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2022 Ivy League Men's Basketball Tournament

Adrian Holman

The 2022 Ivy League Men's Basketball Tournament will be held this weekend at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, MA. Instead of catching poison ivy, you can catch ivy madness this Saturday and Sunday.

The tournament will be held on the home court of the Harvard Crimson, but Harvard did not qualify for the tournament because only the top four teams can qualify for this tournament. The reason why administrators claim this tournament can be only four teams is that the players need to study. However, the conference has eight teams. That means that the tournament would only be one day longer if all eight teams played.

Nevertheless, here is the tournament schedule. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Semifinals: Saturday, March 12th (ESPNU)

Game 1: #1 Princeton vs #4 Cornell - 11 AM

Game 2: #2 Yale vs #3 Penn - 2 PM

Championship: Sunday, March 13th (ESPN2)

Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2 - 12 PM

Being that so many allegedly smart people go to Ivy League schools, they actually have the time in-between the semifinal games absolutely correct. Other conferences schedule their tournament times either two hours or two and a half hours apart from each other, but there never is enough time between games. Three hours between games is absolutely perfect.

All four teams have a solid chance at winning this tournament. Princeton has the best duo in the Ivy League in Tosan Evbuomwan (15.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 5 apg) and Jared Llewellyn (15.4 ppg), which explains why they went 12-2 in conference.

Yale finished only one game behind Princeton and boast a solid guard duo as well in Azar Swain (18.9 ppg) and Jalen Gabbidon (11.9 ppg).

Penn will rely upon Jordan Dingle, the Ivy League's leading scorer with 20.6 ppg.

Cornell finished with a 7-7 record, but they have wins over Princeton and Yale.

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