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Big R&B Truth 
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03-03-18 08:10 PM - Post#250519    

If both Harvard and Penn end the season 12-2 does this ensure that one of the two will get a bid to the NITs? What happens if neither team wins the Ivy tournament, does the higher seeded team get a bid or will some other method be used like higher RPI?

 
penn nation 
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Re: NIT Bid
03-03-18 08:34 PM - Post#250536    
    In response to Big R&B Truth

Harvard gets the NIT bid since it wins the tiebreaker vs Penn.

This is what I was afraid of this year--a potential 23-9 Penn team might not have the chance to make any postseason tourney.

  • Big R&B Truth Said:
If both Harvard and Penn end the season 12-2 does this ensure that one of the two will get a bid to the NITs? What happens if neither team wins the Ivy tournament, does the higher seeded team get a bid or will some other method be used like higher RPI?




 
palestra38 
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Re: NIT Bid
03-03-18 10:13 PM - Post#250629    
    In response to penn nation

Only if Harvard is declared the champion does it get the bid. I don't recall hearing that the Ivies have changed the long time rule that both teams which tie are declared co-champions. Unless it has changed, the league is not assured of an NIT bid.

 
PennFan10 
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03-03-18 10:21 PM - Post#250633    
    In response to palestra38

I believe Harvard, as the 1 seed, gets an NIT bid as a consolation prize after they lose to Penn next Sunday.

 
LyleGold 
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03-03-18 10:31 PM - Post#250638    
    In response to PennFan10

Don't jump to conclusions- maybe they'll lose to Cornell! They went 2OT in Cambridge last night.

 
PennFan10 
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03-03-18 10:34 PM - Post#250641    
    In response to LyleGold

Don't think it matters. I think they get NIT or NCAA regardless.

 
LyleGold 
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03-03-18 10:39 PM - Post#250644    
    In response to PennFan10

I know. I was just saying Harvard might lose to Cornell before they can lose to us. They are welcome to the NIT bid either way.

 
palestra38 
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03-03-18 11:04 PM - Post#250650    
    In response to PennFan10

Again, they have to be declared the champion in order to get the bid. Unless you have seen somewhere that the Ivy first seed gets the bid, then the Ivies won't get an NIT bid in the case of a tie (or Penn gets it if it loses, as well, which I do not believe is the case).

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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03-03-18 11:14 PM - Post#250654    
    In response to palestra38

Harvard received the Ivy League Trophy at Lavietes tonight because they won tie breaker over Penn.

Hopefully, aggressive OOC scheduling will have the Crimson ready for NIT or NCAA. Wonderful coaching by Amaker to overcome absences of top two point guards.


 
palestra38 
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03-03-18 11:31 PM - Post#250655    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

Please provide a link to proof of this. I don't recall any change in the Ivy rule that ties are co-champions. That's why Yale did not get an NIT bid in '15.

 
Mike Porter 
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03-04-18 03:26 AM - Post#250686    
    In response to palestra38

Believe Penn and Harvard are Co-Champions by Ivy League rules, but Mike James pointed out on Twitter that the NIT bid is only guaranteed to the 1 seed if they lose by NIT/NCAA rules.

 
mrjames 
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03-04-18 07:31 AM - Post#250692    
    In response to Mike Porter

The two issues are separate. Yale didn’t get an NIT bid because no team was established as a one-seed, not due to the co-champs distinction. Now we establish a one-seed, so we do get the auto-bid to the NIT. Doesn’t matter if we call our tied leaders co-champs or not. Just need to establish a 1-seed to get the bid.

 
Jeff2sf 
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03-04-18 07:34 AM - Post#250693    
    In response to mrjames

when you say that the auto bid was the only way to get the bid, did you mean that's the only possible way to get a bid ever for the Ivies or just that practically speaking this year, no Ivy would have a good enough resume to qualify for an at large- NIT bid?

 
mrjames 
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03-04-18 07:58 AM - Post#250695    
    In response to Jeff2sf

Correct - this year. The Yale exclusion in 2015 was pretty shocking, but Princeton got it the next year. But this year... no profiles close to NIT caliber (which is basically the next 20-25 teams off the bubble).

 
Go Green 
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03-04-18 11:26 AM - Post#250728    
    In response to mrjames

  • mrjames Said:
Yale didn’t get an NIT bid because no team was established as a one-seed, not due to the co-champs distinction.



Pretty sure this happened to the women as well a couple of years earlier. We had a three-way tie and Dartmouth ended up on top to go to the NCAA. The other two (can't remember who they were) saw their seasons end.

Edited by Go Green on 03-04-18 11:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
SomeGuy 
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03-04-18 12:32 PM - Post#250737    
    In response to mrjames

Is the NIT as profile conscious as the NCAA (not that it is always obvious how the NCAA decides)? Despite RPI/Pomeroy/SOS, I could see a conference co-champ with 23 wins having an appeal.

 
mrjames 
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03-04-18 01:16 PM - Post#250742    
    In response to SomeGuy

It's even worse for mids, if possible. That Yale team was 64th in RPI, had an 11-6 road record, 95 NCSOS, 109 overall SOS and was 3-4 vs. 51-100 ranked teams. And it got passed over for an Alabama team that was 85 in the RPI, 4-7 road, had a 141 NCSOS and was 1-7 vs. RPI Top 50 and just 4-5 vs. 51-100.

In fact, these days that win at Harvard would have been a Quad1 win for that Yale team, matching the number that Alabama had in 8 tries, despite only having 3.

Sadly I don't hold out a lot of hope for the NIT. I would suspect that Penn would enter one of the other tourneys, though, in a way that Harvard, Princeton and Yale have started to waver a bit on in recent years.

 
SomeGuy 
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03-04-18 01:26 PM - Post#250744    
    In response to mrjames

Got it. I always presumed Yale’s situation there was about timing and not that they actually got passed over. But if they did, agreed that Penn this year would have no shot.

I also think you are right that Penn will play postseason basketball, one way or another. It’s different from some of the other schools where they’ve done it before, etc. I think Penn will both want to get the seniors the extra game(s), and get some experience for the future.

 
Go Green 
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03-04-18 02:24 PM - Post#250750    
    In response to mrjames

  • mrjames Said:
It's even worse for mids, if possible. That Yale team was 64th in RPI, had an 11-6 road record, 95 NCSOS, 109 overall SOS and was 3-4 vs. 51-100 ranked teams. And it got passed over for an Alabama team that was 85 in the RPI, 4-7 road, had a 141 NCSOS and was 1-7 vs. RPI Top 50 and just 4-5 vs. 51-100.





For comparison, what was the resume of 1999 Princeton?


 
Chip Bayers 
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03-04-18 02:49 PM - Post#250761    
    In response to Go Green

Different era NIT, since they didn’t auto-bid regular season champs who lost in their tourneys,


 
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