You know it's coming: A team outside the power group will rise and make some serious noise. It's never too early to look at the possibilities.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/13MITW 59-39
- 11/14L 76-64
- 11/17L 69-63
- 11/22L 69-56
- 11/25W 80-45
- 11/29L 50-49
- 12/2L 80-71
- 12/54L 75-69
- 12/8W 75-69
- 12/22W 85-82
- 12/23W 69-51
- 12/253L 83-71
- 12/31W 77-57
- 1/3L 65-62
- 1/9W 77-70
- 1/12RYERW 73-57
- 1/16W 69-61
- 1/23L 63-50
- 1/29L 77-65
- 1/30L 55-54
- 2/5L 83-62
- 2/6L 67-57
- 2/12W 79-73
- 2/13L 67-55
- 2/19L 90-76
- 2/20W 76-74
- 2/26L 59-50
- 2/27W 61-52
- 3/4W 73-71
- 3/5W 74-56
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Harvard, yes Harvard, has the nation's top uncommitted player on campus this weekend. Duke and Kentucky also welcome top targets for official visits.
Duke and Harvard keep eyes on Carter
In the spring, Wendell Carter said three schools were very involved in his recruitment: Duke, Harvard and Kentucky. Duke is still very much in the mix, as is Harvard. Kentucky, meanwhile, seems to be looking elsewhere for its frontcourt needs. Post-Peach Jam updates (Insider)
Wendell Carter, the No. 2-ranked player in the 2017 class, skipped a basketball event for a school play. And he's seriously considering Harvard.
Several power programs will be impacted by NBA draft decisions, but mid-major teams' outlooks are easiest to peg. Which squads will be the strongest in 2016-17?
The Ivy League will no longer be the only Division I conference without a conference tournament, as it announced that a four-team bracket to determine its NCAA tournament bid will start in 2017.
Agunwa Okolie scored 16 points, Zena Edosomwan added 11 points with 14 rebounds and seven assists, and Harvard defeated Penn 74-56 on Saturday.
These teams know Yale's tourney thirst
Among teams that have made it to the NCAA tournament at least twice, Harvard had the longest tourney drought (65 years) from 1946-2012. Fellow Ivy Leaguer Brown, as well as Stanford and Wisconsin, all went for 46 years without going dancing.
Patrick Steeves sank a pair of free throws and blocked a last-second shot as Harvard held off Princeton 73-71 Friday night, crimping Princeton's hopes for a share of the Ivy League crown.
Key Ivy League games for Yale, Princeton
- Yale, which hasn't made the NCAA tournament since 1962, is 11-1 with a half-game lead over Princeton (10-1) for first.
- The Ivy League's automatic NCAA tournament bid goes to the regular-season champion. A tie sets up a one-game playoff.
- Yale-Cornell is Fri. at 6 p.m. ET (Bulldogs also play Columbia on Sat.)
- Princeton-Harvard is Fri. at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN3 (Tigers also play Dartmouth on Sat. and Penn on Tues.)
Heartbreak at the hands of archrival Harvard dashed the Bulldogs' NCAA tournament dreams last season. Once again, Yale is within striking distance of ending a 54-year tourney drought.
Corey Johnson scored a career-high 24 points, tied a career high with six 3 pointers and Agunwa Okolie grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to lead Harvard past Brown 61-52 on Saturday.
Makai Mason scored 16 points and Yale defeated 59-50 on Friday night to remain a half-game ahead of Princeton in the Ivy League race.
Tommy McCarthy had 21 points, five rebounds and eight assists Saturday and scored the game-winning layup with 5.5 seconds left to cap Harvard's 21-point comeback, 76-74 over Cornell.
Alex Rosenberg scored 23 points and Maodo Lo added 22 and Columbia pulled away down the stretch to defeat Harvard 90-76 Friday night.
Justin Sears had 21 points, Makai Mason added 15 and Yale extended its already historic run to 12 straight wins by topping Harvard 67-55 Saturday night.
Agunwa Okolie and Corbin Miller led a balanced Harvard attack with 14 points apiece and the Crimson held off Brown 72-66 on Friday night.
Darien Nelson-Henry scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Max Rothschild finished with 14 points and 11 boards as Pennsylvania beat Harvard 57-47 on Saturday night.
Steven Cook had 21 points and Henry Caruso had 19, hitting four 3-pointers apiece, and Princeton rolled to an 83-62 win over Harvard on Friday night.
Watch: Harvard (9-11) vs. Princeton (12-5)
Harvard has appeared in four straight NCAA tournaments, but that streak is very much in jeopardy, although it has the Ivy League's leading rebounder in Zena Edosomwan. The Crimson travel to face a Princeton team that last reached the tournament in 2011. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN
Alex Rosenberg scored 14 points, including a buzzer-beating jumper, to give Columbia a 55-54 win over Harvard on Saturday night, extending the Lions' best Ivy League start in 22 years.