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Date Posted: 13:17:05 03/06/17 Mon
I think it's fascinating that, in the very first year of the Ivy tournament, on the women's and men's sides, we get the very best and very worst outcomes.
With the ladies, Penn is clearly the best team but they lost to Cornell and have been pushed by others. By logic, they should get to host the tournament, but it's not unreasonable for them to face another test, especially if they happen to lose to Princeton tomorrow night. (I wouldn't mind if the Quakers got a bye, facing the winner of Princeton/Harvard after an extra day of rest.)
With the men, Monmouth/Siena showed us once again the risk that all one-bid conferences take when they fix the tournament site at one school's home court before the season starts. The worst case scenario for our conference always was for any undefeated Ivy team to have to play a #4 Penn team at The Palestra.
And here we are, both the best and worst possible outcomes for any conference tournament. It's almost poetic.
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