Adelphi, Bentley Earn Top Seeds for Upcoming Women's Basketball Championship

Adelphi, Bentley Earn Top Seeds for Upcoming Women's Basketball Championship



NE10 Championship Play Begins Friday


MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Adelphi Panthers and Bentley Falcons have earned the top seeds in the 2017 Northeast-10 Women'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 Be sure to follow the NE10 on Twitter (@TheNortheast10) for all the latest news and updates.

Adelphi claimed the Southwest Division crown after posting a 23-4 overall record and 18-2 mark in conference play this season. The Panthers earn a bye into the quarterfinals and will host the winner of a first-round matchup between No. 4 NE Stonehill and No. 5 SW Southern Connecticut.

Bentley won the Northeast Division title after going 24-4 overall and 20-1 in NE10 play this season. The Falcons earn a first-round bye and will host the winner of Friday night's opening-round contest between No. 4 SW Pace and No. 5 NE Merrimack.

The semifinal round will take place on Thursday, March 2, with higher seeds hosting. The 2017 NE10 Championship Game will be played on Sunday, March 5, and will be hosted by the highest remaining seed. 

The conference office will also release its major award winners and All-Conference selections on Friday, February 24. 

Northeast Division
1. Bentley (20-1)
2. Assumption (14-7)
3. Saint Anselm (13-8)
4. Stonehill (11-10)
5. Merrimack (10-11)*

 * Merrimack finished in a tie with Saint Michael’s and earned the fifth seed based on a 2-0 regular season record vs. Saint Michael’s.

Southwest Division
1. Adelphi (18-2)
2. American International (14-6)
3. Le Moyne (10-10)
4. Pace (8-12)
5. Southern Connecticut (7-13)* 

* Southern Connecticut finished in a tie for the fifth seed with Saint Rose.   They split their season series; the tie was broken by comparing their results against teams within the division.  Each lost twice to Adelphi and AIC.  Southern Connecticut earned the fifth seed based on a 2-0 record vs. Le Moyne – Saint Rose was 0-2 vs. Le Moyne. 

First Round ­- Friday, February 24th

Game 1:  Southern Connecticut (No. 5 seed SW) at Stonehill (No. 4 seed NE) – 7:00 PM
Game 2:  Merrimack (No. 5 seed NE) at Pace (No. 4 seed SW) – 7:00 PM 

Quarterfinals - ­Sunday, February 26th

Game 3:  Game 1 winner at Adelphi (No. 1 seed SW) – 3:00 PM
Game 4:  Game 2 winner at Bentley (No. 1 seed NE) – 3:00 PM
Game 5:  Saint Anselm (No. 3 seed NE) at American International (No. 2 seed SW) – 3:00 PM
Game 6:  Le Moyne (No. 3 seed SW) at Assumption (No. 2 seed NE) – 3:00 PM

Semifinals -­ Thursday, March 2rd(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 5th(at highest remaining seed)

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.