Harvard set as Arizona Wildcats' next Big Dance foe

2013-03-21T22:23:00Z Harvard set as Arizona Wildcats' next Big Dance foePatrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 21, 2013 10:23 pm  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Arizona Wildcats' path to the Sweet 16 grew more unexpected — but probably more likely — when Harvard defeated No. 3 seed New Mexico, 68-62, in the nightcap at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Crimson (20-9) led by eight with 2:17 to play, and hung on against the heavily favored Lobos (29-6). UNM shot only 37.5 percent from the field on the game, and made 3-of-14 three-point attempts.

The Ivy League champion had four of its five starters score in double-digits, led by Wesley Saunders, who had 18 points and five rebounds. 

The UA will play Harvard on Saturday at 3:10 p.m. for a Sweet 16 berth. 

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 1 0 0.923
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 2 0 0.833
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 9 3 0 0.750
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 9 2 0 0.818
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 8 5 0 0.615
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 5 6 0 0.455

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Harvard at
Arizona State
12/28 12:00 pm
Cal State-Bakersfield at
California
12/28 1:30 pm
Cal-Davis at
Washington State
12/28 4:00 pm
UCLA at
Alabama
12/28 4:30 pm
Stony Brook at
Washington
12/28 6:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Oregon
12/29 9:00 pm
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at
Stanford
12/29 9:00 pm
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