For 18 seconds on Saturday, it was happening. Harvard owned basketball, too.The school that churns out U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices, billionaire CEOs and Nobel Peace Prizes was taking a serious run at altering the discourse on this year’s NCAA tournament, as well.Harvard guard Laurent Rivard made a 3-pointer from the corner, looped his thumb and finger together around his eye — the “3-point goggles” — and flashed a determined glare toward a group of Crimson fans in the stands who were coming unhinged. Someone in the Harvard nation tweeted: “rooting for the 1 percent.”The Ivy Leaguers had overcome a 16-point deficit to take a two-point lead over Michigan State, a team that always comes up big on college basketball’s biggest stage.The next time down the floor, Spartans guard Travis Trice came back with a 3 to put his team back in the lead. A few minutes later, Michigan State was out of danger — not by much, though — on the way to an 80-73 victory that sent Harvard back home, but not without making a statement.”We showed everybody that we can come all year and play with the best,” sophomore guard Siyani Chambers said.Led by a career-high 26… Read full this story
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