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Harvard eclipses Brown for record-tying 21 wins

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Oliver McNally scored 20 points and Harvard rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Brown 74-68 on Friday night, winning its sixth straight game and sweeping the season series.

Keith Wright added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Crimson (21-4, 10-1 Ivy League), whose 21st victory matched the program record for wins set by last season's team (21-8).

Harvard, which trailed 36-21 with 3:13 left in the first half and 41-30 at the break, pulled ahead 50-49 on a Wright layup with 11:30 to go.

After the Crimson built an eight-point lead, the Bears (10-15, 3-8) used an 11-5 run, including three 3-pointers by Tucker Halpern, to get to 67-65 with 4:01 left.

Brown was 1 for 6 after that, shooting 36 percent (9 of 25) in the second half compared to 57.1 percent in the first (16 of 28).

Halpern scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting, making 6 of 9 3-pointers.