Harvard defeats Georgetown in NIT first-round matchup

The Hoyas' Jessie Govan scored 25 points, but Harvard won 71-68.

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Bryce Aiken led Harvard to victory over Georgetown in the NIT first round on Wednesday. –The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Aiken registered 18 points, including two free throws with 14 seconds left, as Harvard edged past Georgetown 71-68 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night.

Robert Baker had 11 points for Harvard (19-11). Noah Kirkwood added 11 points and seven assists. Chris Lewis had 10 points for the visiting team.

Jessie Govan had 25 points for the Hoyas (19-14). James Akinjo added 15 points. Mac McClung had 10 points.