Collegiate athletics’ oldest rivals will meet at the famed Palestra with an NCAA tournament berth on the line as the Harvard men’s basketball team and Yale square off in a one-game playoff Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. live on the American Sports Network and ESPN3.
The Crimson and Bulldogs finished the 14-game tournament in a tie for first place after Harvard defeated Brown on March 7, 72-62, and Yale fell at Dartmouth, 59-58. The Ivy League co-champions will now face one another for a third time this season with the winner earning the conference’s automatic bid to the Big Dance. Harvard took the first meeting between the teams in New Haven, 52-50, before the Bulldogs prevailed in Cambridge, 62-52.
To learn more about Saturday’s game, visit Harvard Athletics website.