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
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington 3 4 0 0.429 14 5 0 0.737
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
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