- Bryce Aiken hit a three-pointer with two seconds remaining in overtime to give Harvard a 70-67 win over the UMass men's basketball team on Sunday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion. The game was a back-and-forth affair from start to finish and was forced to overtime when UMass' Luwane Pipkins
drilled a three-pointer with seven seconds remaining in regulation.
In the overtime period, it looked as if Pipkins pulled out the magic once again when he drilled a deep three-pointer with eight seconds to go tying the score at 67-67. The Crimson (2-0) then sprinted up the court where Aiken answered with a three of his own with two seconds to go.
UMass (1-1) attempted a half-court shot at the buzzer, but it was off the mark.
Pipkins finished the day with 23 points to go with seven rebounds and three steals. Rashaan Freeman had 15 points and nine rebounds in 31 minutes of play, while C.J. Anderson
had 12 points in the game.
Harvard was led by Aiken's 30 points on the day including 12 of Harvard's final 16 points in the final six minutes of play. Chris Lewis added 15 points, while Corey Johnson notched 10 points.
The Crimson took a 29-25 lead at halftime, but the Minutemen were able to go on an 8-to-3 run taking a 40-39 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the second half.
From there Pipkins matched Aiken's production scoring 11 of UMass' last 17 points down the stretch including the shot to force overtime.
The game featured 18 lead changes and four ties as both teams traded baskets and forced turnovers throughout the afternoon.
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