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MANSFIELD, Mass. – Le Moyne and Saint Anselm have earned the top seeds in the 2018 Northeast-10 Men's Basketball Championship, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday night. The Dolphins and Hawks each won their respective divisions of the conference outright as the regular season conluded earlier this evening.
For the complete schedule of games as well as the schedule of the 2018 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 21-6 overall record and a 18-2 mark in conference play. The Dolphins fell the New Haven tonight in overtime, which put an end to their 12-game winning streak. They will take on the winner of the first-round matchup between No. 4 NE Stonehill and No. 5 SW Adelphi.
Saint Anselm won the Northeast Division title after going 20-7 overall and 15-6 in NE10 play this season. The defending-NE10 champion Hawks earned a first-round bye and await the winner of Friday night's opening-round contest between No. 4 SW Southern Connecticut and No. 5 NE Southern New Hampshire.
The semifinal round will take place on Wednesday, February 28, with higher seeds hosting. The 2018 NE10 Championship Game will be played on Saturday, March 3, and will be hosted by the highest remaining seed.
1. Saint Anselm (15-6)
2. Merrimack (14-7)
3. Bentley (12-9)*
4. Stonehill (12-9)*
5. Southern New Hampshire (11-10)
* Bentley and Stonehill split the season series 1-1. They both were 0-2 vs. Saint Anslem. Bentley earned the #3 seed based on a 1-1 record vs. Merrimack (Stonehill was 0-2 vs. Merrimack)
1. Le Moyne (18-2)
2. Saint Rose (15-5)
3. New Haven (13-7)
4. Southern Connecticut (11-9)
5. Adelphi (7-13)
First Round Friday, February 23
Game 1: Adelphi (No. 5 seed SW) at Stonehill (No. 4 seed NE) – 7:00 PM
Game 2: Southern New Hampshire (No. 5 seed NE) at Southern Connecticut (No. 4 seed SW) – 7:00 PM
Quarterfinals Sunday, February 25
Game 3: Game 1 winner at Le Moyne (No. 1 seed SW) – 4:00 PM
Game 4: Game 2 winner at Saint Anselm (No. 1 seed NE) – 3:00 PM
Game 5: Bentley (No. 3 seed NE) at Saint Rose (No. 2 seed SW) – 3:00 PM
Game 6: New Haven (No. 3 seed SW) at Merrimack (No. 2 seed NE) – 3:00 PM
Semifinals Wednesday, February 28th (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 3rd (at highest seed remaining):
Game 9: Game 8 winner vs. Game 7 winner - 1:00 PM | Broadcast live on Northeast10.tv
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.