Harvard vs Boston College

Harvard 79, Boston College 63

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BOSTON (AP) - Siyani Chambers matched a career high with 21 points and Wesley Saunders added 18 on Tuesday night to lead Harvard to a 79-63 victory over Boston College - the Crimson's fifth consecutive victory over its crosstown, power-conference rival.

Chambers scored eight points during a 15-1 run early in the second half that turned a six-point lead into a 57-37 advantage with 12 1/2 minutes to play.

Ryan Anderson scored 23 with seven rebounds for Boston College (3-5), which was without starting center Dennis Clifford, who sat on the bench with his right foot in a boot.

Andrew Van Nest, who played for Harvard (4-3) as an undergraduate but is now at BC for graduate school, scored four points for the Eagles against his former team.

It's the fifth consecutive season Harvard has beaten Boston College and the second year in a row that the Crimson have blown out the Eagles, an Atlantic Coast Conference school with a respectable history of NCAA appearances.

Harvard hadn't been to the tournament since 1946 and had never won the Ivy League title before sharing it in 2011 and winning it outright last season. But the Crimson lost their co-captains before the start of the season to an academic cheating scandal, and this year's roster was supposed to be less threatening.

It was 42-36 when Chambers drove to the basket for a score to start the 15-1 run that lasted 4:23. He finished it up with a 3-pointer and then a three-point play that gave the Crimson the 57-37 lead.

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Harvard (4-3) «314879
Boston College (3-5)293463

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Harvard Crimson
W. Saunders, F388-131-245318
J. Travis, F235-54-420314
S. Chambers, G377-126-626121
C. Webster, G373-70-03308
L. Rivard, G292-43-32049
A. Okolie162-32-63036
S. Moundou-Missi141-60-04012
M. Hall30-11-21011
A. Nesbitt30-00-00000
Totals 28-5117-2324141679
 54.9%73.9% 
Boston College Eagles
R. Anderson, F3311-121-470223
E. Odio, F202-30-04025
J. Rahon, G345-82-218312
O. Hanlan, G331-82-22444
P. Heckmann, G251-20-01112
L. Jackson283-53-311111
D. Jacobs101-10-00022
A. Van Nest91-22-31004
D. Rubin50-10-00010
J. Cain Carney30-10-00000
Totals 25-4310-1421141663
 58.1%71.4% 
Ivy League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Princeton14-023-747
Harvard10-418-10143
Yale9-518-11128
Penn6-813-15199
Columbia5-911-16262
Brown4-1013-17285
Cornell4-108-21270
Dartmouth4-107-20305

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Louisville12-625-97
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Duke11-728-96
Virginia11-723-1118
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Syracuse10-819-1584
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
Clemson6-1217-1668
Pittsburgh4-1416-1774
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
 
Other games
TEXAS 41 Final
GTOWN 64
WCAR 64 Final
ILL 72
SDAST 64 Final
MINN 88
SEMO 65 Final
MIZZ 81
WMU 41 Final
MICH 73
LOU 80 Final
CHRL 38
USM 55 Final
ARIZ 63
NCST 69 Final
UCONN 65
UNLV 68 Final
PORT 60