Harvard holds off Pipkins, UMass from the line, 74-71
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Christian Juzang hit two free throws with two seconds left in the game as Harvard held off UMass for a 74-71 victory on Tuesday night.
Henry Welsh hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 left in the first half to put Harvard up by 10. Luwane Pipkins got to the basket for a layup with :36 left to cut the lead to eight at intermission.
The Minutemen came back to take the lead midway through the second half, 58-57, but the Crimson trailed for less than a minute, retaking the lead on a layup by Chris Lewis. Jonathan Laurent got UMass within two, 65-63 with 2:48 left, but Juzang answered with a 3-point play to make it 68-63. Pipkins scored at the basket with :03 left to pull UMass within one, but Juzang answered from the line. Pipkins’ half-court shot to tie was no good.
Lewis finished with 16 points for Harvard (2-1).
Pipkins led UMass (2-1) with 36 points.