CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Laurent Rivard scored 20 points and Harvard (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today) continued to reach new heights, defeating Columbia 57-52 Saturday night to remain unbeaten in Ivy League play.
The Crimson (20-2, 6-0) are off to their best start ever, surpassing the 1945-46 team's 19-3. Their Ivy League start has surpassed the 1980-81 team's 5-0, and the victory was their 25th straight at home.
The Lions (13-9, 2-4) made Harvard work for it, cutting the Crimson's 45-37 lead with 6:51 remaining to 48-46 after Alex Rosenberg's three-point play with 2:39 left.
Wright finished with 15 points for the Crimson, and Brandyn Curry added 12.
Brian Barbour had 15 for Columbia. He was 7 of 7 on free throws, but the rest of the Lions collectively got only one free throw attempt.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.