Malik Mack scores 32 points, Harvard downs UMass 78-75 in OT

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Mack also added six assists for the Crimson (4-0).

Tommy Amaker reacts during a game. Gerry Broome/AP File Photo

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Malik Mack scored 32 points, including a layup to force overtime and a clutch 3-pointer in the extra period, to lead Harvard to a 78-75 victory over UMass 78-75 on Friday night.

Mack got to the basket to tie the game at 70-all with :18 left in regulation. After Louis Lesmond hit from deep to put Harvard up 73-71 in overtime Mack hit from beyond the arc to make it 76-71.

Mack also added six assists for the Crimson (4-0). Chandler Pigge scored 15 points while shooting 5 of 8 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line, and added 11 rebounds. Lesmond shot 5 for 9, including 4 for 7 from beyond the arc to finish with 14 points.

The Minutemen (2-1) were led by Matt Cross, who recorded 16 points, 16 rebounds and two steals. Josh Cohen added 13 points and eight rebounds for UMass. Rahsool Diggins also had 13 points.


Harvard’s next game is Saturday against Boston College on the road, and UMass hosts Cent. Conn. St. on Wednesday.