The America East Men’s Basketball Playoffs will be held at campus sites starting March 7 till March 14. The Vermont Catamounts won the AE regular season with a 14-2 record, and the Stony Brook Seawolves are alone in second place for the second-seed.
The first six games of the tournament can be found streaming on ESPN3 with the title game featured on ESPN2. Let’s dive in to America East’s conference tournament.
No. 5 New Hampshire 67-73 No. 4 UMBC, 1:00 p.m.
No. 6 UMass Lowell 75-89 No. 3 Hartford, 5:00 p.m.
No. 7 Albany 73-76 No. 2 Stony Brook, 7:00 p.m.
No. 8 Maine 50-61 No. 1 Vermont, 7:00 p.m.
Game 5: No. 4 UMBC @ No. 1 Vermont 7:00 p.m.
Game 6: No. 3 Hartford @ No. 2 Stony Brook 7:00 p.m.
Championship: Lowest remaining seed @ Highest remaining seed 11 a.m.
We are very likely looking at a one-bid league with the America East with its top team Vermont checking in at No. 84 in the latest NET rankings. Keeping that top spot is more important than most conferences as the Catamounts would have home-court advantage throughout the tournament.
Only eight of the nine teams qualify for the conference title, and the Binghamton Bearcats were left at home with a 4-12 conference record.