Cornell 48

(12-14, 8-5 Ivy)

Harvard 64

(13-12, 11-1 Ivy)

    7:00 PM ET, March 2, 2007

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    COR 26 2248
    HARV 30 3464

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard clinched the Ivy League title Friday to become the first women's team to officially secure a spot in the 2007 NCAA Tournament field.

    Emily Tay and Lindsay Hallion scored 13 points apiece as the Crimson (13-12, 11-1) beat Cornell 64-48 on Friday night to clinch the Ivy's regular-season title (the league doesn't hold a conference tournament).

    Harvard earned its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2003. All six of Harvard's NCAA berths have come in coach Kathy Delaney-Smith's tenure.

    Moina Snyder led Cornell (12-14, 7-5) with 14 points.

    Harvard trailed 21-11 with 12:21 remaining in the first half, but went on a 19-5 run to end the half. Hallion and Tay combined for 10 points during the run.

    Harvard never trailed again, holding Cornell to 29 percent shooting in the second half and 32 percent for the game.

    Harvard has won 10 consecutive games -- the program's longest winning streak since winning eight straight during the 2004-05 season -- and hasn't lost since Jan. 26.

    Harvard still has two games to play before wrapping up the regular season. The Crimson host Columbia on Saturday on Senior Night and then Dartmouth on Tuesday. The NCAA bracket will be unveiled on Selection Monday, March 12.

    The Crimson lead the Ivy in scoring offense with 67.6 points per game and in field goal percentage. Their 45.4 percent accuracy ranks 20th in the nation.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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