It is likely the Patriot League champion will play in one of the First Four games. None of the teams as of right now (Monday 2/15 before this evening’s games) has an RPI lower than 183, and Lehigh’s RPI is 209.
The thing I want to see is Lehigh grab one of the top 2 spots in the Patriot League Tournament, or at least be a top 4 seed and see the higher seed on their side of the bracket get upset in the quarterfinals (and of course the Mountain Hawks win their quarterfinal game). I’ll be visiting the family in the Lehigh Valley the first weekend in March, and I’d love to see a Patriot League semifinal game at Stabler Arena. On a less personal note, a top 2 seed would also mean Lehigh would play a team in the PL quarterfinals that had to play a game 2 nights earlier not near Bethlehem. (Lafayette almost definitely will be the #10 seed and play on the road in the PL Tournament opening round on Tuesday 3/1.)