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Patriot League Basketball Tournament 2012: Lehigh Beats Bucknell For Conference Championship, NCAA Bid

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks beat Bucknell by a score of 82-77 on Wednesday night, earning the Patriot League conference championship and a big to the NCAA Tournament. Bucknell was the top seed in the conference, and Lehigh was second.

Lehigh shot 50 percent from the field, edging Bucknell who hit just under 42 percent of their shots from the field.

Bucknell beat Lafayette in the semifinals, a day after Lafayette beat Holy Cross in the opening round of the conference tournament. Lehigh beat Colgate in the opening round and American in the semis to get to the championship game. A complete tournament bracket is available here.

The most recent Bracketology update from SB Nation predicted Bucknell to win the Patriot League and earn an invite to the NCAA Tournament. Their bracket prediction has the Patriot League winning as the 15th seed in the East Regional, matched up against Duke.

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