Recap: Harvard vs. Columbia
Cambridge, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Laurent Rivard had 21 points as the Harvard Crimson routed the Columbia Lions, 80-47, in an Ivy League contest at Lavietes Pavilion.
Steve Moundou-Missi scored 16 points for the Crimson (24-4, 11-1 Ivy), who extended their winning streak to six games. Wesley Saunders and Kyle Casey each added 10 points with Saunders claiming seven boards with seven assists.
Jeff Coby finished with 11 points and six rebounds, while Alex Rosenberg netted 10 points for the Lions (18-11, 7-5), who had a four-game winning streak put to rest.
Harvard shot 55 percent from the floor in the first half, and went 15-of-17 from the free-throw line, as it led 39-26 at the intermission. Columbia made 45 percent of its field goal attempts and turned the ball over eight times in the period.
The Crimson drained 64 percent of their field goal tries in the second period, while the Lions struggled and connected on just 25 percent of their shots from the field. Harvard went on a 16-6 run over the final eight and a half minutes to cap off a dominant game.
Harvard outscored Columbia in the paint (30-18) and off of turnovers (21-6).Game Notes