Juzang netted a career-high 20 points (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On a night when the Lavietes Pavilion floor was dedicated to Thomas G. Stemberg '71, Harvard men's basketball ran past Princeton, 66-51, on Friday night.
Sophomore Christian Juzang paced Harvard (11-11, 6-1 Ivy League) with a career-high 20 points, five rebounds and four assists, while classmate Seth Towns added 13 points. Sophomore Chris Lewis and junior Corey Johnson scored eight points apiece, while sophomore Henry Welsh pitched in five points and four rebounds inside.
Harvard got out to a 35-20 lead over Princeton (11-11, 3-4 Ivy League), ending the period on a 22-3 run. Juzang blitzed the Tigers for 13 points in the opening period, while Johnson, Towns and freshman Rio Haskett buried shots from down town.
The Crimson, which limited Princeton to just 34 percent shooting from the floor, led by double digits for most of the second half, and extended its lead to 18 points with just over 17 minutes left to play. Harvard controlled the play as the game closed, making 11 free throws in the period to seal the win.
- Sophomore Christian Juzang became the fourth Harvard player to drop 20 in a game this season, totaling a career-best.
- Towns scored in double figures for the 12th-straight game, ending with 13 points.
- The Crimson defense held Princeton to just 51 points, which is the lowest this season for the Tigers.
- Harvard improves to 47-132 all-time against Princeton.
- The Crimson forced 15 Princeton turnovers, and scored 17 points off turnovers.
- Harvard has held six opponents this year under 60 points.
Harvard hosts Penn on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. The matchup features the top two teams in the league, and will be broadcast on NESN and the Ivy League Network.