So Harvard gets New Mexico. Gulp.
Not that any of the No. 3 seeds are favorable match ups for the Crimson, but in the Lobos, Harvard will face a balanced team that many see as a sleeper to advance from the West region. Fresh off of winning the Mountain West Conference tournament (in addition to the regular season), No. 15 New Mexico
is led by the league”s Player of the Year, junior guard Kendall Williams, who averages 13.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game. Williams is flanked on the wing by another all-conference performer in junior guard Tony Snell, who blew up in the MWC Nar det er sagt, tror vi at strategier er blant de beste mater for deg a ha det morro nar du spiller pa et online casino. tournament to the tune of 17.7 points per game en route to winning most valuable player.
The Lobos” stalwart backcourt may not even be its biggest strength against the Crimson. The New Mexico front line, anchored by seven-foot center Alex Kirk and six-nine forward Cameron Bairstow, poses an enormous problem for Harvard”s thin front court. The two big men from Albuquerque combine for roughly 20 points and 16 rebounds per game, which may spell trouble for a Crimson team that finished dead last in the Ivy League in rebounding.
This Harvard squad would be a long shot to win in any circumstance, so its draw doesn”t have the same bitter taste of last season, when an under-seeded Crimson faced a Vanderbilt side that ultimately would have three players taken in the first 31 picks of the NBA draft. In truth, though Harvard is an overwhelming underdog, the Crimson”s ability to knock down threes and willingness to slow down the game”s pace give it a punchers chance in Salt Lake City. And that little bit of hope is all a Harvard fan needs to eagerly await the madness this Thursday.