Short odds that there would be a game like this this late in the Patriot League season; you'd be right if you guessed that 12-0 Bucknell would be one of the participants, but traditional power Holy Cross' losses (three) means that the 'Saders could make this particular party. Nobody expected Lehigh (11-1), who won the whole thing two years ago. They can't shoot a lick (41.8%, 264th in D1), but they've been keeping teams down with a nationally-ranked defense (.895 points allowed per possession, 19th). And then there's that schedule: they've made it this far without going into the two toughest places to play in the league. Lewisburg tonight, Worcester on Sunday... their season's legitimacy hinges on this.
Bucknell's double-OT loss at Northern Iowa over the weekend puts them on the outer meniscus of the bubble (even though their RPI rose from 40 to 39); they need to win out to get into the NCAA field. With a league where their closest neighbor in the RPI is 132 (Holy Cross), any loss from here on out would be the final nail.
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