Bracket Projection: Harvard
Youthful Ivy champions aim for more than just a bid
The Harvard Crimson return to the NCAA tournament for the second straight season and third time in school history after claiming their third consecutive Ivy League title. Tommy Amaker's club, which ended a 66-year tournament drought last season, overcame the loss of co-captains Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry, who were implicated in a cheating scandal, to return to the Big Dance. Can they take the next step?
ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of Bracketologists to compile advanced metrics, key scouting intel and best- and worst-case tournament scenarios for all 68 teams, in order to help you make smart picks in your bracket. Plus, as Lunardi fills out his bracket, he'll give you his prediction on how each team will fare.
The Crimson overcame the loss of two starters to a school-wide cheating scandal and outlasted Princeton for a second straight Ivy League title. But this Harvard team isn't as strong as last year's edition and a one-sided loss to New Mexico awaits. If coach Tommy Amaker stays put, this won't be Harvard's last chance to dance.
Best wins: at California, Princeton, at Boston College
Worst losses: at Penn, Vermont, at Columbia
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