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Harvard Upsets Cincinnati 61-57, Wins NCAA Tournament Game For Second Straight Season

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP/CBS) — Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final two minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting Cincinnati 61-57 Thursday.

Wesley Saunders led the Crimson (27-4) with 12 points as Harvard pulled off an upset for the second straight year. Last year, Harvard upset New Mexico as a 14 seed. Harvard will face Michigan State in the third round.

The Crimson became the first Ivy League school with NCAA tournament wins in consecutive years since Princeton in 1983-84.

Harvard never trailed after the opening moments. They played with confidence and scrap against the No. 5 seed Bearcats, who shared the American Athletic Conference regular season title with Louisville. Sean Kilpatrick led seed Cincinnati (27-7) with 18 points, but the Bearcats failed to win a tournament game for the second straight year.

Junior guard Wesley Chambers led the way for the Crimson with 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting, while junior forward Steve Moundou-Missi led the team with seven rebounds.

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