Hoop Time Notebook

(Updated: 3:43 p.m.)
A few tidbits from the latest Official League stats:

  • Holy Cross' 12-game win streak is, of course, the longest current win streak in the league. The second longest? Lafayette with 2 in a row.
  • Holy Cross is the second-best field goal shooting team in the league (45.4 percent), yet the league's worst team at the free throw line (64.5 percent)
  • The two top scoring teams in the league -- No. 1 Navy and No. 2 Lafayette-- meet Wednesday with sixth place on the line.
  • If you look at the scoring margin rankings, you'll notice they align almost the same as the league standings, with the exception of American and Lehigh, which are flipped on the scoring margin list.
  • Holy Cross sixth-man Keith Simmons is the only backcourt player in the top five in field goal percentage, ranked No.3 at 52.2 percent. Bucknell center Chris McNaughton (58.4 percent) is the league's top shooter.
  • Navy ranks seventh in field goal percentage, shooting 39.2 percent as a team. So it is probably no surprise that the Mids have four of the top seven offensive rebounders in the league, including league leader Matt Fannin (2.96 per game).
  • What is a bit of a surprise is that the worst shooting team in the league, Lehigh (38.4 percent), has only one player, Earl Nurse (sixth with 2.08 per game), in the top 15 in offensive boards.
  • Only one of the league's top 10 rebounders (Colgate's Andrew Zidar, 6-8) is taller than 6-7 and four of the top 10 are under 6-4.
  • Colgate has three of the top seven three-point shooters in the league, including No. 1 ranked Kyle Roemer (45.2 percent). American has three in the top 11. Bucknell has just one in the top 12 (No. 4 Charles Lee, 42.7 percent), but is second in the league as a team, with just two fewer made treys (173-171) than Colgate. Both teams have 455 attempts.

    POLL WATCHING: Holy Cross is up to No. 18 in this week'sMid-Major Top 25. Bucknell is in the "others receiving" with 6 points.

    BRACKETEERING: The latest posting at Bracketology 101 has Holy Cross in as a 12 seed.

    Joe Lunardi at ESPN.com - Bracketology is projecting a 13 seed for Holy Cross, with a meeting in Tuscon with a four-seed Gonzaga team. Lunardi also includes Wednesday's Bucknell at Holy Cross game as one of his games of the week, calling it: "The Patriot's best hosts the league's best challenger."

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