Albany 79, Harvard 76
BOSTON (AP)—Brent Wilson and Jamar Wilson scored 20 points each as Albany overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half and beat Harvard 79-76 on Tuesday night.
Jim Goffredo scored 20 for Harvard (5-4), which ended a four-game winning streak. The Crimson committed 15 turnovers that resulted in 17 points. Jason Siggers added 17 points for Albany (4-4). For Harvard, Evan Harris scored 15 points and Brian Cusworth had 12 points with seven rebounds.
Albany, led by Jamar Wilson’s nine rebounds, held a 40-31 lead off the backboards and sank 17 of 31 shots in the second half after shooting poorly in the first half.
Harvard led 33-31 at halftime and 72-69 on Cusworth’s basket with 2:49 remaining. Then Wilson scored six points, four on free throws, in a 9-2 run by the Great Danes that put them ahead 78-74 with 46 seconds left.
The Crimson had taken their biggest lead with an 11-1 surge early in the second half that made it 51-38 with 14:11 to play. Goffredo scored five points in that stretch. But Albany’s 13-4 run tied the game at 65 with 7:09 to go. Consecutive three-pointers by Siggers and Brent Wilson sparked that comeback.