As we enter the July 4th holiday weekend, we at Ivy Hoops Online wanted to round up some postseason updates:
Princeton faltered late in a 70-64 loss at Iona, dropping the Tigers to 8-3 with only one nonconference game remaining against Division I competition. Ivy Hoops Online writer George “Toothless Tiger” Clark breaks down how the Gaels outlasted the Tigers at Harwood Arena:
Five takes on the Penn men’s season-opening blowout loss at Iona Monday night, a startling stumble out of the gate for the Ivy preseason favorite against the MAAC preseason favorite:
Announcers and writers around the nation focused a lot of attention to the 600-plus days between games for the Ivy League. While many expected the teams to be a bit rusty out of the gates, the Ancient Eight acquitted itself quite well in the season’s first week.
Thirteen of the league’s 16 teams had at least one win, with the Princeton and Columbia women notching three victories each. The Brown men almost upset No. 19 UNC without their top player, and the Princeton men just missed out on winning the Asheville Championship.
Check out some of the highlights from a very successful and welcome week of Ivy hoops: