The blank spaces on the banner that hangs in Harvard's Lavietes Pavillion tell the tale of Harvard's basketball past.
An NCAA Tournament appearance in 1946 was followed by a 66-year drought before the Crimson broke through last year. A year later, Harvard once again is in the tournament this time led by a freshman point guard who brings a basketball history of his own.
"If you know anything about Siyani [Chambers], he's been a winner all of his life," Harvard coach Tommy Amaker said this week. "He's only played that one position on the basketball floor, as a point guard. I think he relishes these opportunities. He was a three-time high school state champion. He was Mr. Basketball in the state of Minnesota. I think he expects those things to go well for himself, and he wants to be in the position to have that kind of impact for his team."