Tigers Top Crimson

Princeton, n.j. — Ian Hummer led the way to help Princeton defeat Harvard 58-53 last night, tightening up the Ivy League title race.

Hummer scored 23 points with a season-high 14 rebounds as the Tigers (15-9, 8-2) avenged a 69-57 loss to the Crimson on Feb. 16.

Harvard (17-8, 9-2), which came in having won four straight and eight of its last nine games, has three regular-season contests left and Princeton has four.

If both win out, that would set up their second playoff in three seasons for the league’s NCAA tournament berth.

The Tigers led 46-36 with 9:58 remaining, but the Crimson forged ahead 51-48 with 2:44 showing on a three-point play by Steve Moundou-Missi, who finished with 15 points.

Brown 84, Cornell 65

Ithaca, n.y. — Rafael Maia scored a career-high 22 points with 13 rebounds and Tucker Halpern also tallied 22 points as Brown pounded Cornell, snapping a 13-game skid in the series.

Halpern made six of the Bears’ 13 3-pointers to help Brown (11-14, 5-6 Ivy League) post its highest point total of the season.

Columbia 59, Yale 46

New York — Maodo Lo scored a career-high 20 points as Columbia rallied to defeat Yale and end an eight-game losing streak to the Bulldogs.

Lo was 9-of-15 shooting for the Lions (12-13, 4-7 Ivy League), who trailed 33-27 with 16:55 remaining.

John Daniels tied it at 36 on a three-point play to spark a run of 14 unanswered points. The Lions took their biggest lead, 59-40, when Lo scored on a fall-away 3 as the shot clock wound down with 1:12 left.

Columbia shot 65.2 percent in the second half (15 of 23) compared to just 33.3 percent (7 of 21) for Yale.

Alex Rosenberg grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds to go along with nine points for the Lions, who have won two straight after a three-game skid.

Matt Townsend and Austin Morgan scored 10 apiece for the Bulldogs (11-17, 5-6), who defeated the Lions 75-56 on Feb. 16.