Men’s Basketball Hosts Siena, Faces Buffalo in Toronto

Rio Haskett drives down the lane
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – 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.

How to Follow
Broadcast vs. Siena: ESPN+ (Talent: Bill Spaulding, Alex Vispoli, Dylan Hornblum) | International Stream
Broadcast vs. Buffalo: TSN/ESPN+ (Talent: Doug Sherman, Sean Farnham)
Live Stats: vs. Siena | vs. Buffalo
Game Notes: vs. Siena and Buffalo
Twitter: @HarvardMBB
Tickets: vs. Siena

What to Know

  • The Crimson went 19-12 (10-4 Ivy) last season, earning its seventh Ivy League championship in the past nine years. Harvard advanced to the second round of the NIT for the first time in program history after beating Georgetown in the nation's capital, 71-68.
  • Harvard returns one of the most experienced teams in the country, ranking second nationally in percentage of scoring (96.7%) and minutes (95.7%). Bryce Aiken led the team in scoring a year ago at 22.2 points per game, which was the third-highest average in a single season in program history.
  • Opening the season in dominant fashion, Harvard limited MIT to just 27 points, while forcing 29 turnovers, in its 84-27 victory Nov. 5. Chris Ledlum tallied a double-double in his first-career appearance, while 12 players scored a basket. The 57-points margin tied a program record that dates to 1946, vs. Northeastern.
  • Harvard split contests over the weekend against Northeastern (79-84) and Maine (67-46), and seven different players have scored in double figures over the Crimson's three games thus far. Chris Lewis leads the team at 12.0 points per game, while Robert Baker is close behind at 10.0.
  • Senior Robert Baker and junior Rio Haskett shared the team lead with 14 points against Maine, with Baker tying a career-best in the category. Haskett finished one point shy of his career-high. 

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 13th 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), seven Ivy League championships (2011-15, 18-19) and six 20-win seasons (2010-15). Amaker owns a 408-271 career record: 232-132 at Harvard, 108-84 at Michigan and 68-55 at Seton Hall.

Next Up
Harvard returns to Massachusetts for a Bay State battle at Holy Cross on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.