Harvard vs Rice

Harvard beats Rice 69-54 for ninth straight win


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HOUSTON (AP) Wesley Saunders scored 18 points and Harvard defeated Rice 69-54 Saturday night to give Tommy Amaker his best start in his seven seasons as the Crimson's head coach.

The Crimson improved to 13-1 in winning its ninth consecutive game. It's the longest winning streak for the Crimson since winning nine straight in 2011-2012. Harvard had a 19-1 start that included 13 consecutive victories during the 1945-46 season.

Brandyn Curry added a season-high 16 points, Kyle Casey 14 and Jonah Travis 10 for the Crimson, who have won three straight Ivy League championships.

Rice (5-8), playing its final nonconference game before Conference USA action begins, dropped its third straight game. Keith Washington scored 11 points for the Owls.

Harvard led the entire way, was up by six at halftime, and went up by double figures for good with 4:23 left at 60-49 on a Curry 3-pointer.

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Ivy League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Princeton3-010-6109
Harvard1-09-5144
Columbia1-07-7260
Yale2-110-6114
Brown1-210-9239
Cornell0-14-12274
Dartmouth0-13-11307
Penn0-36-8154

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Middle Tenn.6-016-324
La. Tech5-113-6196
UAB5-112-7126
UT-San Antonio4-19-9312
Old Dominion4-211-7125
Marshall4-211-881
Western Ky.3-39-10226
So. Miss3-36-12338
UTEP2-34-13346
Rice2-412-7167
Charlotte2-48-9227
FAU1-55-12335
North Texas0-66-12292
FIU0-64-15347
 
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