The 2012 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament will tip off Wednesday. All area teams are in play for the quarterfinals, with Bucknell taking on Navy, Lehigh playing Colgate, and Lafayette visiting Holy Cross.
The 2012 Patriot League Basketball Tournament will tip off Wednesday, with every team in play during the quarterfinals. The Bucknell Bison earned the conference's top seed with a 12-2 conference record, led by big man Mike Muscala (16.7 points, 9.1 rebounds). They will host a Navy squad that went winless in Patriot League games.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks (11-3, Patriot League) earned the league's No. 2 seed, and will play host to the Colgate Raiders. The Lafayette Leopards were given the conference's 5-seed after going 7-7 in-conference. They will have to play on the road against the higher-seeded Holy Cross Crusaders.
Here's the full 2012 Patriot League Tournament bracket and schedule (higher seed hosts each round).
Quarterfinals - Wednesday, February 29
No. 8 Navy at No. 1 Bucknell, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Lafayette at No. 4 Holy Cross, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Colgate at No. 2 Lehigh, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Army at No. 3 American, 7 p.m.
Semifinals - Saturday, March 3
Navy/Bucknell vs. Lafayette/Holy Cross, 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Colgate/Lehigh vs. Army/American, 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. (CBS Sports)
Championship - Wednesday, March 7
Lower seed at higher seed, 7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
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