Harvard, Yale to Play for the Ivy League Title

March 9, 2015 2:18 AM

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Harvard, Yale to Play for the Ivy League Title

To say that Yale had a 99.9% probability of winning the Ivy League on Saturday—and punching a ticket to its first NCAA tournament in more than a half-century—is a bit of an overstatement. The Bulldogs’ chances were actually only 99.1%.

Yale was leading Dartmouth, 57-52, only 28 seconds from securing an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 1962. The odds of a Dartmouth comeback were a pitifully low 0.9%, according to kenpom.com. But what happened next was that series of unlikely events: two Dartmouth free throws and a three...

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