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Amir Mamdani

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A Double-Pump Prayer
Men's Basketball

Aiken's Historic Night Leads Harvard to an Instant Classic, 3-OT Victory over Columbia

On Friday night, Aiken’s 44-point performance, one of the most incredible efforts seen in Harvard history, helped the Crimson cling to a 98-96 victory over Columbia in 3OT, in one of the greatest games ever played at Lavietes Pavilion.

Palo Alto to ATL
Men's Basketball

Remembering Where He Came From: Five Minutes with Jeremy Lin

The phenomenon known as “Linsanity” thrust the Torrance, Calif., native into the global spotlight in the world’s most famous arena. But anyone who’s met the 30 year old knows that Lin’s future is much brighter than just basketball.

Palo Alto to ATL
Men's Basketball

Remembering Where He Came From: Five Minutes with Jeremy Lin

But anyone who’s met the 30 year-old that took the world by storm seven years ago, knows that Jeremy Lin’s future is much brighter than just basketball.

Four for Four
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Trounces Yale 65-49 In Front of Raucous Sellout Crowd

In front of a sold-out crowd and numerous NBA scouts, Harvard pulled off a wire-to-wire victory over Yale.

King of the Welsh
Men's Basketball

Mamdani's Musings: Picks for the Ivy League Weekend Matchups

Back to back days of Ivy League basketball make for some big matchups this weekend. Amir Mamdani gives his picks for some of the best games the Ancient Eight has to offer this season.

Leading the Charge
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Defeats Dartmouth 64-59 in Second Half Surge

Strong ball security, defense and clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch from Aiken helped the Crimson move to .500 on the young Ivy League season.

Bassey Ball
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Rolls to 84-71 MLK Day Win at Howard

Harvard will hope that Monday afternoon’s victory is a harbinger of things to come, and will catalyze the team leading up to a Saturday rematch with Dartmouth at Lavietes Pavilion.

Sea of Carolina Blue
Men's Basketball

Harvard Men's Basketball Overwhelmed by No. 15 UNC

The Crimson fought valiantly but could not withstand a second-half push from the Tar Heels.

Chris' Charity Stripe
Men's Basketball

Chris' Charity Stripe

Junior forward Chris Lewis knocks down a free-throw in a win over Mercer at State Farm Arena, as Coach Tommy Amaker looks on.

Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Topples Mercer 71-67 at State Farm Arena

Winning the rebounding and assist battles was crucial down the stretch for Harvard, and clutch free throws from guards Christian Juzang and Spencer Freedman helped put Mercer away and ice the victory.

New Heights
Men's Basketball

Freshman Four Aims to Make Impact for Men's Basketball

While Harvard’s many injuries have likely contributed to its 4-5 record thus far in non-conference play, it has also provided an opportunity for coach Tommy Amaker to test his team’s bench and balance, a phrase he often emphasizes. The team’s injuries have allowed several of the freshman recruiting class to see significant action.

First Start
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Toppled by Late Vermont Run, 71-65

For a second consecutive week, sloppy ball security led to a late defeat for men's basketball as the University of Vermont Catamounts (7-3) pulled away for a 71-65 comeback victory Saturday evening.

Captain Kirk
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Beats Holy Cross for First Time in Five Seasons

Harvard will hope this victory over in-state foe Holy Cross (4-3) is a step in the right direction towards emulating the 2013-2014 year, which marks the last time the Crimson won an NCAA Tournament game.

23 for 20
Men's Basketball

PREVIEW: Men's Basketball Travels to California For SanFran, Saint Mary's Contests

The Crimson (2-2) will be in the Bay Area for four days, as the team will take on the University of San Francisco Wednesday night, before traveling 25 miles northwest to Moraga, Calif., for a Saturday evening tilt against Saint Mary’s.

Drop the Bassey
Men's Basketball

NOTEBOOK: Men's Basketball Secures Victory over UMass in First Road Contest

With seven players scoring six or more points apiece, it took a complete team effort to knock off the Minutemen. While no player scored more than Lewis’ 16 points, different players had crucial offensive moments throughout the game. Welsh’s first career three-pointer helped quell a UMass run, Kirkwood’s energy off the bench repeatedly galvanized Harvard, and crucial 2-for-2 efforts at the free-throw line from Juzang and Bassey in the last minute helped seal the victory.

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