Men’s Basketball Opens Five-Game Homestand with Dartmouth on NESN and ESPN+

Photo by Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Resuming conference play while kick-starting a five-game homestand, Harvard men's basketball will host Dartmouth on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on NESN and ESPN+. 

Additionally, fans in attendance can meet the team at a postgame autograph session on the court. Free team photos will be provided.

How to Follow
TV: NESN | ESPN+ (Talent: Alex Vispoli, Adam Giardino, Tim Culverhouse)
Live Stats: vs. Dartmouth
Twitter: @HarvardMBB
Game Notes: Click Here
Tickets: Click Here

What to Know

  • The Crimson holds a 7-7 record on the season, including a 0-1 mark in Ivy League play. Junior Chris Lewis leads qualified players with 13.1 points per game, while junior Justin Bassey and first-year Noah Kirkwood are also averaging double figures with 10.4 and 10.1 per game, respectively. Junior Bryce Aiken made his season debut against Howard, where he scored 16 points.
  • Lewis also paces the Ivy League in blocks (2.0) and field goal percentage (64.9), while ranking 12th nationally in the latter category. The Alpharetta, Georgia native is on pace to break the program record for field goal percentage in a career, as he ranked 15th nationally in 2017-18.
  • Kirkwood was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season Dec. 31, making him the first Harvard player to earn three Rookie of the Week awards in the same season since junior Seth Towns in 2016-17. He also earned the honor in back-to-back weeks on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, when he became the first Harvard player to earn back-to-back Rookie of the Week honors since Siyani Chambers '16-17 on Jan. 7 and 14, 2013.
  • Harvard returned 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. Showcasing its depth, 11 different Harvard players have started a game in 2018-19 and 11 players are averaging at least 10 minutes per game.
  • Harvard is 3-1 at home this season, with a net rating of plus-9.9 points per 100 possessions.

Last Time Out

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 394-265 career record: 218-126 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall.


What's Next?
The Crimson continues its stretch at Lavietes Pavilion with a visit from Yale and Brown Feb. 1-2. The bout with Yale will be broadcast on ESPNU, while the Brown contest will be broadcast on ESPN+. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. tip-offs.