Harvard vs. New Mexico: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Harvard vs. New Mexico: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Harvard 68
(20-9, 6-8 away)
(10) New Mexico 62
(29-6, 15-1 home)
Venue: EnergySolutions Arena
10:12PM ET / 7:12PM PT, March 21, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Harvard 31 37 68
New Mexico 27 35 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Harvard W Saunders 18 K Smith 7 S Chambers 7
New Mexico A Kirk 22 A Kirk 12 H Greenwood 2

Although they entered the game as an 11-point favorite, No. 3-seeded New Mexico was upset by No. 14-seeded Harvard 68-62 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Alex Kirk got a game-high 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Lobos, earning a double-double. Cameron Bairstow got 15 points and added nine rebounds. Wesley Saunders finished with a team-high 18 points and four rebounds for the Crimson. New Mexico closes out the season with a 29-6 record. The Lobos got to the NCAA Tournament as the Mountain West champion after beating UNLV 63-56 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished first in the Mountain West with a 13-3 record in conference play.

New Mexico Game Notes

  • The Lobos set a season high for steals (12).
  • The last time Lobos recorded at least 12 steals was Jan 03, 2012 against Houston Baptist.
  • Lobos set season lows for assists (eight) and blocks (one).
  • The Lobos have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Alex Kirk accounted for 35.4 percent of the team's points.
  • Alex Kirk accounted for 35.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Alex Kirk has led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 21 times in 35 games this season.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Alex Kirk's career.
  • Alex Kirk recorded a double-double. It was his ninth this season and 10th of his career.

Harvard Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Wesley Saunders and Laurent Rivard) accounted for 51.4 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Kenyatta Smith and Laurent Rivard) accounted for 46.1 percent of the rebounds.
  • Wesley Saunders has led the team in scoring 15 times in 29 games this season.
  • Kenyatta Smith has led the team in rebounding seven times in 29 games this season.
  • Wesley Saunders has 29 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Steve Moundou-Missi.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Kenyatta Smith.
HARV PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AWesley Saunders391843102
ALaurent Rivard401750201
AKenyatta Smith191070022
B+C. Webster341111000
B-Siyani Chambers40527005
CS. Moundou-Missi20540013
CJonah Travis8220000
Lobos PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAlex Kirk3522120012
B+C. Bairstow291591204
B-Jamal Fenton18601300
C+Tony Snell35912301
C+Chad Adams15032100
CK. Williams30810102
C-C. Thomas6220000
D+Hugh Greenwood32032201

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