Reply To: Game 20: Navy

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00, I hear you when you say the only thing that really matters is winning three in March, but I still believe getting there is half the fun. With 5 down and 9 to go, there’s plenty of time for a team to make a move and position itself well for the playoffs and perhaps gain a NIT bid as a consolation prize should they fall to get W’s on March 6, 9, and 13. The game I’m focused on tonight would be Colgate (2-3) @ Lafayette (3-2). After the beating we took on Sunday and knowing (a) the importance of “head-to-head” results in determining playoff positions and (b) that we must go to Kirby for our rematch, wouldn’t it be nice if our friends from up north could knock the Leopards down a peg tonight a walk out with a win tonight at Kirby. And, it’s not that far-fetched when reading what the Patriot League website had to say about the Raiders. I quote: “The Raiders have won consecutive Patriot League games for the first time since 2010 after beating Army 93-90 in overtime on Wednesday and topping Navy 70-56 on Saturday…Murphy Burnatowksi was at the center of the action, averaging 32.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in the two games to earn the Patriot League Anaconda Player of the Week award. He was 61 percent (25-of-41) from the field in the two games last week. Colgate shot above 50 percent in each of its games last week.”

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