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Harvard 79, Boston College 63

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BOSTON (AP) - Siyani Chambers matched a career high with 21 points and Wesley Saunders added 18 on Tuesday night to lead Harvard to a 79-63 victory over Boston College - the Crimson's fifth consecutive victory over its crosstown, power-conference rival.

Chambers scored eight points during a 15-1 run early in the second half that turned a six-point lead into a 57-37 advantage with 12 1/2 minutes to play.

Ryan Anderson scored 23 with seven rebounds for Boston College (3-5), which was without starting center Dennis Clifford, who sat on the bench with his right foot in a boot.

Andrew Van Nest, who played for Harvard (4-3) as an undergraduate but is now at BC for graduate school, scored four points for the Eagles against his former team.

It's the fifth consecutive season Harvard has beaten Boston College and the second year in a row that the Crimson have blown out the Eagles, an Atlantic Coast Conference school with a respectable history of NCAA appearances.

Harvard hadn't been to the tournament since 1946 and had never won the Ivy League title before sharing it in 2011 and winning it outright last season. But the Crimson lost their co-captains before the start of the season to an academic cheating scandal, and this year's roster was supposed to be less threatening.

It was 42-36 when Chambers drove to the basket for a score to start the 15-1 run that lasted 4:23. He finished it up with a 3-pointer and then a three-point play that gave the Crimson the 57-37 lead.

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Harvard Crimson
W. Saunders, F388-131-245318
J. Travis, F235-54-420314
S. Chambers, G377-126-626121
C. Webster, G373-70-03308
L. Rivard, G292-43-32049
A. Okolie162-32-63036
S. Moundou-Missi141-60-04012
M. Hall30-11-21011
A. Nesbitt30-00-00000
Totals 28-5117-2324141679
 54.9%73.9% 
Boston College Eagles
R. Anderson, F3311-121-470223
E. Odio, F202-30-04025
J. Rahon, G345-82-218312
O. Hanlan, G331-82-22444
P. Heckmann, G251-20-01112
L. Jackson283-53-311111
D. Jacobs101-10-00022
A. Van Nest91-22-31004
D. Rubin50-10-00010
J. Cain Carney30-10-00000
Totals 25-4310-1421141663
 58.1%71.4% 
Ivy League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Harvard0-07-129
Yale0-08-469
Columbia0-06-3113
Cornell0-05-4203
Dartmouth0-05-5221
Brown0-05-6248
Penn0-03-5336
Princeton0-04-8273

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Notre Dame1-011-1106
N.C. State1-09-365
Duke0-010-05
Louisville0-010-09
Virginia0-010-07
Miami (Fla.)0-09-268
Georgia Tech0-08-238
N. Carolina0-08-318
Pittsburgh0-08-3100
Boston College0-06-3137
Clemson0-06-4166
Syracuse0-06-450
Va. Tech0-06-4263
Florida St.0-16-5161
Wake Forest0-15-6210
 
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UT 41 Final
GU 64
WCAR 64 Final
ILL 72
SDST 64 Final
MINN 88
SEMO 65 Final
MIZZ 81
WMU 41 Final
MICH 73
LOU 80 Final
CHRL 38
USM 55 Final
ARIZ 63
NCST 69 Final
CONN 65
UNLV 68 Final
PORT 60