ITHACA, N.Y. -- Oliver McNally made four free throws in the final 20 seconds as Harvard held off Cornell 67-63 Saturday night to clinch at least a share of its second straight Ivy League title.
With Pennsylvania's victory over Yale, the Crimson (26-4, 12-2), who have concluded their regular season, need a Quakers loss Tuesday at Princeton to clinch the crown outright and earn an NCAA tournament berth for the first time since making their only appearance in 1946.
After the Big Red (12-16, 7-7) took their first lead at 30-29, Brandyn Curry hit four straight 3-pointers to give the Crimson a 41-34 advantage with 14:04 left.
Harvard built an 11-point lead, but Cornell closed to 56-55 with 3:54 remaining. After Kyle Casey's layup, McNally scored the Crimson's final nine points to finish with 17.
Chris Wroblewski's 19 points led the Big Red, who also lost to the Crimson 71-60 on Feb. 3.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.