Northeastern beats Harvard 76-71 in 2OT
BOSTON (AP)—Matt Janning scored 21 points as Northeastern defeated Harvard in double overtime on Wednesday, 76-71.
Janning hit two free throws with eight seconds to play in the second overtime to seal the win for Northeastern in a game that featured 11 ties but just three lead changes.
Jeremy Lin led Harvard (4-3) with 18 points. Drew Housman added 13 points, including two 3-pointers in the final 38 seconds of regulation to force overtime.
Chaisson Allen had 17 points and seven rebounds for Northeastern (5-4), while Manny Adako finished with 12 points.
Northeastern’s Nkem Ojougboh hit a hook shot with 2.8 seconds to play in the first overtime to tie it at 66 and force another extra period.
Peter Boehm’s 3-pointer pulled Harvard to within one, 70-69. Allen’s jumper with 17.5 seconds to play and Janning’s subsequent free throws iced the game for the Huskies.
Northeastern led at the half, 32-27.