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4:30 ET, Nov 24, 2013
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Colorado rallies in 2nd half to beat Harvard 70-62

By DENNIS GEORGATOS

Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 of his 17 points in the second half, helping Colorado rally from 14 points down to beat previously undefeated Harvard 70-62 on Sunday.

Josh Scott and Askia Booker each had 12 points and Xavier Johnson added 11, including two key 3-pointers in the second half for Colorado (6-1), which has won six straight since a season opening loss to Baylor.

The Buffaloes ran off 14 straight points over a five-minute stretch, going in front 60-52 with 3:27 remaining, their first lead since the game's opening moments.

Johnson punctuated the run with consecutive 3-pointers and Dinwiddie kept it going with a 3-pointer and a tough running jumper from the baseline.

Kyle Casey had 13 points for Harvard (4-1) which lost for the first time this season. Siyani Chambers added 12 points and Steve Moundou-Missi had 11 for the Crimson.

Casey's layup opening the second half pushed Harvard's advantage to 14 points but Colorado put together a 9-0 run, pulling to 44-39 on Booker's driving layup with 15:46 remaining.

Casey's jumper with 8:41 left to play put Harvard up 52-46 before Colorado suddenly caught fire again.

That's when Colorado went on its 14-0 run.

Laurent Rivard's 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining pulled the Crimson to within 66-62 but that proved to be Harvard's final bucket as the Buffaloes hit four free throws in the game's final seconds.

Jumpers by Wesley Saunders and Moundou-Missi on successive possessions helped Harvard stretch its lead to 42-30 at halftime.

Harvard put the pressure on Colorado from the outset, bolting to a 16-4 lead during which the Crimson drained four 3-pointers, including a pair by Chambers.

The Buffaloes managed to cut it to 29-25 on a driving layup by Booker before Harvard pulled away again on the strength of 3-pointers from Brandyn Curry and Rivard.

Updated November 24, 2013

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