The Ivy League is improved, but nowhere near the level of the Mountain West. #14 Harvard is appearing in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments for the first time in school history.
New Mexico will be playing with a chip on their shoulder. They believe they should have received a higher seed.
Can Harvard shock the world and upset the Lobos?
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The New Mexico Lobos are coached by former Indiana great Steve Alford. He worked miracles with the Iowa Hawkeyes program before joining New Mexico a few years ago. He now has the Lobos in the best shape its been in decades.
New Mexico has the second strongest strength of schedule in the nation AND has a #2 RPI ranking. The Lobos have a strong argument that they should have received a #2 seed, but they’ll do just fine where they’re at.
The Lobos best players are 7’0 center Alex Kirk and guards Kendall Williams and Tony Snell. The trio will be a difficult out in the tournament.
This Harvard Crimson team isn’t as talented as last season’s group. They still pushed their way through the Ivy League, but it was close. Sophomore forward Wesley Saunders is their star, scoring 16.5 points per game.
New Mexico is the more talented team and could even go on to win this region. Alford is ready to push his team to the next level.
Prediction: #3 New Mexico Lobos
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