Scores

Final OT

Harvard 77

(25-4, 11-2 Ivy)

Columbia 70

(14-15, 3-10 Ivy)

7:00 PM ET, March 2, 2012

Francis S. Levien Gymnasium, New York, New York

1 2 OT T
HARV 34 28 1577
CLMB 30 32 870

Top Performers

Harvard: K. Casey 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

Columbia: B. Barbour 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Harvard tops Columbia, holds slim lead in Ivy League

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- With Harvard alum-turned-Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin looking on, the Crimson got 19 points from Kyle Casey and defeated Columbia 77-70 in overtime Friday night.

Lin, a three-time All-Ivy League selection, watched the Crimson move one win closer to an Ivy title from about a dozen rows behind the Harvard bench. Early in the second half, Lin stood and waved to the crowd. "Jeremy Lin for Mayor," shouted one fan.

Harvard (25-4, 11-2) leads Pennsylvania by a half-game in the Ivy race.

Harvard led 34-30 at halftime, but Columbia (14-15, 3-10) tied it at 62-all on two late layups by Mark Cisco (12 points). In overtime, Casey quickly hit a jumper, fed Laurent Rivard for a 3 and hit a trey of his own for a 70-64 lead.

Oliver McNally (12 points), who missed a 3-pointer with 0:02 left in regulation, went 7 of 8 from the foul line in the last 45 seconds of overtime. Harvard hit 17 of 20 free throws, Columbia 8 of 13.

Brian Barbour led Columbia with 23 points. Harvard's Keith Wright scored 16.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HARV
CLMB
Points 77 70
FG Made-Attempted 27-48 (.563) 28-55 (.509)
3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 6-14 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 8-13 (.615)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 3

2011-12 Season

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