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2015 NCAA Tournament: Harvard Crimson Earn 13 Seed in West, Face North Carolina

After forcing a play-in game in the Ivy League, the Harvard Crimson clinched the conference's automatic bid and will face the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Round of 64.

Tommy Amaker and the Crimson are looking make another trip to the NCAA Tournament worth it.
Tommy Amaker and the Crimson are looking make another trip to the NCAA Tournament worth it.
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It was a whirlwind couple days for the Harvard Crimson, who went from looking at a second-place finish in the Ivy League to a play-in game with the Yale Bulldogs, but their attention now turns to the 2015 NCAA Tournament as the Crimson were give the No. 13 seed in the West Region and will face the North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday March 19 in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Crimson posted a 22-7 overall record and a 12-3 mark in the Ivy League. They played seven games against the RPI Top 100, posting a 4-3 record that was buoyed by two wins over Yale, but lowlighted by a 76-27 loss to the Virginia on Dec. 21.

This is the fourth straight year the Crimson have made the NCAA Tournament under coach Tommy Amaker, becoming the first Ivy League team to do so since Princeton from 1989-92. Senior guard Wesley Saunders has been a mainstay throughout the run and has put together another solid season, averaging 16.3 points per game, punctuated by a 22-point performance against Yale in the play-in game.

North Carolina lost out on the ACC's automatic bid on Saturday, dropping a 90-82 decision to Notre Dame. They enter the tournament ranked No. 11 in the RPI and posted a 4-1 record against teams ranked 51-100 in the RPI.