Posted March 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
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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