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Chalk another win for the Ivy League: Harvard takes out Cincinnati 61-57

  • Harvard’s Siyani Chambers (1) and Cincinnati’s Ge'Lawn Guyn (14) fight for a loose ball in the second half during the second-round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Harvard’s Siyani Chambers (1) and Cincinnati’s Ge'Lawn Guyn (14) fight for a loose ball in the second half during the second-round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Harvard’s Steve Moundou-Missi (14) dunks against Cincinnati in the second half during the second-round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Harvard’s Steve Moundou-Missi (14) dunks against Cincinnati in the second half during the second-round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Harvard’s Kyle Casey (30) attempts a layup against Cincinnati’s Jermaine Lawrence (11) and Titus Rubles (2) in the first half during the second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Harvard’s Kyle Casey (30) attempts a layup against Cincinnati’s Jermaine Lawrence (11) and Titus Rubles (2) in the first half during the second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)  (The Associated Press)

Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final two minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting Cincinnati 61-57 Thursday.

Wesley Saunders led the Crimson (27-4) with 12 points as Harvard pulled off an upset for the second straight year. Last year, Harvard upset New Mexico as a 14 seed.

The Crimson became the first Ivy League school with NCAA tournament wins in consecutive years since Princeton in 1983-84.

Harvard never trailed after the opening moments. They played with confidence and scrap against the No. 5 seed Bearcats, who shared the American Athletic Conference regular season title. Sean Kilpatrick led seed Cincinnati (27-7) with 18 points, but the Bearcats failed to win a tournament game for the second straight year.