Quick Previews: Ivy League

Our conference quick previews are just quick predictions for the all-conference teams and the conference standings. If you came here looking for a deep analysis on each team, you’ve came to the wrong place. We’re too lazy to do that 🙂

PLAYOFFS?! Don’t talk about-PLAYOFFS?! Oh, wait, we can talk about “playoffs” in the Ivy League now. That’s right, this season the Ivy League will have a 4 team postseason tournament at the end of the season to determine their automatic bid. While the regular season title race is always fun, it should be exciting to get a tournament in this conference finally. It also gives the nation a chance at a 2 BID IVY at some point. Maybe not this year, but eventually it will happen. So, who’s the favorite to win the league this season? That honor belongs to Princeton, who returns every rotation player from last year’s team that went 12-2 in the league. They get the nod over Harvard, who also returns a ton from last season. The Crimson also get point guard Siyani Chambers back after he missed last season with an ACL tear. After them, last year’s champions Yale, who upset Baylor in the Big Dance, return the Ivy’s best player in Makai Mason. While he’s the only starter to return, they bring back their entire bench which, combined with Mason, should get them into the Ivy League Tournament. The final spot in the tournament will go to Penn, who returns four starters from last season. Regardless of who’s there, March 11 and 12 at The Palestra will be two incredible days of basketball.

Ivy League Projected Standings

(Records from 2015-2016 season)

1. Princeton: 22-7 (12-2)

2. Harvard: 14-16 (6-8)

3. Yale: 23-7 (13-1)

4. Penn: 11-17 (5-9)

5. Cornell: 10-18 (3-11)

6. Dartmouth: 10-18 (4-10)

7. Columbia: 25-10 (10-4)

8. Brown: 8-20 (3-11)

First Team All-Ivy

(Stats from 2015-2016 season)

Makai Mason, Yale (16.0 PPG, 3.8 APG) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Henry Caruso, Princeton (15.0 PPG, 6.2 RPG)

Zena Edosomwan, Harvard (13.1 PPG, 9.9 RPG)

Evan Boudreaux, Dartmouth (17.7 PPG, 9.4 RPG)

Matt Morgan, Cornell (18.9 PPG, 3.2 RPG)

NCAA Tournament Bid: Princeton

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