Harvard Crimson Basketball Schedule
College basketball is a big deal in Boston and whether the Crimson are taking
on an Ivy League rival or another NCAA basketball power you can expect fans to pack Lavietes Pavilion in hopes of cheering
on Harvard to another big win. The Crimson always are able to get their fans on their feet with impressive dunks, lock down
defense, clutch three-pointers, and stellar passing and there is not a better place in the country than Lavietes Pavilion
to catch a game.
Once again the Harvard Crimson will have to go up against all of the toughest teams in the Ivy League
including the Brown Bears, the Columbia Lions, the Cornell Big Red, the Dartmouth Big Green, the Penn Quakers, the Princeton
Tigers, and the Yale Bulldogs as they look to make a big move up the conference standings in hopes of winning the regular
season title and earn an automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Making your way through the tough Ivy League regular season is quite
a daunting task but the Crimson seem to have enough talent to make some serious noise in the conference this year. The Crimson
will be looking to get all of the support they can from their hometown fans for big games at Lavietes Pavilion so be sure
to get your tickets from StubHub as soon as possible so you can get in on all of the excitement.
Harvard has a long history of college basketball excellence but there has perhaps never been a brighter
time in the program's history than the present under head coach Tommy Amaker. The Crimson has won four straight Ivy League
Championships and made it to the NCAA Tournament three years in a row. Last year in the Tournament the Crimson shocked a lot
of people across the country by knocking off fifth-seeded Cincinnati en route to making it to the Round of 32 for the second
year in a row. Big things are expected from this year's Harvard squad as they will look to advance even farther in the Tournament.
Harvard Crimson Basketball Conference
The Harvard Crimson are part of the Ivy League, one of the only basketball
conferences in the United States that does not have a conference tournament. This means that the regular season champion earns
the conference's automatic NCAA Tournament bid and every game during the regular season takes on extra importance. There are
currently eight teams competing in the Ivy League, the Brown Bears, the Columbia Lions, the Cornell Big Red, the Dartmouth
Big Green, the Harvard Crimson, the Princeton Tigers, the Penn Quakers, and the Yale Bulldogs. In the 2014-2015 season the
Harvard Crimson will be the defending champions after losing only one game in the conference last season. Harvard has earned
a lot of respect for the Ivy League on the hardwood with strong showings in the NCAA Tournament in recent years and every
other team in the conference will be looking to take down the Crimson this season in hopes of showing that they are also a
force to be reckoned with on the national stage.
Attending a top college basketball game
is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the best student athletes in the world take the court in college
basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there is an atmosphere in the arena
that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot inside Lavietes Pavilion for a Harvard Crimson home basketball game
this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly cheer for their alma
mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch defensive stops. All
of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your
palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your
breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Crimson's side erupts after another
big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation. The moment you leave Lavietes Pavilion you will want to immediately
start planning your next trip to the venue to cheer on the Crimson.
Current head coach Tommy Amaker
has not only made history by taking the Crimson to three straight NCAA Tournaments, but also by becoming the first African-American
coach in the program's history. Although the Crimson have had a historic run under Amaker he has yet to take them deeper in
the Tournament than any other team has gone; the 1946 team made it all the way to the Elite Eight.