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Harvard’s Amaker Finalist For Ben Jobe, Hugh Durham Awards

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Harvard head basketball coach Tommy Amaker. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Harvard head basketball coach Tommy Amaker. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – After leading the Harvard men’s basketball team to their first NCAA tournament berth since 1946,  head coach Tommy Amaker is up for a pair of prestigious awards.

Amaker has been named a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award and Hugh Durham Award after guiding the Crimson to a program-record 26 victories and second straight Ivy League title. Harvard went 26-5 this season and 12-2 against Ivy League opponents.

Harvard fell to Vanderbilt in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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 The Ben Jobe Award is presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men’s basketball. The Hugh Durham Award is given each year to the top mid-major coach in Division I college basketball.

Amaker is one of 21 finalists for each award.

In his fifth season at Harvard, Amaker was also a finalist for these two awards last season.

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