Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament

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Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference Patriot League
Number of teams 10
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium on-campus sites
Current location on-campus sites
Played 1991–present
Last contest 2018
Current champion Bucknell Bison
Most championships Bucknell and Holy Cross (6)
Official website PatriotLeague.CSTV.com Men's Basketball

The Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament is held at the conclusion of each regular season. The winner of the tournament is awarded an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.

History of the tournament finals[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up MVP Venue Regular season champion
1991 Fordham 84–81 OT Holy Cross Damon Lopez, FU Hart Center (Worcester, MA) Fordham
1992 Fordham 70–56 Bucknell Fred Herzog, FU Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA) Bucknell, Fordham
1993 Holy Cross 98–73 Bucknell Rob Feaster, HC Davis Gym (Lewisburg, PA) Bucknell
1994 Navy 78–76 Colgate TJ Hall, Navy Alumni Hall (Annapolis, MD) Colgate, Fordham, Holy Cross, Navy
1995 Colgate 68–63 Navy Tucker Neale, CU Cotterell Court (Hamilton, NY) Bucknell, Colgate
1996 Colgate 74–65 Holy Cross Adonal Foyle, CU Cotterell Court (Hamilton, NY) Colgate, Navy
1997 Navy 76–75 Bucknell Hassan Booker, Navy Alumni Hall (Annapolis, MD) Navy
1998 Navy 93–85 Lafayette Skip Victor, Navy Alumni Hall (Annapolis, MD) Lafayette, Navy
1999 Lafayette 67–63 Bucknell Brian Ehlers, LC Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA) Lafayette
2000 Lafayette 87–61 Navy Stefan Ciosici, LC Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA) Lafayette, Navy
2001 Holy Cross 68–64 OT Navy Josh Sankes, HC Hart Center (Worcester, MA) Holy Cross
2002 Holy Cross 58–54 American Tim Szatko, HC Bender Arena (Washington, D.C.) American
2003 Holy Cross 72–64 American Patrick Whearty, HC Hart Center (Worcester, MA) Holy Cross
2004 Lehigh 59–57 American Austen Rowland, LU Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA) American, Lehigh
2005 Bucknell 61–57 Holy Cross Charles Lee, BU Hart Center (Worcester, MA) Holy Cross
2006 Bucknell 74–59 Holy Cross Charles Lee, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA) Bucknell
2007 Holy Cross 74–66 Bucknell Keith Simmons, HC Hart Center (Worcester, MA) Bucknell, Holy Cross
2008 American 52–46 Colgate Garrison Carr, AU Bender Arena (Washington, D.C.) American
2009 American 73–57 Holy Cross Garrison Carr, AU Bender Arena (Washington, D.C.) American
2010 Lehigh 74–59 Lafayette Zahir Carrington, LU Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA) Lehigh
2011 Bucknell 72–57 Lafayette Mike Muscala, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA) Bucknell
2012 Lehigh 82–77 Bucknell C. J. McCollum, LU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA) Bucknell
2013 Bucknell 64–56 Lafayette Mike Muscala, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA) Bucknell
2014 American 55–36 Boston University Darius Gardner, AU Agganis Arena (Boston, MA) Boston University
2015 Lafayette 65–63 American Nick Lindner, LC Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA) Bucknell
2016 Holy Cross 59–56 Lehigh Malachi Alexander, HC Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA) Bucknell
2017 Bucknell 81–65 Lehigh Zach Thomas, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA) Bucknell
2018 Bucknell 83–54 Colgate Stephen Brown, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA) Bucknell

Sources:[1][2]

Championships by school[edit]

Tournament Regular season
Team Championships Years Championships (Solo) Years
Bucknell 6 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018 12 (9) 1992^, 1993, 1995^, 2006, 2007^, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Holy Cross 6 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2016 5 (3) 1994^, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007^
American 3 2008, 2009, 2014 4 (3) 2002, 2004^, 2008, 2009
Lehigh 3 2004, 2010, 2012 2 (1) 2004^, 2010
Navy 3 1994, 1997, 1998 5 (1) 1994^, 1996^, 1997, 1998^, 2000^
Lafayette 3 1999, 2000, 2015 3 (1) 1998^, 1999, 2000^
Colgate 2 1995, 1996 3 (0) 1994^, 1995^, 1996^
Fordham 2 1991, 1992 3 (1) 1991, 1992^, 1994^
Boston University 0 1 (1) 2014
Army 0 0 (0)
Loyola University Maryland 0 0 (0)
Total 28 37 (19)

^ Regular season co-champion
† Fordham departed the Patriot League in all sports (except football) in 1995.

All-time Patriot League Tournament records[edit]

Records as of March 7, 2018

Team Games Wins Losses Win %
American 38 23 15 .605
Bucknell 62 40 22 .645
Holy Cross 56 34 22 .607
Boston University 9 4 5 .444
Lehigh 47 22 25 .468
Lafayette 47 22 25 .468
Colgate 47 20 27 .426
Navy 40 16 24 .400
Army 37 9 28 .243
Loyola University Maryland 7 2 5 .286

*Fordham left the Patriot League in men's basketball after the 1994–95 season, with an cumulative tournament record of 7–3 in its 5 seasons with the league.

All-time regular season standings[edit]

Records as of February 24, 2018

Team Games Wins Losses Win % Titles (solo) Last Winning seasons
Bucknell 398 281 117 .706 12 (9) 2018 24 (of 28)
Boston University 90 57 33 .633 1 (1) 2014 4 (of 5)
American 258 146 112 .566 4 (1) 2009 9 (of 17)
Holy Cross 398 229 169 .575 5 (3) 2007 15 (of 28)
Colgate 398 193 205 .485 3 (1) 1996 11 (of 28)
Navy 386 181 205 .469 5 (1) 2000 13 (of 27)
Lehigh* 398 187 211 .470 2 (2) 2010 12 (of 28)
Loyola University Maryland 90 35 55 .389 0 (0) n/a 0 (of 5)
Lafayette 398 167 231 .420 3 (1) 2000 7 (of 28)
Army 398 117 281 .294 0 (0) n/a 2 (of 28)

*Adjusted for vacated wins of 2004–05 season. Lehigh finished with a league record of 7–7, but later vacated 6 wins for an adjusted record of 1–13 (per https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/friv/forfeits.cgi)

**Fordham left the Patriot League in men's basketball after the 1994–95 season, with an cumulative record of 46–22 (0.676), 3 regular season titles (1 solo) and winning seasons in 4 of 5 played.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Patriot League Men's Basketball Champions". Patriot League. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2013–14 Patriot League Men's Basketball Yearbook" (PDF). Patriot League. pp. 25–34, 45. Retrieved February 27, 2014.