2009 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2009 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2008-09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place on March 4, 2009 as a single-elimination tournament, with games being played at the higher seeds' home courts. The American University Eagles won the league's regular season, and received the number one seed in the tournament. The higher seed in each match-up was the host team for each game. The Eagles became the seventh team to repeat as Patriot League champions when they beat the second seeded Holy Cross Crusaders 73–57 in the championship game, which was broadcast live on ESPN2.

2009 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2008–09
Teams8
Sitecampus sites
ChampionsAmerican (2nd title)
Winning coachJeff Jones (2nd title)
MVPGarrison Carr[1] (American)
TelevisionESPN2 (champ. game)
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2008–09 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
American 13 1   .929     24 8   .750
Holy Cross 11 3   .786     18 14   .563
Navy 8 6   .571     19 11   .633
Army 6 8   .429     11 19   .367
Lehigh 5 9   .357     15 14   .517
Colgate 5 9   .357     10 20   .333
Bucknell 4 10   .286     7 23   .233
Lafayette 4 10   .286     8 22   .267
2009 Patriot League Tournament winner

Final conference standingsEdit

2008–09 Patriot League Standings
Team Conference record Overall
W L GB W L
American 13 1 - 21 7
Holy Cross 11 3 2 16 13
Navy 8 6 5 19 10
Army 6 8 7 10 18
Lehigh 5 9 8 15 13
Colgate 5 9 8 9 19
Bucknell 4 10 9 8 21
Lafayette 4 10 9 8 21

BracketEdit

The Patriot League announced the bracket and seed on February 28, 2009.[2]

First round
March 4
Semifinals
March 8
Championship
March 13
         
8 Lafayette 56
1 American 78
1 American 61
4 Army 60
5 Lehigh 50
4 Army 53
1 American 73
2 Holy Cross 57
6 Colgate 64*
3 Navy 59
6 Colgate 44
2 Holy Cross 61
7 Bucknell 56
2 Holy Cross 75

* represents an overtime period

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American Tops Holy Cross, 73–57, to Claim Patriot League Men's Basketball Championship". Patriot League. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Seeds and Matchups Set". Patriot League. February 28, 2008. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2008.