- In an interview with Ivy League Executive Director, Robin Harris, USA Today writes, "Harris knows that Ivy champ Cornell's run to the Sweet 16 last year, which included beating Temple and Wisconsin, won't affect how the committee views this year's field, she does think it proves that Ivy teams can successfully compete with plenty of opponents."
- The Harvard Crimson predicts the Big Red's weekend games as follows:
BROWN (11-15, 4-8 Ivy) at CORNELL (8-18, 4-8 Ivy)
Brown had Harvard on the ropes last weekend until sophomore Andrew McCarthy missed a wide-open layup that would have tied the game with just over three minutes left. Had the end of that contest played out differently, the Bears would be riding the longest winning streak in the league.
I like the way this team is coming together. Tucker Halpern, Sean McGonagill, and company should be able to climb up the Ivy ranks next year, with the squads ahead of them losing seniors from their core. In the meantime, I see Brown picking up its second conference road win.
Pick: Brown 76, Cornell 75
YALE at CORNELL
Yale stole one from Cornell back on Feb. 4 when the Bulldogs erased a 10-point deficit with less than two minutes remaining to pull out a 71-70 victory. I think the Big Red enact a measure of revenge and end Yale’s season on a sour note.
Pick: Cornell 71, Yale 69