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 the school that gave us Jeremy Lin, the gap - if there is one - between top SEC and Ivy League basketball talent will be on display Thursday in a second-round East regional game at The Pit.
This is one of those 5 vs. 12 matchups that always intrigues the office-pool players. But it doesn't take a 4.0 GPA to know that the schools playing in this matchup (Vandy's the 5, Harvard's the 12) are a bit different from the rest.
''People keep bringing that up since we got matched up with them,'' Harvard guard Oliver McNally said.
Though the NCAA selection committee steadfastly has denied it looks for irony when it sets the brackets, this kind of game certainly has some meaning in a year like this - with big-name universities across the country seeing their reputations sullied by s...