Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2008-2009 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 4 - 13, 2009
Champions:American University
Runner-Up:Holy Cross
MVP/MOP:Garrison Carr (American University, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team:Brian Gilmore (American University, Sr.), Derrick Mercer (American University, Sr.), R.J. Evans (Holy Cross, Fr.), Eric Meister (Holy Cross, Jr.), Cleveland Richard (Army, Jr.), Garrison Carr (American University, Sr.)
Championship Venue:Bender Arena (Washington, DC)
Attendance:14,197
Officials:Bob Adams, Jeff Anderson, Jeffery Bryant, Jeff Clark, Tom Defelice, Tim Ebersole, John Gill, John Gwynn, John Hughes, Andrew Marotta, Bill McCarthy, Jeff Plunkett, Gary Pucino, John Regan, Wally Rutecki, Frank Scagliotta, Jeff Smith, Gene Steratore

2008-2009 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:R.J. Evans (Holy Cross, Fr.) (61)
Total Rebounds:Eric Meister (Holy Cross, Jr.) (27)
Total Assists:Derrick Mercer (American University, Sr.) (18)
Total Steals:Cleveland Richard (Army, Jr.) (6), R.J. Evans (Holy Cross, Fr.) (6)
Total Blocks:Jordan Nichols (American University, Sr.) (6)
Total Minutes:Garrison Carr (American University, Sr.) (117)
Total FIC:R.J. Evans (Holy Cross, Fr.) (39.9)
Total Fouls:Nick Hendra (American University, So.) (10), Brian Gilmore (American University, Sr.) (10), Frank Borden (American University, Sr.) (10), Adam May (Holy Cross, Jr.) (10)
Total Turnovers:Andrew Beinert (Holy Cross, So.) (10)
Total FGs:R.J. Evans (Holy Cross, Fr.) (26)
Total 3PM:Garrison Carr (American University, Sr.) (13)
Total FTs:Brian Gilmore (American University, Sr.) (9), Ben Jonson (Colgate, Jr.) (9), Yaw Gyawu (Colgate, Fr.) (9)

2008-2009 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

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

2008-2009 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
1 American University 21  75.00% 13  92.86%
2 Holy Cross 16  13  55.17% 11  78.57%
3 Navy 19  10  65.52% 57.14%
4 Army 10  18  35.71% 42.86%
5 Lehigh 15  13  53.57% 35.71%
6 Colgate 19  32.14% 35.71%
7 Bucknell 22  24.14% 10  28.57%
8 Lafayette 21  27.59% 10  28.57%

*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

2008-2009 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 4, 2009 #5 Lehigh (L) #4 Army (W) 50-53 Christl Arena PTS: 15. Cleveland Richard
REB: 6. Doug Williams
AST: 3. Cleveland Richard
PTS: 14. Zahir Carrington
REB: 13. Zahir Carrington
AST: 5. Marquis Hall
Mar 4, 2009 #6 Colgate (W) #3 Navy (L) 64-59 Alumni Hall PTS: 23. Kaleo Kina
REB: 9. Adam Teague
AST: 4. O.J. Avworo
PTS: 22. Ben Jonson
REB: 10. Ben Jonson
AST: 5. Anthony Hill
Mar 4, 2009 #8 Lafayette (L) #1 American University (W) 56-78 Bender Arena PTS: 20. Derrick Mercer
REB: 7. Derrick Mercer
AST: 5. Derrick Mercer
PTS: 14. Andrew Brown
REB: 4. Michael Gruner
AST: 3. Jeff Kari
Mar 4, 2009 #7 Bucknell (L) #2 Holy Cross (W) 56-75 Hart Center PTS: 31. R.J. Evans
REB: 6. R.J. Evans
AST: 4. Colin Cunningham
PTS: 15. Patrick Behan
REB: 12. Patrick Behan
AST: 4. G.W. Boon
Mar 8, 2009 #4 Army (L) #1 American University (W) 60-61 Bender Arena PTS: 19. Brian Gilmore
REB: 7. Jordan Nichols
AST: 8. Derrick Mercer
PTS: 16. Cleveland Richard
REB: 6. Doug Williams
AST: 4. Marcus Nelson
Mar 8, 2009 #6 Colgate (L) #2 Holy Cross (W) 44-61 Hart Center PTS: 19. Eric Meister
REB: 9. Eric Meister
AST: 6. Andrew Beinert
PTS: 13. Yaw Gyawu
REB: 7. Mike Venezia
AST: 3. Mike Venezia
Mar 13, 2009 #2 Holy Cross (L) #1 American University (W) 57-73 Bender Arena PTS: 24. Garrison Carr
REB: 7. Brian Gilmore
AST: 5. Derrick Mercer
PTS: 16. R.J. Evans
REB: 12. Eric Meister
AST: 4. Eric Obeysekere