Big XII, Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association, in the program’s 100th season. 

Under head coach Tommy Amaker, who is entering his fourth season with the Crimson, Harvard will look to build off last year’s 21-8 mark, which established a new program record for victories and saw the team compete in the postseason for the first time since 1946.

The Crimson will open the upcoming campaign by visiting George Mason Nov. 13.  Harvard will then open its home slate by welcoming intrastate rival Holy Cross to Lavietes for a midweek matchup Nov. 17.

Later that week, the Crimson will travel to Macon, Ga., to face Mercer Nov. 20, before remaining on the road at Bryant on Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 24).

On Nov. 28, Harvard will play host to Colorado of the Big XII in a return game from a contest during the 2008-09 season.  Three days later, the Crimson welcomes Fordham to Lavietes, marking the first time the programs will meet on the court since 1986. 

Harvard will then head to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a contest at Big Ten opponent Michigan Dec. 4.  The Crimson has split its last two meetings with the Wolverines after earning a 62-51 win in 2007.  Harvard then returns to Cambridge to host WPI Dec. 7, and Boston University Dec. 11.

The Crimson faces its third opponent from a Bowl Championship Series conference Dec. 22, as Harvard goes on the road to face Connecticut.  After the holidays, Amaker and his squad returns to action by hosting Monmouth Dec. 29, and Cambridge neighbor MIT Dec. 31. 

After the New Year, Harvard looks to grab its third straight victory at Boston College of the ACC, as the Crimson visits the Eagles in a midweek game Jan. 5.  Harvard earned an 82-70 victory in January 2009, and followed that with a 74-67 victory last December.  Just a few days later, the Crimson begins its quest for an Ivy League title by traveling to Dartmouth Jan. 8.    After a road game at George Washington Jan. 15, Harvard returns to the Ancient Eight’s “14-game tournament”  by hosting the Big Green Jan. 22.

On the last weekend in January, Columbia and Cornell visit Lavietes Pavilion, before the Crimson begins February with a trip to Princeton and Penn Feb. 4-5.  Following a pair of home games against Yale and Brown Feb. 11-12, Harvard heads back on the road for two straight weekends at Cornell and Columbia (Feb. 18-19) and Brown and Yale (Feb. 25-26).

The Crimson will then return to Cambridge to close out the regular season with games against Penn and Princeton March 4-5.