CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Wesley Saunders scored 15 points to lead four Harvard players in double figures as the Crimson defeated Holy Cross 72-65 Saturday.
Siyani Chambers added 14 points and five assists, Christian Webster scored 13 and Laurent Rivard scored all 10 of his in the second half for the Crimson (6-4), which led 52-38 before going scoreless for 5 minutes, 9 seconds and falling behind 53-52.
Jonah Travis' layup with 9:48 remaining ended the drought, and the lead changed hands three more times before two free throws by Saunders put Harvard ahead to stay, 61-60 with 5:22 left. A three-point play by Chambers made it 67-62.
It was 67-65 Harvard with a minute left, but another free throw by Saunders and four in the final 13 seconds by Rivard provided the final margin.