In his weekly hoops column in the Morning Call, Andre Williams points out the beauty of tournament time:
. . .the best thing about March and conference tournaments is that everybody starts out 0-0. Though the Patriot League's No. 1 team, Holy Cross, and No. 2 Bucknell have played consistently throughout the season, they are not insurmountable levels above Lehigh and Lafayette.Yeah, but a Lehigh-Lafayette final? William Gates and Arthur Agee will be in the NBA before that happens this season.
So it's conceivable that Lehigh and Lafayette could meet again at 4:30 p.m. March 11 for the tournament championship at Stabler Arena.
All Lehigh has to do is beat Colgate Friday in Worcester, Mass., and then Holy Cross on Sunday. Lafayette must topple Bucknell Friday in Lewisburg, then beat the winner of the American-Navy quarterfinal matchup next Sunday.
Dreaming? Of course. But that's what March is for, and as we have witnessed each year, hoop dreams do come true in that month.