Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Wesley Saunders scored a team-high 18 points to lift Harvard to its first ever NCAA Tournament victory, as the 14th- seeded Crimson upended No. 3 seed New Mexico, 68-62, on Thursday in a second- round matchup in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Laurent Rivard followed with 17 points, while Christian Webster and Kenyatta Smith added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Harvard (20-9), which gained access to the event by virtue of winning the regular-season title in the Ivy League.
The Crimson will next face sixth-seeded Arizona in Saturday's third round.
Alex Kirk paced the Lobos (29-6) with 22 points and 12 boards, while Cameron Bairstow netted 15 points and grabbed nine boards off the bench for New Mexico, which lost to Louisville in the third round of last year's NCAA Tournament.
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