March Madness 2013: Harvard Crimson are in the NCAA Tournament

We’ll be doing NCAA Tournament profiles for all automatic bid conference winners leading into the NCAA Tournament. See below for previous team profiles.

Conference/Record: Ivy League (19-9)

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Famous Alums/Attendees: The most notable Harvard grads are, of course, Jeremy Lin, Michael Schur (Ken Tremendous), and Conan O’Brien.

Social Media: @hoopsatharvard is the official Twitter account for Harvard basketball. John Ezekowitz writes about the team, and college basketball, at Harvard Sports Analysis.

Random Fun Fact: The list of movies set at Harvard is long, including The Social Network, Good Will Hunting, Love Story, Soul Man, and How High.

Tournament History/Most Recent: Harvard returns for the 2nd year in a row after not appearing in the tournament since 1946. They have yet to win a tournament game, losing last year to Vanderbilt as a 12 seed.

Record vs. Projected At-Larges and Bubble Teams: 1-4

Good Wins/Bad Losses: Harvard defeated California in Berkeley, then lost to St. Mary’s by just a point two days later. In addition to splitting with Princeton, Harvard lost at Penn and Columbia.

Notable Player(s): Freshman point guard Siyani Chambers leads the team in assists and is second in scoring.

All-Important Rankings: 93 (RPI), 102 (Pomeroy), 114 (Seven Overtimes)

Outlook/Seed: Harvard will most likely be a 15 seed. They will rely on a deliberate pace and need their three point shooters to be hot to advance. Harvard plays with a very short bench with Chambers, Wesley Saunders, Laurent Rivard, and Christian Webster all playing over 33 minutes a game.

[photo via US Presswire]

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