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Lindner leads Lafayette into NCAA Tournament with 65-63 win over American

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – As wide-open as the Patriot League was all season, postseason victories usually come hand-in-hand with two things: guard play and experience. And when it mattered the most, Lafayette got plenty of both. Sophomore Nick Lindner led the … Continue reading

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Lafayette advances to Patriot League final with win at Bucknell

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For the first time ever, the top seed in the Patriot League tournament’s 25-year history will not be playing in the finals. And it’s because for just the second time ever, Lafayette won at Bucknell. The … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 16

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – (Ed. Note: In his weekly Trabs Files, CoBL national analyst Matt Trabold takes a look around the national college landscape, both in the week that was and the week to come) Conference Tournaments: Something to Watch … Continue reading

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Lehigh’s Kempton, Ross take home top Patriot League honors

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Lehigh’s resurgence from a 1-4 start to the Patriot League’s third seed heading into conference tournament play can largely be attributed to the underclassmen duo of sophomore Tim Kempton and freshman Kahron Ross. And when the Patriot League announced … Continue reading

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Lehigh’s turnaround on full display as postseason looms

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Lehigh started its Patriot League slate by dropping four of its first five games in league play. With a young team starting three underclassmen and one with just three seniors, the season could have gone anywhere … Continue reading

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Lehigh, Lafayette’s Patriot League seedings still hazy

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Patriot League’s regular season has come down to two days. Each of the 10 teams is in action on both Wednesday and Saturday, in their final pairs of games before the Patriot League tournament gets … Continue reading

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Frazier leads Bucknell in comeback win over Navy

Mitchell Northam (@primetimeMitch) – Bucknell was in bad shape in the first half of Wednesday’s game against Navy and needed someone to carry the Bison to a win. The usual top performers – Nana Foulland and Chris Hass – combined … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Patriot League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – We’re now two weeks into the year 2015 which means conference play is starting to heat up and we’ll soon find out whose non-conference record’s were legit, and who had their 2014’s loaded with “cupcakes.” It’s … Continue reading

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Hot shooting pushes Lafayette past Army in Patriot League opener

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: Thanks to Ray Curren of Big Apple Buckets for his help with this story) In a matchup of two early Patriot League favorites, Lafayette sent a clear message to Army and the rest … Continue reading

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Lafayette feeling rather different as Patriot play starts

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A year ago, all was not well for Fran O’Hanlon. As the calendar turned from 2013 to 2014, the Lafayette head coach was dealing with the loss of his best player, junior wing Seth Hinrichs, to … Continue reading

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Coaches’ Thoughts: Patriot League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Though CoBL knows quite a bit about the Patriot League, we admit that there are some who know the league better–namely, the coaches in the league itself. So we called up a number of assistant coaches … Continue reading

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2014-15 Patriot League Season Primer

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) If there’s one word to describe … Continue reading

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Patriot League Media Day Quoteables

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Chris Bengel (@CLBengel) – The Patriot League’s 10 head coaches and a few selected players returned to the SteelStacks ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem on Thursday morning to talk about the upcoming season in the high-academic hoops … Continue reading

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Connection runs deep between Kempton and his father

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) It’s rare that freshmen burst onto … Continue reading

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Arkansas center Sam Dunkum commits to Lafayette

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – Lafayette was a team that was expected to do well in the Patriot League during the 2013-2014 season. However, things didn’t go exactly as planned, as injuries derailed their season in a 11-20 year. Despite their … Continue reading

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Lafayette releases full 2014-15 schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the season getting closer and closer, the 2014-15 season schedules are finally coming out. Following on the release of the Patriot League’s master schedule a week before, Lafayette released its complete slate for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Patriot League releases 2014-15 conference schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Patriot League has released its 2014-15 league schedule grid and tournament dates, though television times are still yet to come. The league’s 10 members will each play 18 conference games between Wednesday, Dec. 31 and … Continue reading

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Harrisburg’s Jahaad Proctor commits to Holy Cross

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After watching his sister’s journey through high school and college basketball, Harrisburg (Pa.) guard Jahaad Proctor knew he needed to find a coaching staff who wanted him on their campus as much as he wanted to be there. … Continue reading

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Lafayette holds off Lehigh in 77-71 win

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – Dating back to last season, Lafayette has seem to have had Lehigh’s number, especially within the confines of Kirby Sports Center. Things didn’t change this time around in the second contest between the two Lehigh Valley … Continue reading

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Trabs Files: NCAA In Review Week 14

Matt Trabold (@TrabsMatt) – In his weekly Trabs Files, CoBL national analyst Matt Trabold takes a look around the national college landscape, both in the week that was and the week to come: Brotherly Love in One Beantown Bunch The … Continue reading

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Lafayette uses strong second half to top Loyola (Md.)

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – After a closely contested first half, Lafayette really found their stride in the second stanza. The Leopards opened the second half on a 24-8 run en route to a 61-44 win over Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Lafayette gets their first Patriot League win

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – It’s been a turbulent season for Lafayette, but the Leopards took a step in the right direction on Saturday afternoon. After falling in a close contest with Colgate, Lafayette handled Navy on its way to a … Continue reading

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Lehigh wins another close one, beats Bucknell 66-63

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – Over the course of the past week, Lehigh has had its fair share of closely contested games. Fortunately for the Mountain Hawks, they’ve able to keep calm in key moments. That continued on Wednesday, as they … Continue reading

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Lehigh survives despite late Lafayette rally

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – Lafayette owned Lehigh throughout the 2012-2013 season, which culminated in a Patriot League tournament semifinal victory by the Leopards. After leading by seven points early in the second half, Lafayette was trailing by three points with … Continue reading

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Brennan has American rolling in Patriot play

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Even in a wide-open Patriot League, American seemed a longshot to make a run at a conference title. Coming off a 10-20 (5-9 Patriot) season, the Eagles struggled out of the gates this year under first-year … Continue reading

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