PRINCETON, N.J. HARVARD 75, CORNELL 69 — PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton ran off a 26-2 spurt during a 15-minute, 33-second span when it held Yale without a field goal last night and the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, 55-27, in the Ivy League opener for both schools.
The 27 points were the fewest by Yale since it dropped a 56-38 decision to Princeton in the 1956-57 season. The team's media guide does not carry its game-by-game results prior to that season. No school officials were available to say when the Bulldogs had fewer points in a game.
Princeton (9-2) held Yale (5-6) without a field goal from 7:02 left in the first half until David Brown hit a 3-pointer with 11:29 to play. That made the score 44-19.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ron Mitchell scored 22, including 14 in the second half, to lead Harvard (4-9, 3-0) to an Ivy League victory over Cornell (6-6, 0-1).
Mitchell scored 8 points during a 17-2 run midway through the second half for Harvard.
The Big Red took the lead for the first time since early in the game at 43-42 on a jumper by Rob Hill with 13:53 remaining.
Columbia 77, Dartmouth 75
NEW YORK -- Buck Jenkins' layup with 19 seconds left in overtime capped Columbia's comeback as the Lions (3-9, 1-0) rallied for an Ivy League victory over Dartmouth (4-8, 0-3).
Princeton goes on 26-2 spurt, defeats Yale, 55-27