The 2020 Northeast Conference men’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The tournament is set to begin March 4 and run through March 10. The highest-seeded team hosts each of the tournament games.
Eight of the conference’s 11 teams make the tournament.
Here is the schedule of the Northeast tournament.
MARCH 4 – FIRST ROUND
No. 1 Robert Morris vs. No. 8 St. Francis (NY), 59-58.
No. 2 Saint Francis (PA) def. No. 7 Bryant, 87-61.
No. 3 Sacred Heart def. Mount St. Mary’s, 61-59.
No. 4 Long Island def. No. 5 Fairleigh Dickinson, 73-72.
MARCH 7 – SEMIFINALS
No. 2 Saint Francis (PA) def. No. 3 Sacred Heart, 84-72.
No. 1 Robert Morris def. No. 4 Long Island, 86-66.
MARCH 10 – CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Robert Morris def. No. 2 Saint Francis (PA), 77-67.
5 PLAYERS TO KNOW
ISAIAH BLACKMON, SAINT FRANCIS (PA): Isaiah Blackmon was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year. He averaged 19.2 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Red Flash.
MICHAEL GREEN III, BRYANT: Michael Green III was awarded the conference’s Rookie of the Year. The freshman averaged 9.2 points and 3.2 assists in 31 games for Bryant during the 2019-20 season.
E.J. ANOSIKE, SACRED HEART: E.J. Anosike helped Sacred Heart to a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. He averaged 15.9 points and 11.6 rebounds during the season.
RAIQUAN CLARK, LONG ISLAND: Raiquan Clark earned First Team All-Conference honors this season. He averaged 19.9 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Sharks.
AJ BRAMAH, ROBERT MORRIS: AJ Bramah led the top-seeded Robert Morris during the season. The junior guard averaged 12.6 points and 8 rebounds in 31 games.
Fairleigh Dickinson is the defending Northeast Conference champion. They defeated Saint Francis (PA) last year in the final.