2019-20 Men's Basketball News

  • Men's Hoops to Host Princeton, Penn in Pivotal Ivy League Matchups
    February 19, 2020
    Harvard is set to round out its four-game homestand this week with a pair of pivotal Ivy League games vs. Princeton and Penn on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Both games are set for 7 p.m. ET starts inside Lavietes Pavilion and on ESPN+. The Crimson-Tigers tilt, meanwhile, will air live on Westwood One Radio.
  • Ledlum Earns Fifth Ivy League Rookie-of-the-Week Award
    February 17, 2020
    Harvard men’s basketball first-year Chris Ledlum has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The weekly award is his fifth of the 2019-20 campaign and first since Jan. 6.
  • Men’s Basketball Outlasts Columbia in Double OT
    February 15, 2020
    Harvard men’s basketball outlasted Columbia in double overtime on Saturday, 77-73, inside Lavietes Pavilion to sweep its two-game weekend homestand. The win moved the Crimson to 16-7 and 5-3 in the Ivy League, while the Lions dropped to 6-18 (1-7 Ivy).
  • Men’s Basketball Stifles Cornell in 85-63 Home Win
    February 14, 2020
    The Harvard men’s basketball team rolled to a 85-63 home victory over Cornell on Friday night in Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson was stout defensively to help it improve to 15-7 on the season and 4-3 in the Ivy League. The Big Red, meanwhile, fell to 5-15 and 2-5 in the Ivy.
  • Men's Hoops Returns to Lavietes Pavilion This Week to Play Host to Cornell, Columbia
    February 12, 2020
    Harvard is set to play at home for the first time Jan. 18, when it welcomes Cornell and Columbia to Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson, which split a pair of road games last week, will face the Big Red on Friday before clashing with the Lions on Saturday. Both contests are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET starts and will air on ESPN+.
  • Ivy League Announces Distinguished 2020 Class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball
    February 11, 2020
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Charlie Baker and Catherine Crisera Kelley were named this week to fourth annual 16-member class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball. Baker and Crisera Kelley were part of a legendary class that embody the unrivaled experience afforded Ivy League student-athletes and have left a lasting impact on their respective basketball programs, universities and chosen professions.
  • Men’s Basketball Falls to Brown on the Road, 72-71
    February 08, 2020
    Harvard men’s basketball suffered a devastating loss on the road to Brown on Saturday night, 72-71. A late Crimson foul on a made basket set up a three-point play with 0.5 seconds left and the Bears escaped with the victory.
  • Men’s Basketball Downs Yale in New Haven, 78-77
    February 07, 2020
    Harvard men’s basketball captured a 78-77 road decision over Yale on Friday night, handing the Bulldogs their first home loss of the season and their first in Ivy action.
  • Men's Hoops Set to Visit Yale and Brown This Week
    February 05, 2020
    Harvard will close out its five-game Ivy League road trip this week as it faces Yale and Brown on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The contest vs. the Bulldogs, who are receiving votes in both major top-25 polls, is set for 5 p.m., and will air on ESPNU. The Crimson’s clash with the Bears, meanwhile, will tip at 6 p.m., on ESPN+.
  • Men’s Basketball Drops Heartbreaker at Princeton, 70-69
    February 01, 2020
    The Harvard men’s basketball team dropped an Ivy League road game at Princeton in heartbreaking fashion, 70-69, Saturday night inside Jadwin Gymnasium. The decision sent Harvard’s record to 13-6 on the season and leveled its conference record at 2-2.
  • Men’s Basketball Falls at Penn in Overtime Thriller, 75-72
    January 31, 2020
    Harvard men’s basketball nearly completed an impressive comeback in overtime, but a Noah Kirkwood three-pointer with six seconds left in the extra session was off the mark leading a 75-72 Ivy League road loss at The Palestra on Friday evening.
  • Men's Hoops to Head South to Face Penn, Princeton
    January 29, 2020
    Harvard continues its five-game Ivy League road trip this week when it visits Penn and Princeton. The Crimson, which has won eight straight contests, including six in a row on the road, will face the Quakers on on Friday (ESPNU) before taking on the Tigers on Saturday (ESPN+).
  • The Basketball Academy at Harvard Announces 2020 Dates
    January 28, 2020
    The Harvard men’s basketball program has announced its 2020 Elite and Youth Basketball Academy dates for this upcoming summer. Please see below for further details and registration information.
  • Men’s Basketball Earns Ivy Road Win at Dartmouth, 70-66
    January 25, 2020
    Harvard men’s basketball used a gritty defensive effort in the second half to pull away from Dartmouth on the road en route to a 70-66 win. The victory was the Crimson’s eighth straight and sixth consecutive on the road.
  • Men's Hoops Set to Face Dartmouth on the Road Saturday Night
    January 23, 2020
    Harvard, winners of seven consecutive contests, opens a five-game road stretch on Saturday against Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Ivy League clash, which pits the same teams that met one week ago in Cambridge, is slated for a 7 p.m. ET start on ESPN+.
