The Ivy League isn’t skipping Harvard.
The league announced on Twitter Thursday that its men’s and women’s conference tournaments will take place at Lavietes Pavilion March 12-14, 2021. The tournaments would have been held in March had they not been canceled as a precaution against the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Last February, the Ivy League announced a tournament rotation through the 2024-25 season, with each of the conference’s schools that hadn’t already hosted getting a turn. Lavietes Pavilion was slated to host the tourney in 2020. After Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion (capacity of 1,636), Ivy Madness would travel south to Princeton’s Jadwin Gymnasium (6,854) in 2021, then back north to Brown’s Pizzitola Sports Center (capacity of 2,800) in 2022 and Cornell’s Newman Arena (capacity of 4,473) in 2023. The tournaments would head to the northernmost Ivy, Dartmouth, and its Leede Arena (capacity of 2,100) in 2024, before finishing the rotation at Columbia’s Levien Gymnasium (capacity of 2,700) in the spring of 2025.
The news that 2021’s tourney will be held at Lavietes suggests that the entire rotation will be pushed back a year.
The tournaments were held at the Palestra in 2017 and 2018 before moving to John J. Lee Amphitheater last year.