Men's Basketball Visits Yale Friday on FOX Sports 1, Brown on Saturday


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Harvard at Yale
Friday, February 26, 2016
  7 p.m.
Lee Ampitheater
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FOX Sports 1
Alex Faust, Tom Pecora
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Harvard Game Notes
Yale (18-6, 9-1 Ivy)
Harvard (11-15, 3-7 Ivy)
Yale leads, 116-76
L, 67-55 (February 13, 2016)
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Harvard at Brown
Saturday, February 27, 2016
  6 p.m.
Pizzitola Center
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  Ivy League Digital Network
Scott Cordischi, Russ Tyler
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Brown (7-17, 2-8 Ivy)
Harvard (11-15, 3-7 Ivy)
Harvard leads, 98-72
LW, 79-73 (February 12, 2016)
W13


The Storyline
The Harvard men’s basketball team will make its final Ivy League road trip of the season this weekend as it heads to Yale and Brown. The Crimson and Eli will renew their rivalry first on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. live on FOX Sports 1. On Saturday, Harvard and Brown will take to the court at 6 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Harvard and Yale have split each of the last two season series with the visiting team winning each contest. That trend is still intact this season following Yale’s 67-55 win in Cambridge on Feb. 13.

Last Time Out
The Harvard men’s basketball overcame a 21-point deficit with 9:02 remaining on the road at Cornell Saturday night, stunning the Ithaca crowd with a 76-74 victory.

Harvard trailed for 36:57 before taking its first lead of the night on Agunwa Okolie’s puback with 1:59 to play. Zena Edosomwan was left all alone along the baseline for a two-handed slam to make it 74-71 with just 32 clock ticks left.

Cornell answered right away as Matt Morgan buried his fifth 3-pointer, leveling the score at 74-all. With time winding down the Crimson put the ball in the hands of Tommy McCarthy, who drove to the lane and lifted a floater Jordan Abdur-Ra’oof for the 76-74 margin with 5.5 seconds remaining.



Creating a Winning Culture
Harvard has posted a 150-58 (.721) 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. 21).

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. 21).

Double-Double Trouble
Zena Edosomwan is one of just 26 student-athletes in the country averaging a double-double with 14.0 points per game and 10.0 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 (30.6), and ranks second in scoring defense (67.2 ppg) and opponent field goal percentage (41.1%). 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 15.3 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’s 194 3-pointers this season rank fourth in program history. The team has made at least five 3-pointers in 24 of 26 games, and has made at least 10 3-pointers on five occasions. The Crimson is shooting 38.5 percent from distance, the second-best percentage under Tommy Amaker (39.8 percent in 2012-13).

Freshman Corey Johnson leads the team with 63 3-pointers, the most by a freshman under Amaker.

On the Glass
Harvard is averaging 37.1 rebounds per game and has pulled down at least 40 boards in a game 10 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 172 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 81 Ivy League victories, meanwhile, are good for ninth 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
172
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
172

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

Ivy Wins
310
87
82
81
81

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)
Austin Spurs (NBA DLeague)
Westchester Knicks (NBA DLeague)