San Jose State 62

(0-8, 0-4 away)

Harvard 83

(1-6, 1-3 home)

    6:00 PM ET, December 3, 2006

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    SJSU 27 3562
    HARV 45 3883

    Harvard 83, San Jose State 62

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Niki Finelli scored a career-high 22 points, and added nine rebounds and five assists as Harvard defeated San Jose State 83-62 in the third place game of the Contra Costa Times Classic Sunday.

    Emily Tay and Christiana Lackner both had double-doubles for the Crimson (1-6) -- Tay with 13 points and 10 assists, and Lackner with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

    All five starters were in double figures for Harvard, as Katie Rollins had 14 points and Lindsay Hallion added 13.

    Brittany Helms topped the Spartans (0-8) with 17 points and six rebounds. San Jose State's program, already dealing with head coach Janice Richard's battle with breast cancer, was rocked Friday when interim coach Greg Lockridge was placed on paid administrative leave.

    The San Jose Mercury News reported Friday that Lockridge was being investigated for inappropriately addressing his team. Lockridge denied the allegations.

    Derrick Allen, previously an assistant to men's coach George Nessman, is the new interim coach.

    Harvard took full advantage of the Spartans' disarray, jumping off to a 6-0 lead and then steadily extending it. It was 45-27 at half and San Jose State never mustered any kind of a threat.

    Harvard had lost by eight points or more in each of its first six games. The battle of the beatens -- both teams were winless coming in -- matched two schools in the seventh percentile of RPI, according to Jerry Palm's

    Harvard was 313th and San Jose State was 332nd.

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