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Harvard basketball team reveling in the moment

SALT LAKE CITY — At Harvard, where the pantheon of alumni includes seven presidents, including current commander-in-chief Barack Obama, and countless movers and shakers from the worlds of politics, business, arts, and entertainment, adding to the historical narrative of the venerable Ivy League institution can be a daunting task.

But the men’s basketball team weaved its way into the fabric of the school’s rich tapestry Thursday night by recording the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory with a 68-62 upset of third-seeded New Mexico in a second-round West Region matchup.

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