Harvard Clinches Another Ivy Title
Boston — Laurent Rivard scored 17 points and Siyani Chambers added 16 last night as Harvard beat Cornell 65-56 and won its third straight Ivy League title.
The Crimson (19-9, 11-3 Ivy) clinched a share of the conference championship with their victory, then claimed it outright when Brown beat Princeton 80-67. The Tigers’ (16-11, 9-4) loss eliminated the potential of a tiebreaker for the right to the league’s NCAA tournament berth.
The Ivy League is the only conference that awards its automatic bid to the regular season champion.
Miles Asafo-Adjei scored 15 points and Errick Peck had 14 with eight rebounds for Cornell (13-18, 5-9).
Brown 80, Princeton 67
Providence, r.i. — Sean McGonagill posted 24 points, eight rebounds, and five assists as Brown defeated Princeton, ending the Tigers’ hopes of an Ivy League title.
Stephen Albrecht added 17 points, Matt Sullivan 13, and Tyler Ponticelli 10 points and nine rebounds for Brown (13-15, 7-7), which shot 50 percent (21 of 42).
Ian Hummer scored 21 points for Princeton (16-11, 9-4), which entered the weekend half a game ahead of Harvard but lost two straight and, with that, its grasp of first place in the conference.
Yale 79, Pennsylvania 65
New Haven, Conn. — Brandon Sherrod scored 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting to lead five players in double figures as Yale pulled away from Pennsylvania.
Armani Cotton had 15 points and nine rebounds, Michael Grace and Javier Duren scored 10 each and Matt Townsend had 10 points and nine rebounds for Yale (14-7, 8-6), which beat Princeton 71-66 on Friday, their fourth straight victory.
Yale took a 40-38 lead 3:09 into the second half and never trailed. With a 47-44 advantage, Yale scored seven consecutive points to lead 54-44. Penn closed to 54-49, but a seven-point spurt made it 61-49 at 8:27.
New Hampshire 42
Albany, n.y. — Candon Rusin came off the bench to score 14 points as Vermont came back from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat New Hampshire in the America East Conference quarterfinals.
The second-seeded Catamounts (20-10), who trailed 26-20 at halftime, used a 27-3 run to build a 49-33 lead with 7:53 remaining. The victory was their 25th over the seventh-seeded Wildcats (9-20) in their last 29 meetings.
After shooting just 26.9 percent (7 of 26) in the first half, the Catamounts shot 58.3 percent (14 of 24) in the second, while New Hampshire dropped off from 50 percent (10 of 20) to 17.4 percent (4 of 23). Vermont is 14-0 this season when holding opponents below 60 points.
Ferg Myrick scored 15 points and Patrick Konan 12 for New Hampshire.