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Harvard uses late surge to beat Green Bay, 76-64

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Wesley Saunders scored 20 points and Laurent Rivard added 17 with five 3-pointers as Harvard beat Green Bay 76-64 Friday night to advance to the Great Alaska Shootout’s final.

The Crimson (6-1) trailed by two after allowing a 10-2 run by the Phoenix, but used their own surge to take back the lead for good. Siyani Chambers hit two layups, Rivard sank a 3-pointer, and Saunders added a jumper and two free throws to put Harvard ahead 68-59 with 2:19 remaining.

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Green Bay (3-2) pulled within six on a Keifer Sykes 3-pointer, but Harvard netted their last six free-throw attempts to ice the game.

Chambers finished with 12 points and Steve Moundou-Missi added 10 with nine rebounds.

Sykes paced the Phoenix with 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting.

Harvard will play TCU in the championship game Saturday night, while Green Bay will face Tulsa in the third-place game.

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