James Jones, Yale basketball, Ivy League Tournament preview

CBB Review prepares you for every conference tournament leading up to Selection Sunday. Up next: The Ivy League Tournament.


2023 Ivy League Awards

Player of the Year: Jordan Dingle, Penn

Freshman of the Year: Caden Pierce, Princeton

Transfer of the Year: Max Watson, Cornell

Coach of the Year: Joel Smilow, Yale

First Team:

  • G: Kino Lily, Brown (16.9 PPG, 2.4 APG, 2.1 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 39.9 3P%)
  • G: Jordan Dingle, Penn (23.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 SPG)
  • G: Paxson Wojcik, Brown (14.9 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.3 SPG, 38.0 3P%)
  • F: Chris Ledlum, Harvard (18.8 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.8 SPG, 1.1 BPG)
  • F: Matt Knowling, Yale (14.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.1 APG, 63.0 FG%)

Second Team:

  • G: Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa, Columbia (13.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.4 SPG)
  • G: Greg Dolan, Cornell (13.6 PPG, 3.6 APG, 3.6 RPG, 1.6 SPG, 43.1 3P%)
  • G: Ryan Cornish, Dartmouth (12.5 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.2 SPG)
  • F: Dame Adelekun, Dartmouth (13.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.5 APG, 2.0 BPG, 56.3 3P%)
  • F: Tosan Evboumwan, Princeton (14.5 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 4.8 APG, 52.4 FG%)

Ivy League Tournament Simulation

Semifinals – Saturday, Mar. 11

1. Yale (20-7, 10-4) vs. 4. Cornell (17-10, 7-7) – 11 a.m. on ESPNU

Yale’s ability to have their players score at a rate where any one of their starters can drop 20+ points on any given night gives them a major advantage. They also give up the least points per game in conference play. With Cornell giving up the second most points per game, Yale should dominate.

Ethan’s pick: 1. Yale

2. Princeton (19-8, 10-4) vs. 3. Penn (17-12, 9-5) – 1:30 p.m. on ESPNU

Both teams are within .3 points per game of scoring margins during the Ivy League season. Assuming Jordan Dingle continues to play with the fire he has all season he will torch Princeton, however at that point, it’s up to Penn’s role players to go neck and neck with the best of the Tigers.

Ethan’s pick: 3. Penn

Championship – Sunday, Mar. 12

1. Yale vs. 3. Penn – Noon on ESPN2

These two teams split the season series with neither game being a blowout. Heading into this matchup Princeton allows the third most rebounds per game while Penn grabs the second most in the Ivys. With Princeton’s best rebounder averaging just 5.5 a game, it’ll be up to Penn’s big men to play a big role. Like the previous game, this rests on Dingle’s shoulders.

Ethan’s pick: 3. Penn

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