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
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 5 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 4 1 0 0.800
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
USC 0 0 0 0.000 3 3 0 0.500
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 1 2 0 0.333

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Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 48-85
Auburn at
Oregon State
11/26 71-69
San Diego State at
Arizona
11/26 71-69
Cal Poly at
California
11/26 71-69
San Jose State at
Washington
11/27 71-69
UC-Santa Barbara at
Washington State
11/27 71-69
North Dakota at
Utah
11/28 6:00 pm
Alabama State at
Utah
11/29 12:00 am
Colgate at
Arizona State
11/29 12:00 am
USC at
New Mexico
11/30 2:00 pm
California at
Fresno State
11/30 4:00 pm
Portland State at
Oregon
11/30 6:00 pm
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