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Patriot League Tournament bracket and schedule: Colgate steals 1 seed on final day

Bucknell is the 2 seed.

NCAA Basketball: Colgate at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Three weeks ago, it looked like Bucknell would cruise to a Patriot League regular season championship. And while the Bison did earn a share of the conference title with a win over Army on Saturday, Colgate earned the 1 seed in the league tournament.

Colgate’s last loss was one month ago Saturday, as the Raiders capped their regular season with a 76-70 win over Lafayette. Bucknell ended the season with three losses in five games, forcing it to settle for the 2 seed and a potential road game in the Patriot League championship if seeds hold.

The top six teams in the league received a first-round buy, leaving Loyola Md. to face Boston University, and Holy Cross to play Lafayette for the right to face the top two teams in the quarterfinals.

It all gets started on Tuesday night, with the quarters two days later. Here’s what the bracket looks like:

Tournament Bracket

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How to Watch

First Round (Tues., March 5)

Patriot League Network will stream both games.

Game 1: No. 9 Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds at No. 8 Boston University Terriers

Game 2: No. 10 Holy Cross Crusaders at No. 7 Lafayette Leopards

Quarterfinals (Thurs., March 7)

Patriot League Network will stream all four games.

Game 3: Game 1 Winner at No. 1 Colgate Raiders, 7 p.m, (Stadium)

Game 4: No. 5 Navy Midshipmen at No. 4 American Eagles

Game 5: Game 2 Winner at No. 2 Bucknell Bison

Game 6: No. 6 Army Black Knights at No. 3 Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Semifinals (Sun., March 10)

CBSSN will air both games.

Game 7: No. 8/5/4 at No. 1/4/5, 12 p.m.

Game 8: No. 7/6/3 at No. 2/3/6, 2 p.m.

Championship (Wed., March 13)

Game 9: Lowest-remaining seed at Highest-remaining seed, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)