2021 Patriot League Conference Tournament Info, Facts, & Preview Links

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

First Round (at higher seed campus site)

Game 1: (10) Lehigh (4-10 overall; 4-10 conf) at (7) Boston U. (6-10 overall; 6-10 conf) at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+)


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Quarterfinals (at higher seed campus sites)

Game 2: (9) Loyola, MD (4-10 overall; 4-10 conf) at (1) Navy (15-2 overall; 12-1 conf) at noon ET (ESPN+)


Game 3: (10) Lehigh/(7) Boston U. winner at (2) Colgate (11-1 overall; 11-1 conf) at 1 p.m. ET (ESPN+)


Game 4: (6) Bucknell (4-6 overall; 4-6 conf) at (3) Lafayette (9-5 overall; 9-5 conf) at 2 p.m. ET (ESPN+)


Game 5: (5) American (4-5 overall; 4-5 conf) at (4) Army (7-7 overall; 11-8 conf) at 3 p.m. ET (ESPN+)


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Semifinals (at higher seed campus sites)

Game 6: Semifinal #1 at 5:30 p.m. ET (CBSSN)


Game 7: Semifinal #2 at 8 p.m. ET (CBSSN)


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Championship Game-(at higher seed campus site)

Game 8: Championship Game (Auto Bid) at noon ET (CBS)



Tournament Winners (last 10 years):

2020: (3) Boston U. (21-13 overall; 12-6 conf)

2019: (1) Colgate (24-11 overall; 13-5 conf)

2018: (1) Bucknell (25-10 overall; 16-2 conf)

2017: (1) Bucknell (26-9 overall; 15-3 conf)

2016: (9) Holy Cross (15-20 overall; 5-13 conf)

2015: (4) Lafayette (20-13 overall; 9-9 conf)

2014: (2) American (20-13 overall; 13-5 conf)

2013: (1) Bucknell (28-6 overall; 12-2 conf)

2012: (2) Lehigh (27-8 overall; 11-3 conf)

2011: (1) Bucknell (25-9 overall; 13-1 conf)



NET ratings through games of 3/2/21 (347 teams)

Colgate-9

Navy-84

Army-122

American-168

Loyola Md.-182

Boston U.-188

Lafayette-198

Holy Cross-204 (not participating due to COVID pause)

Bucknell-219

Lehigh-280


Kenpom ratings as of 3/3/21

Colgate-93

Navy-142

Army-202

Loyola Md.-217

American-249

Lafayette-251

Boston U.-264

Bucknell-265

Holy Cross-304 (not participating due to COVID pause)

Lehigh-329


Here are some links for previews of the 2021 Patriot League Conference tournament and the official tournament championship page (in no particular order):


Patriot League Conference official Tournament Championship page: https://patriotleague.org/tournaments/?id=304


Sports Betting Dime preview link: https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/news/ncaab/2021-patriot-league-tournament-odds-preview-picks/


KCOU FM preview link: https://kcou.fm/patriot-league-tournament-preview-go-navy-beat-colgate/


Mid-Major Madness preview link: https://www.midmajormadness.com/2020/3/1/21160154/2020-patriot-league-tournament-bracket-preview-how-to-watch


FanSided/Busting Brackets preview link: https://bustingbrackets.com/2020/03/02/patriot-league-basketball-2020-conference-tournament-preview-predictions/


Three-Man-Weave preview link: https://www.three-man-weave.com/3mw/patriot-tournament-preview-2021


My brief take: Colgate is the favorite here although they are the 2-seed. I am kinda pulling for Navy (the 1 seed) as I don't remember them being any good since David Robinson. Also, this is a weird tourney that has both been won 5 out of the last 10 years by the 1 seed, and also had a 9 seed(!) win in that same timespan. If Loyola, Md. (the 9 seed) gets past Navy in the quarters, they could make a Cinderella run. I will play it safe again and pick Colgate to win the tournament. Enjoy!

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