First ever tournament win for the Crimson proves the shock of the night, as March Madness begins.
The Harvard Crimson had never won an NCAA tournament match before this season, but they pulled off the upset as they beat New Mexico Lobos 68-62 Thursday night.
The Crimson played solid defence throughout the game, as they restricted New Mexico to just 28 field goals, slowing down an offence that had carried the Lobos to the #3 seed in the Western Bracket.
There is a ‘Bracket-Buster’ every season during March Madness, and it seems this year it is the turn of Harvard to take that title.
They face Arizona in the last 32, and having already taken down the number three seed, they will no doubt be full of confidence to add a number six seed to their résumé.
While it is unlikely the Ivy League team will make it to Atlanta for the Final Four, once again March Madness has provided another Cinderella story line as it does each year.
The other shock win of the night came in the form #12 California taking down #5 UNLV 64-61. Cal are known as a Basketball college, but this was still seen as a surprise win for the Golden Bears, especially after their inconsistent 21-11 season record.
They play Syracuse in the last 32, who held their opponents to just 34 points. This game may be one step too far for the PAC-12 team.