Arizona downs Harvard to advance to Sweet 16

7:29 PM, Mar 23, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
  • FILED UNDER

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - The clock struck midnight for one of the Cinderella teams of this year's NCAA Tournament.

Mark Lyons poured in 27 points and Arizona breezed into the Sweet 16 with an authoritative 74-51 victory over underdog Harvard in a West Region third round matchup.

Lyons made good on 12-of-17 field goal attempts to match a career scoring high to pace an offensive attack the Crimson had trouble containing, and Arizona (27-7) did its part on the defensive end as well in a wire-to-wire win that placed the sixth-seeded Wildcats into Thursday's Regional semifinal in Los Angeles against either Ohio State or Iowa State.

Solomon Hill added 13 points for Arizona, which held Harvard to a 27.6 percent shooting percentage two days after the 14th-seeded Crimson (20-10) produced a shocking 68-62 upset of New Mexico for the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win.

Kenyatta Smith was the lone Harvard player to reach double figures, finishing with 10 points.

The Sports Network

Most Watched Videos