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Harvard Denies Yale's Bid To End 52-Year NCAA Drought

Harvard Denies Yale's Bid To End 52-Year NCAA Drought

PHILADELPHIA — The Ivy League basketball playoff was loaded with story lines that took decades to ripen, and then, in a breathless 7.2-second burst, they all came together Saturday afternoon at the 88-year-old Palestra.

Harvard's Steve Moundou-Missi made a jump shot to break a tie. Javier Duren's frantic attempt at the other end skipped off the backboard and rim. There was a buzzer. Fans in crimson rushed the court in celebration. Fans in blue walked away devastated.

Harvard defeated Yale 53-51 before a split crowd of 5,256 to earn the Ivy's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. Coach Tommy Amaker's seniors know nothing other than...

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