Harvard 67
California 62
Date of game: 12/29/2012

Recap: California vs. Harvard

Berkeley, CA (Sports Network) - Laurent Rivard scored 19 points to lead the Harvard Crimson to a 67-62 victory over the California Golden Bears in a non- conference battle at Haas Pavilion.

Wesley Saunders added 18 points and Siyani Chambers handed out nine assists for Harvard (7-4) which has won five of its last six.

Allen Crabbe scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds for California (8-4). Justin Cobbs added 15 points and David Kravish tacked on 12 points. Richard Solomon blocked a career-high four shots as California tied a school record with 11 blocks in the contest. The Golden Bears had won back-to- back games before this game.

Harvard led 33-26 at the end of the first half despite shooting just 37.5 percent from the field by outscoring California 18-0 from beyond the arc. California shot at a 44.4 percent clip in the first 20 minutes.

California heated up to 50.0 percent shooting in the second half but still couldn't knock down a shot from 3-point range (0-of-4). The Crimson shot just 35.7 percent from the field but nailed 4-of-10 shots from distance.

After Kravish made a layup with 1:50 remaining, California took a 62-61 lead. The Crimson then ended the game on a 6-0 spurt by hitting on all six of its free throw attempts in the final minutes.

California lost despite outscoring Harvard 30-20 on points in the paint. Harvard had a massive 30-0 advantage on points from beyond the arc.

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