It was perhaps a fitting ending for a Patriot League season that defied much logic anyway.
Colgate had just finished off a much-improved Lehigh squad at Cotterell Court, and despite going 3-10 in non-conference play, a victory by defending champion American at home over Bucknell would have given the Raiders a share of the league title for the first time in 19 years, as well as home court throughout the league tournament.
Yes, there has been some variety, but unlike many other conferences this season the Patriot League has played fairly close to form in the non-conference slate. Perhaps because of that, you can make a case for several horses in the field of 10 to cross the wire first at the end of the league race, which begins on Wednesday when the conference gate opens. Continue reading →