Cambridge, MA (Sports Network) - Kenyatta Smith nearly hung up a triple-double in helping the Harvard Crimson to a 73-54 rout of the Penn Quakers in an Ivy League matchup at Lavietes Pavilion.
Smith scored 20 points, blocked 10 shots and collected nine rebounds for Harvard (14-7, 6-1 Ivy League) which bounced back from a 78-63 loss last Sunday to Columbia. Wesley Saunders had a game-high 23 points as well for the Crimson which also got 11 points and seven rebounds from Steve Moundou-Missi.
Darien Nelson-Henry scored 14 points off the bench and Cameron Gunter chipped in 10, also as a reserve, for Penn (5-18, 2-4) which has lost four of its last five games.
Harvard led 37-27 at halftime after shooting 48.1 percent from the field while outscoring Penn, 8-1, from the free-throw line.
After the break Smith collected 12 points and blocked six shots as the Crimson shot at a 58.8 percent clip to cruise to the victory.
Penn had a 33-13 edge in points off the bench but shot just 34.9 percent from the field including a 3-of-14 effort from beyond the arc.