Bucknell won the regular season and the right to host all rounds of the Patriot League Tournament, but it was second-seeded Lehigh, on the back of an MVP performance from junior standout C.J. McCollum, that ended up championship trophy after an 82-77 win in Lewisburg, Pa., on March 7 in a game televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. It was a memorable win for the Mountain Hawks, but it was quickly overshadowed by an even larger achievement - their victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament over No. 2 seed Duke.
Bucknell also achieved postseason success. Despite falling in the Patriot League championship game, the Bison earned a bid to the NIT where they upset No. 1 seed Arizona on the road in the first round.
|2012 Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule|
Quarterfinals - At Site of Higher Seed
|No. 1 Bucknell 87, No. 8 Navy 63||7 p.m.||Watch | Recap/Stats|
|No. 5 Lafayette 84, No. 4 Holy Cross 76||7 p.m.||Watch | Recap/Stats|
|No. 2 Lehigh 70, No. 7 Colgate 57||7 p.m.||Watch | Recap/Stats|
|No. 3 American 57, No. 6 Army 40||7:30 p.m.||Watch | Recap/Stats|
Semifinals - At Site of Higher Seed
|No. 2 Lehigh 85, No. 3 American 66||2 p.m.||CBS Sports Network | Recap/Stats|
|No. 1 Bucknell 79, No. 5 Lafayette 52||4:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network GameTracker | Recap/Stats|
Championship - At Site of Higher Seed
|No. 2 Lehigh 82, No. 1 Bucknell 77||7 p.m.||CBS Sports Network | GameTracker | Recap/Stats|