ESPN Family of Networks to televise Inaugural Ivy League postseason Tournament

The deal was announced on November 10, as ESPNU and ESPN2 take over from NBCSN to cover the inaugural four-team Ivy League postseason tournament on March 11 and 12, 2017.  The Ivy League will be one of the final conferences on Selection Sunday to determine their first ever automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Tournament:

ESPN Networks to Showcase Ivy League Inaugural Basketball Tournaments; Announces Regular Season Package

The semifinals will have the top four seeds based on their records during conference play.  It will be Seed 1 vs. 4, followed by 2 vs. 3 on Saturday, with the two survivors playing the next day to determine the automatic bid.

Some regular season games will be carried on One World Sports and the American Sports Network.  A full schedule can be found at the link below, which includes all streaming games on ESPN3 and fans can also stream all games with a four-month subscription to the Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN) for the one-time fee of $49.95:

http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/sports/mbkb/2016-17/releases/2016-17_Basketball_Television_Package?preview=true

To recap, here are the games you will see on standard cable (all times Eastern):

Friday, March 3 Harvard at Princeton 7pm ESPNU
Ivy League Tournament  The Palestra
 Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, March 11 Ivy League Tournament Semifinal 1 1:30pm ESPNU
Saturday, March 11 Ivy League Tournament Semifinal 2 4pm ESPNU
Sunday, March 12 Ivy League Tournament Championship 12pm ESPN2

 

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