Harvard Rolls Past Columbia
Boston — Laurent Rivard scored 21 points Saturday night and sank 6 of 8 3-pointers as Harvard routed Columbia 80-47.
Steve Moundou-Missi scored 16, Kyle Casey and Wesley Saunders had 10 apiece, and Harvard (24-4, 11-1 Ivy League) shot 60 percent (27 of 45) to Columbia’s 34.1 percent (15 of 44). Saunders had seven assists and went 6 of 6 from the free-throw line.
Moundou-Missi sparked Harvard’s opening 20-4 run with a free throw and a jumper and Rivard capped it with back-to-back 3-pointers. The Crimson led 32-15 at 4:04 and held a 39-26 halftime advantage.
Harvard used runs of 11-3 and 9-2 to build a 26-point second-half lead and continued to pull away on two treys by Rivard and dunks by Saunders and Moundou-Missi.
Harvard had 17 assists to Columbia’s eight and out-rebounded the Lions 27-22.
Jeff Coby led the Lions (18-11, 7-5) with 11 points and Alex Rosenberg added 10.
Princeton 69, Brown 64
Princeton, n.j. — T.J. Bray scored 21 points with six assists and Spencer Weisz scored 13 as Princeton held off Brown.
Bray sank a pair of foul shots with 24 seconds left as the Tigers (17-8, 5-6 Ivy League) finished 4 of 6 from the line to preserve the win.
Princeton shot 50 percent in the first half and led by as many as 15.
Sean McGonagill led Brown with 19 points. Cedric Kuakumensah scored 18 for the Bears (15-11, 7-5) with 10 rebounds and had all five of their blocked shots. Tavon Blackmon had four steals.
After trailing by nine at halftime, the Bears clawed back into a brief 61-60 lead and closed to 65-64 on a pair of McGonagill free throws just inside the final minute. But the Bears closed out 0-for-5 from the field in the last 18 seconds, missing everything from dunks to 3-pointers.
BC 80, Wake Forest 72
Winston-Salem, n.c. — Ryan Anderson scored 24 points to help Boston College (8-21, 4-12 ACC) beat Wake Forest.
BU 68, Holy Cross 64
Worcester, Mass. — D.J. Irving scored 15 points, including the game-clinching free throws with 7 seconds left, as Boston University (22-9, 15-3 league) secured the Patriot League crown by beating Holy Cross(18-12, 12-6).
Rhode Island 66 Richmond 43
Kingston, r.i. — E.C. Matthews scored 19 points as Rhode Island (13-17, 4-11 Atlantic 10) dominated Richmond (18-11, 8-6).
Northeastern 54, Drexel 52
Boston — Demetrius Pollard made only two baskets, but one was a 3-pointer that pulled Northeastern (10-20, 7-9 CAA) within a point, and David Walker sank a game-winning three free throws as the Huskies rallied in the final 15 seconds to edge Drexel (16-13, 8-8) in a bid to improve their seeding for the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Dayton 86, UMass 79
Dayton, Ohio — Jordan Sibert matched his career-high with 23 points and Dayton (20-9, 8-6 Atlantic 10) hit enough free throws down the stretch to defeat Massachusetts (22-6, 9-5).