Northeastern beats Harvard 76-71 in 2OT

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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.

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 Northeastern
Matt Janning Matt Janning
6-16,  21 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Harvard
Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lin
8-14,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 7 Assists

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