Harvard knocks off 5th-seed Cincinnati, presented by DISH

Fifth-seeded Cincinnati made a series of runs at Harvard after falling behind by as many as nine points early in the second half of their opening-round NCAA tournament game, but the Bearcats never managed to forge a tie or take the lead. Sophomore point guard Siyani Chambers had five of his 12 points in the final two minutes to help 12th-seeded Harvard hang on for a 61-57 victory that sets up a round of 32 clash with either Michigan State or Delaware.
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Harvard players rush from the bench to greet teammates after beating Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Harvard won 61-57. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Siyani Chambers #1 and Kyle Casey #30 of the Harvard Crimson console Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats after Harvard won their second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin reacts to a call in favor of Harvard during the second half in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Harvard won 61-57. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Harvard's Siyani Chambers, right, leaps into the arms of teammate Brandyn Curry after the team beat Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Harvard won 61-57. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Brandyn Curry #10 and Siyani Chambers #1 of the Harvard Crimson celebrate after they beat the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Shaquille Thomas #3 of the Cincinnati Bearcats puts his hands over his head during a break in the action of their game against the Harvard Crimson during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Harvard Crimson fans cheer on their team during their game against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Troy Caupain #10 and Jermaine Sanders #15 console Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats after the Harvard Crimson beat them in their second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Jermaine Sanders #15 of the Cincinnati Bearcats sits on the bench during the final minutes of their loss to the Harvard Crimson in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Troy Caupain #10 of the Cincinnati Bearcats goes up against the Harvard Crimson during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Brandyn Curry #10 of the Harvard Crimson goes up for a shot against Justin Jackson #5 and Jermaine Sanders #15 of the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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

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 Kyle Casey (30) tries to hold onto a rebound in front of Cincinnati's Jermaine Lawrence during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cincinnati v Harvard

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Siyani Chambers #1 of the Harvard Crimson gets a loose ball while Ge'Lawn Guyn #14, Titus Rubles #2, and Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats go for the ball during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Cincinnati's Justin Jackson (5) tries to stop a shot by Harvard's Steve Moundou-Missi in the first half during a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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