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Men's Basketball Closes Regular Season Versus Princeton and Penn


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Harvard vs. Princeton
Friday, March 4, 2016
  7 p.m.
Lavietes Pavilion
Buy Now
ESPN3 / Ivy League Digital Network
Tony Simeone, Nick Koop,
John Avino
Live Stats
Harvard Game Notes
Harvard (12-16, 4-8 Ivy)
Princeton (20-5, 20-1 Ivy)
Princeton leads, 130-43
L, 83-62 (February 5, 2016)
L1


Game Info
Date

Time
Venue
Tickets
Stream
Talent

Stats
Notes
Home Team
Visiting Team
Series Record
Last Meeting
Streak

Harvard vs. Penn
Saturday, March 5, 2016
  7 p.m.
Lavietes Pavilion
Buy Now
  Ivy League Digital Network
Scott Sudikoff, John Avino
Eric Gallanty
Live Stats
Harvard Game Notes
Harvard (12-16, 4-8 Ivy)
Penn (11-14, 5-6 Ivy)
Penn leads, 130-40
L, 67-57 (February 6, 2016)
L1


The Storyline
The Harvard men's basketball team will close out the regular season by hosting Princeton and Penn this weekend at Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson and Tigers will first take to the court Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. live on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network. Harvard will then welcome Penn to Cambridge on Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Harvard will honor the playing careers of its three senior student-athletes prior to Saturday's game versus the Quakers; captain Evan Cummins, Agunwa Okolie, and Patrick Steeves.

Last Time Out
Corey Johnson scored 24 points and Agunwa Okolie grabbed 19 rebounds as the Harvard men's basketball team knocked off Brown Saturday night in the team's final road game of the season, 61-52.

Johnson made six 3-pointers as part of his career night, moving him into seventh place on the program's single-season list with a freshman record 70 triples for the year. Okolie's 19 boards, meanwhile, represent the most ever by a member of the Crimson under head coach Tommy Amaker.

Harvard's defense locked down on Brown from the get go as the Bears managed to shoot just 30.9 percent (17-55) for the game while going 5-of-19 from 3.



Creating a Winning Culture
Harvard has posted a 151-59 (.719) 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. 28).

Harvard has posted a 78-12 (.867) record at Lavietes Pavilion since the start of the 2009-10 season, representing the 19th highest home-court win percentage in the country over the last six-plus seasons (as of games played Feb. 28).

Double-Double Trouble
Zena Edosomwan is averaging 13.1 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game, and is attempting to become just the second Ivy Leaguer to average a double-double since 1995-96.

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 (66.4 ppg) and opponent field goal percentage (40.9%). The Crimson has held 12 opponents to under 40.0 percent shooting and nine 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 15.0 assists per game with its 421 total assists ranking eighth in program history. Under Amaker, the Crimson has never averaged more than 15.4 assists per game (2009-10).

From Way Down Town
Harvard's 208 3-pointers this season rank second in program history. The team has made at least five 3-pointers in 26 of 28 games, and has made at least 10 3-pointers on five occasions. The Crimson is shooting 38.2 percent from distance, the second-best percentage under Tommy Amaker (39.8 percent in 2012-13).

Freshman Corey Johnson leads the team with 70 3-pointers, the seventh-most in program history and a new freshman record.

On the Glass
Harvard is averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and has pulled down at least 40 boards in a game 11 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).

Protecting The Rim
Harvard has registered 136 blocked shots this season, the fourth-highest total in program history.

Evan Cummins leads the team with 40 blocks, and needs five more to enter the program's single-season top-10.

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.

On The Sidelines
Head coach Tommy Amaker's 173 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 82 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
173
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
173

Ivy Coach
1. Pete Carril, Princeton 1967-96
7. Jack McCloskey, Penn 1956-66
8. Steve Donahue, Cornell & Penn
 9. Tommy Amaker, 2007-present

Ivy Wins
310
87
83
82

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)

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