Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament

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.

Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament
Number of teams10
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumon-campus sites
Current locationon-campus sites
Played1991–present
Last contest2019
Current championColgate Raiders
Most championshipsHoly Cross and Bucknell (6)
TV partner(s)CBS Sports Network
Official websitePatriotLeague.CSTV.com Men's Basketball

Tournament Finals results

Year Champion Score Runner-up MVP Venue
1991 Fordham 84–81 OT Holy Cross Damon Lopez, FU Hart Center (Worcester, MA)
1992 Fordham 70–56 Bucknell Fred Herzog, FU Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA)
1993 Holy Cross 98–73 Bucknell Rob Feaster, HC Davis Gym (Lewisburg, PA)
1994 Navy 78–76 Colgate TJ Hall, Navy Alumni Hall (Annapolis, MD)
1995 Colgate 68–63 Navy Tucker Neale, CU Cotterell Court (Hamilton, NY)
1996 Colgate 74–65 Holy Cross Adonal Foyle, CU Cotterell Court (Hamilton, NY)
1997 Navy 76–75 Bucknell Hassan Booker, Navy Alumni Hall (Annapolis, MD)
1998 Navy 93–85 Lafayette Skip Victor, Navy Alumni Hall (Annapolis, MD)
1999 Lafayette 67–63 Bucknell Brian Ehlers, LC Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA)
2000 Lafayette 87–61 Navy Stefan Ciosici, LC Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA)
2001 Holy Cross 68–64 OT Navy Josh Sankes, HC Hart Center (Worcester, MA)
2002 Holy Cross 58–54 American Tim Szatko, HC Bender Arena (Washington, D.C.)
2003 Holy Cross 72–64 American Patrick Whearty, HC Hart Center (Worcester, MA)
2004 Lehigh 59–57 American Austen Rowland, LU Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA)
2005 Bucknell 61–57 Holy Cross Charles Lee, BU Hart Center (Worcester, MA)
2006 Bucknell 74–59 Holy Cross Charles Lee, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA)
2007 Holy Cross 74–66 Bucknell Keith Simmons, HC Hart Center (Worcester, MA)
2008 American 52–46 Colgate Garrison Carr, AU Bender Arena (Washington, D.C.)
2009 American 73–57 Holy Cross Garrison Carr, AU Bender Arena (Washington, D.C.)
2010 Lehigh 74–59 Lafayette Zahir Carrington, LU Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA)
2011 Bucknell 72–57 Lafayette Mike Muscala, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA)
2012 Lehigh 82–77 Bucknell C. J. McCollum, LU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA)
2013 Bucknell 64–56 Lafayette Mike Muscala, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA)
2014 American 55–36 Boston University Darius Gardner, AU Agganis Arena (Boston, MA)
2015 Lafayette 65–63 American Nick Lindner, LC Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA)
2016 Holy Cross 59–56 Lehigh Malachi Alexander, HC Stabler Arena (Bethlehem, PA)
2017 Bucknell 81–65 Lehigh Zach Thomas, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA)
2018 Bucknell 83–54 Colgate Stephen Brown, BU Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, PA)
2019 Colgate 94–80 Bucknell Jordan Burns, CU Cotterell Court (Hamilton, NY)

Sources:[1][2]

Championships by school

Tournament Regular season
Team Championships Years Championships (Solo) Years
Bucknell62005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2017, 201813 (9)1992^, 1993, 1995^, 2006, 2007^, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019^
Holy Cross61993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 20165 (3)1994^, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007^
American32008, 2009, 20144 (3)2002, 2004^, 2008, 2009
Lehigh32004, 2010, 20122 (1)2004^, 2010
Navy31994, 1997, 19985 (1)1994^, 1996^, 1997, 1998^, 2000^
Lafayette31999, 2000, 20153 (1)1998^, 1999, 2000^
Colgate31995, 1996, 20194 (0)1994^, 1995^, 1996^, 2019^
Fordham21991, 19923 (1)1991, 1992^, 1994^
Boston University01 (1)2014
Army00 (0)
Loyola University Maryland00 (0)
Total2940 (20)

