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  • Harvard hosted the first seven games of the series, and nine of the first ten.
  • Several of the series' games in the 1920s were played at Harvard one night, and at M.I.T. either the day before or day after.
  • Jack Leaman's teams were 8-1 against the Crimson.
  • Frank McLaughlin, brother of UM's Tom McLaughlin, coached the Crimson from 1977-85. The two faced off twice, splitting the two games in 1981 and '82.
  • Frank Sullivan coached the Crimson from 1991-2007, going 0-1 versus UMass in that time. Frank became one of our color analysts in TV and radio broadcasts, starting in 2017.1)

Game History

DateGame ResultsSiteUM CoachGame NotesConferenceHead Coach2)Nickname
1/26/1921L 25-21AwayHarold M. Gore Edward A. WachterCrimson3)
1/26/1922L 33-20AwayHarold M. Gore Edward A. WachterCrimson
1/31/1923L 23-20AwayHarold M. Gore Edward A. WachterCrimson
1/25/1924W 26-22AwayHarold M. Gore Edward A. WachterCrimson
1/30/1925L 37-21AwayHarold M. Gore Edward A. WachterCrimson
2/15/1928L 27-16AwayHarold M. Gore Edward A. WachterCrimson
2/13/1929W 31-27AwayHarold M. Gore Edward A. WachterCrimson
2/24/1933W 32-18Home (CHC)Fritz Ellert Edward A. WachterCrimson
12/2/1957L 84-58AwayRobert T. Curranat Malkin Athletic Center. Season opener.Ivy4)Floyd S. WilsonCrimson
12/18/1971L 80-78AwayJack Leamanat Malkin Athletic Center. IvyRobert W. HarrisonCrimson
12/16/1972W 74-70Home (CHC)Jack Leaman IvyRobert W. HarrisonCrimson
12/1/1973W 74-65Home (CHC)Jack LeamanSeason openerIvyTom “Satch” SandersCrimson
12/3/1974W 74-71AwayJack Leamanat Malkin Athletic Center. IvyTom “Satch” SandersCrimson
12/3/1975W 99-87AwayJack Leamanat Malkin Athletic Center. IvyTom “Satch” SandersCrimson
11/27/1976W 69-50NeutralJack LeamanHall of Fame Tournament, Springfield MAIvyTom “Satch” SandersCrimson
2/8/1977W 87-45Home (CHC)Jack Leaman IvyTom “Satch” SandersCrimson
11/30/1977W 73-66AwayJack Leamanat Malkin Athletic Center. Season openerIvyFrancis X. McLaughlinCrimson
11/29/1978W 79-65Home (CHC)Jack LeamanSeason openerIvyFrancis X. McLaughlinCrimson
12/15/1979L 82-76AwayRay Wilsonat Malkin Athletic Center. IvyFrancis X. McLaughlinCrimson
2/2/1980W 67-44NeutralRay WilsonColonial Classic, at Boston GardenIvyFrancis X. McLaughlinCrimson
12/3/1980L 80-78Home (CHC)Ray WilsonSeason home openerIvyFrancis X. McLaughlinCrimson
12/12/1981W 75-73AwayTom McLaughlinat Briggs Athletic Center. IvyFrancis X. McLaughlinCrimson
12/4/1982L 45-44Home (CHC)Tom McLaughlinSeason home openerIvyFrancis X. McLaughlinCrimson
12/27/1991W 98-63NeutralJohn CalipariAbdow's Classic, at Springfield Civic Center. UM scores 65 in second half (season high). Harper 12 & 11, Roe 15 & 6. 15th-straight win over a New England opponent. Highs in young careers of Malloy and Roe.IvyFrank SullivanCrimson
11/13/2012W 67-64Home (MC)Derek KelloggSeason opener. Sampson hits the game-winning 3 with 1 second left. UMass comes back with an 8-0 run to end the game. Chaz 12 points & 10 assists. Putney 13 points.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
11/29/2014L 75-73AwayDerek KelloggAt Lavietes Pavilion. Davis' 3-point attempt to win the game bounces off the rim. Five Minutemen score in double-figures, and Clark scores 9. Foul shooting, which had been strong prior to this game, hurts as 10 FTs are missed. Many UM fans crowd into Harvard's small gym.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
11/17/2015W 69-63AwayDerek KelloggAt Lavietes Pavilion. Career-highs in points for Hinds, and rebounds for Coleman. UM led by as many as 15 in the second half, and held on for the road win.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
11/26/2016W 70-66Home (MC)Derek KelloggClark takes over, scoring 18 of UM's last 22 points. Clark also goes 13-14 from the stripe, crucial in the close game where UM loses the glass by 12. First start for Lewis: 10 points, 0 turnovers, 35 minutes.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
11/12/2017L 70-67 (OT)AwayMatt McCallAt Lavietes Pavilion. Pipkins hits a 3 to force overtime, and another with 8 seconds left in OT, but Aiken hits the winner for Harvard with just 2 seconds left. Pip also tallies 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Holloway 15 points, Anderson 12. 50 points combined for those three, just 17 from the rest of the team. FTAs: UM 11, Harv 23.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
11/13/2018L 74-71Home (MC)Matt McCallHarvard had as much as a 10-point lead in the first, but UM battled back in the second. UM cut it to 1 on two occasions in the final minute, but couldn't get stops without fouling.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
12/7/2019L 89-55AwayMatt McCallAt Lavietes Pavilion. UM offers little defense as Harvard's 89 points are the most on a non-conf opponent in almost six years. Crimson out-rebound UM 40-27, shoot 58% from the floor and 42% from 3. Pierre hits a 3 in the opening minute, but only 1 other FG the rest of the day (2-10 overall). Weeks 3-10, East 1-5.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
12/4/2021W 87-77Home (MC)Matt McCallHarvard sprints to a 33-16 lead early, but UM regroups. Noah 24-7-9 in 37 minutes, Weeks 21 pts on 7-13 shooting, CJ 16 & 8. UM 16-18 from the stripe and a refreshing +14 on the glass. Career win #100 for Matt McCall as a head coach.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
12/2/2022W 71-68AwayFrank MartinAt Lavietes Pavilion. Out of synch early, UM falls behind by 11, but hangs tough, regroups, and pulls out the win. Noah scores 15 in the second half. Gapare makes big progress with a pair of 3s, and stopping Crimson star Ledlum (25 & 10) in the final seconds.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson
11/17/2023L 78-75 (OT)Home (MC)Frank MartinUM builds a 9-pt lead at the half, then goes cold everywhere. UM after halftime: 15-46 FG (.326), 2-14 3pt (.143), 6-18 FT (.333). UM 40% FT for the game is lowest since 2016.5) Cross 16 & 16, sets new career high in rebounding. Malik Mack 32 pts for Harvard.IvyTommy AmakerCrimson

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