After winning both the Mountain West regular season and conference tournament titles, the No. 3 seed New Mexico Lobos will open play in the West Region on Thursday night, when they square off against the 14-seed Harvard Crimson. Game-time is set for 9:50 p.m. ET from Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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For the Lobos to continue their success in the NCAA Tournament, they'll rely on Mountain West Player of the Year Kendall Williams. The junior guard averaged a team-high 13.5 points per game this season, and is coming off a 12-point effort in the Mountain West Championship Game against UNLV. Fellow guard Tony Snell added a game-high 21 points in the victory over the Rebels, which improved New Mexico to 29-5 on the season.
Meanwhile Harvard enters the NCAA Tournament after winning the Ivy League for the second consecutive season. Sophomore Wesley Saunders averaged a team-high 16.5 points for the Crimson, which lost their opening round NCAA Tournament game in 2012 to Vanderbilt.
The winner of this game will face off against the winner of the West's No. 6 vs. No. 11 match-up between Arizona and Belmont on Saturday.
Game time, TV: 9:50 p.m. ET, TNT
Location: Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah