Women’s Basketball to close regular season with weekend series vs. American

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BETHLEHEM, PA. – The Patriot League has announced rescheduled competition dates for Lehigh and American Women’s basketball programs. The Mountain Hawks and Eagles meet on Saturday February 27th and Sunday February 28th. The Bison Eagles weekend series was canceled on Wednesday due to a positive COVID-19 test on Tier 1 of the Bucknell women’s basketball program.

Due to the rescheduling last week, the Lehigh Lafayette series was postponed from February 27th to 28th because Bucknell was not available. If Bucknell could play this weekend, the bison would have had a home-and-home series against Lafayette.

American will host Lehigh on Saturday, while Lehigh American will host Senior Day on Sunday at the Stabler Arena. Both games will start at 2pm on ESPN +.

NCAA TIER 1 DEFINITION (PDF): Tier 1 is the highest level of exposure and consists of individuals for whom physical distancing and facial covering are not possible or effective during exercise or competition. Examples of relevant people are athletes, coaches, sports coaches, physical therapists, medical personnel, equipment personnel, and civil servants.

Fans can visit the Patriot League’s official website – www.patriotleague.org – for updated planning information on men’s and women’s basketball, as well as the league’s other 22 sports. Almost every Patriot League basketball for men and women can be seen on ESPN + – www.patriotleague.tv. International viewers can visit www.patriotleague.org/watch to cover the league. In addition, selected basketball games from the Patriot League are broadcast nationwide on the CBS Sports Network.

In its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement, the Patriot League continues to demonstrate that student athletes can excel in both academics and track and field without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved while its member institutions continue to be committed to the core 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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