The Seattle University men's basketball team fell behind midway through the first half and could not put together a significant run in the...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Seattle University men’s basketball team fell behind midway through the first half and could not put together a significant run in the second half, losing 80-70 to undefeated Harvard Sunday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion.

Clarence Trent led the Redhawks with 14 points, while Aaron Broussard finished with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Seattle U shot 53.8 percent (28 of 52) from the field, but just 50 percent (9 of 18) from the free-throw line. Harvard hit 29 of 36 (80.6 percent) of its attempts from the charity stripe and won the rebounding battle, 37-28, including 15 offensive boards that led to 24 second-chance points.

After Harvard jumped to a 27-16 lead, Prince Obasi hit consecutive three-pointers to pull the Redhawks within five at 27-22. The Crimson outscored the Redhawks 15-8 over the final seven minutes of the first half to take a 42-30 advantage into halftime.

In the second half, Seattle U got within 58-49 with 11:26 left on seven unanswered points from Trent. Harvard extended its lead back to 16 at 70-54 with a 12-5 scoring run, led by six points from Brandyn Curry, and from there the Crimson cruised to its eighth consecutive victory to start the season.

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Obasi, Allen Tate and Louis Green scored eight points apiece for the Redhawks, with Tate pulling down five rebounds and Green hitting all four of his field-goal attempts. Jonah Travis led the Crimson with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The Redhawks (2-4) next will host Idaho at 3 p.m. Sunday at KeyArena.

Seattle U women 89,

at Boise State 80

Kacie Sowell scored a career-high-tying 19 points, leading five double-figure scorers for the Redhawks (4-4), who got their first road victory of the season.

Seattle U put together a season-best effort from the free-throw line, shooting 82.5 percent (33 for 40), including being nearly perfect (14 of 15) in the first half.

The Redhawks shot 46 percent (23 for 50) from the field and 45.5 percent (10 for 22) from long range.

From sports-information reports.