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Hard to imagine it will take Harvard another 66 years to get back to the tournament.
The way most Ivy League teams do, the Crimson lost the talent battle against a bigger, stronger team from a bigger, stronger conference.
But to say their 79-70 loss to Vanderbilt of the Southeastern Conference on Thursday was a once-in-a-lifetime affair - well, that might not be quite accurate.
Coached by Tommy Amaker - who learned how to balance academics and athletics at Duke - and generating plenty of buzz not only for this trip to the East Regional but for being the school that gave us Jeremy Lin, the Crimson have plenty to build on.
''They've been sensational to work with, to coach and to teach,'' Amaker said of a group of seniors that comprised his first recruiting class and spearheaded this trip. ''I think the example they've set for this program is an enormous footprint right now.''
Harvard (26-5) fell behind by 18 early in the second half but tri...
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As Harvard's Wesley Saunders stood in front of a white board holding a green marker Wednesday, his teammates roared in laughter.
They were playing hangman in the locker room before the 12th-seeded Crimson's practice in preparation for their first game of the NCAA tournament ,Thursday against No. 5 seed Vanderbilt.
The word Saunders had chosen for his teammates to guess...
John Jenkins made all six of his free throws down the stretch and finished with 27 points to help No. 5 Vanderbilt hold off No. 12 Harvard 79-70 Thursday in the second-round NCAA tournament game being called ''The Brain Bowl.''
Brad Tinsley had 16 for the Commodores (25-10), who followed last weekend's stunner over top-ranked Kentucky with a win over a school...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- John Jenkins made all six of his free throws down the stretch and finished with 27 points to help No. 5 Vanderbilt hold off No. 12 Harvard 79-70 Thursday in the second-round NCAA tournament game being called "The Brain Bowl."
Brad Tinsley had 16 for the Commodores (25-10), who followed last weekend's stunner over top-ranked Kentucky with a...
Vanderbilt's John Jenkins scored 27 points to lead the Commodores over Harvard 79-70 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It was Vandy's first Big Dance win since 2007 when the 'Dores downed Washington State in Sacramento.
Ryan Evans scored 11 points and grabbed a crucial rebound in the closing seconds, helping Wisconsin hold off Vanderbilt 60-57 Saturday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
John Jenkins took a 3-pointer that would have given the Commodores the lead, but it bounced high off the rim and Evans pulled down the rebound and was fouled with 2.1 seconds left.
Thanks to some pesky defense against the #5 Vanderbilt Commodores, the #4 Wisconsin Badgers are Boston bound for their second trip to the Sweet 16 in the last two years.
Threes were flying from everywhere with the Badgers shooting a total of 33 shots from beyond the arc. They connected on ten of them, including three a-piece for guards Ben Brust and Jordan Taylor...
Look out Syracuse, because the Badgers are coming! No.4 seed Wisconsin got five players in double figures, including 14 points from Jordan Taylor, while holding SEC leading scorer John Jenkins to 3-for-13 shooting, all of which contributed to the Badgers heading back to the Sweet 16 following a 60-57 victory over No.5 seed Vanderbilt Saturday.
It's one thing to be the Harvard of the South. It's another thing to be Harvard.
Although there's hardly time this week to break down the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in the classrooms at Vanderbilt and that other school, the gap - if there is one - between top SEC and top Ivy League basketball talent will be on display Thursday in a second-round East regional...