Yale sweeps Harvard 59-50 to remain on top of Ivy League

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Makai Mason scored 16 points and Yale defeated 59-50 on Friday night to remain a half-game ahead of Princeton in the Ivy League race.

Justin Sears had 12 points and Brandon Sherrod 11 for the Bulldogs (19-6, 10-1), who swept the Crimson for the first time since 2008. That was also the last time the Crimson (11-16, 3-7), who won the last five Ivy League championships, finished with a losing record. Harvard was 11-18, 5-11 in 2007-08, coach Tommy Amaker's first season.

Nick Victor had 11 rebounds to go with nine points and Sears had nine rebounds, plus five assists, as the Bulldogs had a 37-29 rebounding advantage.

Yale broke away from a 5-5 tie with a 10-0 run and was up 36-22 at the half. Harvard scored the last 10 points of the game.

Patrick Steeves had 16 points and Agunwa Okolie 11 for the Crimson.

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