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Username Post: Around the Patriot League 2017-18        (Topic#20396)
jkrun80 
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01-05-18 08:47 PM - Post#242218    
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Lafayette upsets Colgate in Hamilton. Loyola leading Boston at home.

 
jkrun80 
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01-05-18 09:03 PM - Post#242221    
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Loyola hangs on to win. Bison are tied for 1st again. Seven teams tied at 2-1.

 
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01-05-18 10:40 PM - Post#242235    
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Holy Cross led 19-3 at Lehigh before losing, falling to 0-3, 3-11.

In a familiar theme, according to more than one logic-challenged poster at Crossports, the Crusaders' poor performance in the Patriot League springs from the fact that the Crusaders are in the Patriot League.

Declared one of them: "The Patriot League is holding this team back."


 
Bison137 
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01-05-18 11:26 PM - Post#242240    
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Yes, the illogic continues to rise to new levels.

Having said that, there are a lot of HC posters who recognize that the PL is not responsible for their nine years of mediocre (or worse) W-L records.




 
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01-05-18 11:41 PM - Post#242241    
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Lehigh's 6-7 PF Ed Porter is reportedly academically ineligible for the upcoming semester. That effectively leaves LU with only eight players - unless one of their two injured centers miraculously becomes a contributor. Worse, they now only have one interior player - freshman center James Karnik, who has been quite good so far.

Porter was a juco transfer, and it appears Lehigh was afraid they would take some flak for bringing in a recruit from a junior college. When he signed, their press release noted his HS GPA and his Juco GPA - both of which mean nothing without a lot of context. "Porter is a junior college transfer, who just graduated from Florida Southwestern State College. Strong in the classroom, Porter posted a 3.8 GPA this past year and was a strong student coming out of high school (4.1 GPA)."





 
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01-07-18 11:03 PM - Post#242632    
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Navy at Colgate tips at 5. I guess they didn’t want to compete with the college football championship?

 
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01-07-18 11:16 PM - Post#242633    
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  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
Navy at Colgate tips at 5. I guess they didn’t want to compete with the college football championship?





I assume you're being a bit facetious since the crowd is likely to be near zero no matter when the game starts and whether it is up against the football championship game or a local curling match. One possible explanation is that Navy starts classes the next morning and they wanted to get back at a halfway reasonable hour. It is a 6-hour bus ride - assuming they don't have some way to take a flight home. Army and Navy, btw, start second semester classes significantly earlier than the eight other PL schools.




 
Bison89 
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01-08-18 11:10 AM - Post#242685    
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Also, they are calling for an ice storm that will leave a coating ice on roads in NJ starting sometime this afternoon. The Midshipmen probably want to leave ASAP.

BTW, if they never played this game, would anybody know?
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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01-11-18 02:29 PM - Post#243029    
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Lafayette led Army 45-26 early in the second half - at West Point. From that point on, they were outscored 55-26, losing by ten. The difference in the game was turnovers: Lafayette had 18, Army had 6.




 
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01-17-18 09:24 PM - Post#243880    
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Games tonight:

American 69 Boston U 58 @ Boston
Holy Cross 70 Army 66 @ HC
Navy 75 Lafayette 72 @LC
Colgate 76 Lehigh 72

- Colgate led LU 50-22 late in the first half; outscored 50-26 the rest of the way, but held on.

- Sam Iorio, AU's talented freshman forward, had 26 points. Boston had a 34-25 rebounding edge, but AU countered by having 12 turnovers to 21 for Boston.




 
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01-17-18 09:27 PM - Post#243881    
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Current Standings:

Bucknell 6-1
Boston 5-2
Army 4-3
Colgate 4-3
Navy 4-3
Lehigh 3-4
Loyola 3-4
American 2-5
Holy Cross 2-5
Lafayette 2-5




 
jkrun80 
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01-17-18 09:28 PM - Post#243882    
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Woo hoo! back into 1st place. That Boston score is a shocker. I expected the other three games to be close.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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01-20-18 04:13 PM - Post#244214    
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No churn at the top today, as Boston University, Army and Colgate all won.

 
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01-20-18 08:19 PM - Post#244259    
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  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
No churn at the top today, as Boston University, Army and Colgate all won.



One bit of churn. Navy was tied for 3rd with Colgate and Army. Not only did they lose to Boston, but they did it at home. Unless Boston loses to LC on Wednesday while the Bison win at Navy, the Bison game next Saturday at Boston will be very big, possibly for tournament home court advantage.




 
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01-20-18 08:31 PM - Post#244262    
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I’m a bit nervous for the game at Navy.

 
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01-20-18 09:25 PM - Post#244272    
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I’m a bit nervous for the game at Navy.




I am also. Navy has underachieved somewhat in league play, but they have a very experienced team that was generally picked for 2nd or 3rd in various rankings. Note that I was wrong in my post above, however. They actually were one game out of 3rd entering today.

Hopefully the government shut-down won't affect Navy's athletic program, as it has that of Air Force, who cancelled multiple games today. I would hate to have to make up a cancelled Navy game by cramming it into the schedule later in the year.




 
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01-20-18 10:00 PM - Post#244278    
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  • Bison137 Said:
  • MrPhillie Said:
I’m a bit nervous for the game at Navy.




I am also. Navy has underachieved somewhat in league play, but they have a very experienced team that was generally picked for 2nd or 3rd in various rankings. Note that I was wrong in my post above, however. They actually were one game out of 3rd entering today.






I take back my correction. I was right the first time about Navy's spot in the standings. The PL website is wrong, claiming incorrectly that Navy has five league losses. They will probably figure it out eventually.




 
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01-20-18 10:04 PM - Post#244280    
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Unless Boston loses to LC on Wednesday while the Bison win at Navy, the Bison game next Saturday at Boston will be very big, possibly for tournament home court advantage.

*Sunday, noon tip


 
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01-20-18 10:08 PM - Post#244283    
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The Navy announcers made it sound like Tom Lacey was playing at less than 100%, Wieck also seems to have a lingering shoulder injury but seemed fine.

 
Bison137 
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01-20-18 10:17 PM - Post#244286    
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  • SomedayCameSuddenly Said:
The Navy announcers made it sound like Tom Lacey was playing at less than 100%, Wieck also seems to have a lingering shoulder injury but seemed fine.




Lacey sprained his ankle near the end of their last OOC game December 21st. He then missed their first league game but returned, albeit for limited minutes, the next game. However, he is averaging 33 mpg the last two weeks, so I doubt he is much less than 100%, although it may still be bothering him somewhat. Of course at this time of the year, a lot of players are performing with nagging injuries.




 
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