After a successful regular season, the Harvard Crimson have landed the 12-seed in the East region for this year's NCAA Tournament, as the selection committee announced on Sunday. They were the only team from the Ivy League to make the tournament, earning an automatic invitation after beating Cornell in the conference championship game.
The East region should pose numerous challenges for a talented Harvard team. In the first round of the tournament, the Crimson will be facing the 5-seeded Vanderbilt Commodores, with the winner moving on to face either the No. 4 seeded Wisconsin Badgers or 13-seeded Montana Grizzlies in the second round.
If the Crimson have some success early in the tournament, they could eventually face the likes of 1-seed Syracuse or 2-seed Ohio State in later rounds.
Harvard will be appearing in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in the program's history. They last made the tournament in 1946, losing to Ohio State in the first round of the then 8-team tournament.