Harvard makes 4th straight NCAA trip, Roy Williams his 21st
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Harvard is becoming a regular in the NCAA Tournament. Nothing like North Carolina coach Roy Williams, though.
Williams is making his 21st straight NCAA Tournament appearance with his Tar Heels earning the fourth seed in the West and a matchup against No. 13 seed Harvard.
The Tar Heels (24-11) had the Atlantic Coast Conference championship within reach before a couple of turnovers set Notre Dame loose on a game-turning run.
The Tar Heels are led by junior guard Marcus Paige, who played through a foot injury for much of the year but looked great in upsets of Louisville and Virginia in the ACC Tournament.
Harvard (22-7) defeated Yale in the one-game Ivy League playoff for a fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. The Crimson are the first Ivy League team to reach four straight NCAA Tournaments since Princeton from 1989-92.