CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Noah Kirkwood tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds to carry Harvard to a 59-53 win over Penn on Friday night.
Bryce Aiken had 12 points for Harvard (15-9, 8-3 Ivy League). Rio Haskett added 11 points. Danilo Djuricic had 10 points for the hosts.
AJ Brodeur had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Quakers (16-11, 4-7). Devon Goodman added 15 points. Jake Silpe had nine rebounds.
The Crimson improve to 2-0 against the Quakers on the season. Harvard defeated Penn 75-68 on Feb. 16. Harvard takes on Princeton at home on Saturday. Penn matches up against Dartmouth on the road on Saturday.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Bryce Aiken had 19 points as Harvard beat Penn 66-58 in the Ivy League tournament semifinals on Saturday.
Noah Kirkwood had 12 points for Harvard (18-10). Kale Catchings added nine rebounds.
AJ Brodeur had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Quakers (19-12). Devon Goodman added 11 points.
Devon Goodman, AJ Brodeur and Jake Silpe scored all but five of Penn's points as the Quakers completed their first weekend sweep of the Ivy League season, defeating Brown 58-51 on Saturday night in the Palestra to claim the final berth in the league tournament.
Penn (19-11, 7-7) is defending champion in the Ivy League Tournament but needed to beat Brown in order to return. The Quakers scored eight unanswered points to open the second half, breaking a 27-27 halftime tie, and led the rest of the way.
Brodeur scored two layups, Goodman and Max Rothschild added the other baskets in the game-changing burst.
Rothschild scored just two points but added seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Penn had a dozen steals as Brown committed 22 turnovers, resulting in 21 points for Penn.
Desmond Cambridge led the Bears (19-11, 7-7) with 13 points. Joshua Howard and Tamenang Choh scored 10 apiece and Choh had nine rebounds.
Brown was 17 of 50 shooting to Penn's 24 of 60.
Penn defeat Yale 77-66 on Friday night.