SALT LAKE CITY — Harvard has John Kennedy, Henry Kissinger and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Arizona has Bob Dole, Barry Goldwater and a Kardashian sister.
So, yes, if their alumni were taping episodes of “This is Your Life,” it might not be a fair fight.
But this is March Madness — the tournament that sets pedigrees and grade-point averages aside and occasionally sticks two schools from completely different places onto a basketball court, throws the ball up and finds out who’s better.
“It’s kind of nice to break the stereotype that we’re the nerdy kids and show people that we can play basketball as well,” said sophomore Wesley Saunders, an L.A. kid who bypassed chances to play at Southern California and Colorado to head to Harvard.