Columbia vs Harvard

Harvard 57, Columbia 52

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Laurent Rivard scored 20 points and Harvard continued to reach new heights, defeating Columbia 57-52 Saturday night to remain unbeaten in Ivy League play.

The Crimson (20-2, 6-0) are off to their best start ever, surpassing the 1945-46 team's 19-3. Their Ivy League start has surpassed the 1980-81 team's 5-0, and the victory was their 25th straight at home.

The Lions (13-9, 2-4) made Harvard work for it, cutting the Crimson's 45-37 lead with 6:51 remaining to 48-46 after Alex Rosenberg's three-point play with 2:39 left.

Keith Wright answered with a layup for Harvard, and two free throws by Oliver McNally increased the lead to 52-46 at the 1:11 mark.

Wright finished with 15 points for the Crimson, and Brandyn Curry added 12.

Brian Barbour had 15 for Columbia. He was 7 of 7 on free throws, but the rest of the Lions collectively got only one free throw attempt.

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Columbia Lions
A. Rosenberg, F202-71-12156
J. Daniels, F120-00-01300
M. Cisco, C284-80-05048
B. Barbour, G384-137-742315
M. Lyles, G333-30-04117
B. Staab223-90-07136
V. Green212-40-04215
C. Crockett121-40-00023
C. Osetkowski111-20-00102
N. Springwater30-00-00000
Totals 20-508-829111952
 40%100% 
Harvard Crimson
K. Wright, F326-103-460115
K. Casey, F301-33-65125
B. Curry, G364-102-434212
L. Rivard, G345-118-1230120
O. McNally, G310-14-44414
C. Miller130-00-00110
S. Moundou-Missi120-11-24031
W. Saunders70-00-00000
C. Webster30-00-00010
J. Travis20-10-00000
Totals 16-3721-3226101257
 43.2%65.6% 
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Princeton8-621-9
Columbia8-621-13
Brown7-715-14
Dartmouth5-912-16
Penn5-98-20
Cornell1-132-26
 
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