Le Moyne and Southern New Hampshire Earn #1 Seeds for NE10 Men's Basketball Championship

Le Moyne and Southern New Hampshire Earn #1 Seeds for NE10 Men's Basketball Championship



Penmen Begin Title Defense as Northeast Division's Top Seed


MANSFIELD, Mass. – Le Moyne and Southern New Hampshire have earned the top seeds in the 2017 Northeast-10 Men's Basketball Championship, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday night.

For the complete schedule of games as well as the schedule of the 2017 Championship, please see below. The Championship final will be broadcast live at Northeast10.tv. Be sure to follow the NE10 on Twitter (@TheNortheast10) for all the latest news and updates.

Le Moyne claimed the Southwest Division crown after posting a 21-5 overall record and a 16-4 mark in conference play. The Dolphins have won seven straight games and have earned a bye into the quarterfinals, where they await the winner of the first-round matchup between No. 4 NE Merrimack and No. 5 SW New Haven.

So. New Hampshire won the Northeast Division title after going 19-7 overall and 15-6 in NE10 play this season. The defending-champion Penmen earn a first-round bye and will host the winner of Friday night's opening-round contest between No. 4 SW Adelphi and No. 5 NE Bentley.

The semifinal round will take place on Wednesday, March 1, with higher seeds hosting. The 2017 NE10 Championship Game will be played on Saturday, March 4, and will be hosted by the highest remaining seed. 

The conference office will also release its major award winners and All-Conference selections on Thursday, February 23.

Northeast Division
1. Southern New Hampshire (15-6)
2. Saint Anselm (13-8)
3. Franklin Pierce (12-9)*
4. Merrimack (12-9)*
5. Bentley (11-10) 

* Franklin Pierce wins the tie breaker for the third seed, based on a 2-0 record vs. Merrimack during the regular season. 

Southwest Division
1. Le Moyne (16-4)
2. Saint Rose (15-5)
3. Southern Connecticut (13-7)
4. Adelphi (10-10)
5. New Haven (9-11) 

First Round ­- Friday, February 24th    

Game 1:  New Haven (No. 5 seed SW) at Merrimack (No. 4 seed NE) – 7:00 PM
Game 2:  Bentley (No. 5 seed NE) at Adelphi (No. 4 seed SW) – 7:00 PM 

Quarterfinals -­ Sunday, February 26th

Game 3:  Game 1 winner at Le Moyne (No. 1 seed SW) – 3:00 PM
Game 4:  Game 2 winner at Southern New Hampshire (No. 1 seed NE) – 3:00 PM
Game 5:  Franklin Pierce (No. 3 seed NE) at Saint Rose (No. 2 seed SW) – 3:00 PM
Game 6:  Southern Connecticut (No. 3 seed SW) at Saint Anselm (No. 2 seed NE) – 3:00 PM

Semifinals ­ Wednesday, March 1st(at highest seeds remaining):

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 ­ Saturday, March 4th(at highest seed remaining):

Game 9:  Game 8 winner vs. Game 7 winner (1:00 PM)

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 student-athletes compete in conference championships, 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.