PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seth Towns and Chris Lewis each had a double-double to help Harvard beat Cornell 74-55 on Saturday in the Ivy League Tournament.
Towns scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high tying 12 rebounds and Lewis finished with 16 points and 10 boards. Christian Juzang added 12 points, hitting 4 of 6 from 3-point range for Harvard (18-12).
The top-seeded Crimson, who have won nine of their last 10, will play No. 2 seed Penn or third-seeded Yale in the championship game on Sunday.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Corey Johnson led a balanced Harvard with 17 points off five 3-pointers and the Crimson knocked off Columbia 93-74 Saturday night in the Ivy League season finale.
While Harvard and Penn finished with 12-2 league records, Harvard earned top seeding in a tie-breaker. Harvard and Penn split their games, but Harvard was 2-0 versus Yale. Penn and Yale split their games, making Penn a two seed and Yale three.
Harvard tops Cornell 98-88 in double overtime
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Chris Lewis scored seven of his career-high 29 points in the second overtime while Cornell went without a field goal and Harvard beat the Big Red 98-88 on Friday night to sweep the season series.
Seth Towns and Christian Juzang each scored 20 with Juzang grabbing 11 rebounds and Justin Bassey added 18 for the second-place Crimson (16-12, 11-2 Ivy League), who had already clinched a top-two seed in the league tournament and have one regular-season game remaining.
Lewis helps Harvard win 4th in a row, beat Yale 64-49
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Chris Lewis had a double-double and Christian Juzang scored 13 points with eight assists to help Harvard beat Yale 64-49 on Saturday night for its fifth win in a row.
Lewis shot 9 of 14 from the field and finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high tying four blocks. Seth Towns added 14 points and Justin Bassey scored 11 with eight rebounds for Harvard (14-11, 9-1 Ivy League).
Harvard beats Brown 65-58, stays tied for first in Ivy
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Seth Towns had seven of his 24 points in the final 3½ minutes, Christian Juzang added a career-high 21 points, and Harvard survived with a 65-58 win over Brown on Friday night.
Lewis helps Harvard hand Penn 1st Ivy loss with 76-67 win
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Chris Lewis scored a career-best 25 points and Harvard handed Pennsylvania its first conference loss with a 76-67 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Lewis was 10 of 14 from the field for the Crimson (12-11, 7-1 Ivy League), who have won three straight and are tied with Penn for first place in the conference standings. Seth Towns added 17 points and Justin Bassey had 12 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Juzang scores career-high 20 points in Harvard’s 66-51 win
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Christian Juzang scored a career-high 20 points and Harvard defeated Princeton 66-51 on Friday night for the Crimson's fifth victory in their last six games.
Juzang made 6 of 10 from the floor and 7 of 8 from the line in bettering his career high by eight points. Seth Towns added 13 points for Harvard (11-11, 6-1 Ivy League).
Harvard finished the first half on a 23-3 run with Juzang scoring 13 points for a 35-20 lead as the Tigers shot just 26 percent before the break.
Harvard scores late, pulls out a 76-73 win over Cornell
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Lewis scored 17 points and Harvard came from four-points down in the final minutes to pull out a 76-73 win at Cornell in an Ivy League battle Saturday night.
The Crimson, the preseason Ivy League favorite, remains a game back of unbeaten conference leader Penn.
Stone Gettings hit two free throws with 4:43 to put the Big Red up by four, 66-62, but Lewis made two free throws and Danilo Djuricic hit a 3 with 3:09 left to put Harvard in front, 67-66.
Adlesh, Columbia hand Harvard first Ivy loss of season 83-76
NEW YORK (AP) — Quinton Adlesh scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half when Columbia charged back to hand Harvard its first Ivy League loss, 83-76, Friday night.
Adlesh made four of his five 3-pointers in the second half. Lukas Meisner added his third career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Castlin and Mike Smith also scored 16 points, with Smith getting 14 in the second half. Patrick Tape added 10 points for the Lions (5-13, 2-3).
