Men's Basketball Welcomes Brown and Yale to Lavietes Pavilion


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Harvard vs. Brown
Friday, February 12, 2016
  7 p.m.
Lavietes Pavilion
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Ivy League Digital Network
Bill Spaulding, John Avino,
Dylan Hornblum
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Harvard Game Notes
Harvard (9-13, 1-5 Ivy)
Brown (7-13, 2-4 Ivy)
Harvard leads, 97-72
W, 72-62 (March 7, 2015)
W12


Game Info
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Time
Venue
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TV/Stream
Talent

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Home Team
Visiting Team
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Streak

Harvard vs. Yale
Saturday, February 13, 2016
  7 p.m.
Lavietes Pavilion
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NESN / Ivy League Digital Network
Scott Sudikoff, Andy Towne,
John Avino
Live Stats
Harvard Game Notes
Harvard (9-13, 1-5 Ivy)
Yale (15-5, 6-0 Ivy)
Yale leads, 115-76
W, 53-51 (March 14, 2015)
W1


The Storyline
The Harvard men's basketball team returns to Lavietes Pavilion this weekend to host Brown and Yale. The Crimson and Bears will first take the court Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Harvard and Yale will square off Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. with the game simulcast on NESN in the New England region and the ILDN.

Harvard boasts a 12-game win streak versus Brown, the program's longest win streak against any Ancient Eight opponent. The Crimson and Eli, meanwhile, split the last two regular-season series with the visiting team winning all four games.

Last Time Out
The Harvard men's basketball team fell to Penn at the Palestra Saturday night, 67-57, despite a last-minute comeback attempt.

Harvard whittled a 12-point deficit with less than two minutes remaining to six on Patrick Steeves' layup with 26.2 seconds remaining, and forced a turnover on Penn's ensuing inbound. Andre Chatfield's 3-point attempt rattled off the rim, however, and the Quakers sealed the victory by hitting 4-of-4 at the line over the final 14 clock ticks.

Steeves scored all 13 of his points in the second half to pace the Crimson as Agunwa Okolie finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Corey Johnson also reached double-figures, chipping in 11 points.



Creating a Winning Culture
Harvard has posted a 148-56 (.725) 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. 8).

Harvard has posted a 77-11 (.875) record at Lavietes Pavilion since the start of the 2009-10 season, representing the 16th highest home-court win percentage in the country over the last six-plus seasons (as of games played Feb. 8).

Double-Double Trouble
Zena Edosomwan is one of just 22 student-athletes in the country averaging a double-double with 14.2 points per game and 10.5 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 field goal percentage (40.0%) and opponent 3-point percentage (28.9), both program bests under head coach Tommy Amaker, and is second in scoring defense (65.6 ppg). 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 15.4 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 21 of 22 games this season. The Crimson is averaging 7.4 3-pointers per game while shooting 39.1 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 37.6 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 four times this season and a total of 33 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 170 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 79 Ivy League victories, meanwhile, are good for 11th 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
170
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
170

Ivy Coach
1. Pete Carril, Princeton 1967-96
7. Jack McCloskey, Penn 1956-66
8. Glen Miller, Brown 1999-06, 2006-10
T9. Dick Kuchen, Yale 1986-99
T9. Steve Donahue, Cornell & Penn
11. Tommy Amaker, 2007-present

Ivy Wins
310
87
81
80
79
79

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)