Harvard men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker has guided the Crimson to its first NCAA tournament since 1946 (photo courtesy Gene Boyd).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker and seniors Oliver McNally and Keith Wright participated in the Ivy League men's basketball postseason media teleconference Monday afternoon. The co-captains and Coach Amaker discussed the Crimson's matchup with fifth-seeded Vanderbilt, which is slated for March 15 in Albuquerque, N.M., as part of the NCAA tournament's second round.
"We are incredibly excited and honored to be the representative of our great conference in this great tournament. It has been a sensational year for our kids," said Coach Amaker in his opening statement. "We know we are matched up with a very challenging opponent in Vanderbilt."
Harvard, which heard its named called as part of the NCAA tournament field for the first time since 1946, has set a school record with 26 victories this season. The Crimson was awarded the Ivy League's automatic bid by winning the Ancient Eight's regular-season title with a 12-2 record, one game ahead of Penn's 11-3 mark. This will be Harvard's second trip to the NCAA tournament in program history.
For the complete audio of today's teleconference click here.