Towns 30, Harvard tops Brown 86-77, unbeaten in Ivy League
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seth Towns scored a career-high 30 points, Bryce Aiken was 11 of 12 at the free-throw line and Harvard remained undefeated in Ivy League play, defeating Brown 86-77 Saturday night.
Harvard holds off Yale 54-52, stays undefeated in Ivy
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Chris Lewis had 16 points and 11 rebounds on Friday night and Harvard survived a late challenge to beat Yale 54-52.
Harvard blows big lead before beating Dartmouth 62-57 in OT
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Seth Towns made five 3-pointers and matched his career high with 26 points, Justin Bassey finished with a double-double and Harvard blew a big second-half lead before holding off Dartmouth 62-57 in overtime on Saturday.
Bassey totaled 10 points and 10 rebounds for the first double-double of his career for the Crimson (7-10, 2-0 Ivy League), who saw a 17-point lead evaporate over the final 12½ minutes of the second half.
Towns scores 16, Harvard tops Dartmouth 61-51 in Ivy opener
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Seth Towns scored 16 points with three 3-pointers, leading four into double figures as Harvard used the long ball to hold off Dartmouth 61-51 in an Ivy League opener for both teams on Saturday.
Justin Bassey, Seth Towns and Rio Haskett hit 3-pointers on three of four early possessions as Harvard, which has defeated Dartmouth in the last 11 Ivy League openers, broke contact and led by 10 at halftime.
Reserves spark Harvard to 74-63 victory over BU
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Weisner Perez totaled 12 points and seven rebounds and reserves Seth Towns and Justin Bassey combined to score 23 to lead Harvard past Boston University 74-63 on Thursday night.
No. 7 Kentucky leads big before holding off Harvard 79-70
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Just as No. 7 Kentucky seemed headed toward blowing out another opponent, the Wildcats suddenly lost the focus and accuracy that had Harvard on the brink.
The pesky Crimson took advantage down the stretch to get within single digits, only lacking enough time to make things even tenser against a team still learning that a 20-point lead should be a starting point toward finishing off games.
Towns, Lewis help Harvard top MIT, 73-64 in season opener
BOSTON (AP) — Seth Towns scored 20 points and Chris Lewis added 13 points and 10 rebounds as Harvard christened newly renovated Lavietes Pavilion with a 73-64 win over MIT in the season opener Friday night.
This is the seventh straight season Harvard has opened against MIT, and the Crimson have won all seven.
At Harvard, education through athletics (and vice-versa)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — When Harvard sophomore Seth Towns awoke in his riverside dorm room Wednesday morning, he had options.
He could work out at the gym to prepare for the upcoming Ivy League basketball season. He could slog downstairs for another dining hall breakfast with his roommates. Or he could head over to Harvard Square to eat instead with civil rights activist Harry Edwards, sportscaster James Brown, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and philosopher Cornel West.
Harvard beats Brown 77-58, wins 6th straight
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Siyani Chambers scored 19 points, Seth Towns added 16 and Harvard rolled to a 77-58 victory over Brown on Saturday night for its sixth straight win.
Harvard (18-7, 10-2 Ivy League) remains two games back of league-leader Princeton, and visits the Tigers on Friday. Brown (12-16, 3-9) has lost six of its last seven games.
Harvard earns sweep of rival Yale, keeps pace with Princeton
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Bryce Aiken scored 22 points, added five assists, and Harvard earned the season sweep of rival Yale with a 77-64 victory on Friday night.
The Crimson (17-7, 9-2 Ivy League), who have won five straight and are 16-3 since opening the season 1-4, sit two games behind undefeated Princeton with three games remaining. Harvard plays the Tigers on March 3.
Towns, Aiken lead balanced Harvard past Cornell 87-75
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Seth Towns scored a career best 21 points, Bryce Aiken added 17 and four players reached double figures as Harvard defeated Cornell 87-75 on Saturday night.
Harvard blows 16-point lead, but beats Columbia
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Seth Towns scored 20 points and Harvard beat Columbia 78-72 on Friday night after blowing a 16-point halftime lead.
