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It's not exactly Tobacco Road, but Massachusetts Avenue now boasts two schools world-renowned for academic achievement blazing new trails through college basketball. Finally, the smart kids are winning at hoops. Deep in Cambridge, it is Harvard University that has generated national interest after its basketball program won the Ivy League title outright and clinched an NCAA tournament berth for the first time since 1946 after a Penn loss to Princeton on Tuesday night. Just a few red line stops to the southeast, Massachusetts Institute of Technology has also enjoyed a momentous season, advancing to the Division III Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history. "I heard this a long time ago: People follow top dogs, but they root for underdogs," Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker said. "I think that's the way it usually works." Amaker, hired to jolt the flagging Crimson program to life five years ago, said the games at home had added juice this year from the beginning. That open...
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