Harvard Basketball Going Dancing For the First Time Since 1946

A year after Princeton denied them a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the Tigers made sure the Crimson wouldn't have to avoid the same fate two seasons in a row.

Harvard's wait is over, the Crimson can finally celebrate their first trip to the Big Dance since 1946 after Princeton held off Pennyslvania 62-52 in the final game of the Ivy League regular season. UPenn's loss, gives the Crimson their first ever outright Ivy League Title and the conference's automatic bid, that had long been in the grips of Princeton and the Quakers.

The Crimson will enter the NCAA Tournament with a 26-4 record and 12-2 mark in Ivy League Play. Princeton's victory enabled Harvard to avoid playing in an Ivy League Playoff Game for the second year in a row. Last season, Princeton came away with a 63-62 victory over Harvard in the extra game on a buzzer-beating jumper from Douglas Davis.

Harvard will find out their fate Saturday evening at 7 p.m. EDT, with the majority of experts projecting the Crimson to fall between a 10 and a 12 seed.

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