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Harvard uses free throws to get past Columbia in OT, 83-81

NEW YORK (AP) Bryce Aiken and Justin Bassey each converted a pair of free throws in the closing seconds of overtime to lift Harvard to an 83-81 win over Columbia in the regular season finale on Saturday night.

Harvard (17-10, 10-4) entered the weekend with a chance to clinch a second-straight Ivy League title for the first time since 2015, but a 72-59 loss at Cornell gave Yale the regular season title and the No. 1 seed into the Ivy League tournament.

Harvard's Noah Kirkwood hit two free throws with 18 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 67-67 and force overtime. Danilo Djuricic dunked three times in overtime, turning one into a 3-point play, and Christian Juzang added a 3-pointer to give the Crimson 79-76 lead with 33 seconds left. Gabe Stefanini scored to get Columbia within one, but Aikin converted two free throws with 18 seconds left and Bassey added two more with :07 on the clock to make it a five-point advantage before Stefanini hit a late 3 to set the final margin.

Aiken hit 6 of 11 from deep and 10 of 11 from the line to lead Harvard with 36 points.

Patrick Tape finished with 18 points and Stefanini added 16 off the bench for the Lions (10-18, 5-9).

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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
12OTT
away team logo Harvard 17-10 37301683
home team logo Columbia 10-18 44231481
Team Stats
away team logo Harvard 17-10 71.7 PPG 38.6 RPG 11.9 APG
home team logo Columbia 10-18 73.5 PPG 37.9 RPG 15.8 APG
Key Players
11
B. Aiken 22.2 PPG 2.9 RPG 2.6 APG 43.4 FG%
21
M. Smith 15.8 PPG 2.5 RPG 5.0 APG 41.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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