Siyani Chambers added 13 points plus eight assists and Bryce Aiken 12 points for the Crimson (15-7, 7-2 Ivy), who lost at Columbia 65-62 on Jan. 28 but have won four of five since. The victory also snapped a three-game losing streak to the Lions (10-12, 4-5), who have lost four of five.
Aiken, Chambers lead Harvard to 69-59 win over Penn
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Siyani Chambers had made 6 of 6 free throws in the final 41 seconds and finished with 13 points, six assists and a season-high four steals to help Harvard beat Penn 69-59 on Friday night.
Bryce Aiken scored 12 with five assists, Corey Johnson also had 12 points, Seth Towns added 11 and Justin Bassey had 10 for Harvard (12-6, 4-1 Ivy League), which trailed by as many as 15 points.
Columbia holds off Harvard for 65-62 win
NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Hickman and Jeff Coby scored 13 points apiece and Columbia held on to defeat Harvard 65-62 on Saturday night.
The Lions led by 19 early in the second half but the Crimson cut it to 64-62 with 2:19 left when Corey Johnson hit his fifth 3-pointer of the half — and seventh of the night. However, the only point from there was a Coby free throw as Columbia missed three free throws and had 2 of 3 shot attempts blocked and Harvard missed three 3s and had a turnover.
Harvard pulls away from Dartmouth, sweeps season series
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Seth Towns scored 19 points off the bench to help Harvard sweep the season series against Dartmouth with an 82-68 win on Saturday.
Corey Johnson and Zena Edosomwan each finished with 15 points for the Crimson (10-5, 2-0 Ivy League), which has won four straight and nine of its last 10.
Amaker becomes winningest coach at Harvard after 74-66 win.
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard's Tommy Amaker still feels the influence that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski provided. It's helped lead him through a successful coaching career.
Amaker became the winningest coach in Harvard history on Wednesday night when Chris Lewis scored a season-high 22 points and Seth Towns had 18 to lead the Crimson to a 74-66 road victory over local rival Boston College.
Harvard’s young gunners down Northeastern 86-80
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Freshman Seth Towns scored a career-high 24 points and sophomore Corey Johnson added a season-high 21 as Harvard held off Northeastern 86-80 Tuesday night.
Towns made 7 of 15 field goals and Johnson shot 7-for-10 — all 3-pointers, a career-high for makes. The Crimson (3-4) shot 49 percent from the floor and were 14 of 27 from 3.
Aiken leads way as Harvard beats Fordham 64-52
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Bryce Aiken scored 16 points and Corey Johnson and Corbin Miller each scored 10 points to led Harvard to a 64-52 win over Fordham on Saturday.
With the scored tied at 35 with 13:47 left to play, Harvard took control and went on a 15-5 run in a six-minute stretch. Aiken and Seth Towns each made 3s and Harvard (2-4) as a team made five free throws during the run.
George Washington snaps 3-game skid with win over Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Tyler Cavanaugh had 20 points and seven rebounds, Jaren Sina scored 19 points, and George Washington beat Harvard 77-74 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
George Washington held a 37-33 lead at halftime and had the first three baskets of the second half for an 11-point lead. Harvard only had four points in the first seven-plus minutes of the second half and trailed 50-37.
Benzan’s 15 points leads Holy Cross past Harvard 63-52
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Benzan scored a career-high 15 points shooting 7 for 10 from the floor and Karl Charles added 14 to lead Holy Cross past Harvard 63-52 on Tuesday night.
Holy Cross (1-3) used a 15-3 run over the final 4:12 of the first half to take a 33-25 lead that it never surrendered after the break. The Crusaders after intermission went on a 16-5 run in the first seven minutes of the second half and Charles' 3 pushed the lead to 49-30.
Harvard routs Fisher College 78-51
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Justin Bassey scored 14 points on an efficient 4 of 6 from the field and Harvard cruised to a 78-51 win over NAIA Fisher College on Thursday night.
Corey Johnson hit four 3-pointers for 12 points while Seth Towns added 11 points for the Crimson (1-1), who shot just 41.8 percent from the field but grabbed 18 offensive rebounds and held a 51-34 edge overall on the glass.