Towns’ Career-High 30 Leads Men’s Basketball Over Brown, 86-77

Towns led three Harvard scorers in double figures (DSPics).

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tallying a weekend sweep to move to 4-0 in Ivy League play, sophomore Seth Towns scored a career-best 30 points as Harvard men's basketball ran past Brown, 86-77, on Saturday night at Pizzitola Sports Center.

Towns became the second Harvard player to score 30 in a game this season, as he finished 11-for-19 from the floor with a perfect 4-for-4 mark from 3-point range. Sophomore Bryce Aiken tallied 18 points, including an 11-for-12 mark from the stripe, while classmate Justin Bassey scored 13 points to go with five rebounds.

Harvard scored the first 13 points of the game, led by six points from Towns, four points from sophomore Chris Lewis and a triple from sophomore Christian Juzang. Brown battled back to make it a four-point game at halftime, 37-33, despite 15 first-half points from Towns.

The Bears worked its deficit as low as two points after hitting the first field goal of the second half, but the Crimson held on, and led from start to finish. The Crimson led by as many as 15 in the second half, and cut short the final Brown run after an athletic poster dunk from Bassey and a triple from freshman Danilo Djuricic. The Crimson scored its final 11 points from the free throw line to secure the result.

Harvard Highlights

  • Towns joined Aiken (UMass, Nov. 12) in scoring 30 points in a game this season. The 30 points for Towns were a career-best.
  • Aiken tallied 18 points, including a game-high 11 free throws, and secured three rebounds.
  • Four Harvard players tallied at least two steals: Towns (3), Lewis (2), Bassey (2) and junior Corey Johnson (2).

Game Notes

  • Harvard moved atop the Ivy League standings with a 4-0 record in Ivy play.
  • The win was the Crimson's 17th-straight over Brown, dating back to March of 2009.
  • The 86 points were a season-high for the Crimson.

What's Next?
Harvard concludes its six-game road trip at Columbia and Cornell Feb. 2-3. The games will be broadcast on SNY and Eleven Sports, respectively, as well as the Ivy League Network.