Yale uses defense, free throws to rout Harvard 81-65

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BOSTON (AP)—Travis Pinick had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead Yale to an 81-65 win over Harvard on Saturday night.

Yale (13-15, 7-7 Ivy League) came back from a 13-point first half deficit by drawing fouls and causing turnovers.

The Bulldogs went 25-of-29 from the line and forced 20 turnovers, leading to 31 points. Harvard, by contrast, converted 10-of-16 free throws and scored 20 points off turnovers.

Nick Holmes and Alex Zampier each finished with 12 points for the Yale.

Jeremy Lin led Harvard with a game-high 19 points, Andrew Pusar had 14 points and Drew Housman finished with 12.

Harvard (8-22, 3-11) went up 20-7 on Dan McGeary’s 3-pointer with 12:18 to go in the first half but was outscored 32-10 over the remainder of the half as Yale took a 39-30 halftime lead.

Eric Flato’s 3-pointer with 2:58 to go in the first half gave Yale its first lead, 32-29, and the Bulldogs never relinquished it, leading by as many as 20 in the second half.

Porter Braswell had four steals and six first-half points to lead Yale’s comeback.

Yale dominated underneath, outrebounding Harvard 40-25 and outscoring the Crimson 36-22 in the paint. The Bulldogs’ bench outscored the Crimson’s 34-10.

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7-14,  16 Pts
14 Rebs, 5 Assists
Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lin
8-12,  19 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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