Falcons, Dolphins Claim Regular Season Titles.
MANSFIELD, Mass. - No. 13 Bentley and Le Moyne have earned the two top seeds in the 2019 Northeast 10 Conference Women's Basketball Championship, which is scheduled to begin Friday night with First Round action.
For the complete schedule of games in the 2019 Championship, please see below. All games will be broadcast live on NE10NOW.tv. Be sure to follow the NE10 on Twitter (@TheNortheast10) for all the latest news and updates.
Bentley claimed the Northeast Division crown after posting a remarkable 26-2 record, including a dominant 20-1 mark in conference play. The defending NE10 champions will have a first round bye and host a Sunday quarterfinal against the winner of the No. 4 SW American International-No. 5 NE Southern New Hampshire game.
Le Moyne went 21-5 in the regular season, with a 15-5 record in league play, using a 14-game winning streak from December to early February to propel it into the top spot of the Southwest Division. The Dolphins also receive a first round bye and will host a Sunday quarterfinal against the winner of the No. 4 NE Merrimack-No. 5 SW Southern Connecticut contest.
The Semifinal round will take place on Thursday, March 7, with higher seeds hosting. The 2019 NE10 Championship Game will be played on Sunday, March 10, and will be hosted by the highest remaining seed. If the championship game pits teams with identical seeds against one-another, it will be hosted by the team that won the regular season meeting between the two teams.
- Bentley (20-1)
- Stonehill (14-7)
- Saint Anselm (13-8)
- Merrimack (12-9)
- Southern New Hampshire (11-10)
- Le Moyne (15-5)
- Adelphi (12-8)
- New Haven (10-10) ^
- American International (10-10) ^
- Southern Connecticut (8-12)
^ New Haven earned the #3 seed, based on a 2-0 regular season record vs. AIC.
First Round Friday, March 1st:
Game 1: Southern Connecticut (No. 5 seed SW) at Merrimack (No. 4 seed NE) – 7:00 PM
Game 2: Southern New Hampshire (No. 5 seed NE) at American International (No. 4 seed SW) – 7:00 PM
Quarterfinals Sunday, March 3rd:
Game 3: Game 1 winner at Le Moyne (No. 1 seed SW) – 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM (To be confirmed upon release of the men’s bracket.)
Game 4: Game 2 winner at Bentley (No. 1 seed NE) – 3:00 PM
Game 5: Saint Anselm (No. 3 seed NE) at Adelphi (No. 2 seed SW) – 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM (To be confirmed upon release of the men’s bracket.)
Game 6: New Haven (No. 3 seed SW) at Stonehill (No. 2 seed NE) – 3:00 PM
Semifinals Thursday, March 7th (at highest remaining seeds):
Game 7: Game 6 winner vs. Game 3 winner (7:00 PM)
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winner (7:00 PM)
Championship Sunday, March 10th (at highest remaining seed):
Game 9: Game 8 winner vs. Game 7 winner (1:00 PM)
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.