With defensive anchor Fab Melo ineligible for the Syracuse Orange, armchair bracketologists around the country altered their brackets at the last minute. Was it the right move?
The hoops action is coming fast and furious in all corner of the country. Early on, Murray State topped Colorado State and Kansas State held off a feisty squad from Southern Mississippi. The winner of that game advances to face Syracuse. Unless, of course, UNC-Asheville can shock the world -- particularly upstate New York -- by becoming the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1.
Later on, we'll have live updates from the Vanderbilt-Harvard matchup. Can the Crimson make Jeremy Lin proud? Or Lintroduce the sensation to another Ivy League sensation?
STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES THROUGHOUT:
03/15/2012 7:03 PM EDT
Harvard came with too little, too late. And goes down 79-70 to Vanderbilt, who advances.
03/15/2012 7:00 PM EDT
Stringing It Out
McNally hits a jumper for Harvard to pull within 77-68. They're going to play this to the last second. Timeout Harvard with 25 seconds.
03/15/2012 6:56 PM EDT
Full Court Press
Harvard pressing after Curry goes 1-2 from the line. Rivard fouls Jenkins and he can put this one in the books. He makes the first..
03/15/2012 6:54 PM EDT
McNally tries to save it and throw it off a Vandy player (after Curry lost it) but it drops right for Vandy. Free throws coming for Vandy. The lead is up to 73-65.
03/15/2012 6:53 PM EDT
Harvard as the ball and faces a six-point deficit with 1:24 to play.
03/15/2012 6:52 PM EDT
McNally wanted a charge but there was a foul first. Taylor on the line, looking to give Vandy some breathing room. He misses the first. But MAKES the second after a short stoppage to treat a cut on his arm.
03/15/2012 6:51 PM EDT
Harvard gets a pair of free throws after an offensive foul by Ezeli. wow. It's a 13-3 run for Harvard. DEE-FENCE chants resounding through the Pit
03/15/2012 6:50 PM EDT
Full Court Pressure
Harvard has the spirit. Vandy has the lead. Everyone in the country has this game on (or is tuned in to a live blog).
03/15/2012 6:49 PM EDT
Slowing It Down
Vanderbilt looks to run some clock and slow it down. Harvard coming fast and furious, thought. It's a 7-point game with 2 minutes!
03/15/2012 6:46 PM EDT
Harvard Coming On Strong
Curry drops a floater in the lane and Harvard is within 9. We've got three and half to play.