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Crimson high tide

Tommy Amaker's Harvard squad is charting new heights in the Top 25

Updated: December 8, 2011, 4:09 PM ET
By Marty Dobrow | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Serene yet intense, Tommy Amaker sat on a leather couch in a lounge above the basketball court at Lavietes Pavilion late Sunday afternoon. His Harvard University basketball team had won yet again, polishing off Seattle University, 80-70. With the Crimson now 8-0, Amaker was willing to deviate from his usual laser focus on the present and take a glance at the road ahead -- as well as a peek in the rearview mirror.

Sure, he said, if Harvard made it into the Top 25 in the next day's polls, ...

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