NEW YORK (AP) - Keith Wright scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Harvard over Columbia 61-42 on Saturday night, taking sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings.
The Crimson (20-4, 9-1) shot 20 for 39 from the floor (51.3 percent) and 18 for 18 from the free-throw line en route to surpassing Princeton (20-5, 8-1) - which lost 75-65 at Brown on Saturday night - for the league's top spot.
Oliver McNally added 15 points, Brandyn Curry had 12 and Kyle Casey 10 for Harvard, which posted a 36-18 rebounding edge.
The Crimson scored the first nine points of the game and led by as many as 22, 59-37, with 3:07 left to play.
Max Craig and Brian Barbour each scored eight points for the Lions (14-10, 5-5), who shot 34 percent from the field (16 of 47) and never led.
Casey added nine rebounds for the Crimson, who have won five straight and 13 of their last 14.
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