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Chris Lewis, ball in hand, drives past opponent

Senior forward Chris Lewis led the Crimson in rebounding, en route to an All-Ivy League Second Team selection.

Photograph by Erica Denhoff

Injuries—and the coronavirus—lead to disappointing basketball seasons.

May-June 2020

Noah Kirkwood ’22, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, emerged as one of Harvard’s top offensive threats.

Photograph by Gavin Baker/Sideline Photos

Basketball teams fall short of NCAAs again.

May-June 2019

A brief history

3.15.19

This year's Ivy League basketball tournaments will be played this weekend at Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater, which seats 2,800 and was the site of a thrilling playoff game between the Harvard and Princeton men in 2011. Photograph by David Silverman/Yale Athletics

Inside the debate over where to play the Ivy League basketball tournament

3.15.19

Tommy Amaker identifies Justin Bassey ’20 (shown here against North Carolina) as the team's most valuable player.
Photograph by Tim Cowie/Harvard Athletics Communications

Junior guard Justin Bassey

3.8.19

Kathy Delaney-Smith (shown here during the January 19 win over Dartmouth) has helped her players navigate many off-court challenges.

Kathy Delaney-Smith (shown here during the January 19 win over Dartmouth) has helped her players navigate many off-court challenges.

Photograph by Gil Talbot/Harvard Athletic Communications

Basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith navigates players’ gender and sexual identity, mental health, and other challenging social issues.

2.5.19

In the 1980s, future U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ’86 and future Stemberg Family Coach Tommy Amaker faced off on the basketball court, Amaker as a Duke point guard and Duncan as a Harvard forward. This image of the two greeted attendees at a Kennedy School Forum event with Duncan.
Photograph courtesy of David Tannenwald

Arne Duncan ’86 discusses education, politics, and Harvard basketball at the Institute of Politics.

9.13.18

Seth Towns ’20, the Ivy League Player of the Year, scored a game-high 24 points in the Crimson’s 74-55 victory over Cornell in the Ivy tournament semifinals.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

The basketball teams fall short of the NCAAs.

May-June 2018