Ivy League 2011: Princeton Edges Harvard, 63-62, To Claim NCAA Tournament Berth

Douglas Davis (15 points) hit the game-winning jumper with one second left as Princeton edged Harvard, 63-62, to gain an NCAA Tournament berth on Saturday afternoon at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Connecticut.

Princeton (25-6) trailed 32-25 entering halftime, but outscored the Crimson 38-30 in the final half to claim the Ivy Leagues' NCAA Tournament auto-bid. Kyle Casey's jumper with 59 second left gave Harvard a 60-59 lead, but Ian Hummer's jumper on the other end gave the Tigers' a 61-60 edge with 37 seconds to go.

Brandyn Curry made a layup with 10 ticks remaining to put Harvard on top 62-61. Davis' layup with three seconds left was blocked by Casey, but Davis grabbed the rebound and put up the game-winner.

Hummer had 13 points and nine rebounds for Princeton, which shot 41.1% from the field. Dan Mavraides had 11 points and Kareem Maddox added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Tigers.

Keith Wright finished with a game-high 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting for Harvard (23-6), which shot 51.1%. Oliver McNally scored 13 points and both Christian Webster and Curry had 12 points for the Crimson.

Despite the loss, Harvard still has a chance to obtain an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday.

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