On the surface, this Ivy League tournament is set up to be a snooze.
Regular-season champion Cornell has Memorial Day weekend experience and young guns filling the net. It has the league's Player of the Year in Connor Kirst and the most talented player, pound for pound, in Gavin Adler.
On paper, this tournament is over before the trains stop running on Friday night from Grand Central. However, as you peel back the onion this weekend’s clash appears to be much more.
Andy Shay is the king of the Ivy League tournament. Has he won as a No. 3 seed and a No. 4 seed before? Why not 2023? Can the struggling Yale defense find the identity that defined New Haven for a decade plus?