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Breaking down the MAAC basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship, which will be hosted at campus sites, with the title game in Atlantic City, NJ.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks head coach John Dunne talks to his players during a timeout in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Purcell Pavilion. Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 MAAC Basketball Championships will be start on Tuesday, March 10th and extend through Saturday, March 14th this year. For the first time in conference history, the tournament will be held at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The first round and quarterfinals can be watched on ESPN3. The semifinals will be on ESPN News, and the title game will be on ESPNU.

March 10 (ESPN3)

Game 1: No. 9 Manhattan vs. No. 8 Fairfield, 5:00 p.m. ET
Game 2: No. 10 Cansius vs. No. 7 Iona, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 3: No. 11 Marist vs. No. 6 Niagra 9:00 p.m. ET

March 11 (ESPN3)

Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. No. 1 Siena, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 5: Game 2 winner vs. Saint Peter’s, 9:30 p.m. ET

March 12 (ESPN3)

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. No. 3 Rider, 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 7: No. 5 Quinnipiac vs. No. 4 Monmouth, 9:30 p.m. ET

March 13 (ESPNews)

Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 6:00 p.m. ET
Game 9: Game 7 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 8:30 p.m. ET

March 14 (ESPN U)

Championship: Game 9 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 9:00 p.m. ET

The age of Iona appears to have ended, and that means the MAAC is wide open again. Iona entered this season having won four straight conference championships but are in the middle of the pack now. Siena won the regular season title at 15-5, with Saint Peter’s, Rider, and Monmouth are in the mix as well. It will be a one-bid league regardless of who wins the title.