Link to the bracket Finally the Ivy League has a conference tournament! But because they are the Ivy League, they still need to be different. For starters, there are only four teams in the mix here. So we will get a total of three games. On top of that, it doesn’t start until the day before Selection Sunday. Way to stay different Ivy League! Starting off our three-game slate, Princeton takes on Penn. This one sets up pretty well for the one-seed. They not only play better from beyond the arc, offensively and defensively, but they also are a much better team when it comes to shooting free throws. Bottomline, there is nothing here to indicate Penn can pull off this upset. So give me the favorites, 74-65. Game two of three will have Harvard and Yale battling it out. There is a joke in here somewhere, but I have nothing at the moment. This one is fairly evenly matched. Yale does shoot the ball a hair better, in addition to committing fewer fouls per game. So for those two reasons, they are going to be my pick in this one. Give me Yale 71-70. So our final in the first Ivy League conference tournament will have Princeton and Yale fighting for their spot in the NCAA Tournament. We once again have a pretty even matchup. Each team has their fair share of advantages over their opponent in this game, so I would say this sets up to be a back and forth affair. But when things wrap up, I do believe the one seed is the better team. Give me Princeton 71-67. So what do you think? Who will emerge with a NCAA Tournament bid? Will it be an upset, or will the top seed claim their auto bid? Tell us in the comments!
Nov 29, 2016; Richmond, VA, USA; Princeton Tigers guard Myles Stephens (12) and Virginia Commonwealth Rams guard Samir Doughty (2) battle for a loose ball in the first half at Stuart Siegel Center. The Rams won 81-70. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports