March Madness: Yale Beats Princeton to Give Harvard Shot at Ivy League Title

Yale may have just put Harvard in the NCAA tournament.  Ivy League students study during the week and play their games on Friday and Saturday. They also cannot take time away from the books for a tournament, so they are the only of 31 conferences to settle their champions automatic bid through the regular season, and that has set up a showdown between 9-3 Princeton and 10-3 Harvard that could force a one-game playoff next Saturday if not before.

Harvard was in control with a 9-1 mark to a 7-2 mark for Princeton heading into last weekend. However last Friday the Crimson travelled to Princeton and were hammered by the best player in the league and fourth best Low Major player in the country, Ian Hummer. Hummer delivered 23 points and 14 rebounds in a 58-53 win over Harvard last Friday, and after Harvard lost against on Saturday and Princeton won, Princeton took over first place - until tonight.

Yale upset Princeton tonight, thus handing their rival Harvard first place for at least a day once Harvard beat Clemson. Princeton will now hope to win at Brown and Penn to close out the season and guaranty at least a tie for first, which would force a one-game playoff next Saturday back at Princeton.

Harvard has a much easier road, as they simply need to defeat Cornell Saturday at home and then hope Princeton loses one of their last two to give Harvard the crown and the bid without needing a playoff game.

Wesley Saunders of Harvard joined Hummer on the Breitbart Sports Low-Major All-American team as the 4th and 9th best Low-Major players, and both have led their team into www.kenpom.com - good enough to potentially upset a team once in the NCAA tournament. Here are the top eight players from www.valueaddbasketball.com and the ranking of the eight teams from www.kenpom.com

Conf Rnk Low-Maj Rnk Elite 8 Players/Teams Ivy League Ht LM Val Add
1 4 Hummer, Ian Princeton 6-07 11.07
2 9 Saunders, Wesley Harvard 6-05 10.02
3 63 Barbour, Brian Columbia 6-01 7.21
4 81 Chambers, Siyani Harvard 6-00 6.77
5 103 Bray, TJ Princeton 6-05 6.44
6 108 Miller, Shonn Cornell 6-07 6.36
7 132 Sullivan, Matt Brown 6-05 6.01
8 139 Barrett, Will Princeton 6-10 5.89
1 81 Team Rank Princeton    
2 100 Team Rank Harvard    
3 194 Team Rank Columbia    
4 202 Team Rank Yale    
5 231 Team Rank Brown    
6 238 Team Rank Pennsylvania    
7 257 Team Rank Cornell    
8 278 Team Rank Dartmouth  

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