Record: 26-6 (16-2 Colonial)
Last Ten: 9-1
Dance Card: At-Large (Colonial Athletic Association)
Region: East Seed: Eight
Tournament Record: 4-5
Last appearance: 2008
Scoring: Cam Long 15.3; Ryan Pearson 14.4; Luke Hancock 10.7
Rebounds: Ryan Pearson 6.8; Mike Morrison 5.3; Cam Long 4.6; Luke Hancock 4.2
Assists/Turnovers: Luke Hancock 4.3/2.3; Cam Long 2.8/1.7
3-pointers: Andre Cornelius 59; Cam Long 55; Vertrail Vaughns 33
Path to Cinderella's Slipper: The Patriots did not get any breaks as they come in as an eight seed in the east region. They start off against Villanova, who has lost five straight and 10 of their last 16. After getting past the Wildcats, they draw the top-ranked Buckeyes. A trip to the sweet sixteen will be challenging, but not totally impossible.
Notes: Everyone remembers 2006, when the Patriots became the first "mid-major" team in over a quarter-century to advance to the Final Four. While the Patriots have made three post-season trips the last four years, they could not replicate the excitement of that magical year until now. Even though they lost in the CAA semi-finals, the Patriots have been impressive this year as they have won 16 of their last 17.