Towns, Juzang Guide Men’s Basketball Past Brown, 65-58

Juzang netted a career-best 21 points (photo by Jon Lane).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Earning a regular season sweep of Brown, Harvard men's basketball tallied a 65-58 victory over the Bears on Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion.

Sophomore Seth Towns led all scorers with 24 points, while classmate Christian Juzang netted a career-best 21 points. A third sophomore, Chris Lewis, scored eight points to go with 10 rebounds.

Harvard (13-11, 8-1 Ivy) entered the break with a 27-25 over Brown (11-11, 4-5 Ivy), as Juzang scored 13 first-half points, including a trio of 3-pointers. The Crimson extended its advantage to eight, 23-15, after a triple from Towns, but the Bears fought back to make it a two-point game entering the intermission.

A back-and-forth second half was tied with 4:19 to go at 51-51, but Harvard responded with five straight points to regain control after a hook from Lewis and a three from Towns. The Crimson connected on seven late free throws to secure the win, as the team outscored Brown 14-7 over the final four minutes.

Harvard Highlights

  •  Towns led all scorers with 24 points, while collecting five rebounds.
  •  Juzang tallied a career-high for the second time in three games with 21 points.
  •  Lewis totaled double digit rebounds for the fourth-time this season, ending with 10.

Game Notes

  •  Harvard won its 18th-straight game over Brown, and improves to 103-72 all-time.
  •  The Crimson remained in a tie for first place in the Ivy League standings with the win.
  •  The win was Harvard's fourth in a row, and the Crimson improves to 7-1 at home this season

What's Next?
Harvard closes its home stretch with a visit from Yale on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.