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2020 Patriot League Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Boston University won at Colgate to clinch its first NCAA bids since 2011.

NCAA Basketball: Boston U at West Virginia
Boston U. got blown out at West Virginia in November, but won at South Carolina. The Terriers will get another shot at knocking off a power team in the field of 68.
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2020 Patriot League Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Tuesday, March 3rd (first round); Thursday, March 5th (quarterfinals); Sunday, March 8th (semifinals); Wednesday, March 11th (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site(s)

Higher seeds host

TV/Streaming Info

CBSSN airs the semifinals and final. The earlier rounds are streaming on the Patriot League Network, with one quarterfinal also airing on Stadium.

Participants

All 10 teams are involved.

Downloadable Bracket

The Patriot League hasn’t made a PDF bracket available. However, the conference’s Twitter feed is your friend.

Schedule

First Round (Tue., March 3)

PLN will stream both games.

Game 1: No. 9 Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds (15-17, 7-11) 75, No. 8 Lehigh 78
The Mountain Hawks swept the season series.

Game 2: No. 10 Holy Cross Crusaders (3-29, 2-16) 62, No. 7 Bucknell 65
The Bison swept the season series.

Quarterfinals (Thu., March 5)

PLN will stream all four games.

Game 3: No. 8 Lehigh Mountain Hawks (11-20, 7-11) 70, No. 1 Colgate 83
The Raiders swept the season series.

Game 4: No. 5 Lafayette 73, No. 4 Army West Point Black Knights (15-15, 10-8) 68
The Black Knights swept the season series.

Game 5: No. 7 Bucknell 64, No. 2 American Eagles (16-14, 12-6) 59
The season series was a home split.

Game 6: No. 6 Navy Midshipmen (14-15, 8-10) 63, No. 3 Boston University 69
The season series was a road split.

Semifinals (Sun., March 8)

CBSSN will air both games.

Game 8: No. 7 Bucknell Bison (14-20, 8-10) 61, No. 3 Boston University 64
The Terriers swept the season series.

Game 7: No. 5 Lafayette Leopards (19-12, 10-8) 64, No. 1 Colgate 89
The season series was a road split.

Championship (Wed., March 11)

Game 9: No. 3 Boston University Terriers (20-13, 12-6) at No. 1 Colgate Raiders (25-8, 14-4), 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
The Raiders swept the season series.

10-Year Mayhem Potential

Data from Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter.

Over the past 10 seasons, one of the Patriot’s top two seeds has won the automatic bid eight times. The No. 1 has won six of those, including the last three. That’s the advantage of playing on your home floor.

  • 1 seed (6): 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 2 seed (2): 2012, 2014
  • 4 seed (1): 2015
  • 9 seed (1): 2016

10-Year NCAA Seeding Record

Years with an NCAA win are in bold.

  • 15 seed (3): 2012, 2014, 2019
  • 16 seed (3): 2010, 2015, 2016 (First Four)
  • 14 seed (2): 2011, 2018
  • 11 seed (1): 2013
  • 13 seed (1); 2017

Bucknell has earned the Patriot League’s two highest seeds in the past 10 years. Otherwise, the league’s rep is likely to wind up on line 14, 15, or 16. If Colgate wins, a 14 or 15 is probably in the cards this March.

Last NCAA Tournament Appearances

Colgate: 2019 (15 seed, 1st Round)
Bucknell: 2018 (14 seed, 1st Round)
Holy Cross: 2016 (16 seed, 1st Round)
Lafayette: 2015 (16 seed, 1st Round)
American: 2014 (15 seed, 1st Round)
Loyola (Md.): 2012 (15 seed, Round of 64, MAAC member)
Lehigh: 2012 (15 seed, Round of 32)
Boston U: 2011 (16 seed, Round of 64, America East member)
Navy: 1998 (16 seed, 1st Round)

Army West Point has never qualified for the NCAA Tournament and is one of the four original Division I schools that has never done so.

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