2019-20 Men's Basketball News

  • Men's Basketball to Play Host to Massachusetts on Saturday
    December 05, 2019
    Harvard returns to the friendly confines of Lavietes Pavilion for the first time since Nov. 14, to face in-state foe Massachusetts, on Saturday afternoon in game that will air on NESN and ESPN+. The Crimson enters the contest having played five consecutive games away from Cambridge, including the last three at the Orlando Invitational where Harvard finished in fourth place. The Minutemen, meanwhile, are 5-4 on the season after falling short at home to South Carolina, 84-80, on Wednesday night.
  • Men’s Basketball Falls to USC, Finishes Fourth at Orlando Invitational
    December 01, 2019
    Wrapping up competition at the 2019 Orlando Invitational, Harvard men’s basketball dropped a contest to USC, 77-62, on Sunday night at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. The Trojans improve to 7-2, while Harvard moves to 5-4 on the season.
  • No. 5/8 Maryland Rallies Past Men’s Basketball, 80-73
    November 29, 2019
    Taking the floor in the semifinals of the Orlando Invitational, Harvard men’s basketball fell late to No. 5/8 Maryland, 80-73. The Terrapins improve to 7-0, while the Crimson moves to 5-3 overall.
  • Men’s Basketball Advances in Orlando Invitational, Beats Texas A&M, 62-51
    November 28, 2019
    Leaning on its defense and free throw shooting, Harvard men’s basketball earned an opening round victory at the Orlando Invitational over Texas A&M, 62-51. The Crimson improves to 5-2 this season, while the Aggies were dealt their second loss.
  • Men’s Basketball Set for Orlando Invitational, Opens with Texas A&M on ESPN2
    November 26, 2019
    Celebrating Thanksgiving in Florida, Harvard men’s basketball travels to the ESPN Wide World of Sports for the Orlando Invitational Nov. 28-Dec. 1. The Crimson opens with Texas A&M Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.
  • Aiken Named Ivy League Player of the Week
    November 25, 2019
    After his offensive explosion against Holy Cross, senior guard Bryce Aiken of the Harvard men’s basketball team has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. The weekly honor is the fifth of Aiken’s career, including three Player of the Week awards.
  • Aiken Scores 30, Men’s Basketball Wins on Road at Holy Cross, 82-74
    November 22, 2019
    Using a second half surge to pick up its first win of the season on the road, Harvard men’s basketball earned a 82-74 victory on Friday night over Holy Cross at the Hart Center. Harvard improves to 4-2, while the Crusaders drop to 0-5.
  • Men’s Basketball Readies for Matchup at Holy Cross
    November 20, 2019
    Harvard men’s basketball returns to the Bay State after it played the first-ever contest in the province of Ontario over the weekend, as it travels to Holy Cross on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The action will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.
  • Ledlum Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
    November 18, 2019
    Continuing a strong start to his opening season, first-year Chris Ledlum of the Harvard men’s basketball team has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
  • Buffalo Outlasts Men’s Basketball in James Naismith Classic, 88-76
    November 16, 2019
    Taking the floor for the first-annual James Naismith Classic, Harvard men’s basketball dropped a tight game to Buffalo, 88-76, at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Crimson moves to 3-2 this season, while the Bulls improve to 2-1.
  • Defense Leads Men’s Basketball Past Siena, 59-56
    November 14, 2019
    In its second ever contest against the Siena Saints, Harvard men's basketball used an inspiring performance from its first-year players to pick up its third win of the season, 59-56. Harvard moves to 3-1 on the season, remaining undefeated when playing at Lavietes Pavilion.
  • Men’s Basketball Hosts Siena, Faces Buffalo in Toronto
    November 13, 2019
    Harvard men’s basketball will continue its non-conference schedule this week, as it hosts Siena on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Toronto to face Buffalo in the James Naismith Classic on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Raptors. The clash with the Bulls will tip-off at 2:30 p.m.
  • Men’s Basketball Rolls to Victory Over Maine, 67-46
    November 10, 2019
    Remaining unbeaten on its home floor, Harvard men’s basketball used a dominant second half to run past Maine, 67-46, on Sunday at Lavietes Pavilion. Harvard improves to 2-1 overall, while Maine drops its first contest of the season.
  • Men’s Basketball’s Rally Cut Short at Northeastern, 84-79
    November 08, 2019
    Taking the court for the first time on the road this season, Harvard men’s basketball fell to Northeastern, 84-79, on Friday night at Matthews Arena.
  • Men’s Basketball Continues Opening Week at Northeastern, vs. Maine
    November 07, 2019
    Continuing its three-game set of contests during the opening week of the college basketball season, Harvard men’s basketball travels to Northeastern Friday, Nov. 8 before returning home to face Maine Sunday, Nov. 10. The bout with the Huskies will air on NESN, while the Maine clash will be broadcast on ESPN+.
