Thursday, February 06, 2003
PL Roundup: Once through the conference schedule and AU sits at 4-3 in conference, good for a 3-way tie for third place in the conference. With Bucknell and Colgate. And look who comes to town Saturday! That's right, the Bucknell Bison. Bucknell won the first meeting in Lewisburg on 1/11, 63 to 52. But I think the home court changes things. That, and I'll be in the house. AU's 4-0 with me in the house (Radford, Howard, Navy, Colgate). Then, the rest of the schedule, as follows (key: HOME, away): navy, LEHIGH, holycross, colgate, ARMY, LAFAYETTE. I like AU's chances at Navy (which is close enough to AU where it's not a full-fledged road trip), and at home versus a slumping Lehigh. The February 21/23 swing through Colgate and Holy Cross worries me, though, but the Army and Lafayette finish both seem winnable. Total by my count: 9-5 conference, 14-13 overall. And probably good for a top 4 spot in the conference (I don't expect HC to lose more than 2 total, and either Lehigh, Bucknell, or Colgate will go 10-4 or 9-5...if I had to venture a guess, I'd say Colgate and/or Bucknell, with one at 9-5, and therefore in the tiebreak zone).
And then it's PL tourney time, and all bets are off!
JH 6:28 PM