2017 Ivy League Women's Basketball Tournament

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2017 Ivy League Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 4
Site Palestra
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Champions Penn (1st title)
Winning coach Mike McLaughlin (1st title)
MVP Michelle Nwokedi (Penn)
Attendance 10,042
Television ESPNU, ESPN3
2018 →
2016–17 Ivy League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 13 1   .929     22 7   .759
Princeton 9 5   .643     16 13   .552
Harvard 8 6   .571     21 9   .700
Cornell 7 7   .500     16 11   .593
Brown 7 7   .500     16 12   .571
Yale 6 8   .429     15 12   .556
Columbia 3 11   .214     13 14   .481
Dartmouth 3 11   .214     8 19   .296
2017 Ivy League Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Ivy League Women's Basketball Tournament was a women's college conference tournament held March 11–12, 2017 at the Palestra on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It was the first postseason tournament held by the Ivy League in women's basketball. Penn won the tournament, earning an automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Background

The Ivy League was the last NCAA Division I conference not to hold a postseason tournament, instead choosing to award its automatic bids to the NCAA men's and women's tournaments to its regular-season champions. In March 2016, the Ivies announced that they would institute men's and women's conference tournaments beginning with the 2016–17 season. Both tournaments will initially be held at the same site. The conference also reduced by one the number of regular-season games that its members are allowed to schedule.[1]

Seeds

The top four teams in the Ivy League regular-season standings will participate in the tournament and will be seeded according to their records in conference play, resulting in a Shaughnessy playoff.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Penn 13-1
2 Princeton 9-5
3 Harvard 8-6
4 Brown 7-7 2-0 vs. Cornell

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
Semifinals – Saturday, March 11
1 1 11:00 AM #1 Penn vs. #4 Brown ESPN3 6,209
2 6:30 PM #2 Princeton vs. #3 Harvard
Championship – Sunday, March 12
2 3 4:00 PM #1 Penn vs. #2 Princeton ESPNU 3,833
*Game times in Eastern Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

Semifinals
Saturday, March 11
The Palestra
Championship Game
Sunday, March 12
The Palestra
           
1 Penn 71
4 Brown 60
1 Penn 57
2 Princeton 49
2 Princeton 68
3 Harvard 47

Broadcasters

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Ivy League Adds Men's, Women's Basketball Tournaments Beginning in 2017" (Press release). Ivy League. March 10, 2016. Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "ESPN to Provide Coverage of More Than 20 Women's Conference Championships During Champ Week" (Press release). ESPN Media Zone. March 11, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Ivy League Women's Championship on Westwood One" (Press release). Westwood One. March 11, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
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