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2011 Men's Basketball Playoff Information

2011 Ivy League Men's Basketball Playoff Central
Game Notes: Ivy League | Harvard | Princeton

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Two teams vying for a chance to dance.

That's what it has come down to for Harvard and Princeton as the 2010-11 co-champions meet for the third time this season Saturday, March 12 at Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater in a one-game playoff to determine the League's automatic bid recipient for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

The game tips off at 4 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN3.com or heard live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Channel 130. Tickets for the playoff game have been sold out.

For the ESPN3.com broadcast, Marc Kestecher will be the play-by-play announcer, while Tim O'Toole will serve as the color analyst.

Princeton is the home team by virtue of its better record against the next highest team in the standings. Harvard and Princeton split their regular-season series and Princeton was 2-0 against third-place Yale while Harvard was 1-1 against the Bulldogs.

The Ivy League conducts a playoff in men's basketball when teams tie for the regular-season title to determine League's automatic bid recipient for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Harvard and Princeton share the 2010-11 Ivy League title with identical 12-2 records in League play. The two teams split in their season series with Harvard falling to Yale on February 26 and Princeton bested by Brown on February 19. This 2011 playoff is the eighth in Ivy League men's basketball history. Princeton has been involved in all seven previous playoffs, winning three.

Ivy League Men's Basketball Playoff History

1959
March 7 in New Haven, Conn.
Dartmouth 69, Princeton 68
 
1963
March 8 in Bronx, N.Y.
Princeton 65, Yale 53
 
1969
March 5 in Jamaica, N.Y.
Columbia 92, Princeton 74
 
1980
March 4 in Easton, Pa.
Penn 50, Princeton 49

1981
March 10 in Easton, Pa.
Princeton 54, Penn 40

1996
March 9 in Bethlehem, Pa.
Princeton 63, Penn 56 (ot)
 
2002
March 7 in Philadelphia
Yale 76, Princeton 60
 
March 9 in Easton, Pa.
Penn 77, Yale 58