Curry scores 21 as Harvard defeats Brown 91-71
BOSTON (AP)—Brandyn Curry scored 21 points and Harvard cruised to a 91-71 victory over Brown on Friday night, tying its record for most wins in a season set 64 years ago.
The Crimson (19-6, 8-3 Ivy League) are trying to earn their first NCAA tournament berth since 1945-46, the season Harvard also had 19 wins.
The Crimson swept the season series and snapped Brown’s two-game winning streak.
The Bears (10-18, 4-7) held Jeremy Lin, Harvard’s leading scorer averaging 16.8 points per game, to eight points with seven assists.
Oliver McNally added 14 points for the Crimson, who were 12-for-19 from 3-point range (63.2 percent).
The Bears led 23-18 midway through first half when the Crimson went on a 14-2 run. Harvard led 54-33 at the half and Brown could get no closer than 14 points.
Garrett Leffelman scored a career-high 19 points for the Bears and Peter Sullivan added 18.