John Jenkins made all six of his free throws down the stretch and finished with 27 points to help No. 5 Vanderbilt hold off No. 12 Harvard 79-70 Thursday in the second-round NCAA tournament game being called “The Brain Bowl.” Brad Tinsley had 16 for the Commodores (25-10), who followed last weekend’s stunner over top-ranked Kentucky with a win over a school many consider to be a No. 1 — in the classroom, that is. The Crimson (26-5) won the Ivy League and made the tournament for the first time since 1946. Laurent Rivard led Harvard with 20 points, but the Southeastern Conference tournament champions built an 18-point lead on the Ivy Leaguers, then held them off despite not making a field goal for the last 5:22.
NCAA Tournament: Harvard Crimson vs. Vanderbilt Commodores