Harvard has big 2nd half in 85-78 win over Brown

Christian Webster scored 18 second-half points and Harvard overcame a 22-point halftime deficit in an 85-78 win over Brown on Saturday night.

Trailing 53-31 at the break, the Crimson (18-4, 7-1 Ivy League) outscored the Bears 34-11 to take their first lead of the game, 65-64. Harvard made eight 3-pointers, held Brown to 11 field goals and outscored the Bears 46-13 in the second half.

The Crimson, which won their school-record 15th straight home game, stretched their lead to as many as 11 points, 77-66, with 5:01 to play.

Keith Wright had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Kyle Casey added 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting for Harvard, which won its 11th in 12 games.

Sean McGonagill led the Bears (9-13, 2-6) with 18 points, 12 coming in the second half, and had seven assists. Garrett Leffelman added 14 points and Tucker Halpern and Adrian Williams chipped in 12 each for Brown.