Ivy League postseason schedule

CIT: Cornell men at Robert Morris, Tues., 7 p.m. (NEC Front Row)

Cornell is set to make its first postseason appearance in nine years when it plays Robert Morris in the first round of the 2019 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). The Big Red’s previous five  postseason appearances were all in the NCAA Tournament (1954, 1988, 2008, 2009, 2010). The game pits Princeton alumnus and Cornell coach Brian Earl against Penn alumnus and Robert Morris coach Andy Toole.

NIT: Harvard men at Georgetown, Wed., 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Harvard makes its eighth postseason appearance in 10 seasons and third ever NIT appearance as the No. 6 seed against No. 3 Georgetown. The Crimson lost at Marquette in the opening round of the NIT last season. The victor emerging from Harvard-Georgetown will face the winner of No. 2 NC State vs. No. 7 Hofstra.

CBI: UAB at Brown men, Wed., 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

Brown makes its first postseason appearance since 2014 and seventh ever in the opening round of the CBI, looking to notch a single-season program-record 20th victory against the sixth-place finisher in Conference USA.

NCAA: Yale men vs. LSU, Thurs., 12:40 p.m. (truTV) 

Fifty years after it triumphed over a Pete Maravich-led LSU squad in the 1969 Rainbow Classic, Yale will take on the Tigers featuring New Haven native Tremont Waters but sans their head coach and former Harvard assistant coach Will Wade in Jacksonville, with the winner to face the victor in the matchup between No. 4 seed Maryland and the winner of Tuesday’s Temple-Belmont game.

WNIT: American at Penn women, Fri., 7 p.m. (Facebook Live through the Penn Athletics page)

Penn makes its seventh straight postseason appearance and third WNIT appearance in five seasons despite having a strong case (which it made) for the NCAA Tournament appearance that it was denied.

WNIT: Drexel at Harvard women, Fri., 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

After losing to Penn in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal, the Crimson will take on another opponent from 33rd Street for the program’s 15th appearance: the most of any Ivy League team. If Penn and Harvard both make it to the third round of the WNIT, they will face each other for a fourth time this season.

NCAA: Princeton women vs. Kentucky, Mon., 11 a.m. (ESPN2 – regionalization applied)

After an early bracket reveal caused Princeton’s watch party to be canceled, the Tigers found out they were a No. 11 seed matched up with No. 6 Kentucky, squaring off at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C. and marking the program’s eighth NCAA Tournament since 2010. Princeton won its first NCAA Tournament contest over Green Bay, 80-70, in 2015, becoming just the second Ivy League team to ever win a NCAA Tournament game.



2 thoughts on “Ivy League postseason schedule”

  1. Why are Princeton and Penn men’s basketball teams not playing in postseason tournaments when Cornell and Brown are? Is it by team choice or did the tournaments fail to select Princeton/Penn?

    • Both Penn coach Donahue and Princeton coach Mitch Henderson announced after their teams’ losses in the Ivy League Tournament that their programs wouldn’t seek a berth in any postseason tourneys. So it was team choice.


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