Patriot League announces Women’s Basketball Championship Field

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BETHLEHEM, PA. – The Patriot League announced the Patriot League women’s basketball championship field on Sunday evening as the fourth-filled Lehigh women’s basketball team will face the fifth-filled Holy Cross on Sunday, March 7th at 2pm at the Stabler Arena.

Bucknell earned number one in the PenFed Credit Union Patriot League Women’s Basketball Championship in 2021 as the 2020-21 regular season ended on Sunday. This year’s championship begins on Sunday March 7th with four quarter-finals.

Boston University enters the tournament as runner-up for the second year in a row, while American is third and Lehigh is fourth. The first four seeds will host all games in the quarterfinals.

Holy Cross rounds out the top 5, followed by Army West Point (No. 6), Lafayette (No. 7), and Loyola Maryland (No. 8).

The Patriot League semi-final is scheduled for Thursday March 11th, followed by the championship game on Sunday March 14th. The championship game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network, while the quarter-finals and semifinals will be broadcast on ESPN +.

The Colgate women’s basketball program will not be participating in the tournament as they have withdrawn from the remainder of the 2020-21 season for non-COVID-19 health and safety reasons.

The Navy women’s basketball team will also not participate in the tournament due to a positive COVID-19 test within level 1 of the program.

For more information, please visit the 2021 PenFed Credit Union Patriot League Women’s Basketball Championship page by CLICKING HERE.

2021 PenFed Credit Union Patriot League women’s basketball tournament field

No. 1 – Bucknell (8-0 PL, 6-0 Central)
No. 2. – Boston University (10-2 PL, 9-1 North)
No. 3. – Americans (6-2 PL, 6-1 South)
No. 4. – Lehigh (7-5 ​​PL, 3-5 Central)
No. 5. – Holy Cross (7-7 PL, 6-5 North)
No. 6 – Army West Point (6-8 PL, 5-7 North)
No. 7. – Lafayette (5-7 PL, 1-5 Central)
# 8 – Loyola Maryland (0-12 PL, 0-6 South)

Patriot League championship schedule
Quarter-finals (Sunday March 7th)

No. 8 Loyola Maryland at No. 1 Bucknell | 4 p.m. | ESPN +
No. 7 Lafayette at No. 2 Boston University | 2 p.m. | ESPN +
No. 6 Army West Point at No. 3 American | 4 p.m. | ESPN +
No. 5 Holy Cross at No. 4 Lehigh | 2 p.m. | ESPN +

Semi-finals (Thursday March 11th)

With two tallest remaining seeds | Times TBD | ESPN +

Championship game (Sunday March 14th)

Maximum remaining seeds | 4 p.m. | CBSSN

The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement and continues to show that student athletes can excel in both academics and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved while its member institutions continue to be committed to the basic principle of admitting and promoting student athletes who are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League facilities is seen as an important part of comprehensive training.

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