2022 PenFed Credit Union Patriot League Men’s Basketball Championship Field Game (2.26.22)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Patriot League Men’s Basketball regular season ended Saturday, setting the 2022 PenFed Credit Union Patriot League Men’s Basketball Championship standings. First-round action begins Tuesday, March 1.

Colgate clinched the No. 1 championship seed for the third time in the past four seasons. The Raiders enter the tournament on a 12-game winning streak, among the longest winning streaks in the NCAA DI this season. They will host the winner of No. 9 Bucknell in the first-round match at No. 8 Lafayette in the quarter-finals.

Navy has claimed the No. 2 seed and will await the winner of the No. 10 American at No. 7 Holy Cross. No. 3 Boston University will host No. 6 Loyola Maryland and No. 4 Lehigh will host No. 5 Army West Point in the quarterfinal round on Thursday, March 3. All four games in the quarter-final round will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

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DATED MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP | ROUND | BLANKET TIME

(every hour ET)
Tuesday, March 1 No. 10 American at No. 7 Holy Cross | First round | ESPN+ 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1 No. 9 Bucknell at No. 8 Lafayette | First round | ESPN+ 7 p.m.
Thursday March 3 9/8 winner at No. 1 Colgate | Quarter-finals | ESPN+ 7 p.m.
Thursday March 3 Winner of 10/7 at No. 2 Navy | Quarter-finals | ESPN+ 7 p.m.
Thursday March 3 No. 6 Loyola Maryland at No. 3 Boston University | Quarter-finals | ESPN+ 7 p.m.
Thursday March 3 No. 5 Army West Point to No. 4 Lehigh | Quarter-finals | ESPN+ 7 p.m.
Sunday March 6 Winner of 9/8/1 vs. Winner of 5/4 | Semi-finals | CBSSN 2 p.m.
Sunday March 6 Winner of 10/7/2 vs. Winner of 6/3 | Semi-finals | CBSSN 4 p.m.
Wednesday March 9 2022 PenFed Credit Union Championship Game | CBSSN 7:30 p.m.

AT BUCKNELL BISON (8-22, 5-13 PL) 89, BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS (20-11, 11-7 PL) 78
Sojka Pavilion/Lewisburg, PA 2 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
LEWISBURG, Pennsylvania – Junior guard Xander Rice led five Bison in double figures with 19 points as Bucknell beat Boston University 89-78 to share the season series with the Terriers and earn the No. 9 seed in the Patriot Championship League.
* Senior guard Andrew Funk finished with 15 points, five rebounds and five assists, while first-year guard Elvin Edmonds IV and second-year center Andre Screen added 13 and 10 points respectively for the Bison.
* Junior center Alex Timmerman contributed 13 points off the bench to help the Bison reserves beat the Terriers bench 27-12.
* Graduate student guard Javante McCoy led the Terriers with 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting from the floor. He also added four rebounds and three assists.
* Graduate student forward Sukhmail Mathon recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while senior forward Walter Whyte added 13 points and six rebounds.
RECAPS: UNIVERSITY OF BOSTON | BUCKNEL

AT AMERICAN EAGLES (9-13, 5-13 PL) 65, LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS (14-15, 8-10 PL) 55
Bender Arena/Washington, DC 2 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
WASHINGTON –Fifth-year guard Stacy Beckton Jr. scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Americans to a 65-55 victory over Loyola Maryland at Bender Arena on Saturday afternoon.
* Beckton Jr. added six boards, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots.
* Sophomore forward Johnny O’Neil added 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from long range. He also totaled eight tips, three blocks, two assists and two steals.
* Sophomore goaltender Colin Smalls and sophomore forward Matt Rogers each had 10 points for the American.
*The Eagles retired in the first half, taking a 35-14 halftime lead.
* Junior guard Cam Spencer scored a team-high 21, while senior guard Kenneth Jones added 13 for the Greyhounds.
*Junior forward Golden Dike had nine points and 10 rebounds. He also blocked a pair of shots for Loyola Maryland.
RECAP: LOYOLA MARYLAND | AMERICAN

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (12-18, 10-8, PL) 78, AT LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (10-19, 7-11 PL) 58
Kirby Sports Center/Easton, PA 2 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
EASTON, Pa. –Junior forward Evan Taylor finished with 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Lehigh to a 78-58 victory over Lafayette, clinching the No. 4 seed in the Patriot League championship.
* Senior center Nic Lynch recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while senior forward Jeameril Wilson and freshman guard Tyler Whitney-Sidney had nine points apiece.
*Senior guard Tyrone Perry had eight points and four assists, while junior forward Leo O’Boyle finished with a team-high nine points for the Leopards.
* Lafayette junior center Neal Quinn added eight points, six boards and two blocks.
*Saturday’s game marked the final regular-season home game in legendary Lafayette men’s basketball head coach Fran O’Hanlon’s career. O’Hanlon was celebrated at a pre-game ceremony where February 26, 2022 was recognized as Fran O’Hanlon Day in Easton, Pennsylvania.
RECAP: LEHIGH | LAFAYETTE

AT COLGATE RAIDERS (20-11, 16-2 PL) 74, NAVY FRIENDS (19-10, 12-6 PL) 69
Cotterell Court/Hamilton, NY 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
HAMILTON, NY. –Senior guard Tucker Richardson scored a season-high 23 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists and two steals to lead Colgate to a 74-69 win over Navy in front of a national television audience on CBS Sports Network.
* Senior guard Nelly Cummings added 15 points to help the Raiders finish the regular season on a 12-game winning streak.
* Colgate has completed 41.4% (12 for 29) of his 3-point attempts, with five players connected on two or more shots from long range.
* Navy senior guard John Carter Jr. scored a team-high 17 points and added six rebounds and three assists.
* Senior forward Richard Njoku added 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while junior guard Sean Yoder and sophomore guard Austin Inge finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
RECAPS: NAVY | COLGATE

ARMY WEST POINT BLACK KNIGHTS (15-15, 9-9 PL) 66, AT HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (9-21, 7-11 PL) 58
Hart Center/Worcester, Mass. 2 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore guard Jalen Rucker scored a game-high 23 points and pulled out seven rebounds to lead Army West Point to a 66-58 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon to split the season series. The Black Knights have captured the No. 5 seed in the Patriot League Championship.
*Senior guard Josh Caldwell finished with 12 points and seven boards, while sophomore forward Charlie Peterson added 12 points to help the Black Knights win the final two games of the regular season.
* Holy Cross senior forward Gerrale Gates recorded his 13th double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
* Sophomore forward Judson Martindale came off the bench to score 13 points and grab six rebounds, while freshman guard Kyrell Luc finished with 11 points for the Crusaders.
RECAP: ARMY WEST POINT | THE HOLY CROSS

2021-22 Patriot League Final Men’s Basketball Standings (as of 02/26/22)














school Patriot League PCT. Globally PCT.
Colgate 16-2 .889 20-11 .645
Marine 12-6 .667 19-10 .655
Boston University 11-7 .611 20-11 .645
Lehigh 10-8 .556 12-18 .400
Army West Point 9-9 .500 15-15 .500
LoyolaMaryland 8-10 .444 14-15 .483
the holy cross 7-11 .389 9-21 .300
Lafayette 7-11 .389 10-19 .345
Bucknell 5-13 .278 8-22 .267
American 5-13 .278 9-21 .300

Patriot League Composite Men’s Basketball Schedule

ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE

The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement, continually demonstrating that student-athletes can excel both academically and athletically without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved as its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes who are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is considered an important part of a well-rounded education.

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