Recapping the news from a historic week in Ivy League basketball:
What Happened Last Week: Yale (NCAA), Princeton (NIT) and Columbia (CIT) learned who and when they will play next. Penn’s women topped Princeton for the outright championship. The Ivy League announced its postseason awards, and the 14-Game Tournament is no more.
Earlier this week, we published our picks for the Ivy League individual awards, and the conference announced its official selections. But I’ve been compiling shot location data for every team throughout Ivy play, which has allowed me to hand out some new extra-special bonus awards. These are the trophies that aren’t awarded in primetime, the […]
With the Ivy League’s 14-Game Tournament fully complete, it’s officially awards season. Here are our picks for the Ancient Eight’s individual honors, determined by our esteemed panel of Ray, John and me. If you think we’re wrong, tell us why!
What Happened Last Week: Amid off-court controversy, Yale swept Cornell and Columbia to finish at 13-1, earning its first NCAA tournament bid in 54 years. The Bulldogs won’t need a playoff, thanks to Patrick Steeves.
Twenty minutes after Saturday’s game ended, as Princeton’s players were wandering out of locker room to mingle with friends and family, the lights briefly went out at Leede Arena. It was an apt metaphor for their Ivy League championship hopes: At that very moment, Yale was making free throws in the final minute at Columbia, […]
The clock at Lavietes Pavilion showed seven seconds, with Princeton inbounding under its own basket down by two points. Yet it felt like the Tigers were exactly where they wanted to be. After trailing by as many as 10 points in the second half, they had quickly stormed back. On the last possession, they needed […]
What Happened Last Week: Makai Mason and Yale avoided Dartmouth déjà vu, finishing a perfect home regular season. Princeton did the same, essentially ending Columbia’s title hopes. The Bulldogs and Tigers now prepare for long road trips with their seasons on the line.
Kyle Smith looked down at the ground and shook his head as he walked alone back to the Columbia locker room. It was a game that the Lions head coach wouldn’t admit was a must win, even as his blank stare in the post game press conference told a different story.
There are 67 college basketball games tonight, so I wanted to make this NIT bracket was published before then.
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