Men's Basketball Postseason Release 1
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Harvard is the lone Ivy League team in the postseason with the Crimson making its second-straight and third overall appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
Harvard and New Mexico are meeting for the first time ever in 75th rendition of March Madness on Thursday, March 21, in Salt Lake City. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:50 p.m. on TNT with the broadcast team of Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jaime Maggio calling the action from EnergySolutions Arena. Dave Sims and Kevin Grevey are set to call the game on the Dial Global/NCAA Radio Network.
The winner of Thursday's showdown will meet either No. 6 Arizona (25-7) or No. 11 Belmont (26-6) in the third round on Saturday, March 23.
Only one team playing beyond the regular season is a reversal of the League's most recent postseason fortunes as last year saw a conference record four teams advance to the postseason -- Harvard (NCAA Tournament), Penn and Princeton (College Basketball Invitational) and Yale (CollegeInsider.com Tournament). The last time the Ancient Eight only had one team play in the postseason was following the 2008-09 season when Cornell lost to Missouri in an NCAA Tournament first-round game in Boise, Idaho.
Harvard is making the 70th NCAA Tournament appearance for an Ivy League team and 56th for the League since its first official season (1956-57). Since 1939, Ivy League teams have combined for a 40-79 (.336) record in 69 appearances. Since 1957, the Ivy League has a 31-59 (.344) record in 55 appearances.
2013 NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
West Region Second Round
No. 14 Harvard (19-9, 11-3 Ivy League) vs. No. 3 New Mexico (29-5, 13-3 Mountain West)
Date: Thursday, March 21 – 9:50 p.m.
Location: EnergySolutions Arena • Salt Lake City
Harvard-New Mexico Series: First Meeting
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Harvard Game Notes | New Mexico Game Notes