But that isn’t to take anything away from Harvard as they upset the New Mexico Lobos. The Crimson should be applauded from overcoming so much controversy this season just to make the dance, nevertheless win a game. Now Tommy Amaker has his boys thinking Sweet Sixteen.
Harvard has some really good, young talent. It is not by mistake that they earned a spot in the big dance. Wesley Saunders is only a sophomore and scored 18 beastly points in the Crimson’s victory over the Lobos. Then there is Siyani Chambers, a freshman who has played above expectations all season long and had seven dimes to help Harvard not just survive, but advance through great play.
Now the Crimson know they belong playing with the big boys. Usually, a team with such youth would be playing on the side of caution, but this team has thrown caution out the window thanks to their monumental victory. Give a team who is full of smart (obviously), young and hungry players some confidence, and they will return with solid basketball in spades.
The Crimson’s next opponent is a very solid Arizona Wildcats, who dominated a mid-major in their opening round game. It will be another game that has a storyline of David vs Goliath. Funny thing about that story — people keep forgetting that it was David who won that battle.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone