The tournament has given meaning to the end of the season for teams which would otherwise have been mathematically eliminated from playing for anything other than pride. I am glad that I was at the Penn Columbia game. It was one of the most intense, hard fought and basically evenly matched Ivy games that I have seen in years. Every possession was a war. Both teams played their hearts out. Maybe I wouldn't have been writing this if we had lost, to be sure, but it was really just a fantastic game to watch.
I unfortunately was at the Princeton game last weekend, which as a real dud, and not the Penn game. I did watch the Penn game on the digital network.
But I agree that this Ivy League tournament is a great development and long over-due. Instead of being 7 games behind Princeton, and already looking toward next season, Columbia played in front of two sold-out crowds last weekend. And this weekend promises more must watch basketball for Lions fans.
And I'm sure Penn, Yale and Harvard fans feel the same way.