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 March 8, 2017
Current champion Bucknell Bison
Most championships Holy Cross Crusaders (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, DC) 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, DC) American
2009 American 73–57 Holy Cross Garrison Carr, AU Bender Arena (Washington, DC) 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, Bucknell Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA) Bucknell

Sources:[1][2]

Championships by school[edit]

Tournament Regular season
Team Championships Years Championships (Solo) Years
Holy Cross 6 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2016 5 (3) 1994^, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007^
Bucknell 5 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2017 11 (8) 1992^, 1993, 1995^, 2006, 2007^, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
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 27 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 8, 2017

Team Games Wins Losses Win %
American 37 23 14 .622
Bucknell 58 36 22 .621
Holy Cross 54 33 21 .611
Boston University 7 4 3 .571
Lehigh 46 22 24 .478
Lafayette 45 21 24 .467
Colgate 43 18 25 .419
Navy 39 16 23 .410
Army 36 9 27 .250
Loyola University Maryland 5 1 4 .200
Fordham 10 7 3 .700

All-time regular season standings[edit]

Records as of March 5, 2017

Team Games Wins Losses Win % Titles (shared) Last Top scorer PL era Winning seasons
Bucknell 380 264 116 .695 11 (3) 2016–17 Mike Muscala 23 (of 27)
Boston University 72 47 25 .653 1 (0) 2013–14 Eric Fanning 3 (of 4)
American 240 143 97 .596 4 (3) 2008–09 Andre Ingram 9 (of 16)
Holy Cross 380 221 159 .582 5 (2) 2006–07 Rob Feaster 15 (of 27)
Colgate 380 181 199 .476 3 (2) 1995–96 Tucker Neale 10 (of 27)
Navy 368 170 198 .462 5 (4) 1999–2000 Greg Sprink 12 (of 27)
Lehigh* 380 177 203 .466 2 (0) 2009–10 C. J. McCollum 11 (of 27)
Loyola University Maryland 72 29 43 .403 0 (0) n/a Andre Walker 0 (of 4)
Lafayette 380 160 220 .421 3 (2) 1999–2000 Brian Ehlers 7 (of 27)
Army 380 112 268 .295 0 (0) n/a Mark Lueking 2 (of 27)
Fordham 68 46 22 .676 3 (2) 1993–94 Sherwin Content 4 (of 5)

*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 http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/friv/forfeits.cgi)

Television coverage[edit]

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.