Towns, Lewis help Harvard beat Cornell in Ivy League semis
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seth Towns and Chris Lewis each had a double-double to help Harvard beat Cornell 74-55 on Saturday in the Ivy League Tournament.
Towns scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high tying 12 rebounds and Lewis finished with 16 points and 10 boards. Christian Juzang added 12 points, hitting 4 of 6 from 3-point range for Harvard (18-12).
The top-seeded Crimson, who have won nine of their last 10, will play No. 2 seed Penn or third-seeded Yale in the championship game on Sunday.
Juzang hit three 3s during a 16-4 run to close the first half and Lewis’ putback of his own miss to open the second gave Harvard a 39-32 lead. Jimmy Boeheim made a layup to pull Cornell within five with 13 minutes to go, but Towns scored 10 points, including back-to-back 3s, during a 16-1 spurt that made it 68-48 with fewer than seven minutes to play Harvard cruised from there.
Matt Morgan led No. 4 seed Cornell (12-16) with 17 points. The Big Red have lost six in a row against Harvard.