SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The 14th-seeded Harvard Crimson earned the upset of the day with a 68-62 victory against the third-seeded New Mexico Lobos, giving the Ivy League champs their first-ever NCAA tournament victory. Wesley Saunders and Laurent Rivard combined to score 35 points for Harvard, who advance to face sixth-seeded Arizona on Saturday.
Sophomore Alex Kirk was the only Lobo to reach double digits, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the loss.
Dave Sims and Kevin Grevey called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Laurant Rivard three gives Harvard an early lead)
(Alex Kirk hook shot ties the game at 16 for New Mexico)
(Laurant Rivard three takes back the Harvard lead at 55-53)
(Kenyatta Smith hook shot gives Harvard six-point lead late)
(Final call as Harvard wins first-ever NCAA tournament game)
(Postgame interview with Harvard’s Kenyatta Smith)
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