Harvard Head Coach Tommy Amaker Proud of Players, Understands Crimson Have Hands Full With Vanderbilt (Video)

Head coach Tommy Amaker has turned the Harvard men's basketball program around since becoming head coach in 2007. But he's not looking for any praise, as he understands how hard his players have worked, especially this season.

The Crimson are heading to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1946 after going 26-4 (12-2 in Ivy League play) and winning their second straight Ivy League crown (first outright). Waiting for them will be Vanderbilt, who just knocked off the tournament's top seed, Kentucky, in the SEC tournament final.

Amaker knows his team has its hands full with the Commodores (24-10, 10-6 in SEC), but he's seen his team rise to the occasion before. For now, he's just proud of what his team has been able to accomplish, although he admits it would be exciting if Harvard could pull off two wins to earn the right to play in front of the hometown crowd at TD Garden in the Sweet 16.

Check out the video above to hear more from Amaker.

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