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Columbia Lions (10-18)


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@ Prince 
L 61-79
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@ Brown 
W 80-77
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@ Yale 
W 83-75
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vs. Dart 
W 70-66
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vs. Harv 
L 81-83
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Harvard uses free throws to get past Columbia in OT, 83-81

NEW YORK (AP) Bryce Aiken and Justin Bassey each converted a pair of free throws in the closing seconds of overtime to lift Harvard to an 83-81 win over Columbia in the regular season finale on Saturday night.

Harvard (17-10, 10-4) entered the weekend with a chance to clinch a second-straight Ivy League title for the first time since 2015, but a 72-59 loss at Cornell gave Yale the regular season title and the No. 1 seed into the Ivy League tournament.

Harvard's Noah Kirkwood hit two free throws with 18 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 67-67 and force overtime. Danilo Djuricic dunked three times in overtime, turning one into a 3-point play, and Christian Juzang added a 3-pointer to give the Crimson 79-76 lead with 33 seconds left. Gabe Stefanini scored to get Columbia within one, but Aikin converted two free throws with 18 seconds left and Bassey added two more with :07 on the clock to make it a five-point advantage before Stefanini hit a late 3 to set the final margin.

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Leaders
Points: G. Stefanini13.8
Rebounds: P. Tape5.9
Assists: G. Stefanini4.1
FG%: G. Stefanini42.9%
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: J. Killingsworth39.5%
Steals: M. Smith2.3
Blocks: P. Tape1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia35-3
2 Texas Tech31-7
3 Michigan State32-7
4 Duke32-6
5 Auburn30-10
6 Gonzaga33-4
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Purdue26-10
9 North Carolina29-7
10 Tennessee31-6
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Ivy League Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Yale 10-4 22-8
Harvard 10-4 19-12
Princeton 8-6 16-12
Brown 7-7 20-12
Penn 7-7 19-12
Cornell 7-7 15-16
Columbia 5-9 10-18
Dartmouth 2-12 11-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.5 (147)
Rebounds: 9.1 (247)
Assists: 15.8 (26)
FG%: 45.2% (126)
FT%: 70.6% (172)
3P%: 36.2% (87)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.3 (232)
Rebounds: 26.1 (103)
Assists: 12.0 (89)
FG%: 43.9% (191)
FT%: 70.8% (203)
3P%: 35.6% (266)
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