Copeland Scores 14 Points; Bulldogs Fall 65-49
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A rare off night from the field doomed Yale in a 65-49 loss at Harvard before a full house at Lavietes Pavilion. The Bulldogs shot just 30.5 percent from the field, well below their Ivy League leading average, and saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end.
Robert Baker and Justin Bassey scored 13 points apiece to lead the Crimson (9-7, 2-1 Ivy).
The Crimson raced out to a 20-9 lead midway through the first half. The Bulldogs closed to within eight, but Harvard scored the final six points of the first half and led 35-20 after 20 minutes.
An acrobatic driving layup from Oni had Yale within 10, 45-35, early in the second half, but the Crimson responded with an 11-4 run.
The Bulldogs made one last push, cutting the deficit to 60-47 after a Copeland steal and layup. Harvard, though, scored the next four points to seal the win.
Harvard made 10 three-pointers in the game, while the Bulldogs finished just 4-of-23 from beyond the arc.
The game featured a matchup of brothers. Michael Feinberg is a first-year member of the Bulldogs, while his older brother Robbie is a senior at Harvard. The two had a number of family and friends in attendance who were wearing shirts that were half crimson and half blue.
Yale is back in action on Saturday at Dartmouth. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Leede Arena. The Big Green fell to Brown on Friday.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity