January 2, 2009

Broncos Can't Bridge Early Gap vs. Harvard

Jan. 2, 2009

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BOSTON (AP) -- Jeremy Lin scored a game-high 17 points as Harvard defeated Santa Clara on Friday, 73-68.

Lin converted 5 of 6 free throws in the final 1:40 to help the Crimson hold off the Broncos.

Kevin Foster scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Santa Clara (7-8). John Bryant had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Perry Petty had eight points in the final minute of the game for the Broncos and finished with 12 points.

Drew Housman had 16 points, four in the final 30 seconds, for Harvard (7-6). Doug Miller had 15 points and Peter Boehm 13.

After scoring six in the first 1:28, Santa Clara needed 10 minutes to score its next six. The Broncos closed out the period on a 10-1 run to trail 31-29 at halftime.

Two Foster free throws got the Broncos within 54-50 at eight minutes to play, but they never came closer.