Harvard 67, Princeton 64: Kyle Casey, Crimson Get Their Revenge On Tigers

On Friday night, Kyle Casey (20 points, eight rebounds) and the Harvard Crimson avenged their only IVY League conference loss by defeating the Princeton Tigers by a score of 67-64 at the Lavietes Pavilion in Boston, MA.

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Harvard Vs. Princeton Final Score: Crimson Get Their Revenge, Win 67-64

The Harvard Crimson (24-3, 10-1 IVY) took a pivotal step in wrapping up the Ivy League conference title by defeating the Princeton Tigers (15-11, 6-4 IVY) by a score of 67-64 on Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson's only conference loss came back on Feb. 11 to this same Tigers team.

Junior forward Kyle Casey led all scorers with 20 points and also collected a game high eight rebounds in 29 minutes on the floor. Point guard Brandyn Curry had a nice night as well as he came in with 15 points and six assists in 34 minutes on the floor. Curry was the lone bright spot for the Crimson from three point land (66.6%), a category the team struggled with all night long with just a combined effort of 25% from beyond the arc.

Seniors Keith Wright (12 points, six rebounds) and Oliver McNally (13 points) were vital contributors to Crimson the win as well.

Senior point guard Douglas Davis led the Tigers attack with 14 points and five assists in 37 minutes of play. The Tiger front court of Ian Hummer (14 points) and Patrick Saunders (12 points) troubled the Crimson at times, but in the end it wasn't enough to top the Ivy League leading Harvard.

The Crimson are back in action tomorrow afternoon, as they will take on second place Penn Quakers (16-11, 8-2) at Lavietes Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The Crimson won the first meeting between the two back on Feb. 10 by a score of 56-50. With the win, Harvard would inch closer towards claiming the Ivy League title, and an NCAA tournament berth.

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Harvard Vs. Princeton Score Update: Kyle Casey, Crimson Trail, 33-32, At Half

In the closing minutes of the first half, the Harvard Crimson were able to go on a 9-2 run to finish a somewhat poor defensive half of basketball and only trail the Princeton Tigers 33-32 at halftime.

Kyle Casey, as he has all season, is leading the Crimson offensive attack with 12 points to go along with a game leading six rebounds. Fellow big man Keith Wright has six points while the Crimson backcourt of Brandyn Curry and Oliver McNally have a combined total of 12 points. Laurent Rivard, the third guard in Harvard's three guard scheme, remains scoreless. The Crimson as a team close the half shooting a respectable 52% from the field.

Tigers forward Patrick Summers is matching Casey step for step, as he to has 12 points through the first half. He did however struggle at the end of the half with three consecutive misses. Ian Hummer is also having himself a nice half with nine points. The team is shooting 48% from the field.

The clear advantage for the Tigers in this one has been their ability to shoot the three ball. Princeton is 5-8 (62.5%) from beyond the arc while Harvard is a woeful three for 3-9 (33.3%) from three point land. If they want to pull away in this one, the Crimson have got to shoot better from long range.

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Princeton Vs. Harvard: Crimson And Tigers Face Off In Rivalry Game

The Harvard Crimson will attempt to avenge their only Ivy League loss of the season as they travel to New Jersey to face the Princeton Tigers on Friday.

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