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Pride and joy at Harvard after hoop upset

Watching the final minutes of Harvard’s historic NCAA men’s basket­ball tournament win on ­ESPN International, Staples founder Tom Stemberg was gripped with anxiety.

First, he worried that 14th-seeded Harvard would suffer a late-game collapse. Then, with a 68-62 victory over third-seeded New ­Mexico secure, the Harvard alumnus and diehard fan worried about missing the team’s second-round game.

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