Harvard Stays Unbeaten; Cruises Past Bryant, 77-51
Pat Magnarelli dunks home two of his 11 points in Friday's 77-51 win over Bryant (Kevin Burns).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard University cruised to a 77-51 non-conference victory over visiting Bryant University Friday evening which moved Tommy Amaker's Crimson to 3-0 on the young season.
Harvard led throughout the game but started just 6-for-22 from the floor with Bryant chasing a 19-18 deficit midway through the period. The Crimson caught fire spanning both halves however, connecting on 22 of their next 34 shot attempts (.647) in cruising to the victory.
Jeremy Lin started the big run with a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the first half and Harvard opened the second stanza on an 18-4 run capped by a pair of free throws from Pat Magnarelli to give Harvard a 52-32 lead with 13:25 remaining.
Harvard showed impressive deep post position all night in outscoring Bryant, 40-16, in the paint and outrebounding the Bulldogs 42-33. Unselfish play highlighted the evening as 14 players played, 13 scored, 10 played double digit minutes and nobody played more than 27 minutes.
Six different players attempted at least five shots and Harvard shot 53 percent in the second half.
Lin and Christian Webster led all scorers with 12 points apiece on identical 5-for-7 shooting marks. Lin added six assists (five first half), three blocks and four rebounds while Webster added three assists. Magnarelli followed with 11 points on 4-for-6 shooting.
Bryant was led by Cecil Gresham's 11 points (5-14 FG) and eight rebounds.