(not so) Big Monday

One game tonight, with Yale looking to clinch the Ivy-Patriot series for the Ivy Leaguers when they host American. Beware the schedule on the Patriot League's official site, which claims a 2 p.m. start.

A month ago AU looked like it was ready to battle for the Patriot League title. With a five-game win streak that included a win over Vermont, the Eagles were on a roll. Since beating Ohio U. on Dec. 11, though, American has dropped four of its last five.

To be fair, two of those losses were on the road at Maryland and Missouri. But two of them were at home against LaSalle and Lehigh. Under any criteria, those are bad losses.

Now the Eagles go on the road to meet Yale, the "unofficial basketball king of Southern Connecticut." Yale's 4-7 record is deceptive. As the Boston Herald points out, the Bulldogs' losses include "UMass, Patriot League power Bucknell (in overtime), UNC Charlotte, and Boston College (in double OT)." The Herald forgot to mention Wake Forest and Niagara (at Niagara).
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