The Harvard Crimson and the Vanderbilt Commodores will tip off their second round 2012 NCAA Tournament game on Thursday following the conclusion of Wisconsin-Montana. The 5-seed Commodores should be heavily favored when they take on the 12th-seeded Crimson.
Harvard earned their second-ever tournament bid after defeating Cornell in the IVY League Conference Tournament. The last time the Crimson made the Big Dance was 1946, back when only eight teams were given invites.
Vandy scored one of the biggest wins of the year, taking out the No. 1 overall seed Kentucky Wildcats in the SEC Tournament championship game. They asserted their will at the rim over a physical Wildcats squad, and could give the Crimson plenty of headaches in that regard.
Game date/time: Thursday, March 15, 4:40 p.m. ET
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Announcers: Spero Dedes and Bob Wenzel. Jamie Maggio reporting.