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Crimson squeeze by UNH in OT

Brian Cusworth scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Evan Harris added 17 points as Harvard beat New Hampshire, 83-81, in overtime last night in Durham, N.H.

Drew Housman added 14 points for Harvard (3-3).

Tied at 70-70 heading into overtime, the teams exchanged 3-pointers in the closing minute, bringing the score to 81 apiece. Crimson guard Jeremy Lin capitalized on a New Hampshire (1-5) turnover to score the game-winning basket on a layup with 23 seconds left.

Jermaine Anderson led the Wildcats with 28 points and Mike Christensen scored 19.

North Carolina 98, Ohio St. 89 -- Tyler Hansbrough started and ended North Carolina's game-breaking, 17-2 run in the second half and the seventh-ranked Tar Heels went on to a victory over the No. 3 Buckeyes in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

The 6-foot-9-inch forward was the key inside as the Tar Heels (5-1) were able to overcome an incredible 3-point shooting performance by the Buckeyes (6-1), who were playing outside the Columbus city limits for the first time this season.

Holy Cross 63, Yale 59 -- Pat Doherty scored a career-high 18 points as the Crusaders held off a second-half rally to pull out a victory over the Bulldogs in New Haven.

The Crusaders (6-1) were coming off their first loss of the season, a 72-64 defeat at No. 15 Syracuse.

Doherty made all four of his 3-point attempts and picked up much-needed slack since Keith Simmons and Torey Thomas, Holy Cross's leading scorers , were held below their season averages because of foul trouble.

Simmons finished with 12 points, 6 below his average, and Thomas had 8, five below his norm.

Yale (1-4) was led by Ross Morin and Eric Flato with 13 points apiece.

Pittsburgh 67, Robert Morris 53 -- Aaron Gray's size and scoring touch inside proved too much for smaller Robert Morris to handle and the No. 2 Panthers held off an upset bid by its city rival, overcoming a second-half deficit to rally for a victory over the Colonials at Pittsburgh.

LSU 91, McNeese St. 57 -- Garrett Temple had 17 points and Tasmin Mitchell scored 14 of his 16 in the second half, leading the 10th-ranked Tigers over the Cowboys in Baton Rouge, La.

UConn 89, Sacred Heart 46 -- Doug Wiggins and Craig Austrie each scored 12 points to help the No. 20 Huskies rout the Pioneers in Storrs, Conn., extending the Huskies ' home winning streak to 25 games.

UMass-Lowell 75, Stonehill 74 -- Jerreh Saidybah had 19 points and six rebounds and the River Hawks held off a late surge to bring down the Skyhawks in Easton.

Bentley 79, AIC 53 -- Yusuf Abdul-Ali had 15 points and five rebounds to lift the Falcons to their sixth straight victory, downing the Yellow Jackets in Springfield. Bentley, ranked eighth in Division 2, has won its first six by an average of nearly 22 points. AIC was led by Lucius Millander, who had 14 points.

Women
BYU 66, Harvard 51 -- Dani Wright scored 14 points and Cassie King added 11 to help the No. 23 Cougars beat the host Crimson.

The Cougars (4-2) forced 28 turnovers and held Harvard to 32 percent shooting (20 for 61). Mallory Gillespie and Haley Hall each scored 10 points for BYU (4-2). Niki Finelli paced the Crimson (0-5) with 17 points and Lindsay Hallion scored 16. Maryland 68, Marshall 49 -- Crystal Langhorne scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half, leading the top-ranked Terrapins over the Thundering Herd in Huntington, W.Va.

Duke 89, Old Dominion 40 -- Abby Waner scored 16 points and Carrem Gay added 13 to help the No. 5 Blue Devils rout the Monarchs in Durham, N.C.

Oklahoma 79, Lamar 44 -- Courtney Paris scored 21 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, her 33d consecutive double-double, as the third-ranked Sooners routed the Cardinals in Beaumont, Texas.

Georgia 95, Memphis 46 -- Ashley Houts scored 16 points and had 10 steals and Tasha Humphrey returned from suspension to help the No. 8 Lady Bulldogs to a rout of the Lady Tigers in Athens, Ga.

AIC 64, Bentley 52 -- Alexis Castro had 32 points and 17 rebounds to lift the Yellow Jackets over the Falcons in Springfield. Stacy Boisvert added 10 points in the victory. Bentley was led by Shannon Kirwan's 15 points.

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