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