CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Oliver McNally scored 17 points, hitting a 3-pointer midway through the second half to give the Crimson the lead for good, and No. 22 Harvard pulled away with a dominant second half to beat Dartmouth 63-47 in their Ivy League opener on Saturday.
Kyle Casey and Keith Wright scored 10 apiece for Harvard (13-2, 1-0 Ivy), which bounced back from a loss to Fordham and made its case to remain in The Associated Press Top 25.
Gabas Maldunas scored 15 points and added nine rebounds for Dartmouth (3-13, 0-1), which lost its sixth consecutive game.
Dartmouth led 34-27 in the second half but was outscored 36-13 from there.
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust was at the game, Harvard's second sellout of the season.