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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
Yale6-015-560
Columbia5-116-7115
Princeton4-114-562
Penn2-38-11300
Cornell2-49-11176
Brown2-47-13291
Harvard1-59-13234
Dartmouth1-57-13309

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UAB10-120-4100
Middle Tenn.9-217-679
Marshall8-312-12141
La. Tech6-417-6145
Old Dominion6-413-10151
UTEP5-613-11242
FIU5-611-13253
North Texas4-69-14298
Charlotte4-68-15221
So. Miss4-67-14301
Western Ky.4-712-12185
FAU4-76-18277
Rice3-78-15292
UT-San Antonio2-94-20342
 
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