  • Men’s Basketball Earns 67-62 Home Win Over Dartmouth
    January 18, 2020
    In their first action in two weeks, the Harvard men’s basketball team downed Dartmouth, 67-62, to win its Ivy League opener and seventh straight contest. The Crimson (12-4, 1-0 Ivy) received strong performances from Chris Lewis and Chris Ledlum, who both dropped 18 points in the victory.
  • Men's Basketball Begins Ivy Title Defense on Saturday at Home vs. Dartmouth
    January 15, 2020
    Harvard, the preseason Ivy League favorites and two-time reigning conference regular-season champions, opens Ivy action at home against travel-partner Dartmouth. The Saturday afternoon contest, which is the Crimson’s first outing since Jan. 4, is set for a 2 p.m. ET start and will air on ESPN+.
  • Ledlum Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Fourth Time
    January 06, 2020
    Harvard men’s basketball first-year Chris Ledlum has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the conference announced today. The award is Ledlum’s second straight and fourth of the season, and comes after he helped the Crimson defeat San Francisco on the road and UC Irvine at home.
  • Men’s Basketball Takes Down UC Irvine, 77-73, to Win Sixth Straight
    January 04, 2020
    On a rainy day in Cambridge, Harvard men’s basketball used a group effort to win its sixth-straight contest over UC Irvine Saturday afternoon. Four different players scored in double figures to propel the Crimson to the 77-73 victory.
  • Former Men's Hoops Standout Wesley Saunders Named to Lou Henson All-Decade Team
    January 02, 2020
    Former Harvard men’s basketball standout Wesley Saunders has been named to the Lou Henson Award All-Decade Team, CollegeInsider.com announced recently. The team consists of 40 outstanding players who competed for mid-major programs between 2010 and 2019.
  • Men's Basketball Closes Its Non-Conference Schedule at Home vs. UC Irvine
    January 02, 2020
    After playing nine of its last 10 games away from Lavietes Pavilion, Harvard will make its return to its on-campus home to play host to UC Irvine on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. ET. The Crimson’s final non-conference tilt of the 2019-20 campaign will stream on ESPN+.
  • Lewis, Ledlum Collect Ivy League Weekly Honors
    December 30, 2019
    Harvard men’s basketball forwards Chris Lewis and Chris Ledlum have earned Ivy League weekly honors, the conference office announced today. Lewis is the Ivy Player of the Week with Ledlum collecting his third Ivy Rookie-of-the-Week accolade.
  • Men’s Basketball Earns OT Road Win at San Francisco
    December 30, 2019
    The Harvard men’s basketball team fended off a scrappy San Francisco team on Monday night to earn an 84-81 overtime road win to notch its fifth straight win. The decision moved the Crimson to 10-4, while the Dons dropped to 11-4.
  • Men’s Hoops Takes Down California on the Road, 71-63
    December 29, 2019
    Harvard men’s basketball never trailed Sunday afternoon in a 71-63 road win at California. The victory extended the Crimson’s season-long winning streak to four games and moved it to 9-4 on the season, while the Golden Bears, who entered the game 6-1 at home, fell to 6-7.
  • Men's Basketball to Clash with California, San Francisco in Bay Area
    December 26, 2019
    The end of a challenging stretch comes to a close in Northern California this week when Harvard visits California and San Francisco. The games on Sunday and Monday represent the ninth and 10th outings during a span in which the Crimson was faced with playing nine of 10 away from campus. Through eight games of the 10-game gauntlet, which began vs. Buffalo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Nov. 16, Harvard is 5-3.
  • Men’s Basketball’s Towns to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery
    December 23, 2019
    Harvard men’s basketball senior forward and team co-captain Seth Towns will undergo season-ending surgery, Tommy Amaker, the Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Basketball, announced today.
  • Lewis Breaks Career Blocks Record in 60-55 Win at Howard
    December 22, 2019
    Chris Lewis broke the Harvard career blocks record and scored 15 points while adding eight rebounds, as the Harvard men’s basketball team earned a 60-55 victory at Howard Sunday afternoon.
  • Men’s Basketball Powers Past George Washington, 88-75
    December 21, 2019
    Chris Lewis led the Crimson with his season-best 22-point performance, as the Harvard men’s basketball team earned a 88-75 win at George Washington Saturday afternoon.
  • Men's Basketball Returns to Action This Week at George Washington, Howard
    December 19, 2019
    Following a convincing 34-point home win over Massachusetts and a final-exams break, Harvard continues its 2019-20 schedule with road dates at George Washington and Howard. The two-game road trip is part of a larger 10-game stretch where the Crimson will play nine away from Lavietes Pavilion. First up for Harvard on Saturday will be its second straight Atlantic-10 foe, George Washington, before clashing with Howard on Sunday. The 10-game gauntlet ends next week at California (Dec. 29) and San Francisco (Dec. 30).
  • 2020 Ivy Madness Tickets on Sale Now
    December 10, 2019
    BOSTON - Tickets to the 2020 Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments are on sale now! Full information is available at IvyMadness.com. 
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