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Lafayette at Lehigh, 8 p.m.: The game of the night is the 201st meeting between these two neighbors from the Lehigh Valley. The big question: will anybody watch. Andre Williams of the Morning Call suggests the schedule makers should have set this one for later in the rotation when the students from the two schools would be back from break.

The bigger question: Which Lehigh team will show up. The one that beat American on the road Saturday, or the one that lost at home to Columbia and Cornell earlier this season.
Lafayette game notes | Lehigh game notes (pdf) | USA Today matchup

Holy Cross at Army, 7 p.m.: Holy Cross should not lose to Army, no matter where the game is played. Then again, they should not have lost to the Cadets in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002; but they did each year--at Army. The lone road win over Army in that stretch for HC was by a single point (71-70) in 1998.

The Crusaders have won at West Point the last two seasons, seemingly breaking that bad habit. Still, as those five losses show, you cannot overlook anybody, especially on the road. Not even Army.
HC game notes (pdf) | Army game notes (pdf) | USA Today matchup | Gametracker | HC Radio

American at Navy, 7 p.m.: Quick, name the team with the Patriot League's worst defense? You guessed Navy didn't you? Now, name the team with the league's highest-scoring offense? Nope, not American. That is Navy, too.

Nonetheless, the shorthanded Midshipmen don't seem to be a match for the Eagles in a shootout, and they certainly don't play the kind of defense that has caused AU problems in recent games.
AU game notes (none posted as of this morning) | Navy game notes | USA Today matchup | Navy Radio

Bucknell at Colgate, 7 p.m.: A win would give Bucknell an 8-game win streak, matching its longest win streak in Pat Flannery's 11 seasons as coach of his alma mater. Only 18 Division I teams currently have win streaks of seven or more games.

The big question here is can this young Bucknell team avoid the letdown trap after three big wins in a row.
Bucknell game notes | Colgate game notes (pdf) | USA Today matchup | Gametracker | Bucknell radio | Colgate radio

BRACKETOLOGY: Joe Lunardi of is predicting Bucknell as a No. 13 seed, to meet UConn in Tuscon the first round of the Albuquerque regional

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