Cornell's ugly 79-64 road loss to a Penn team that was 3-15 coming in means the Big Red can no longer rely on an at-large bid to get into the NCAA tournament, Andy Katz tweets.
No, Cornell is going to have to win the regular-season title, and suddenly it finds itself in second place in the Ivy League after gaining a national ranking and previously nearly taking down Kansas.
The showdown is set for Cornell to play at first-place Princeton tomorrow in the first of two meetings between the teams. The Tigers are undefeated in conference play thus far.
And don't forget about Harvard, which even with two conference losses, has a shot as well after surviving tonight on the road in overtime against Yale. The Crimson has another shot at both Cornell and Princeton.