Ivy League Prediction, Bracket, Odds, Standings and Schedule

Princeton is the big favorite heading into the Ivy League Tournament.
Princeton is the big favorite heading into the Ivy League Tournament. / Michael Hickey/GettyImages

The Ivy League Tournament will kick off tomorrow and propel one school from the smartest conference in the country into the NCAA tournament. With just four teams in the pool, the drama begins instantly.

Princeton led the league with a 12-2 conference record. The Tigers are at the top of the mountain, but let's see if anyone can knock them off.

Here's how the oddsmakers at WynnBET Sportsbook are breaking down the field:

Ivy League Conference Tournament Odds

  • Princeton: +115
  • Yale: +240
  • Cornell: +525
  • Penn +575

Ivy League Conference Tournament Bracket and Standings

The Ivy League tournament is the most simple tournament out there. There are only two games on the schedule, with the semifinal games kicking the tournament off. Princeton and Cornell will face off in the No.1/No. 4 matchup and Yale and Penn will meet in the No.2/No.3 matchup. Those matchups will take place on Saturday, March 12th and the final will be played on Sunday, March 13th.

Ivy League Conference Tournament Schedule (Dates, Times, Channel)

The tournament kicks off at 10:00 a.m. ET, with the second semifinal game starting at 1:00 p.m. ET. The final will tip off at 11:00 a.m. ET on Sunday. ESPNU will have coverage of the semifinal games and will broadcast the final on ESPN2.

Ivy League Conference Tournament Prediction and Pick

Princeton’s offense is far and away the best unit in this tournament. Their KenPom adjusted offensive efficiency is 10.5 points better than the next team. The Tigers are an efficient shooting team and know how to take care of the ball, which always comes in handy during March. 

The defense is a little concerning, however the fact they’ve won seven games in a row gives me hope they know how to play around it. With plus money attached to their odds, this is good value and a smart pick.

LEAN: Princeton +115

Ivy League Conference Tournament Dark Horse

Penn has already beaten Yale and Cornell this season, meaning they would just have to hope Princeton falls. Even if Penn advances, the Quakers have a few things in their advantage. First, they have the second-best offense in the tournament. Catching fire won’t be an issue for them. Secondly, they have the second-best effective field goal percentage and still play at a fast pace. 

For Penn to pull this off, they will need to put points on the board because the defense won’t do its job. Penn just needs to keep the game close, so its elite free throw shooting can get the job done. 

LEAN: Penn +575