Friday night's games

Game plan note: We'll be in Annapolis tonight for the HC-Navy women's game. You'll find box score and recap links on the scoreboards below after the games (and running scores during). We have a full rundown on Friday night's games Saturday morning.

Patriot League scoreboards
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Navy at Holy Cross, 7 p.m.: Ralph Willard offers a brief scouting report on his site:
Navy plays a very physical style. After watching their American and Columbia tapes it was tough to tell whether it was a basketball or rugby game. There is bumping ,grabbing and holding on every play. . .
Ralph also updates Torrey Thomas' situation:
Torrey's film came back and he was diagnosed with a slight separation. Anthony Cerundulo our trainer, told me the doctors said Torrey could play if needed. Naturally he wanted to , but after a two minute stint I knew he was not ready. Yesterday he was so sore from an injection he had received he once again could not practice and his status form this weekend is up in the air. This is 5 straight days without shooting or practicing.
Navy notes | HC notes (pdf) | USA Today matchup | HC Radio | Navy Radio

Lafayette at Bucknell, 7 p.m.: This is a big weekend for Bucknell, with its two intrastate rivals from the Lehigh Valley coming to town.

People are already talking about Sunday's game with Lehigh. In his college hoops column in the Daily Item, Tom Housenick points out Bucknell, despite all the attention, has not won anything yet. Beating Lehigh on Sunday, he argues, will not change that, but:
Though there are road games against American, Holy Cross and Lehigh later in the season, Bucknell is position to send a message to the rest of the league.

The question is: What will they do with the spotlight on them?
For starters, Pat Flannery hopes they won't look past Lafayette tonight.

After what happened in the first half against Army, it is doubtful that will happen.
Lafayette notes | BU notes | USA Today matchup | Bucknell radio

Lehigh at Colgate, 7 p.m.:That anticipated battle of league unbeatens at Bucknell Sunday is hardly a lock. We already talked about Bucknell needing to avoid looking past Lafayette. The look-ahead trap is even more dangerous in this one. Lehigh is on the road, playing a team that is dangerous from the three-point arc, in an airplane hangar where the Mountain Hawks have not won since they were the Engineers back in the very first season of Patriot League hoops play (1990-91). If you are keeping score at home, that is 13 straight losses at Cotterell Court for Lehigh.
Lehigh notes (pdf) | Colgate notes | USA Today matchup | Gametracker | Video Webcast

American at Army, 7 p.m.: Army might well be the worst team in D-I as the RPI seems to think. But they showed in the first half at Bucknell that they can't be taken for granted. No, we are not predicting an upset. This is as close to a lock as there is on tonight's slate. Just pointing out that AU will want to be focused from the. We don't want to be caught looking ahead either, but one key to the Eagles success Sunday in Worcester might be how fresh AU's legs are. We have considered American's depth suspect all season, and Holy Cross' style of play will can you down.

Of course it would only be fair to point out Army is in danger of looking past this one, too. The Black Knights have to know their best hope of getting a win over a D-I foe comes Sunday when archrival Navy comes to West Point.
AU notes (.pdf) | Army notes (.pdf) | USA Today matchup | Gametracker

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