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Harvard routed by Arizona in NCAA tournament

03.23.13 at 8:39 pm ET

Mark Lyons scored 27 points and helped Arizona jump out to a 30-9 lead en route to a 74-51 victory over Harvard on Saturday in Salt Lake City, ending the Crimson’s stay in the NCAA tournament.

Harvard, coming off Thursday’s upset of third-seeded New Mexico in which the Crimson led the majority of the game, missed 20 of its first 22 shots against the Wildcats and never got closer than 14 after Arizona’s early run. Kenyatta Smith scored 10 points to lead the 14th-seeded Crimson, who end their season at 20-10.

Solomon Hill contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for sixth-seeded Arizona (27-7), which advances to play the winner of Sunday’s game between Ohio State and Iowa State.

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