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Charles Krupa, Associated Press
Dartmouth forward Jvonte Brooks, right, loses control of the ball as he is pressured by Harvard forward Andrew Van Nest, left, and forward Keith Wright (44) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Cambridge, Mass., Saturday Jan. 7, 2012.

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.