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

Postseason results

NCAA Tournament results
Year W/L Seed PL Team Score Seed Opponent Score
1991 L 16 Fordham 64 16 St. Francis 70
1992 L 14 Fordham 58 3 Massachusetts 85
1993 L 13 Holy Cross 64 4 Arkansas 94
1994 L 16 Navy 53 1 Missouri 76
1995 L 16 Colgate 68 1 Kansas 72
1996 L 16 Colgate 59 1 Connecticut 68
1997 L 15 Navy 61 2 Utah 75
1998 L 16 Navy 52 1 North Carolina 88
1999 L 15 Lafayette 54 2 Miami (FL) 75
2000 L 15 Lafayette 42 2 Temple 73
2001 L 15 Holy Cross 68 2 Kentucky 72
2002 L 16 Holy Cross 59 1 Kansas 70
2003 L 14 Holy Cross 68 3 Marquette 72
2004 L 16 Lehigh 57 16 Florida A&M 72
2005 W 14 Bucknell 64 3 Kansas 63
2005 L 14 Bucknell 62 6 Wisconsin 71
2006 W 9 Bucknell 59 8 Arkansas 55
2006 L 9 Bucknell 56 1 Memphis 72
2007 L 13 Holy Cross 51 4 Southern Illinois 61
2008 L 15 American 57 2 Tennessee 72
2009 L 14 American 67 3 Villanova 80
2010 L 16 Lehigh 74 1 Kansas 90
2011 L 14 Bucknell 52 3 Connecticut 81
2012 W 15 Lehigh 75 2 Duke 70
2012 L 15 Lehigh 58 10 Xavier 70
2013 L 11 Bucknell 56 6 Butler 68
2014 L 15 American 35 2 Wisconsin 75
2015 L 16 Lafayette 52 1 Villanova 93
2016 L 16 Holy Cross 52 1 Oregon 91
2017 L 13 Bucknell 80 4 West Virginia 86
2018 L 14 Bucknell 78 3 Michigan St 82
2019 L 15 Colgate 70 2 Tennessee 77
NIT results
Year W/L Seed PL Team Score Seed Opponent Score
2005 W Holy Cross 78 Notre Dame 73
2005 L Holy Cross 60 St. Josephs 68
2012 W 8 Bucknell 65 1 Arizona 54
2012 L 8 Bucknell 67 5 Nevada 75
2014 L 7 Boston 62 2 Illinois 66
2015 L 8 Bucknell 67 1 Temple 73
2016 L 8 Bucknell 80 1 Monmouth 90

All-time Patriot League Tournament records

Records as of March 13, 2019

Team Games Wins Losses Win % Finals app. Semis app.
Bucknell 65 42 23 .646 13 22
American 39 23 16 .590 7 14
Holy Cross 58 35 23 .603 11 16
Boston University 11 5 6 .455 1 3
Lehigh 49 23 26 .469 5 15
Lafayette 48 22 26 .458 7 12
Colgate 50 23 27 .449 6 14
Navy 42 17 25 .405 6 8
Army 38 9 29 .237 0 8
Loyola University Maryland 8 2 6 .250 0 0

*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. In total Fordham made 2 finals appearances and 4 semi-finals appearances.

All-time regular season standings

Records as of March 3, 2019

Team Games Wins Losses Win % Titles (solo) Last Winning seasons
Bucknell 416 294 122 .707 13 (9) 2019 25 (of 29)
Boston University 108 64 44 .593 1 (1) 2014 4 (of 6)
American 276 155 121 .562 4 (1) 2009 9 (of 18)
Holy Cross 416 235 181 .565 5 (3) 2007 15 (of 29)
Colgate 416 206 210 .495 4 (0) 2019 12 (of 29)
Navy 404 189 215 .468 5 (1) 2000 13 (of 28)
Lehigh* 416 199 217 .478 2 (2) 2010 13 (of 29)
Loyola University Maryland 108 42 66 .389 0 (0) n/a 0 (of 6)
Lafayette 416 172 244 .413 3 (1) 2000 7 (of 29)
Army 416 125 291 .300 0 (0) n/a 2 (of 29)

*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.