  • Men’s Basketball Equals Largest Margin of Victory in Program History, Downs MIT, 84-27
    November 05, 2019
    Opening the doors of Lavietes Pavilion for the first time this season, Harvard men’s basketball tallied an 84-27 victory over MIT on Tuesday night. The 57-point margin of victory equaled the largest in program history, tying the mark set Feb. 13, 1946 against Northeastern.
  • Aiken Named to Naismith Trophy Watch List
    November 04, 2019
    As the Crimson gets ready to tip off its 2019-20 season, senior Bryce Aiken has been named to the Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List, as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club Nov. 4. Aiken is one of 50 players nationwide to earn a selection to the watch list, and is the only one represented from the Ivy League.
  • Men’s Basketball Welcomes MIT for Season Opener
    November 04, 2019
    Kicking off its season with MIT for the sixth-straight season, Harvard men’s basketball will welcome the Engineers to Lavietes Pavilion on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
  • Men’s Basketball Chosen to Repeat as Ivy League Champions in Preseason Poll
    October 22, 2019
    With just two weeks remaining until the start of the men’s basketball season, Harvard has been selected to repeat as Ivy League champions in the conference preseason media poll.
  • Men’s Basketball Kicks Off 2019-20 Campaign with Crimson Madness
    October 18, 2019
    With its season debut just a couple of weeks away, Harvard men’s basketball opened the doors to Lavietes Pavilion on Oct. 18 for the ninth-annual edition of Crimson Madness.
  • Towns Named to Julius Erving Award Watch List
    October 16, 2019
    Just three weeks away from its season opener, senior forward Seth Towns has been named to the watch list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year award. Towns is one of 20 student-athletes nationwide to be placed on the watchlist, and one of three from a mid-major conference.
  • Aiken Named to Bob Cousy Award Watch List
    October 14, 2019
    With the start of the 2019-20 season less than a month away, senior point guard Bryce Aiken has been named to the watch list for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year award. Aiken is one of 20 student-athletes nationwide to be placed on the watchlist.
  • Men’s Basketball Featured Three Times in Ivy League Linear ESPN Package
    October 01, 2019
    As the college basketball season approaches, ESPN and the Ivy League have announced that the men’s basketball program will be featured three times in the conference’s linear television package with the network.
  • Men’s Basketball to Host Crimson Madness Oct. 18
    September 26, 2019
    Kicking off the 2019-20 season for men's basketball, Harvard will host the ninth-annual Crimson Madness event on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. FREE tickets are available now – but space is limited. The first 100 students will receive free jerseys, with doors opening at 6 p.m.
  • In His Own Words: Kale Catchings at the IOP
    September 25, 2019
    My experience last week at the IOP with Clark Kellogg and Brittany Packnett, in combination with dinner alongside Mr. Kellogg and Tom McMillen, was yet another instance in which the meaning of Harvard Basketball extended far past what happens within the lines of Lavietes Pavilion. 
  • Men's Basketball Featured in The Athletic
    September 23, 2019
    After hosting Clark Kellogg and Tom McMillen at the Harvard Institute of Politics for the team's annual forum and subsequent Breakfast Club, the Harvard men's basketball program has been featured in The Athletic.
  • Towns Attends NCAA Elite Student-Athlete Symposium for Men’s Basketball
    September 11, 2019
    Last weekend, 16 student-athletes from around the country were invited to the NCAA Elite Student-Athlete Symposium for Men’s Basketball, with Harvard senior Seth Towns among the select group invited to participate.
  • 2019-20 Single-Game Tickets Now On Sale for Basketball, Hockey
    September 03, 2019
    Single-game tickets for 2019-20 are now on sale for the Harvard Crimson men's and women's basketball and hockey teams.
  • Men’s Basketball to Co-Sponsor Harvard IOP Discussion with Clark Kellogg and Tom McMillen
    September 03, 2019
    For the fourth-consecutive year, the Harvard men's basketball program is partnering with the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) to bring highly-distinguished speakers to the IOP Forum. This year, college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg and former congressman Tom McMillen will take part in an event titled “The Growing Empowerment and Activism of the Modern Athlete.” The discussion will be moderated by Peter Carfagna ’75, a lecturer at Harvard Law School, and will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.
  • Jeremy Lin '10 Inks Deal with Beijing Ducks of Chinese Basketball Association
    August 27, 2019
    BEIJING, China – NBA veteran and former Harvard standout, Jeremy Lin ’10 has found his next destination. After a nine-year career in the NBA, Lin has agreed to terms on a contract with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association.
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