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1986 ECAC North Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1986 America East Men's Basketball Tournament was hosted by the higher seeds in head-to-head matchups. The final was held at Matthews Arena on the campus of the Northeastern University. Only the top-8 schools made it to the 1986 tournament, therefore excluding both Colgate and Hartford. Northeastern gained its third consecutive and fifth overall America East Conference Championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament with its win over Boston University. Northeastern was given the 13th seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament and lost in the first round to Oklahoma 80–74. Boston University gained a bid to the NIT and lost in the first round to Providence 72–69.

1986 America East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
ChampionsNortheastern (5 title)
Winning coachJim Calhoun (5 title)
MVPWess Fuller (Northeastern)
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Bracket and ResultsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Northeastern 82
8 Vermont 61
1 Northeastern 89
4 Siena 75
4 Siena 82
5 Niagara 70
1 Northeastern 63
3 Boston U. 54
3 Boston U. 69
6 New Hampshire 51
3 Boston U. 62
2 Canisius 61
2 Canisius 89
7 Maine 76

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