Skip to comments.NCAA: Harvard Beats Cincy 61-57 !!!
Posted on 03/20/2014 1:28:22 PM PDT by Lmo56
Harvard played great half-court offense ...
Way to go Tommy Amaker!
It’s their second NCAA Tournament victory ever. Lat year they had their first. Pretty amazing they’ve had so few considering they’ve been around so long.
Do not ask for whom the bell tolls - it tolls for thee ...
Baseball and football 2 &3.
#1 “The national pastime is shooting and alway will be” Cole Younger (Cliff Robertson)
My girlfriend was just laughing last night about Zero picking Harvard.
Obama is 1-1.
My overall #1 seed Florida Gators in a fight with the play-in 16th seed Albany in the first half.
Cincy had beaten Louisville, Connecticut, and Memphis [twice] ...
It doesn’t surprise me, they have a tendency to sleepwalk in the first half.
Then they go on a 20-2 run in the second half.
So does Harvard play the Princeton offense? That’s what I want to know
Not too amazing. There was no way they could compete for the best players. Sports have a very different meaning than they appear to have at other colleges.
The Gators need stop that now....this March Madness....
Pitt scares me.
Amaker auditioning to replace Coach K...
Gettin ready to leave work to head over to the arena to watch N. Dakota State beat Oklahoma - another 5-12 upset comin in Spokane!
Harvard goes for the backdoor [Princeton Offense] - when it is open. But, mainly, they get the ball over the ten-second line and then pass the ball around, looking for the open shot.
More often than not, someone is left open to drive the lne for a short 6-footer [or closer] ...
By the end of the game, those Cincy players were tired trying to keep up with Harvard to guard them ...
There goes my billion bucks ...
Mine was gone earlier when Dayton beat Ohio State ...
There! Nobody wins the billion dollars and no one even won 100,000 dollars. Gee. How did that happen?
The Cincy players thought that:
Area = πr round
I was very young at the time, but I remember DePaul (Chicago) finishing the season ranked number 1, and then losing in the first round of the tournament on more than one occasion.
Pitt-Florida it is. This game has lowered my hopes for a deep run for the Gators somewhat. Hope the team got the bad game/lackluster out of them enough to play better here on out.....
Not so strange. The NCAA Tournament didn't start until until 1939, long after Harvard and Yale won so many football championships and had become irrelevant in major sports. Even then, only eight teams were in the tournament.
March Madness didn't jump to 32 games until 1975. Penn or Princeton has won the Ivy almost every year since then (yes, Cornell, you won about three).
Harvard's won three of the last four Ivies (and lost the fourth in a one-game playoff).
Thanks. That explains a lot. Looks like Harvard gets to play MSU next. Buh bye Harvard.
A #1 has never lost in the first round, in the modern tournament era since the 1980’s ...
I was gonna sign up for that but Warren Buffet wanted so much personal info I finally blew it off. I’d be out anyway, LOL.
My eldest son attends Harvard, so this is not a surprise to me.
Another factor not listed above: Ivies don’t give athletic scholarships. Yes, their athletes are treated rather well and an applicant’s athletic ability might tip the scale in their favor on admissions, but no one is admitted with an athletic scholarship. At $50K/year that becomes significant.
I did not know Ivies don’t offer athletic scholarships. Now it all makes sense. Thank you.
Imagine how good Harvard would have been had Obama been on the team back in the day. Kobe recently said he was good enough to play for the Lakers
You're right. I got it wrong. DePaul went out in the second round for three successive years (1980-82). I think they were ranked number one for most if not all of two of those seasons, and they had Mark Acquire and Terry Cummings.
I read that Kobe comment. Could barely stay on my chair vs rolling on the floor!
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