The Storyline The Harvard men's basketball team received a 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament and will face 5th-seeded Cincinnati in the second round Thursday, March 20 at 2:10 p.m. The game will be televised live on TNT from the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash. Harvard, which earned its tournament bid by winning a fourth consecutive Ivy League title, will be making its third straight appearance in the Big Dance. Cincinnati earned an at-large berth to the tournament and will be making a fourth consecutive appearance. Tournament Central Everything you need to know about the Crimson's journey through the NCAA Tournament in one place! Follow our NCAA Tournament Blog to get updated information throughout the week, check out the latest social media buzz surrounding the Crimson, or watch the latest videos to hear what Harvard's student-athletes have to say about their experience. 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Central Noteables • Harvard became the first team in the country to punch its ticket to the NCAA tournament, marking the third straight year the Crimson will play in March Madness and the fifth consecutive postseason appearance overall for the team (2011 NIT, 2010 CIT). Harvard had reached the postseason just once in the program's first 98 years before the recent run of success. • At 26-4, Harvard has matched the school record for most wins in a season (2011-12) and will enter the NCAA tournament riding an eight-game win streak. The Crimson also set a new program record for Ivy League victories by finishing the "14-Game Tournament" with a 13-1 mark, and completed the program's first undefeated season on the road in Ancient Eight play. • Wesley Saunders was named the Ivy League Player of the Year, becoming just the third member of the Crimson to earn the honor; Joe Carrabino '84-85 (1984), Keith Wright '12 (2011). • Harvard received six total All-Ivy League selections, matching the 1994-95 Penn team for the most in Ivy League history; Wesley Saunders (1st team), Siyani Chambers (2nd team), Steve Moundou-Missi (2nd team), Laurent Rivard (2nd team), Kyle Casey (HM) and Brandyn Curry (HM). Last Time Out Laurent Rivard came around a screen and buried a three-pointer just like he'd done so many times before, putting Harvard up five points with 0:37 to play en route to a 98-93 overtime win at Brown March 8 to close out the regular season.
Harvard Readies for No. 5 Cincinnati in NCAA Tournament Second Round
GoCrimson.com | Mar 19