Harvard men defeat Northeastern, 72-64

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When David Walker splashed a three through the net and cut Harvard’s once comfortable lead to 44-41 midway through the second half, things should have tensed up.

The Huskies had made the same kind of run earlier in the game Wednesday night.

Reggie Spencer went on his own scoring binge in the first half, scoring five straight buckets for the Huskies, leaving the Crimson stunned.

But for Wesley Saunders, composure is part of the process.

Coach Tommy Amaker put his players in these hypothetical situations every day in practice — protecting leads, stopping quick bursts from growing into wildfire runs.

“Just playing situations and simulating teams getting a lead on us or making runs,” Saunders said. “It’s something that we’ve worked on so it comes natural to us to just stay composed.”

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