#2bidivy got in just under the wire.
For the first time ever, the Ivy League got two NCAA Tournament bids, league champion Penn and at-large Princeton, in the final season without a conference tournament to determine the league’s NCAA Tournament representative.
Penn received the automatic bid after defeating Princeton at Jadwin Gym, 62-60, completing a season sweep of the Tigers. The Quakers were rewarded with their highest seed in school history, a No. 10 seed pitting them against No. 7 Washington. The Quakers (24-4) and Huskies (22-10) will square off on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. A first-round Penn win would set the Quakers up with No. 2 Maryland on the Terrapins’ home court. Then-No. 1 Maryland ousted Princeton from the tournament in the second round of last season’s tournament, ending the Tigers’ undefeated season.
The Tigers got underseeded No. 8 last season despite going undefeated in the regular season, but this year they got a No. 11 seed, pitting them against No. 6 West Virginia. The Tigers (23-5) and Mountaineers (24-9) will face off on Friday at noon at the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in in Columbus, Ohio. A first-round Princeton win would set the Tigers up with No. 3 Ohio State on the Buckeyes’ home court.
Harvard earned a NIT berth as well and will face Hofstra on the Pride’s home court in Hempstead, N.Y. Thursday, time to be determined.