Holy Cross To Play Army In Opening Round Of Patriot League Tournament

WORCESTER, Mass. - The pairings have been announced for the 2010 Patriot League Women's Basketball Tournament. The 2010 Patriot League Tournament, held at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass., will consist of four quarterfinals games starting at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 and two semifinal games beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 7. Holy Cross will play as the No. 5 seed, matching up with Army, the No. 4 seed for the 12:00 p.m. game slate.

American and Lehigh both finished tied for the Patriot League lead at 13-1, with each team's only League loss coming against each other. As a result, Monday morning's RPI rankings from Collegiate Basketball News served as the tiebreaker. Lehigh was ranked 75th while American was 118th, giving Lehigh the top seed. The top-seeded Mountain Hawks will meet eighth-seeded Bucknell in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinals. Second-seeded American will take on seventh-seeded Lafayette in a first-round rematch from last season. In the other quarterfinal game, third-seeded Navy will meet No. 6 Colgate.

Tickets are available for the first two rounds of the 2010 Patriot League Women's Basketball Tournament. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Holy Cross box office at 508-793-2573. Single-day tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. A tournament package is available for $20 for adults and $10 for students. All tickets are general admission. This will mark the fourth time Holy Cross has hosted the full-field tournament.

2010 Patriot League Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Saturday, March 6
At Worcester, Mass.
Noon: No. 4 Army vs. No. 5 Holy Cross
2:30: No. 1 Lehigh vs. No. 8 Bucknell
5:00 p.m.: No. 2 American vs. No. 7 Lafayette
7:30 p.m.: No. 3 Navy vs. No. 6 Colgate

Sunday, March 7
At Worcester, Mass.
1:00 p.m.: Army/Holy Cross vs. Lehigh/Bucknell
3:30 p.m.: American/Lafayette vs. Navy/Colgate

Saturday, March 13
At Highest Remaining Seed
6:00 p.m.: TBD vs. TBD (CBS College Sports)