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Women's Basketball Weekend Preview for March 2-3

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Although Princeton cooled down the rest of the Ivy League en route to its third-straight championship, the race for second-place is red-hot. Yale (8-4), Harvard (7-4) and Brown (7-5) are still in the mix to earn the League's automatic WNIT bid that goes to the second-place squad.

Princeton clinched the title on Feb. 25, marking the earliest date for a League champion to be crowned since Penn won the 2000-01 title on Feb. 24. The Tigers (11-0) are hoping to become the seventh undefeated Ivy champion in League history. If Princeton finishes without a loss, it would mark the second time in three years it has accomplished the feat (2009-10). The Tigers would also become the fifth team to go 14-0 in Ivy play since the double round-robin schedule was implemented in 1986.

Yale has a few obstacles in its path to the postseason, namely, a date with Princeton on Friday. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, 72-47, earlier this season in Princeton, N.J. Yale then hosts Penn (4-7) on Saturday.

Should Yale lose one of its games this weekend, Harvard would be able to clinch second-place by winning out. The Crimson hosts Columbia (1-10) and Cornell (5-6) this weekend and closes out its season against Dartmouth on March 6. Brown is still in the mix, however, if it wins both of its games (vs. Penn, vs. Princeton) and receives help from Yale and Harvard's opponents.

The date and time of the 12th episode of "Inside Ivy League Basketball" will be announced on Monday, March 5. Hosted by Dan Loney and Brian Seltzer, "Inside" takes an in-depth look at all the news and notes surrounding Ivy men's and women's basketball on and off the courts during the 2011-12 season. The 12-episode show debuted Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguebasketball) and is available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com. Fans and alumni can interact with the show via its social media platforms -- Facebook (Inside Ivy League Basketball) and Twitter (@insideivyhoops) -- as well as provide ideas and content for the show’s 'Twitter Talk/Facebook Fodder' segment.

Columbia (3-22, 1-10 Ivy) at Harvard (14-11, 7-4 Ivy)
Date: Friday, March 2 – 7 p.m.
Location: Lavietes Pavilion • Cambridge, Mass.
Columbia-Harvard Series: Harvard leads, 50-2
Last Meeting: Harvard 68, Columbia 56 • 2/4/12 • New York
Live Stats | Video
Columbia Game Notes | Harvard Game Notes

Princeton (21-4, 11-0 Ivy) at Yale (16-10, 8-4 Ivy)
Date: Friday, March 2 – 7 p.m.
Location: John J. Lee Amphitheater • New Haven, Conn.
Princeton-Yale Series: Princeton leads, 37-29
Last Meeting: Princeton 72, Yale 47 • 2/4/12 • Princeton, N.J.
Live Stats | Video
Princeton Game Notes | Yale Game Notes

Penn (11-14, 4-7 Ivy) at Brown (16-10, 7-5 Ivy)
Date: Friday, March 2 – 7 p.m.
Location: Pizzitola Sports Center • Providence, R.I.
Penn-Brown Series: Brown leads, 35-34
Last Meeting: Brown 59, Penn 55 (ot) • 2/4/12 • Philadelphia
Live Stats | Video | Audio
Penn Game Notes | Brown Game Notes

Cornell (11-14, 5-6 Ivy) at Dartmouth (4-21, 2-9 Ivy)
Date: Friday, March 2 – 7 p.m.
Location: Leede Arena • Hanover, N.H.
Cornell-Dartmouth Series: Dartmouth leads, 53-12
Last Meeting: Cornell 49, Dartmouth 45 • 2/4/12 • Ithaca, N.Y.
Live Stats | Video | Audio
Cornell Game Notes | Dartmouth Game Notes

Cornell at Harvard
Date: Saturday, March 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: Lavietes Pavilion • Cambridge, Mass.
Cornell-Harvard Series: Harvard leads, 56-11
Last Meeting: Harvard 67, Cornell 56 • 2/3/12 • Ithaca, N.Y.
Live Stats | Video
Cornell Game Notes | Harvard Game Notes

Penn at Yale
Date: Saturday, March 3 – 7 p.m.
Location: John J. Lee Amphitheater • New Haven, Conn.
Penn-Yale Series: Yale leads, 36-33
Last Meeting: Yale 72, Penn 60 • 2/3/12 • Philadelphia
Live Stats | Video
Penn Game Notes | Yale Game Notes

Princeton at Brown
Date: Saturday, March 3 – 7 p.m.
Location: Pizzitola Sports Center • Providence, R.I.
Princeton-Brown Series: Princeton leads, 46-30
Last Meeting: Princeton 57, Brown 45 • 2/3/12 • Princeton, N.J.
Live Stats | Video | Audio
Princeton Game Notes | Brown Game Notes

Columbia at Dartmouth
Date: Saturday, March 3 – 7 p.m.
Location: Leede Arena • Hanover, N.H.
Columbia-Dartmouth Series: Dartmouth leads, 46-10
Last Meeting: Dartmouth 59, Columbia 44 • 2/3/12 • New York
Live Stats | Video | Audio
Columbia Game Notes | Dartmouth Game Notes