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Breaking down the Patriot League basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the Patriot League Championship, which will be hosted on campus sites.

Colgate Raiders forward Rapolas Ivanauskas reacts as he walks off the court after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Patriot League Conference Championship stretches from March 3-11, with games on team’s home floors on four different dates. The tournament will continuously send the lowest seeds to the highest seeds, with the top-six seeds getting first-round byes. The top-four seeds are guaranteed a home game.

It’s unclear exactly how the Patriot League will broadcast the tournament, but the championship game is generally nationally televised.

March 3

Game 1: No. 7 Bucknell 65-62 over No. 10 Holy Cross
Game 2: No. 8 Lehigh 78-75 over No. 9 Loyola-MD

March 5

Game 3: No. 8 Lehigh 70-83 No. 1 Colgate, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 4: No. 7 Bucknell 64-59 No. 2 American, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 5: No. 6 Navy 63-69 No. 3 Boston University, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 6: No. 5 Lafayette 73-68 No. 4 Army, 7:00 p.m. ET

March 8

Game 7: No. 5 Lafayette 61-64 No. 3 Boston University, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 8: No. 5 Lafayette 64-89 No. 1 Colgate, 7:00 p.m. ET

March 11

Championship (Game 9): Boston University vs. Colgate

The Colgate Raiders are dominating Patriot League play thus far, but with a KenPom ranking of 122, this is an obvious one-bid league. Colgate will have home floor throughout the tournament, so another school will likely have to knock them off on the road to get a chance at representing the Patriot League in March Madness.