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Kirkwood leads Harvard past Mercer 71-67

ATLANTA (AP) Noah Kirkwood came off the bench to score 19 points as Harvard built a big lead in the first half and then held off Mercer in the final minutes for a 71-67 win on Saturday afternoon.

Harvard (6-5) led 41-28 at the break, pushed that to 48-33 before Ross Cummings drained two straight from long range to close to 48-39 with 12:30 left. The Crimson pushed their advantage to 67-56 before Mercer's Fardaws Aimaq scored six unanswered points to cut the margin to 67-62 with 28 seconds left.

Spencer Freedman made two free throws to go up 69-62 but Djordjie Dimitrijevic drained a 3 to trail 69-65 with 21 seconds left. Christian Juzang made two free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.

Kirkwood, a freshman from Ottawa, Ontario, drained three treys to total 17 points in the first half as Harvard was 12 of 28 from beyond the arc. Mercer (5-8) made 6 of 14 from deep. Chris Lewis added 13 points for Harvard.

Cummings scored 21 points for Mercer.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Mercer 5-8 283967
home team logo Harvard 6-5 413071
Team Stats
away team logo Mercer 5-8 72.5 PPG 37.7 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo Harvard 6-5 71.5 PPG 38.5 RPG 12.0 APG
Key Players
20
R. Cummings 17.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.9 APG 42.7 FG%
11
B. Aiken 22.4 PPG 3.0 RPG 2.8 APG 44.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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