PRINCETON, N.J. – Ivy Madness is ready to return to Philadelphia! Multi-session and group tickets will go on sale Friday, December 1 at 10 a.m. for the 2018 Ivy League Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, March 10-11 at The Palestra.
Prices for multi-session tickets range from $30 to $295. Starting Friday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m., tickets can be purchased online at IvyMadness.com/Tickets or by calling the Ivy League Box Office at (215) 703-3231.
The Tournaments will feature the top four men's and women's teams competing for the right to represent the Ivy League in March Madness.
All-session books include all four semifinals on Saturday and both championship games on Sunday. The women's session only book will include access to the two women's semifinals on Saturday and the women's championship game on Sunday.
This year, the League is excited to introduce group packages. The "Full Court Package" gives groups that purchase 50 tickets or more the opportunity to scrimmage on The Palestra court during halftime of a select tournament game. The "Three-Point Package" allows groups that purchase 20 tickets or more the opportunity to create a fan tunnel as teams take the court. Pricing for group rates start as low as $210.
Last year, the Princeton men's team and the Penn's women team were crowned champions of the inaugural tournaments and earned berths into March Madness. 12th-seeded Princeton lost to fifth-seeded Notre Dame, 60-58, while No. 12 Penn nearly defeated No. 5 Texas A&M.
The Ivy League has a long history of success in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, including winning six games over the last eight years.
For additional information regarding the 2018 Ivy League Basketball Tournaments and other events and promotions surrounding the event, please visit IvyMadness.com.
Schedule of Events
Session 1 – Saturday, March 10
Semifinal 1, 12:30 p.m., No. 1 Men's Seed vs. No. 4 Men's Seed, ESPNU
Semifinal 2, 3:00 p.m., No. 2 Men's Seed vs. No. 3 Men's Seed, ESPN2
Session 2 – Saturday, March 10
Semifinal 1, 6:00 p.m., No. 1 Women's Seed vs. No. 4 Women's Seed, ESPN3
Semifinal 2, 8:30 p.m.*, No. 2 Women's Seed vs. No. 3 Women's Seed, ESPN3
* - approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of semifinal 1
Session 3 – Sunday, March 11
Men's Final, 12:00 p.m., Men's Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Men's Semifinal 2 Winner, ESPN2
Women's Final, 4:00 p.m., Women's Semifinal 1 Winner vs. Women's Semifinal 2 Winner, ESPNU
Open Shootaround and "Live From The Palestra"
On Friday, March 9, The Palestra will be open for fans to watch each team's open shootaround! Fans are encouraged to attend the session and get an early peek into each team as they prepare for Saturday's semifinals.
For those not in attendance, The Ivy League Network (ILN) will have full coverage, free-of-charge from Philadelphia. "Live from The Palestra" will feature a look into each team's open shootaround, a conversation with each participating head coach and select student-athletes, as well as special guests and full previews for both tournaments. The show will break down key storylines of each team, season recaps and feature content.
Alumni Happy Hour
On Saturday, March 10, Ivy League alumni are invited to a #OneIvy Alumni Happy Hour from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the building adjacent to The Palestra. The Happy Hour will feature food and beverages available for purchase as well as a DJ and televisions broadcasting The Ivy League Network (ILN) wraparound coverage in between Session 1 and Session 2 as well as other action college basketball action. To RSVP to this event, please click here.