On Friday night, two of the most prestigious universities in the United States went at it on the basketball court. The Harvard Crimson were able to defeat their longstanding rival Yale Bulldogs, 65-35 at the Payne Whitney Gym in New Haven, CT.
New Haven, CT (Sports Network) - Laurent Rivard led all scorers with 18 points as the Harvard Crimson cruised to an easy win over the Yale Bulldogs 65-35 in Ivy League action at John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Rivard went 5-of-8 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line for Harvard (16-2, 2-0 Ivy League). Steve Moundou-Missi added 10 points and Brandyn Curry dished out six assists for the Bulldogs, who have now won five in a row.
For Yale (12-5, 2-1), Greg Mangano tallied 17 points, but no other player scored more than four. The 35 points was the lowest scoring output of the season for the Bulldogs, who snapped a four-game winning streak.
Harvard shot a modest 40 percent from the field in the first half, but got out to a 30-19 lead by holding Yale to 30 percent shooting and forcing 10 turnovers.
The Crimson's shooting increased to 52.2 percent after half as they ran away with the victory.
Yale committed more turnovers (22) than field goals made (13) on the night.
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