Home » Conference Notes » Currently Reading:

Patriot League Notebook

January 26, 2002 Conference Notes No Comments

Patriot League Notebook

The American Way
Here’s a plan for all you losing programs out there. Switch your conference affiliation – preferably to one that has competition you can beat. After getting smacked around in the Colonial for years (they finished 7-20 last season), the American Eagles find themselves atop the Patriot League with a 4-1 conference record, 10-8 overall. The DC-school’s proudest moment came on December 22nd, when Jeff Jones’ program upset Florida State (which, by the way, beat Duke, you RPI’ers!), the first time a Pat League team ever beat an ACC opponent. Patrick Doctor (enter medicine or house call joke here) is a big reason for the Eagles’ success. He is averaging a little over 12 points a game (leads team) and brings down 5.5 rebounds a game. American travels to Holy Cross for a 3 PM contest on Saturday, January 26th.

Tight for Two
There is a four-team logjam for second place. Lafayette, Army, Navy and Bucknell all have 3-2 conference records, but sadly, none of these teams has over a .500 overall record. Lafayette and Army are both even at 9-9. Things should loosen up a little bit this weekend, when Army travels to Navy on January 26th.

Foyle Forever
The Colgate athletic department has just announced it will retire forward Adonal Foyle’s number before the Red Raiders’ February 9th game against Holy Cross. Foyle, currently starring in the frontcourt with the Golden State Warriors, is only the fourth player in Colgate history to have his uniform number retired. While at Hamilton, he became the second leading scorer in school history with 1,776 points and the leading rebounder with 1,103. And let’s not forget his blocked shots milestone of 492, which still leads the NCAA to this day. Now if only Foyle stayed for a full four years . . .

Jeanpierre! Il un bon homme!
Navy’s junior guard Jason Jeanpierre was named the Patriot League Player of the Week. This marks the second straight week that a Navy guard has been bestowed with the honor (Jehiel Lewis won it last week). The guard from Clifton Park, NY helped lead the Middies in overtime victories against Lehigh (19 points, 5 rebs, 4 steals) and Colgate (24 points, 7 assists).

Holy Cross’s Nate Lufkin took home the Rookie of the Week award for the third straight week and fifth time this season.

The Leaders of the Pat (Vroom! Vroom!)
Scoring: Chris Spatola, Army; 17.1 points per game, 13.6 in Patriot League play.
Rebounding: Boakai Lalugba, Bucknell (great name to say on a long, dull rainy day) 7.8 rebounds per game, had 15 against Cornell on 11/26.
Assists: Tie, Chris Spatola, Army and Holy Cross’s Jave Meade with 5.2 assists per game.

Comment on this Article:

Subscribe to Hoopville

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hoopville


Hoopville Archives

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 20, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 27, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

April 3, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

Everybody Needs a Head Coach

Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.

"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
-Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball

Review on Hoopville coming soon!

Coaching Changes and NBA Draft Early Entrants

The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.

Also, keep track of players who have declared early for the NBA Draft.

Hoopville Podcasts

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – January 18, 2018

January 18, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about big road wins for a few teams, including a couple of bluebloods that looked destined for losses, as well as an unsettled Big Ten beyond one team, an SEC where you shouldn’t pay attention to bracketologists, and the problems with a proposed earlier start to the college basketball season.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about several big pieces of news away from game play, one of which puts a lot in perspective. We also talk about the lack of dominant teams and how this has shown up in the results, especially this past weekend.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – January 4, 2018

January 4, 2018 by

In our latest podcast, we start with a big game in the Big East, then move on to the sudden lack of undefeated teams, a big injury in the ACC, and a powerhouse that looks vulnerable in a stacked conference they have long ruled.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about a bizarre finish to an early-season tournament game, the Pac-12’s early struggles, Florida teams going in different directions and two northeast teams trending less relevant even as they excite fans at a famous arena.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017 by

In our pre-Thanksgiving podcast, we look at a key injury that is likely to be devastating for his team and an under-the-radar 4-0 week, then move on to some early SEC impressions and a couple of teams that just continue to win.

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

Lincoln captures Hamilton Park title

August 15, 2017 by

For the first time, a public school won the Hamilton Park Summer League, and they were led by a big effort from a junior point guard in the title game.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Boston Shootout

June 12, 2017 by

Some news and notes coming from the second and final day of action at the 2017 Boston Shootout, where the host program provided plenty of talent, but so did a program that produced a team that beat them.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Northeast Hoops Festival

April 11, 2017 by

The Northeast Hoops Festival helped bring in the new spring travel season in New England, and we have notes from some of Saturday’s action.

2016 Boston Back to School Showcase notes

September 12, 2016 by

We look back at the 2016 Boston Back to School Showcase, where a couple of Boston City League teams were among the most impressive on the day.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale championship recap

June 28, 2016 by

We look back at the championship games of the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, which had a big local flavor as one might have expected.