Regular season honors

Year MVP Team CoY Team RoY Team DPoY Team
1991 Damon Lopez Fordham Nick Macarchuk Fordham Jim Nairus Holy Cross Not awarded Not awarded
1992 Patrick King Bucknell Jack Bruen Colgate Rob Feaster Holy Cross Not awarded Not awarded
1993 Mike Bright Bucknell Charlie Woollum Bucknell Alex Morris Army Not awarded Not awarded
1994 Tucker Neale Colgate Don DeVoe Navy Gordon Mboya Bucknell Not awarded Not awarded
1995 Rob Feaster Holy Cross Pat Flannery Bucknell Adonal Foyle Colgate Not awarded Not awarded
1996 Adonal Foyle Colgate Jack Bruen Colgate Stefan Ciosici Lafayette Not awarded Not awarded
1997 Adonal Foyle Colgate Flannery/DeVoe Bucknell/Navy Dan Bowen Bucknell Not awarded Not awarded
1998 Stefan Ciosici Lafayette Fran O'Hanlon Lafayette Tyson Whitfield Lafayette Not awarded Not awarded
1999 Brian Ehlers Lafayette Fran O'Hanlon Lafayette Pat Campolieta Colgate Not awarded Not awarded
2000 Brian Ehlers Lafayette Don DeVoe Navy Tim Szatko Holy Cross Not awarded Not awarded
2001 Tim Szatko Holy Cross Ralph Willard Holy Cross Mark Linebaugh Colgate Not awarded Not awarded
2002 Patrick Doctor American Pat Harris Army Nate Lufkin Holy Cross Not awarded Not awarded
2003 Patrick Whearty Holy Cross Billy Taylor Lehigh Kevin Bettencourt Bucknell Not awarded Not awarded
2004 Austen Rowland Lehigh Billy Taylor Lehigh Andre Ingram American Not awarded Not awarded
2005 Kevin Hamilton Holy Cross Ralph Willard Holy Cross Pat Doherty Holy Cross Abe Badmus Bucknell
2006 Charles Lee Bucknell Pat Flannery Bucknell Derrick Mercer American Kevin Hamilton Holy Cross
2007 Keith Simmons Holy Cross Ralph Willard Holy Cross Marquis Hall Lehigh Torey Thomas Holy Cross
2008 Greg Sprink Navy Billy Lange Navy Rob Keefer Lehigh Stephen Tyree Bucknell
2009 Derrick Mercer American Jeff Jones American RJ Evans Holy Cross Marcus Nelson Army
2010 CJ McCollum Lehigh Fran O'Hanlon Lafayette CJ McCollum Lehigh Bryan Cohen Bucknell
2011 Mike Muscala Bucknell Dave Paulsen Bucknell JJ Avila Navy Bryan Cohen Bucknell
2012 CJ McCollum Lehigh Dave Paulsen Bucknell Justin Burrell Holy Cross Bryan Cohen Bucknell
2013 Mike Muscala Bucknell Zach Spiker Army Kyle Wilson Army Mike Muscala Bucknell
2014 Cameron Ayers Bucknell Mike Brennan American Tim Kempton Lehigh Tony Wroblicky American
2015 Tim Kempton Lehigh Dave Paulsen Bucknell Kahron Ross Lehigh Luke Roh Colgate
2016 Tim Kempton Lehigh Nathan Davis Bucknell Delante Jones American Will Kelly Army
2017 Nana Foulland Bucknell Nathan Davis Bucknell Will Rayman Colgate Nana Foulland Bucknell
2018 Zach Thomas Bucknell Matt Langel Colgate Alex Petrie Lafayette Jehyve Floyd Holy Cross
2019 Rapolas Ivanauskas Colgate Matt Langel Colgate Tucker Richardson Colgate Jehyve Floyd Holy Cross

Broadcasters

Television

Year Network Play-by-play Analyst Sideline
2019 CBS Sports Network Jason Knapp Mo Cassara Jenny Dell
2018 CBS Sports Network Jason Knapp Pete Gillen Cassie McKinney
2017 CBS Sports Network Jason Knapp Mo Cassara
2016 CBS Sports Network Jason Knapp Mo Cassara
2015 CBS Sports Network Jason Knapp Chris Spatola
2014 CBS Sports Network Jason Knapp Chris Spatola
2013[3] CBS Sports Network Bob Socci Chris Spatola
2012[4] CBS Sports Network Bob Socci Vince Curran
2011[5] ESPN2 Jon Sciambi LaPhonso Ellis
2010[6] ESPN Jon Sciambi LaPhonso Ellis
2009[7] ESPN Dave Barnett Tim Welsh
2008[8] ESPN Dave O'Brien Bob Valvano
2007[9] ESPN2 Bob Wischusen Tim McCormick
2006[10] ESPN2 Bob Wischusen Donny Marshall
2005[11] ESPN2 Dave Revsine Jay Williams
2004[12] ESPN2 Dave Revsine Doug Gottlieb
2003[13] ESPN Dave Revsine Doris Burke
2001[14] ESPN Dewayne Staats Bob Wenzel

Radio

Year Network Play-by-play Analyst
2016 Westwood One Scott Graham Kevin Grevey
2015 Westwood One Scott Graham Kevin Grevey
2014 Westwood One Scott Graham Kyle Macy
2013 Dial Global Sports John Tautges Kevin Grevey

See also

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