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This weekend kicked off March Madness for real and the madness started in the mid-major conference tournaments. The NIT now includes six teams using automatic bids because they were a regular season champion that was upset during their conference tournament.
Almost every team in America was playing today thanks to either the wrapping up of conference season or tournaments. We’ve got tons of coverage from the MAAC tournament and the recap of Wagner’s semifinal loss. Here’s what else happened for New York City teams.
It wasn’t supposed to end this way this time.
NOTE: A new NIT bracket has been posted. You can find it here. If you haven’t been following Conference USA, because you don’t care about the NIT bubble, you might not know what went down last night on the final night of the regular season. Four teams tied for first place at 13-3.
The bubble teams keep winning. It’s getting harder and hard to figure out where teams are going as a bunch of squads are fighting hard to stay in the overall conversation. I’ll have a new NIT bracket tomorrow (Friday), but let’s look at what a busy Wednesday brought.
This is March! Thrilling comebacks, big upsets, the quarterfinals of the NEC men’s basketball tournament had it all on Wednesday night. Big Apple Buckets had writers in Emmitsburg, MD and Staten Island, NY but there was also game action in Rhode Island and out in Moon Township, PA. What a night!
A month ago something changed for the Wagner Seahawks. After a dominating performance against Central Connecticut in the quarterfinals of the NEC tournament Wagner hopes that change will take the team to its ultimate goal, the NCAA tournament.
What a night of college basketball! Tuesday offered up a little of everything and Wednesday promises a ton of great games and the first real opportunity for the need for an automatic NIT bid.
The theories behind this have been rehashed ad nauseam thanks to Stony Brook being eliminated by Albany in the America East tournament while playing the semifinals at SEFCU Arena last season, but I just wanted to point out one more time what the league is doing by allowing its fourth place team to host. Even […]