Patriot Tournament Final: Colgate vs Loyola MD prediction and college basketball game preview.
Colgate vs Loyola Broadcast
Date: Sunday, March 14
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Cotterell Court, Hamilton, NY
Network: CBS Sports Network
Colgate (13-1) vs Loyola Maryland (6-10) Game Preview
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Why Loyola Maryland Will Win
The Greyhounds were able to get by Army 67-63 to get here, keeping the Knights to just 14% from three and doing enough on the boards to hold on late.
They’re not going to overpower anyone with their offense, but they’re great on the glass, play tough D and are good enough on the inside with 6-11 Santi Aldama and 6-10 Golden Dike a problem.
Colgate doesn’t do much from three, either, and it doesn’t do anything to create big things with the defense, but …
Why Colgate Will Win
The Raiders can get the O going with an attacking style that forces a ton of trips to the free throw line and with the pressure always being put on the defense.
They might not do too much defensively outside of stopping the three, but they’re killers on the glass and they get rebounds from everywhere. The one loss came back in the second game of the season to Army, and no one has been able to keep up since. However …
What’s Going To Happen
It’s been a super-weird season. The Raiders only played six teams in the 14 games and ripped through them all with their terrific offense.
Loyola has only played five teams.
Colgate has the size to hold up against the Loyola big men, and it has the speed and quickness from the guards to run the Greyhounds out of the gym. Both teams shoot well in different ways, and they both play an interesting style.
Colgate, though, can make free throws, and Loyola really, really can’t.
Colgate vs Loyola Prediction, Line
Colgate 81, Loyola 67
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Line: Colgate -9.5, o/u: 147.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1
Must See Rating: 3
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