Harvard Crimson Basketball Tickets
Team: Harvard Crimson
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Conference: Ivy League
Head Coach: Tommy Amaker
Home Arena: Lavietes Pavilion in Boston, Mass.
Regular Season Conference Championships: 7
Harvard Crimson Basketball TicketsJohn Kirkland Clark, a Yale graduate and Harvard Law School student, introduced basketball to Harvard in 1900. The game was sporadic on campus until Edward Wachter took over as head coach in 1930. Wachter led the Crimson through nine winning seasons. The 1945-46 squad, featuring Wyndol Gray and Saul Mariaschin, earned the Crimson their first NCAA Tournament berth. In the '60s and '70s, the Crimson featured many solid players and a few thrilling wins, including the 1966 win over the Princeton Tigers and the 1973 Beanpot win. During this period, two Harvard basketball players were named Rhode Scholars, Merle McClung and Glenn Fine. With the leadership of Tommy Amaker since 2009, the Harvard Crimson basketball team has seen some of the finest seasons in school history. In the 2009-2010 season, the Crimson posted a 10-4 conference record, Senior Jeremy Lin was named All-Ivy League and scored 1,450 points, and Kyle Casey was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Harvard is now the second school to win the Ivy League title five times in a row, and the Crimson have appeared in the NCAA tournament in four consecutive years. Four Harvard Crimson alums have played in the NBA. Catch some Ivy League basketball and grab your Harvard Crimson basketball tickets at StubHub.
Who are the current stars on the Harvard Crimson basketball team?Seth Towns, co-captain of the Crimson with Henry Welsh, was Ivy League Player of the Year in his sophomore year and holds a scoring average of 14.2 points per game. Crimson guard Bryce Aiken received the Lavietes Most Valuable Player award last year. Justin Bassey, 2019 Defensive Player of the year, should also be a standout on this year’s team.
What traditions are part of a Harvard Crimson basketball game?The Harvard men’s basketball season kicks off with a night of celebration known as Crimson Madness. The event includes a welcome from the coach, dunk and three-point contests, an intra-squad shootout and an autograph session. The Harvard cheerleading team performs at all home basketball games, and they are often joined by the Harvard University band, which is famous for inventing "scramble" marching.
Where does the Harvard Crimson basketball team play home games?The Crimson play at the Ray Lavietes Basketball Pavilion, which seats 2,195. The arena is one of the oldest college basketball arenas in use. It is named after Harvard basketball letterman and 1936 graduate, Ray Lavietes.
Who are some well-known Harvard Crimson basketball players?Jeremy Lin is arguably the most famous player ever to come from the Harvard Crimson basketball program. Lin, who was not even offered a scholarship to play college basketball, was one of the NBA’s first Asian Americans and the first Harvard graduate to start with the NBA in 50 years. In 2012, Lin scored 171 points during a seven-game winning streak with the New York Knicks. The streak was highlighted by an unprecedented win against the Los Angeles Lakers in which Lin scored 38 points. Harvard basketball players who went on to fame outside of basketball include J. Michael Crichton and Al Gore.
Who are the Harvard Crimson’s traditional rivals?Harvard and Yale are traditional rivals in all things, including basketball. The two school teams met for the first time in 1901, and Yale was victorious 41-16. In March 2019, at the 201st meeting of the teams, Yale beat Harvard to advance to March Madness.
What was the Harvard Crimson basketball record last year?In the 2018-2019 season, the Crimson posted a 10-4 record in conference play, 19-12 overall and 9-2 at home. The team won the Ivy League Conference Championship. The Ivy League Men’s Basketball Preseason Media Poll picked the Crimson to defend the conference title.
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