Team: Yale Bulldogs
Conference: Ivy League
Coach: James Jones
Record: 22-6, 13-1
KenPom Ranking: 38
Good wins: Princeton, at Columbia
Impact players: Justin Sears (15.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 bpg), Makai Mason (15.8 ppg, 3.7 apg), Brandon Sherrod (12.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg)
How did they get in?: The Bulldogs won the Ivy League regular season title (the league doesn't currently have a conference tournament) by beating Columbia on their home court. Their only loss in conference play was against Princeton and that game was on the road. Jones' team has won five straight heading into this week's Big Dance.
How far can this team go in the NCAA Tournament?: Yale is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, but they haven't seen a rebounding team like Baylor yet. The Bears have physically opposing big men and that likely won't work in the favor of the Bulldogs. One thing that will help, Yale is playing in Providence so they should have strong support from the crowd.
Last time in the NCAA Tournament: 1962...yes....1962