Every school in the current Patriot League has won the conference tournament except for Loyola MD and Army. Does that trend continue this season? Bucknell has dominated of recently, winning 8 out of the last 11 regular season titles. Let’s take a look at the Patriot League basketball bracket and schedule, then preview what we can expect to see.
Patriot League Standings
|Team||Conference Record||Overall Record||Tournament Outlook|
|Boston U||6-10||6-10||7 Seed|
|Holy Cross||5-11||5-11||8 Seed|
|Loyola MD||4-10||4-10||9 Seed|
Patriot League Basketball Tournament Schedule
Dates: March 3, 6, 10, 14
TV: ESPN+, CBS Sports Network
Site: All games are hosted by higher seed
Byes: Top six get single bye
Most Recent Champion: Boston U
Patriot League Basketball Tournament Bracket
- (9) Loyola MD vs. (8) Holy Cross – Cancelled
- (10) Lehigh 58 vs. (7) Boston U 69
- (1) Navy 68 vs. (9)Loyola MD 76
- (2) Colgate 77 vs. (7) Boston U 69
- (3) Lafayette 84 vs. (6) Bucknell 92
- (4) Army 89 vs. (5) American 66
- (4) Army 63 vs. (9) Loyola MD 67
- (2) Colgate 105 vs. (6) Bucknell 75
- (2) Colgate 85, (9) Loyola MD 72
Colgate advances to the NCAA Tournament
Patriot League Basketball Breakdown
This season, the Patriot League was split into three divisions — the North, Central and South. This tournament is one of the most unknown in college basketball, due to the minimal amount of games that were played. These schools are in the same conference but each team only played against a handful of teams within the conference. Bucknell only played Lehigh (4x), Navy (2x) and American (2x).
Boston U is coming off a win the 2020 Patriot League conference tournament. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they were unable to represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament. Even though they are the two seed, it seems likely that Colgate are the favorites to win the tournament. The Raiders are the second highest scoring team in the country (85.7 PPG), only behind Gonzaga. Navy will look to slow down Colgate with their defense. Navy averages eight blocks and just over two steal a game.
The Patriot League preseason poll was very different than the final rankings, only correctly predicting Colgate at two and Bucknell at six. The biggest overachiever, in relation to the preseason rankings, was Navy (projected fourth and finished first). The biggest underachiever, in relation to the preseason rankings, was Boston U (projected first and finished seventh).