BOSTON -- Kyle Casey scored 20 points as Harvard rallied from a 10-point deficit and then outlasted Princeton 67-64 Friday night, avenging its only Ivy League loss of the season and setting a program record for wins in a season.
Harvard Avenges Losses to Princeton
By winning Friday, Harvard got revenge not only for a Feb. 11 loss to Princeton, but also for the heartbreaking Ivy League tiebreaker that kept the Crimson out of last year's NCAA tournament, writes Jack McCluskey. Blog
The Crimson (24-3, 10-1), who fell to the Tigers 70-62 on Feb. 11, led by six in the first half before Princeton surged to a 33-23 lead at the 3:59 mark. Harvard held the Tigers scoreless the rest of the half to close to 33-32.With Princeton up 50-43 and 11:05 remaining, the Crimson went on a 9-0 run.After the Tigers got to 59-58 with 53 seconds left, Harvard went 8 of 8 from the free throw line in the last 34 seconds.Harvard can clinch a share of the Ivy League title with a win against Penn on Saturday.Brandyn Curry added 15 points, Oliver McNally 13 and Keith Wright 12 for the Crimson.Ian Hummer and Douglas Davis scored 14 apiece to lead Princeton (15-11, 6-4).Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.