Boston U beats Harvard 3-1 to reach Beanpot final

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BOSTON (AP) -- Wade Megan scored a pair of second-period goals and Kieran Millan stopped 29 shots to lift top-ranked Boston University to a 3-1 win over Harvard in the opening round of the 60th Beanpot tournament Monday.

The Terriers (17-8-1) advanced to their 26th final in 29 years and will face the Boston College-Northeastern winner next Monday night in the annual showdown between the area's four college hockey powers.

Matt Nieto had the other goal for Boston University, which won for the seventh time in nine games. Earlier in the day, the Terriers took over the top spot in the NCAA Division I poll compiled by U.S. College Hockey Online.

Alex Killorn scored a power-play for Harvard (7-7-9), which was 3-0-3 in its previous six games.