2019-20 Men's Basketball News

  • 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. 
  • Men’s Basketball’s Ledlum Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
    December 09, 2019
    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 of the season and comes after he helped the Crimson defeat Massachusetts, 89-55, on Saturday.
  • Baker, Kirkwood Lead Men’s Basketball in 89-55 Rout of Massachusetts
    December 07, 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass – Harvard men’s basketball bounced back in a big way on Saturday, using a dominant shooting performance to defeat the Massachusetts Minutemen, 89-55. The Crimson shot at a season-best 58.1-percent clip, led by senior Robert Baker’s 7-of-10 shooting performance en route to a career-high 19 points. Sophomore Noah Kirkwood helped out with a season-high 19 points of his own on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor.
  • 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.
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