Michael Lesley crisscrossed Harvard Yard, looking up from his copy of David Hume’s The Natural History of Religion only to avoid the tourists that shuffled through the snow-covered quadrangle.Did he bother to watch Harvard’s victory over No. 10-ranked New Mexico on Thursday night, the first NCAA Tournament win in school history?No.Will Lesley, a fourth-year doctoral student in religion, tune in when the Crimson play Arizona for a spot in the Sweet 16 on today?“Absolutely. Are you kidding me?” he said on Friday afternoon, a day after the Ivy League champions upset the third-seeded and heavily favored Lobos 68-62 in Salt Lake City.Harvard undergraduates are on spring break this week, so the dorm windows ringing the Yard were absent of the banners that usually herald, say, a big football game against Yale or a particularly avant-garde student production of a Samuel Beckett play.“They did a good job, man, I’m happy for them,” Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin, the biggest basketball star to come out of Harvard, said after the NBA team’s shootaround on Friday morning. “It’s a great win. They made history.”Until recently, Harvard has had little to brag about in basketball.Then Lin emerged as an NBA star in 2011, when the Crimson also won a share of their first-ever Ivy League men’s basketball title. And, last year, they won the conference championship outright to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946. (They lost to Vanderbilt 79-70.)Wichita State’s questWith one more win, Wichita State basketball won’t need to worry about becoming the next Gonzaga. Wichita State can be quite happy being Wichita State.The Shockers play Gonzaga today in the third round of the NCAA Tournament with the West Region bracket opening favorably for the winner, according to the Wichita Eagle. Fifth-seeded Wisconsin and fourth-seeded Kansas State lost in back-to-back upsets in Kansas City on Friday. On the lower half of the bracket, third-seeded New Mexico is out after Thursday’s stunning loss to Harvard.Looks good for top-seeded Gonzaga (32-2). Or the ninth-seeded Shockers (27-8). The winner goes to the Sweet 16 and will face a double-digit seed in Los Angeles next week.“This group thinks they can beat anyone in the country,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “They’re not intimidated. They’re not going to lose their confidence.”The Shockers will face the nation’s No. 1-ranked team for the first time since 1967, when they lost to UCLA. On Friday, Marshall went on national radio shows, ESPN’s Dick Vitale predicted a Shocker victory and the players practiced and met with an increasingly curious media.Thursday’s win over Pittsburgh moved the needle on Shocker attention. Beating Gonzaga makes the Shockers the biggest story of the tournament, at least until Harvard wins again.