Opponent: Holy Cross Crusaders
Date: Wednesday, November 17th
Time: 7 PM
Where: Lavietes Pavillion
Coverage: WHRB 95.3FM in Greater Boston Area (listeners outside area can tune in to online stream at whrb.org)
The Harvard men’s basketball team inaugurate its first home game of the 2010-2011 season with a showdown against the Holy Cross Crusaders at Lavietes Pavillion. Harvard looks to build on last year’s successful campaign in which they finished 21-8, capped by a postseason appearance at the Collegeinsider.com Tournament.
Reigning ivy league rookie of the year Kyle Casey is still recovering from a foot injury sustained in the preseason and the do-it-all player Jeremy Lin has joined the NBA, but the Crimson return great cast of players including a veteran core of juniors Keith Wright, Oliver McNally, and Andrew Van Nest. Harvard also welcomes 6 new freshmen into the lineup, none more hyped than Ugo Okam, a 7 foot center from Florida who will be expected to contribute on both offense and defense right away. Expectations couldn’t be higher for Coach Tommy Amaker and his team, and even though the Crimson began the season with a loss to George Mason, 66-53, an Ivy League title has never been closer for Harvard. Tip off is at 7 PM as Scott Reed and James Yoon will have the call to start the very first home game of the season as the Men’s Basketball team begin their quest for an NCAA birth.