2013 NCAA Tournament: Harvard stuns third-seeded New Mexico

March 22, 2013

It took nearly 12 hours, but we finally got a bracket-busting upset when the final horn sounded on 14th-seeded Harvard’s shocker of No. 3 New Mexico, 68-62.

Wesley Saunders scored 18 points to pace four Crimson players in double figures. Harvard shot 52.4 percent from the field to secure its first victory in the NCAA Tournament.

The contest began with New Mexico going scoreless for more than four minutes. The Lobos rebounded enough to take a two-point lead with about seven minutes left in the contest, but Laurent Rivard drained Harvard’s eighth three-pointer to spark a 12-6 run.

Harvard held on from there with sound free-throw shooting, upending the brackets of many, including Harvard Law alum President Barack Obama.

 

 

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