The first day of play needed this one. With what was a relatively boring opening day of the Tournament, 14th-seeded Harvard saved it in the end with a huge upset of 3-seed New Mexico.
The Lobos came into the Tournament as one of the hot picks by nearly everyone in the nation. That wouldn’t stop a determined Crimson team from making the biggest statement thus far.
Harvard took a 31-27 lead into the half, however, in the second half there was a moment when it seemed like the higher-seeded Lobos were going to be able to take control.
That never fully happened, and the little guy from way out West finally won their first game in NCAA Tournament history.
Twitter-verse blew up following the game and we just had to bring you the best fan reactions.
Note: We will be updating as the best thoughts come through, so stay tuned.
Harvard wins, my days is ruined, again. #revengeofthenerds
— H.H. Natrone (@NatroneWarren11) March 22, 2013
“Harvard?!?” *method man and redman voice* — Terrell (@FonzaRELL_e) March 22, 2013
— Matthew Phifer (@MattPhifer) March 22, 2013
Biggest day for Harvard basketball, since Linsanity!
— Brandon Kepner (@bkswag1) March 22, 2013
Obama is in the White House doing the tootsie roll. Screaming “GO HARVARD !!!!”
— Craig Beezy (@Beezy_Does_It) March 22, 2013
Man, it’s crazy that Harvard won this basketball game. Baskard won a Harvardall game. Harvbask thion ameHarv onaw Won a kardHa Basgama meg H
— Chris Scott (@iamchrisscott) March 22, 2013
god damn it harvard how could u do this 2 me. first jeremy lin leaves now THIS!!!!!!
— george karam (@four1111s) March 22, 2013
When I saw that Harvard had won I literally thought that there was something wrong with the app I was using #upset
— Clayton Wheeler (@claytorwheelon) March 22, 2013
What sportscenter thinks: Harvard won, so let’s show a tweet from Jeremy Lin
— Mike E. Oliver (@MikeEOliver) March 22, 2013
Already had a cheating scandal “@celebrityhottub: Bad news, Harvard. You’re a sports school now.”
— Nelli (@jnelli82) March 22, 2013
@justinguffey25 screw Harvard and Jeremy Lin and Obama
— Parker Hein (@ParkerHein) March 22, 2013
Tomorrow’s Conspiracy “Obama rigs NCAA tournament for Harvard”
— Robert Gillespie (@nffc65) March 22, 2013
Thanks a lot, Obama. #Harvard
— Jacob Sundstrom (@jakesundstrom) March 22, 2013
I called Harvard winning that game!!!!….said no one ever….
— Tyler Zupan (@tzupes) March 22, 2013
harvard and cal took shits on my bracket, goodnight.
— Childish Yassino (@theYassinIsmail) March 22, 2013
I hate Harvard with a strong passion
— David Tiller (@dtizzy12) March 22, 2013
Really harvard wins… #trashcananybody
— BOOKER FORTE’ (@FootworkForte) March 22, 2013
Good stuff harvard, way to keep my bracket clean
— TheSkylerHarris©™ (@Official_Skyler) March 22, 2013
Wow, we have our first big upset of March Madness. Harvard beats New Mexico.
— Dave Biddle (@davebiddle) March 22, 2013
Damn you Harvard !!!
— Callie Six (@Caliswag937) March 22, 2013