By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you win the regular season, you go to the NCAA Tournament. That’s the way it has always been when it came to Ivy League basketball.

Not any more.

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For the first time ever, the top four teams in the Ivy League will compete in a double-header four-team tournament at the Palestra, with the winner earning an automatic bid into the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

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That means, despite a 6-8 conference record, the Penn Quakers are just two wins away from reaching the dance. On the flip side, the Quakers’ next opponent — the Princeton Tigers — have not yet earned a bid despite a perfect 14-0 conference record and 17 straight wins.

ESPN’s Bracketologist Joe Lunardi currently has Princeton reaching the tourney as a No. 13 seed.

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No. 4 Penn will take on No. 1 Princeton on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the first semifinals game, while No. 2 Harvard faces No. 3 Yale at 4:00 p.m. The winners facing off in the Ivy League Championship game Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

All three games will take place at the Palestra.

“Our coaches have been wanting this for years,” Ivy League executive director Robin Harris told “And I think in part they were reflecting what they know their student-athletes want.”

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You can get tickets to the Ivy League Tournament here.