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2022 Patriot League Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Colgate is the No. 1 seed for the third time in four years, with the Raiders looking for a third NCAA bid in that span. Second-seeded Navy will be their main competition despite the Gate’s regular season sweep.

The 2022 Patriot League Tournament field in logos.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from SportsLogos.net (teams) and Wikipedia.(conference).

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2022 Patriot League Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Tuesday, March 1 (first round); Thursday, March 3 (quarterfinals); Sunday, March 6 (semifinals); Wednesday, March 9 (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site

Higher seeds host

TV/Streaming Info

CBSSN airs the semifinals and final. ESPN+ will stream the first round and quarterfinals.

Participants

All 10 Patriot League teams will participate.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Tues., March 1)

Game 1: (9) Bucknell 82, (8) Lafayette (10-20, 7-11) 81 (OT)
Game 2: (10) American 69, (7) Holy Cross (9-22, 7-11) 63

Quarterfinals (Thurs., March 3)

Game 3: (9) Bucknell (10-21, 5-14) 68, (1) Colgate 96
Game 4: (5) Army West Point (15-16, 9-9) 77, (4) Lehigh 91
Game 5: (10) American (9-23, 5-13) 64, (2) Navy 71
Game 6: (6) Loyola (Md.) (14-16, 8-10) 64, (3) Boston University 76

Semifinals (Sun., March 6)

CBSSN will air both games.

Game 7: (4) Lehigh (13-19, 10-8) 61, (1) Colgate 81
Game 8: (3) Boston University (21-12, 11-7) 80, (2) Navy 85 (OT)

Championship (Wed., March 9)

Game 9: (2) Navy (21-10, 12-6) 58, (1) COLGATE (23-11, 16-2) 74

Mayhem Potential

Data originally posted by Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter in 2020 with my own additions for 2021 and 2022.

The top two seeds have dominated the Patriot League Tournament, winning nine of the 12 titles available since the NCAA field expanded to 68. Curiously, the No. 3 seed has only won once—and that 2019-20 Boston University squad was unable to play in the canceled Big Dance.

  • 1 seed (5): 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 2 seed (3): 2012, 2014, 2021
  • 3 seed (1): 2020
  • 4 seed (1): 2015
  • 9 seed (1): 2016

NCAA Seeding Record Since 2011

Years with an NCAA win are in bold.

  • 11 seed (1): 2013
  • 13 seed (1); 2017
  • 14 seed (3): 2011, 2018, 2021
  • 15 seed (3): 2012, 2014, 2019
  • 16 seed (2): 2015, 2016 (First Four)

Bucknell has earned the Patriot League’s two highest seeds since 2011. Had there been a 2020 NCAA Tournament, Boston University would have likely been slotted on line 16.

Colgate and Navy could both end up on seed line 15 this year, but anyone else will be looking at a 16.

Last NCAA Tournament Appearances

Colgate: 2021 (14 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)—2020 Patriot League Tournament Champion
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.