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Harvard Upsets New Mexico 68-62 in NCAA Tourney

NCAASALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wesley Saunders scored 18 points and Laurent Rivard had 17 to help 14th-seeded Harvard pull off Thursday’s biggest upset in the NCAA tournament, a 68-62 win over No. 3 New Mexico in the West regional.

The Ivy League advanced for the first time in the tournament since a very good Cornell team made the regional semifinals in 2010. It also was Harvard’s first NCAA tourney win.

The Mountain West Conference, judged one of the top two leagues in college basketball all season, fell to 1-3 so far this week.

Harvard (20-9) tries to keep it going Saturday against sixth-seeded Arizona.

New Mexico closes the season at 29-6. Alex Kirk had 22 points for the Lobos, a popular pick to make the Final Four who, instead, still haven’t made it out of the first weekend since 1974.

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