The Crimson defeated third-seeded New Mexico Thursday night in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. They now face sixth-seeded Arizona on Saturday. The tournament is being telecast by TruTV, TBS, TNT and CBS.
Each year, March Madness enthusiasts look for the next “Cinderella” – a low-seeded team that might conceivably make a deep run.
Gonzaga, Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason and Butler have previously claimed that role. Now, with 14th seed Harvard’s 68-62 victory over third-seeded New Mexico Thursday night – their first victory ever in the 75 years of the men’s tournament – it would appear a new team may be ready to slide on a glass slipper.
It was originally thought that a team like 12th seeded Bucknell, who eight years ago felled the third-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in their first-round game, might be primed for a run. But after coming up short yesterday against Butler, 68-56, they were relegated to the role of spectator.
Harvard is appearing in only their third NCAA March classic since 1946. After taking a four-point lead into the locker room at the half, they were not ready to fold against the bigger and more athletic Lobos.