New Haven, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - Led by 17 points and six assists from Siyani Chambers, the Harvard Crimson downed the Yale Bulldogs, 70-58, in Ivy League action at the Lee Amphitheater.
For the Crimson (25-4, 12-1 Ivy), Steve Moundou-Missi added 16 points and Brandyn Curry chipped in with 14 points. With the win, the Crimson clinched the outright Ivy League crown for the third consecutive year and punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
Justin Sears finished with a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (15-12, 9-4).
Harvard was red hot from the field to start the game, connecting on 60 percent of its shots, including 4-of-9 from beyond the 3-point arc. The Crimson opened the game on a 16-2 run and took a healthy lead into the break, 36-23. They held Yale to just 33.3 percent shooting from the field, including 0-of-5 from 3-point range.
After intermission, the Crimson continued to drain their shots from the floor, shooting 52.6 percent. Yale again struggled from the field, shooting a mere 38.5 percent and missed all nine of its shots from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs never got closer than eight points after halftime, as the Crimson cruised to victory.
Harvard outscored Yale in the paint, 38-26. The Crimson did have problems at the charity stripe, shooting just 14-of-32 from the free-throw line for the game. Harvard also outscored Yale from 3-point range, 18-0.