2015 Patriot League Women's Basketball Championship

Top seed Army West Point was crowned the 2016 Patriot League Women's Basketball Champion at Christl Arena on Saturday, March 12 after its 69-51 win over third seed Loyola Maryland in the title game. The Black Knights captured their third title in program history and earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The 2016 Patriot League Women's Basketball began with #7 American defeating #10 Boston University, 61-53, and #8 Colgate coming out on top over #9 Lafayette, 80-68, in the first round on Saturday, March 5. The quarterfinals were held on Monday, March 7 with the top four seeds claiming wins. #1 Army West Point handled #8 Colgate, 89-62, to earn the right to host the semifinal and championship, while #2 Bucknell turned a 13-point deficit into an eight-point victory over #7 American, 73-65. #3 Loyola secured the 44-43 win over #6 Navy, with a buzzer beater three, and #4 Lehigh cruised to a 64-4 defeat of the #5 Crusaders. The semifinals took place at Christl Arena in West Point on Friday, March 11 and began with a win by #1 Army West Point over #4 Lehigh, 76-46, in the first game of the day. #3 Loyola Maryland followed with a strong defensive effort to advance to the Patriot League Tournament Championship with a 65-53 win over #2 Bucknell.

2016 Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule


March 5 // First RoundTIMECOVERAGE
#7 American 61, #10 Boston University 53 2 p.m. Patriot League Network | Box Score | Recap
#8 Colgate 80, #9 Lafayette 68 4 p.m. Patriot League Network | Box Score | Recap
March 7 // QuarterfinalsTIMECOVERAGE
#1 Army West Point 89, #8 Colgate 62 7:30 p.m. Patriot League Network | Box Score | Recap
#4 Lehigh 64, #5 Holy Cross 48 7 p.m. Patriot League Network | Box Score | Recap
#2 Bucknell 73, #7 American 65 7 p.m. Patriot League Network | Box Score | Recap
#3 Loyola Maryland 44, #6 Navy 42 7 p.m. Patriot League Network | Box Score | Recap
March 11 // Semifinals - West Point, N.Y.TIMECOVERAGE
#1 Army West Point 76, #4 Lehigh 46 5 p.m. Patriot League Network | Box Score | Recap
#3 Loyola Maryland 65, #2 Bucknell 53 7:30 p.m. Patriot League Network | Box Score | Recap
March 12 // Championship - West Point, N.Y.TIMECOVERAGE
#1 Army West Point 69, #3 Loyola Maryland 51 6 p.m. CBS Sports Network | Box Score | Recap

2016 Patriot League Conference Tournament Bracket