By Annie Ross
Noah Kirkwood and Chris Lewis scored 19 points each as Harvard defeated Penn 69-65.
Justin Bassey added 12 points and seven rebounds for Harvard (18-7, 7-3 Ivy League), which has won four in a row.
Consecutive baskets by Idan Tretout, Lewis and Justin Bassey helped the Crimson build a 57-51 lead with 8:21 remaining in the game. Harvard held the lead for the remainder of the game, going up 68-60 with 2:34 remaining.
Penn’s Max Martz hit a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession and AJ Brodeur scored in the paint to draw the Quakers within 68-65 with 1:12 to go but a free throw by Bassey would be the only remaining point in the game.
Jordan Dingle (above) had 16 points for the Quakers (13-10, 5-5). Devon Goodman added 15 points. AJ Brodeur had 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Penn plays at Yale on Friday.