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The Harvard University Crimson outscored the University of Maine Black Bears 37-15 in the second half to earn a 67-46 men’s basketball victory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Sunday.

The Black Bears led by as much as seven in the first half and took a 31-30 lead into intermission, but Harvard started the second half on a 9-0 scoring run and went on to hold Maine to just 22.7 percent shooting (5 of 22) from the field in the second half.

Harvard secured the victory by outscoring Maine 21-7 over the last 12:07 of the game.

Harvard is now 2-1 and Maine is 1-1.

Sergio El Darwich paced the Black Bears with 18 points and four assists, while Nedelijko Prijovic chipped in with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Fleming added 10 points and four rebounds.

Rio Haskett and Robert Baker each scored 14 points to lead Harvard, while Chris Lewis added 10 points and Noah Kirkwood netted nine.