One dry spell went a long way in spoiling Makai Mason?s return to the Yale lineup. Chris Lewis scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Harvard held off the Bulldogs 64-49 in a late-night affair at a packed Lavietes Pavilion.
Yale?s offense picked up right where it left off in last weekend?s sweep of Columbia and Cornell. The Bulldogs shot 47 percent from the field, better when it mattered, and had 21 assists in a surprisingly easy 77-65 victory over Dartmouth at Leede Arena that wasn?t as close as the final score indicated.
The Bulldogs begin the stretch run of Ivy League play with a trip across New England. Yale is at Dartmouth on Friday at 7 p.m. before a late Saturday date with Harvard. Friday?s game can be viewed on WatchESPN and the Ivy League Network, while Saturday?s 9:30 p.m. contest will be televised across the nation on ESPNU. Will Flemming will handle the play-by-play while Columbia grad Dalen Cuff provides analysis.
Miye Oni?s full game was on display in Yale?s weekend sweep of Columbia and Cornell. He averaged 18 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in the two games and has been rewarded by being selected as the Ivy League Player of the Week.
A night after scoring 88 points, Yale relied more on its defense to earn an important victory. The Bulldogs limited high-powered Cornell to 43 percent shooting from the field in a much-needed 74-65 victory over the Big Red before a nice Youth Day crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.