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Owls, Skyhawks Claim 2017-18 Women's Basketball Divisional Titles
MANSFIELD, Mass. - Southern Connectict and Stonehill have earned the two top seeds in the 2018 Northeast-10 Conference Women'sm Basketball Championship, which is scheduled to begin Friday night with First Round action.
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.
Southern Connecticut claimed the Southwest Division crown after posting a 20-8 overall record and 14-6 mark in conference play this season. The Owls earn a bye into Sunday's Quarterfinals and will host the winner of a first-round matchup between No. 4 NE Southern New Hampshire and No. 5 SW Saint Rose.
Stonehill won the Northeast Division title after going 24-2 overall and 20-1 in NE10 play this season. The Skyhawks 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 Merrimack.
The Semifinal round will take place on Thursday, March 1, with higher seeds hosting. The 2018 NE10 Championship Game will be played on Sunday, March 4, 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.
1. Stonehill (20-1)
2. Bentley (18-3)
3. Saint Anselm (13-8)
4. Southern New Hampshire (12-9)
5. Merrimack (11-10)
1. Southern Connecticut (14-6)
2. Le Moyne (12-8)
3. Pace (11-9)
4. Adelphi (9-11)
5. Saint Rose (8-12)
First Round Friday, February 23
Game 1: Saint Rose (No. 5 seed SW) at Southern New Hampshire (No. 4 seed NE) – 7:00 PM
Game 2: Merrimack (No. 5 seed NE) at Adelphi (No. 4 seed SW) – 7:00 PM
Quarterfinals Sunday, February 25
Game 3: Game 1 winner at Southern Connecticut (No. 1 seed SW) – 3:00 PM
Game 4: Game 2 winner at Stonehill (No. 1 seed NE) – 3:00 PM
Game 5: Saint Anselm (No. 3 seed NE) at Le Moyne (No. 2 seed SW) – 2:00 PM
Game 6: Pace (No. 3 seed SW) at Bentley (No. 2 seed NE) – 3:00 PM
Semifinals Thursday, March 1 (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 4 (at highest remaining seed):
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.