Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Northeast Conference tournament preview

This is part 5 of a 32-part series.

Wagner 14-4
Mount St Mary's 12-6
St Francis(PA) 12-6
Long Island 10-8
St Francis(NY) 10-8
Fairleigh Dickinson 9-9
Robert Morris 9-9
Central Connecticut 7-11
Sacred Heart 5-13
Bryant 2-16

Higher seed hosts each game.  February 28, March 3, March 6.  Only the top 8 of 10 play.  And they reseed after every round, by the way.

1) Wagner vs. 8) Central Connecticut
2) Mount St Mary's vs. 7) Robert Morris
3) St Francis(PA) vs. 6) Fairleigh Dickinson
4) Long Island vs. 5) St Francis(NY)

The stakes:
Not very high.  NEC is CRPI 27, and that's a surge for this conference from years past.  Wagner's probably the only team that would avoid Dayton for sure.  The conference didn't not just win a Group 1 game, they played 16 total between the 10 teams.  Everything about this conference screams 16 line.

Your two teams tied for 2nd in this conference are the only other ones over .500, for CIT/CBI purposes.

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