Men’s Basketball Tripped Up By Cal State Fullerton, 70-61

FULLERTON, Calif. – Closing the Wooden Legacy tournament at Cal State Fullerton, Harvard men's basketball fell to the host Titans (3-3), 70-61, on Sunday evening at Titan Gym.

Sophomore Bryce Aiken led the Crimson (3-4) with 16 points, while junior Corey Johnson added 11 and sophomore Chris Lewis scored nine. Sophomore Robert Baker led the Crimson in rebounds for the second-straight game, tallying eight.

Harvard trailed by two at the break, 32-30, with the lead changing hands nine times in the first 20 minutes. The Crimson led by five halfway through the period, going up 21-16 after Baker found Lewis for a layup inside. The Titans closed with a brief run, but Aiken scored right before time expired to keep it a two-point game.

The Crimson connected for four threes and had seven offensive rebounds in the second half, but Cal State Fullerton did its damage at the foul line with 17 free throws in the period to earn the victory.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Aiken ended the tournament averaging 19.7 points per game, while Lewis commanded the paint with 21 total field goals through the three games.
  • Johnson was hot from the perimeter, knocking down three triples, while sophomore Justin Bassey had a pair of treys.
  • Lewis tallied at least two blocks for the fifth time this season.

Game Notes:

  • This was the first meeting in program history between the two schools.
  • Head coach Tommy Amaker is just four wins away from 200 at Harvard.

What's Next?
Harvard continues action at Northeastern on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN.