Men’s Basketball Welcomes MIT to Open 2018-19 Slate

Photo by Paul Rutherford
Photo by Paul Rutherford
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lining up for the first tip-off of the season, Harvard men's basketball will welcome crosstown foe MIT to Lavietes Pavilion on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow
Broadcast: ESPN+ (Talent: Kevin Gehl, Tyler Murray, Ashleigh Shanley), International Platform
Live Stats: vs. MIT
Twitter: @HarvardMBB
Game Notes: Click Here
Tickets: Click Here

What to Know

  • Harvard returns 99.4 percent of its scoring and 99.0 percent of its minutes from last year's squad, which captured the program's sixth Ivy League championship and made its second-ever appearance in the NIT. Only George Mason returns a higher percentage of scoring on the national level.
  • Junior Seth Towns became the program's fourth AP All-America selection a year ago, while he also the fourth player in program history to be named the Ivy League Player of the Year, joining Joe Carrabino '85, Keith Wright '12 and Wesley Saunders '15. He was the second sophomore to earn the honor in the 43-year history of the award.
  • The Crimson announced its four-member class of 2022 over the summer: Kale Catchings, Mason Forbes, Spencer Freedman and Noah Kirkwood
  • The squad was picked by the media to repeat as Ivy League champions, as announced in the conference preseason poll in October.
  • Harvard will open the campaign with MIT for the ninth-straight season. Harvard has won each of the last 14 meetings with the Engineers, and leads the all-time series, 55-9.

Coming Soon

At The Helm
The all-time winningest head coach in Harvard men's basketball history, Tommy Amaker returns to the Harvard sidelines for the 12th season. The Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Basketball has directed the Crimson to a period of unprecedented prosperity in the form of four NCAA tournament appearances (2012-15), six Ivy League championships (2011-15, '18) and six 20-win seasons (2010-15). Amaker owns a 387-258 career record: 211-118 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall.

What's Next?
Harvard continues action at Lavietes Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 9 when Northeastern visits for a 7 p.m. tip-off. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+.