Free-throw edge helps Harvard beat Seattle 80-70
Sunday, December 4, 2011
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Jonah Travis came off the bench to score 19 points and grab 10 rebounds in 19 minutes as Harvard remained undefeated with an 80-70 nonconference victory over Seattle on Sunday.
Laurent Rivard added 14 points for the Crimson, who are off to an 8-0 start for the first time since the 1984-85 season. Harvard also won its 19th consecutive game at home.
The Redhawks (2-4) actually outshot Harvard 53.8 percent (28 of 52) to 41.1 percent (23 of 56), but the Crimson had a huge advantage at the free-throw line. Harvard made 29 of 36 to Seattle's 9 of 18.
Seattle led only once, 4-2 with 1:07 gone in the game. Harvard led 42-30 at halftime and by double digits for all but 57 seconds of the second half.
Clarence Trent scored 14 points before fouling out and Aaron Broussard added 12 for Seattle.