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Brackets Set for Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament

Navy will take on Bucknell in Wednesday's Patriot League Tournament quarterfinas.

Navy will take on Bucknell in Wednesday's Patriot League Tournament quarterfinas.

Feb. 26, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With the Patriot League regular season concluding yesterday, the pairings have been announced for the 2012 Patriot League men's basketball tournament, beginning Wednesday night at four campus sites.

The eighth-seeded Midshipmen will travel to Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, Pa., to take on Bucknell on Wednesday, tipping off at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available by calling 577-570-1000 or in person at the Weis Center Box Office on Bucknell's campus during business hours.

Should Navy upset the Bison, the Midshipmen would then play at either fourth-seeded Holy Cross or fifth-seeded Lafayette on Saturday, March 3 at either 2:00 or 4:30 pm. Both semifinal games will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.

The finals will be played at the site of the highest remaining seed on Wednesday, March 7, beginning at 7:00 pm. The contest will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

The other half of the bracket features second-seeded Lehigh hosting seventh-seeded Colgate and third-seeded American taking on sixth-seeded Army.

Bucknell swept the season series with the Midshipmen this year, winning 66-51 in Annapolis on Jan. 28 and then again just Saturday night, 64-55, in Lewisburg. Bucknell has won four in a row in the series after Navy won five of the six previous meetings.

Navy leads the all-time series against Bucknell, 34-29.

Navy owns a 13-17 Patriot League Tournament record in 20 tournament appearances. Navy has not won a tournament game since 2001 as five of Navy's losses since that year have come in overtime.

Navy is 3-2 all-time against Bucknell in the Patriot League Tournament, but is 0-2 against the Bison in the quarterfinal round. The Midshipmen are just 4-14 in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal round and are 0-2 in tournament games in Lewisburg, Pa.

It marks the fifth time that Navy will face the same opponent in the quarterfinals that it did in the regular-season finale (1994 vs. Army; 1995 vs. Lehigh; 2005 vs. American; 2009 vs. Colgate). Navy is 2-2 in the rematches. The Mids are 1-5 all-time against the tournament top seed.

 

 

Individually, Jordan Sugars (Sr. / Winchester, Va.) is averaging 8.7 ppg and 4.7 rpg in three tournament games. No other player has appeared in more than one Patriot League Tournament game during their career.

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