Yale vs Harvard

Oni scores 18; Yale beats Harvard 73-71 in Ivy semifinal

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Miye Oni scored 18 points and Yale never trailed to beat Harvard 73-71 Saturday in a semifinal of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament.

No. 3 seed Yale (18-10) will play top-seeded Princeton (22-6) in the championship on Sunday.

The Bulldogs had a 13-point lead early in the second half. Harvard used a 26-13 spurt, capped by Bryce Aiken's deep 3-pointer from the top the arc, to tie it at 60.

Oni's emphatic two-handed dunk and free throw gave Yale a five-point lead, and Aiken answered with another deep 3 to pull Harvard to 71-69. On the Crimson's next possession, Aiken drove the lane and opted to pass the ball rather than attempt a layup and turned the ball over. Trey Phills split a pair of free throws and Yale led 72-69 with 21 seconds remaining.

Aiken's next 3-point attempt hit the back of the rim and went out of bounds. After a review, possession was given back to Harvard with 10.6 left. Siyani Chambers tried a cross-court pass from the arc to Aiken, but Jordan Bruner intercepted the ball to seal it for the Bulldogs.

Sam Downey had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Yale. Aiken had a career-high 28 points to lead No. 2 seed Harvard (18-10).

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Scoreboard
Yale (18-10) «383573
Harvard (18-10)304171
YALE:M. Oni 18 Pts
YALE:S. Downey 10 Reb
YALE:A. Dallier 3 Ast
HARV:B. Aiken 28 Pts
HARV:Z. Edosomwan 13 Reb
HARV:S. Chambers 5 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
YaleHarvard
YALE
Miye Oni
HARV
Bryce Aiken
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
18622812
Yale Bulldogs
M. Oni, G367-162-362318
S. Downey, F326-111-4101013
A. Dallier, G304-90-14329
T. Phills, G262-23-61127
B. Reynolds, F240-43-45203
J. Bruner, F244-53-482311
A. Copeland, G215-122-321012
E. Monroe, G70-00-01000
E. Anderson, G/F00-00-00000
M. Mason, G00-00-00000
L. Russell, G00-00-00000
T. Ryan, G00-00-00000
A. Williams, F00-00-00000
N. Yates, F00-00-00000
Totals 28-5914-2537121073
 47.5%56.0% 
Harvard Crimson
S. Chambers, G351-62-23534
J. Bassey, G302-30-06135
S. Towns, F303-162-240410
B. Aiken, G2911-251-112328
C. Lewis, F175-73-481113
C. Johnson, G230-80-03100
Z. Edosomwan, F224-80-213038
R. Baker, F101-40-02023
C. Miller, G40-00-00000
M. Fraschilla, G00-00-00000
A. Chatfield, G00-00-00000
C. Egi, F00-00-00000
Z. Yoshor, G00-00-00000
B. Dragovic, F00-00-00000
T. McCarthy, G00-00-00000
J. McLean, G00-00-00000
W. Perez, F00-00-00000
R. Feinberg, G00-00-00000
C. Juzang, G00-00-00000
H. Welsh, F00-00-00000
Totals 27-778-1140101971
 35.1%72.7% 
Ivy League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Penn3-012-6181
Harvard2-07-10185
Princeton2-19-8150
Brown1-18-7232
Yale1-18-10205
Columbia1-24-12285
Dartmouth0-24-11342
Cornell0-36-10225
 
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