Harvard beats Cornell 65-56, clinches Ivy title
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Laurent Rivard scored 17 points and Siyani Chambers added 16 on Saturday night as Harvard beat Cornell 65-56 and won its third straight Ivy League title.
The Crimson (19-9, 11-3 Ivy) clinched a share of the conference championship with their victory, then claimed it outright when Brown beat Princeton 80-67. The Tigers' (16-11, 9-4) loss eliminated the potential of a tiebreaker for the right to the league's NCAA tournament berth.
The Ivy League is the only conference that awards its automatic bid to the regular-season champion.
Miles Asafo-Adjei scored 15 points and Errick Peck had 14 with eight rebounds for Cornell (13-18, 5-9).