Scores

Final

Harvard 69

(13-1, 4-1 away)

Rice 54

(5-8, 3-3 home)

    Coverage: CBSSN

    8:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

    Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    HARV 36 3369
    RICE 30 2454

    Top Performers

    Harvard: W. Saunders 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Rice: K. Washington 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Harvard beats Rice 69-54 for ninth straight win

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Wesley Saunders scored 18 points and Harvard defeated Rice 69-54 Saturday night to give Tommy Amaker his best start in his seven seasons as the Crimson's head coach.

    The Crimson improved to 13-1 in winning its ninth consecutive game. It's the longest winning streak for the Crimson since winning nine straight in 2011-2012. Harvard had a 19-1 start that included 13 consecutive victories during the 1945-46 season.

    Brandyn Curry added a season-high 16 points, Kyle Casey 14 and Jonah Travis 10 for the Crimson, who have won three straight Ivy League championships.

    Rice (5-8), playing its final nonconference game before Conference USA action begins, dropped its third straight game. Keith Washington scored 11 points for the Owls.

    Harvard led the entire way, was up by six at halftime, and went up by double figures for good with 4:23 left at 60-49 on a Curry 3-pointer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HARV
    RICE
    Points 69 54
    FG Made-Attempted 22-46 (.478) 19-46 (.413)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-28 (.750) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

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