Harvard vs Columbia

Harvard 77, Columbia 70


NEW YORK (AP) - With Harvard alum-turned-Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin looking on, the Crimson got 19 points from Kyle Casey and defeated Columbia 77-70 in overtime Friday night.

Lin, a three-time All-Ivy League selection, watched the Crimson move one win closer to an Ivy title from about a dozen rows behind the Harvard bench. Early in the second half, Lin stood and waved to the crowd. "Jeremy Lin for Mayor," shouted one fan.

Harvard (25-4, 11-2) leads Pennsylvania by a half-game in the Ivy race.

Harvard led 34-30 at halftime, but Columbia (14-15, 3-10) tied it at 62-all on two late layups by Mark Cisco (12 points). In overtime, Casey quickly hit a jumper, fed Laurent Rivard for a 3 and hit a trey of his own for a 70-64 lead.

Oliver McNally (12 points), who missed a 3-pointer with 0:02 left in regulation, went 7 of 8 from the foul line in the last 45 seconds of overtime. Harvard hit 17 of 20 free throws, Columbia 8 of 13.

Brian Barbour led Columbia with 23 points. Harvard's Keith Wright scored 16.

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Harvard Crimson
K. Wright, F338-110-080316
K. Casey, F317-113-343419
O. McNally, G382-67-814012
B. Curry, G373-50-03827
L. Rivard, G242-52-24018
W. Saunders282-53-52307
S. Moundou-Missi142-42-23016
C. Miller131-10-00002
C. Webster40-00-00000
J. Travis30-00-01010
Totals 27-4817-2028181277
Columbia Lions
B. Staab, F50-00-00000
M. Cisco, C245-82-252412
B. Barbour, G459-175-725223
M. Lyles, G412-40-05104
A. Rosenberg, G334-80-051510
C. Osetkowski264-81-412210
C. Crockett192-60-01136
N. Springwater130-10-00010
J. Daniels121-20-01122
M. Johnson51-10-01003
S. Egee00-00-00000
Totals 28-558-1323131970
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