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Recap: Harvard 50, Memphis 60
Line Movements
Date: January 19, 2013 12:30 PM EDT
  

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Crawford scored 13 points, including eight in the final 3:30, as Memphis held on for a 60-50 victory over Harvard on Saturday afternoon.

Crawford, who has struggled offensively lately, was 5 of 10 from the floor, and helped the Tigers (14-3) escape after blowing a 20-point lead.

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Shaq Goodwin had 11 points and eight rebounds for Memphis, which won its eighth straight. D.J. Stephens and Joe Jackson finished with 10 points each. Stephens also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots.

Wesley Saunders led the Crimson (9-6) with 11 points, while Steve Moundou-Missi finished with 10 and seven rebounds as Harvard lost for only the second time in the last seven games.

Memphis led by as much as 20, but Harvard was able to overtake the Tigers late in the second half before Crawford took over.

The Tigers' defense smothered Harvard's offense early, holding the Crimson to 5-of-19 shooting (26.3 percent) from the field in the first half. That helped Memphis lead 32-16 at intermission - the lowest point total for the Crimson in a half this season.

Memphis held a 23-16 margin on the boards and forced 13 Harvard turnovers during the first half.

Even though Memphis managed only 36.1 percent shooting (13 of 36), their dominance inside was evident. The Tigers scored 20 of their 32 points in the paint.

Memphis hit its first four shots in the game before missing 15 straight, but Harvard was unable to put a dent in the Memphis advantage, which reached 20 near the 5-minute mark.

Harvard was much better to open the second half. Jonah Travis, who sat most of the first half with foul issues, scored six straight points to kick start 13 unanswered points, including a 3-pointer from Wesley Saunders.

That turned a 20-point Memphis advantage to a 36-29 lead with plenty of time left.

At that point, Memphis' shooting woes were showing. The Crimson, who shot so poorly in the first half, were hitting at a better percentage than the Tigers near the midway point of the second half.

Memphis briefly took the lead back to double digits, but the Crimson answered with 13 straight points to complete the comeback for a 46-44 lead near the 7-minute mark.

The teams exchanged leads over the next few minutes until Memphis built a slight buffer with six straight points, including a basket and a pair of free throws from Crawford for a 54-48 lead with 1:42 left.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 HARV  +700   +13.5   136 
 MEMPHS  -1000   -13.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 HARV     +13   135.5 
 MEMPHS     -13   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 HARV  n/a   61%   30% 
 MEMPHS  n/a   39%   70% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Jan 19
 
    St Johns at DePaul
12:00 PM EDT
    Maryland at North Carolina
12:00 PM EDT
    James Madison at Towson
12:00 PM EDT
    Connecticut at Pittsburgh
12:00 PM EDT
    Harvard at Memphis
12:30 PM EDT
    St. Bonaventure at Temple
1:00 PM EDT
    Nebraska at Penn State
1:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas at Mississippi
1:45 PM EDT
    Vanderbilt at South Carolina
1:45 PM EDT
    Iowa State at Texas Christian
1:45 PM EDT
    Missouri St at Bradley
2:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at Delaware
2:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Florida
2:00 PM EDT
    Kansas at Texas
2:00 PM EDT
    Cleveland State at Wisconsin-Green Bay
2:00 PM EDT
    Texas Tech at Oklahoma State
2:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Purdue
2:00 PM EDT
    Wake Forest at Virginia Tech
2:00 PM EDT
    Arizona at Arizona State
2:30 PM EDT
    Columbia at Cornell
3:00 PM EDT
    Portland State at North Dakota
3:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma at Kansas State
4:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Louisville
4:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Tennessee
4:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at UCLA
4:00 PM EDT
    Villanova at Providence
4:00 PM EDT
    Florida State at Virginia
4:00 PM EDT
    Creighton at Wichita State
4:00 PM EDT
    Boise State at Air Force
4:00 PM EDT
    California at Stanford
4:30 PM EDT
    Ohio State at Michigan St
6:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas-Little Rock at W. Kentucky
6:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Alabama
6:00 PM EDT
    Utah State at Denver
6:30 PM EDT
    Yale at Brown
7:00 PM EDT
    Cal Poly SLO at Santa Barbara
7:00 PM EDT
    Marquette at Cincinnati
7:00 PM EDT
    UNLV at Colorado State
7:00 PM EDT
    Western Carolina at Chattanooga
7:00 PM EDT
    Georgia State at Old Dominion
7:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at Wyoming
7:30 PM EDT
    Louisiana State at Georgia
8:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Indiana State
8:00 PM EDT
    Wisconsin at Iowa
8:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Southern Cal
8:00 PM EDT
    Youngstown St at Wisconsin Milwaukee
8:00 PM EDT
    Wright State at Valparaiso
8:00 PM EDT
    Gonzaga at Butler
9:00 PM EDT
    Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton
9:00 PM EDT
    Northern Arizona at Idaho State
9:00 PM EDT
    Montana State at Montana
9:00 PM EDT
    Sacramento State at Weber State
9:00 PM EDT
    Pacific at Northridge
10:00 PM EDT
    UC Irvine at Cal Riverside
10:00 PM EDT
    Utah at Washington
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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