Arizona defeats Harvard 74-51 and advances to the Sweet 16
Reporter: Evyn Murray, Sports Assistant
Note: Broadcast restrictions prevent us from showing game hilites but here is our post-game coverage.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Arizona put an emphatic end to Harvard's March Madness success story Saturday with a 74-51 win over the Crimson.
Mark Lyons matched his career high with 27 points to lead the sixth-seeded Wildcats (27-7). Arizona sprinted to a 30-9 lead, as the Crimson (20-10) missed 20 of its first 22 shots.
Lyons led Arizona to the program's 15th appearance in the Sweet 16. The Wildcats will play Iowa State or Ohio State next week in Los Angeles.
"The history of Arizona speaks for itself," coach Sean Miller said. "This time of year, we not only represent ourselves, but all the great players and teams of the past."
Harvard, meanwhile, goes home with its first NCAA win in tow. The 14th-seeded Crimson beat third-seeded New Mexico on Thursday but couldn't recreate the magic.
Kenyatta Smith led Harvard with 10 points. Freshman Siyani Chambers lost part of his front tooth after Arizona's Kevin Parrom elbowed him in the face.
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