Ivy Roundup: Road teams finally get on board; Temple downs Penn

Columbia basketball

Senior guard Kyle Castlin helped Columbia extend an unbeaten streak for home-court teams in the Ivy, but it came to an end Friday at Dartmouth. (Photo courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin)

The home court winning streak in the Ivy League was on the line in the two contests on the schedule. Going into tonight, the host teams had won all eight previous games, but the party ended in overtime in Hanover, NH.

Columbia 88 Cornell 62

Columbia (4-12, 1-2) increased the home court undefeated Ivy League streak this season to nine games by beating Cornell (6-10, 0-3), 88-62, before 2,302 at Levien Gymnasium in New York.

The Lions shot 52.9 percent from the floor and made 16 threes, a school record, for the second time this season. They led 43-29 at the half and used all 14 players. Lukas Missner’s 19 topped the winners but Cornell had the high scorer in the contest, Matt Morgan, with 20.

Cornell and the other loser tonight, Dartmouth, are the only teams without a league victory.

Harvard 62 Dartmouth 57 (OT)

A short time later Harvard (7-10, 2-0) became the first Ivy League team to win on the road this season but had to go into overtime to do it. The Crimson took the measure of Dartmouth (4-10, 0-2), 62-57.

Harvard and Penn, are the only two teams without a league loss. Penn is in first place with a 3-0 record, although it lost today to Temple of the ACC.

The Crimson had blown the 17-point lead it held with 12 and a half minutes remaining in regulation. Then the Big Green, after trailing 41-24, took a 48-46 lead with 21 seconds left and in possession. But a Harvard steal and a pair of free throws by Seth Towns forced overtime.

Towns had five 3-pointers and a career-high 26 points. Tayler Johnson paced the Dartmouth with 19. The near upset was seen by 1,630 at Edward Leede Arena in Hanover.

Temple 60 Penn 51

First place Pennsylvania (3-0, 12-6) went outside the league Saturday afternoon and stayed with Temple (2-5, 10-9) of the ACC until the last four minutes. During that stretch, the Owls went on a 12-0 run to defeat their fellow Philadelphia team, 60-51, before 7,233 at the Palestra.

Penn was ahead 25-24 at halftime until Temple (10-9) started the second half on a 14-1 spurt to lead 38-26. It outscored Temple 25-10 during the next 10 minutes and was in front for the last time at 51-48 when AJ Brodeur’s made a 3 with 4:02 left. After that Penn missed its last seven shots.

Brodeur and Ryan Betley each scored 12 for Penn. Obi Enechionyia of Temple had 15 points and nine rebounds.

Also see: Brown bests Yale, in Providence

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