Men's Basketball Postseason Release 2
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SALT LAKE CITY -- Harvard had an historic night
in capturing its first-ever postseason win as the 14th-seeded
Crimson upset third-seeded New Mexico, 68-62, on March 21 in a West
Region second-round game in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's
Basketball Championship at EnergySolutions Arena.
It was the first NCAA Tournament victory for Harvard, previously 0-3 in two NCAA Tournament appearances. It was also the first win for the Crimson over a top 10 opponent, as the Lobos entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 team in the March 18 USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.
Harvard now faces sixth-seeded Arizona on Saturday, March 23 at 6:10 p.m. on TNT. The broadcast team of Spero Dedes, Doug Gottlieb and Jaime Maggio will call the action once again from EnergySolutions Arena. Dave Sims and Kevin Grevey are set to call the game on the Dial Global/NCAA Radio Network.
Harvard is 0-2 against Arizona with the two previous meetings occurring in the 1966-67 (59-58) and the 1977-78 (83-60) seasons.
Harvard is the lone Ivy League team in the postseason. 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 41-79 (.342) record in 70 appearances. Since 1957, the Ivy League has a 32-59 (.352) record in 56 appearances.
2013 NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
West Region Third Round
No. 14 Harvard (20-9, 11-3 Ivy League) vs. No. 6 Arizona
(26-7, 12-6 Pac-12)
Date: Saturday, March 23 – 6:10 p.m.
Location: EnergySolutions Arena • Salt Lake City
Harvard-Arizona Series: Arizona leads, 2-0
Live Stats | Video
Harvard Game Notes | Arizona Game Notes