This is it, you guys. We're finally through the looking glass. Conference tournament season is here and the ACC and Patriot League start what could become a mind-bending week or so of NCAA Tournament crab theory. Earth spinning sideways is bad for gravity and stuff, but for lacrosse, there isn't anything better.
The Patriot League opens nine days of lightning in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. CBS Sports Network has the broadcast. Bucknell and Lehigh looks as if they're on a collision course for the league's title, but Army is lurking as a potential contender in the conference and Colgate has the parts -- if not the motivation -- to win two games in three days. As for the ACC Tournament, the in-plain-sight RPI booster of an affair actually has some unique consequence this season: Virginia, currently clutching at life and seeing phantoms of years past dance the darkness of a possible coma, is looking to steal two games in Chapel Hill and make the NCAA Tournament an even more crowded scene.
This is it, people. Here are your highlights for the day:
- ACC Tournament: Ryan hooked you up with a fancy infographic. If you're into some deeper specificity, here are some words about Duke-Carolina and Virginia-Maryland. No NCAA Tournament automatic bid is on the line, but there isn't much that tops what the ACC offers.
- Patriot League Tournament: Ryan hooked you up with a fancy infographic. If you're into some deeper specificity, here are some words about Army-Bucknell and Colgate-Lehigh.
- Delaware-Massachusetts: It's very simple for the Minutemen -- if Massachusetts doesn't beat Delaware, their season is over. The Minutemen needs to drop the Blue Hens and for Hofstra to lose to Penn State tomorrow to earn the right to move on to the THUNDERDOME! Tournament. Garber Field hosts serious consequences tonight, and if Massachusetts can't take care of business in Amherst tonight, a season of lost opportunity will have descended upon Western Massachusetts.
Here's today's full schedule with links to things so that you can monitor the carnage (Wagner isn't in action today because it has to take out the trash and finish its fractions homework):
|Bucknell||Army||4:30||LIVE STATS||CBS Sports Network|
|North Carolina||Duke||7:30||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Colgate||Lehigh||7:30||LIVE STATS||CBS Sports Network|
Leave your notes about the games or anything else (QUERY: What am I wearing right now (hint: not pants)?) in the comments below.