Dayton, Harvard pull off early tourney upsets

Dayton, Harvard pull off early tourney upsets

Credit: USA Today Images

Dayton, Harvard pull off early tourney upsets

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 5:45 PM

A pair of upsets highlight the early results from the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

No. 12 seed Harvard got 11 points from Siyani Chambers, including five straight in the final two minutes of a 61-57 upset of fifth-seed Cincinnati.  Wesley Saunders scored 12 for the 27-4 Crimson who didn’t trail after the opening minutes of the game. Harvard becomes the first Ivy League school with wins in consecutive years since Princeton in 1983-84.

Cincinanti got 18 points from Sean Kilpatrick and finish 27-7.

Vee Sanford scored on a layup with 3.8 seconds left to lift 11th-seeded Dayton to a 60-59 victory over sixth-seeded Ohio State in Buffalo.

Sanford finished with 10 points, while Dyshawn Pierre led the 24-10 Flyers with 12 points in a matchup of Ohio schools separated by about 75 miles.

The Buckeyes (25-10) had one last chance to pull out the victory, but Aaron Craft’s driving 10-footer hit off the backboard and rolled off the rim as the buzzer sounded.

Sam Thompson scored 18 points and Craft added 16 for Ohio State, which was eliminated after one game for only the third time in its 26 tournament appearances.

Print
Email
|