Tag:Patriot League Tournament Preview
Posted on: March 5, 2008 3:46 pm
 

Patriot League Tournament Preview

The once dominant teams of the Patriot League in Holy Cross and Bucknell find themselves last and second to last respectively in this fairly weak conference. Bucknell pulled off two straight years with an NCAA tournament win a few years ago by beating Kansas and Arkansas, but the Patriot League has been quiet ever since. American and Navy are the favorites to win this tournament, but Bucknell or Holy Cross could surprise, but any team is capable of winning in such an evenly balanced conference.

Wednesday, March 5- Quarterfinals (higher seeds)

Game 1: (8) Holy Cross at (1) American (7:30 P.M.)
Game 2: (7) Bucknell at (2) Navy (7 P.M.)
Game 3: (6) Lafayette at (3) Colgate (7 P.M.)
Game 4: (5) Army at (4) Lehigh (7:30 P.M.)

Sunday, March 9- Semifinals (higher seed)

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner (TBA)
Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner (TBA)

Friday, March 14- Championship (higher seed)

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (ESPN2, 4:45 P.M.)

Predictions:

Game 1: American
Game 2: Bucknell
Game 3: Lafayette
Game 4: Lehigh
Game 5: American
Game 6: Lafayette
Game 7: American

Winner: American
Bust: Navy
Sleeper: Lafayette
 
 
 
 
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