2020 Patriot League women's basketball tournament: Matchups, players to know and more

The 2020 Patriot League Conference women’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The tournament is set to begin March 7 and run through March 15, at the highest-seeded schools.

Each of the conference’s 10 teams made the tournament.

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Here is the schedule of the Patriot tournament.

MARCH 7 – FIRST ROUND

No. 7 American def. No. 10 Navy, 63-53.

No. 9 Army def. No. 8 Loyola (MD), 72-65.

MARCH 9 – QUARTERFINALS

No. 1 Bucknell def. No. 9 Army, 87-61.

No. 2 Boston def. No. 7 American, 46-44.

No. 6 Lehigh def. No. 3 Colgate, 69-62.

No. 4 Holy Cross def. No. 5 Lafayette, 52-33.

MARCH 12 – SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Bucknell vs. No. 4 Holy Cross

No. 2 Boston vs. No. 6 Lehigh

MARCH 15 – CHAMPIONSHIP

Semifinal Winner vs. Semifinal winner

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PATRIOT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

5 PLAYERS TO KNOW

LAUREN MANIS, HOLY CROSS: Lauren Manis was one of the top scorers in the Patriot League during the 2019-20 season. Manis recorded 18.6 points and 11.4 rebounds during the regular season.

RACHEL THOMPSON, COLGATE: Rachel Thompson helped Colgate to one of the best records in the Patriot League during the 2019-20 season. Thompson averaged 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

ELLIE MACK, BUCKNELL: Ellie Mack was the top player on the No. 1-seeded Bucknell team. Mack averaged 15.2 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Bison.

KATIE NELSON, BOSTON: Katie Nelson led the Terriers with 12.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Boston is the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

NATALIE KUCOWSKI, LAFAYETTE: Natalie Kucowski is the top scorer on a well-rounded Lafayette team. She was averaging a double-double during the regular season with 13.9 points and 12.9 rebounds per game.

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2019 CHAMPION

Bucknell is looking to repeat as champion. The Bison defeated American, 66-54, last year.