Brackets busted, but locals excited for Harvard's big win
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Harvard has pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far.
Harvard, seeded number 14, sent number 3-seeded New Mexico packing from the NCAA tournament as millions of brackets are busted.
“This right here is the number one moment in my basketball career by far,” said Christian Webster, Harvard guard.
It was a huge upset. Even Harvard's players are still in disbelief.
“This is the type of thing you dream about when you're in your backyard just playing around and imagining this situation happening,” said Wesley Saunders, Harvard guard.
“It’s our dream we've had since we were little kids and to do it with Harvard on our chests, it can't get better than that,” said Laurent Rivard, Harvard guard.
It's only the team's second appearance in the dance and the first March Madness win of the crimson's basketball program.
Pandemonium stretched from the Hardwood in Salt Lake City all the way to the gates at home in Harvard.
“It was exciting, very intense. I was expecting they would do well,” said a local.
“I thought it was a crazy upset, really surprising. I thought they might have had a chance. In my bracket I had New Mexico because everyone said pick them, pick them,” said another local.
Even crimson's alum showing off their excitement. NBA's Jeremy Lin tweeted a picture, saying “Yessss!!! Harvard wins!!!!!”
The game was close. With seven minutes left to play, Harvard had three players with four fouls, and New Mexico took the lead. But in the end, Harvard prevailed, 68-62.
Next, the team faces Arizona and students are hoping for a sweet Cinderella story.
“It’s the tournament, there's always a chance,” said a local.