The quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference (NEC) Men’s Basketball Tournament begins tonight. All games throughout this tournament will be played on the home courts of the higher-seeded teams. This conference is usually not very good, but the NEC was the worst conference in Division I basketball this season.
Normally, only the top eight teams in the NEC qualify for the conference tournament. However, that is not the case this season because Merrimack ended up being the NEC regular season champions. Even though the conference is bad, Merrimack had a real good season. Unfortunately, Merrimack just moved up from Division II this season, so they will not be eligible for the NCAA Tournament or the NIT Tournament until the 2023-24 season. Therefore, the 2nd place through 9th place teams qualified for this tournament.
Even though you will not watch the games, here is the quarterfinals schedule. All games will be played at 7 PM EST.
#8 St. Francis (NY) at #1 Robert Morris
#7 Bryant at #2 St. Francis (PA)
#6 Mount St. Mary’s at #3 Sacred Heart
#5 Fairleigh Dickinson at #4 Long Island University
Do you know anyone that will watch this?