Ivy Madness Headed to Yale for 2019 Basketball Tournaments

Ivy Madness Headed to Yale for 2019 Basketball Tournaments

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Ivy League has announced that the 2019 Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments will be held on the campus of Yale University at the John J. Lee Amphitheater at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.  

The 2019 tournaments will be showcased on March 16 and 17, with the top four men's and women's teams competing for the right to represent the League in the NCAA Basketball Championships.

"We look forward to bringing the Ivy League Basketball Tournaments to another historic Ivy League venue in 2019," Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris said. "Ivy Madness unites the high-quality level of basketball in our League with the excitement of March. We anticipate another electrifying atmosphere in New Haven."

Saturday will feature four semifinals: two men's games – 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. – and two women's games – 6 p.m. and approximately 30 minutes after the first women's semifinal. The men's championship is set for 12 p.m., with the women's championship game set to begin at 4 p.m. All six games of the tournaments will be featured on the ESPN networks.

The League's unique tournament format has enhanced the importance of the regular season. In 2018, the four seeds for the women's tournament, a League that finished in the top-10 nationally for the fourth consecutive year, were determined on the final evening of the regular season. Heading into the final week of the men's regular season, seven of the eight squads had an opportunity to earn a berth into the tournament. 

The League will also continue to celebrate its storied past throughout the weekend by recognizing another distinguished, 16-member class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball. To read about the 2017 and 2018 classes of Legends of Ivy League Basketball, honored at the Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, click here.

Ticket information will be released at a future date.

The site for the 2020 Ivy League Basketball Tournaments will be determined at a later date as the League continues to explore various options.  

2019 Ivy Madness schedule

Saturday, March 16

            Game 1: Men's No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed – 12:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

            Game 2: Men's No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed – 3 p.m. (ESPNU)

            Game 3: Women's No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed – 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

            Game 4: Women's No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed – approximately 30 minutes after

            conclusion of game 3 (ESPN3)

Sunday, March 17

            Game 5: Men's Final: Winner of game 1 vs. Winner of game 2 – 12 p.m. (ESPN2)

            Game 6: Women's Final: Winner of game 3 vs. Winner of game 4 – 4 p.m. (ESPNU)