Alexander scores 17, Holy Cross beat Harvard 50-49

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Malachi Alexander scored 17 points, Anthony Thompson made two key free throws with 35 seconds left and Holy Cross beat Harvard 50-49 on Sunday.

Robert Champion hit a 3-pointer with 2:45 left to extend Holy Cross' lead to 48-42. Corey Johnson answered with a 3-point shot and Zena Edosomwan's free throw pulled Harvard within 48-46 with 1:22 remaining. But Thompson made two free throws for a 50-46 lead.

Thompson finished with 13 points for Holy Cross (3-3) and Champion had 11.

Holy Cross opened the second half on an 8-3 run, with four points from Thompson, to take a 29-26 lead.

Patrick Steeves had six points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for Harvard (2-4). The Crimson were 19 of 51 (37 percent) from the field, including 8 of 24 from 3-point range. Tommy McCarthy, Steeves, Corbin Miller and Johnson had two 3's apiece.