Harvard Thumps Cornell
Boston — Siyani Chambers tossed in 15 points and Harvard collected its 23rd win of the season, the second highest win total in program history, by routing Cornell, 72-47 on Friday night.
Harvard (23-4, 10-1 Ivy) matched the win total of the 2010-11 team. The record for most wins in a regular season is 26, set by the 2011-12 squad. The Crimson has three games remaining, including a rematch with Yale at New Haven. Harvard lost to Yale at home, but holds a one-game lead on the Elis.
The Crimson shot 51.1 percent while the defense held the Big Red to just 18 made field goals on 46 attempts (39.1 percent).
Chambers was 5 of 9 from the field. Brandyn Curry added 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting and Kyle Casey added 10 points on 3 of 6 shooting.
Darryl Smith had 14 points to lead Cornell (2-23, 11-10).
Princeton 57, Yale 46
Princeton, n.j. — T.J. Bray had 19 points and six rebounds and Princeton used the game’s only significant scoring run to pull away from Yale.
The score was tied 36-36 with 9 minutes to go when Princeton (16-8, 4-6 Ivy League) scored 10 straight points, capped by Will Barrett’s 3-pointer for a 46-36 lead with 6:03 left.
Bray’s 3-pointer with 3:21 left extended Princeton’s lead to 52-39 and Yale (14-11, 8-3) got no closer than 10 points from there. Spencer Weisz had 14 points and Hans Brase had 12 points for the Tigers.
Justin Sears led the way for the Bulldogs with 22 points, nine rebounds and three blocks while Javier Duren added 13 points.
With its second loss in a row, Yale drops two games behind Harvard for first place in the Ivy League with three games left to play. Yale will host Harvard on March 7.
Brown 76, Penn 67
Philadelphia — Steven Spieth scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Brown over Penn.
The Bears (15-10, 7-4 Ivy League) remain tied with Columbia for third place and now are just a game behind second-place Yale, which lost to Princeton Friday. Brown faces Princeton Saturday and closes out the Ivy League season by hosting Dartmouth and Harvard.
Cedric Kuakumensah had 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Brown, adding four blocks to his school-record total (74). Sean McGonagill added 13 points with a 3-pointer, adding to his school record total (236). Rafael Maia, the Ivy League’s leading rebounder, grabbed 10 rebounds as the Bears easily outrebounded Penn 46-34.
Tony Hicks tossed in 25 points to lead Pennsylvania (7-16, 4-5). Miles Jackson-Cartwright added 11 points..
Penalties Handed Out After Brawl
New Mexico State junior guard K.C. Ross-Miller was suspended two games and senior forward Renaldo Dixon will miss one for violating the Western Athletic Conference’s sportsmanship rules in a postgame brawl at Utah Valley.
Ross-Miller hurled the ball at Utah Valley’s Holton Hunsaker seconds after the Wolverines’ 66-61 victory Thursday night. The ball hit Hunsaker — the son of Utah Valley coach Dick Hunsaker — in the leg. Some of the fans who stormed the court following the victory got caught up in the chaos and punches were thrown.
New Mexico State guard DK Eldridge was in the middle of the scrum before he was dragged away by Aggies coaches as order was restored.