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Patriot League Standings, Breakdown, and Conference Tournament Tracker

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Patriot League Standings

TeamConference RecordOverall RecordTournament Outlook
Colgate14-423-81 seed
American12-616-132 seed
Boston University12-618-133 seed
Army10-815-144 seed
Lafayette10-818-115 seed
Navy8-1014-156 seed
Bucknell8-1012-197 seed
Lehigh7-1110-208 seed
Loyola (Maryland)7-1115-169 seed
Holy Cross2-163-2810 seed

Patriot League Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 3, 5, 8, 11
TV: CBSSN (Semifinals, Championship); Patriot League Network (First Round, Quarterfinals)
Sites: Campus Sites (Higher Seed Hosts)
Byes: Top 6 get single
2019 Winner: Colgate


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Completed Patriot League Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (7) Bucknell 65, (10) Holy Cross 62
  • (8) Lehigh 78, (9) Loyola (Maryland) 75

Quarterfinals

  • (1) Colgate 83, (8) Lehigh 70
  • (7) Bucknell 64, (2) American 59
  • (3) Boston University 69, (6) Navy 63
  • (5) Lafayette 73, (4) Army 68

Semifinals

  • (1) Colgate 89, (5) Lafayette 64
  • (3) Boston University 64, (7) Bucknell 61

Championship

  • (3) Boston University 64, (1) Colgate 61

Boston University advances to NCAA Tournament

Patriot League Breakdown

The Patriot League tournament has been all about chalk for eight of the last ten years. The 1-seed has triumphed six times, including each of the last three seasons, boding well for Colgate to repeat as champs this year. Meanwhile, American will look to become the first 2-seed to emerge victorious in the Patriot League tournament since 2014. The only outliers in the last ten seasons were a 4-seed victory in 2015 and the incredible run by 9-seed Holy Cross in the 2016 tournament. Those seed lines this year are held by Army and Loyola (Maryland) respectively.

The statistics certainly support the fact that Colgate is the top seed in the Patriot League tournament and finished a whole two games clear of both American and Boston University in the regular season standings. The Raiders own top marks in the conference in points (76.7), scoring margin (+10.7), field goal percentage defense (.419), 3-point field goal percentage (.376) and free throw percentage (.736). They also finished second only to Boston (65.1) in points allowed (66.1). 7-seed Bucknell finished better than their seeding would imply in points allowed (67.1) and scoring margin (+0.4). The question will be whether or not the Bison can muster enough offense to have an extended tournament run.

While the Patriot League preseason poll accurately predicted a Colgate first-place finish and Holy Cross last place result, there was plenty of shuffling amongst the eight teams in between regarding their projected finish and actual final standing. The top overachiever was a tie between 5-seed Lafayette (picked 8th) and 6-seed Navy (picked 9th). The biggest underachiever was aforementioned 7-seed Bucknell (picked 2nd).

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