2000 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2000 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in March. The tournament featured the league's top eight seeds. Central Connecticut won the championship, its first, and received the conference's automatic bid to the 2000 NCAA Tournament.

2000 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1999–00
Teams8
SiteSovereign Bank Arena
Trenton, NJ
ChampionsCentral Connecticut (1st title)
Winning coachHowie Dickenman (1st title)
MVPRick Mickens (CCSU)
← 1999
2001 →
1999–2000 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Central Connecticut 15 3   .833     25 6   .806
Fairleigh Dickinson 13 5   .722     17 11   .607
Robert Morris 13 5   .722     18 12   .600
St. Francis (NY) 12 6   .667     18 12   .600
Quinnipiac 12 6   .667     18 10   .643
Monmouth 9 9   .500     12 16   .429
Saint Francis (PA) 7 11   .389     10 18   .357
Mount St. Mary's 7 11   .389     9 20   .310
UMBC 7 11   .389     11 18   .379
Wagner 6 12   .333     11 16   .407
Long Island 5 13   .278     8 19   .296
Sacred Heart 2 16   .111     3 25   .107
2000 NEC Tournament winner



FormatEdit

The NEC Men’s Basketball Tournament consisted of an eight-team playoff format with all games played at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ.

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Game
         
1 Central Connecticut 65
8 UMBC 58
1 Central Connecticut 83
4 St. Francis (NY) 73
4 St. Francis (NY) 86
5 Monmouth 70
1 Central Connecticut 63
3 Robert Morris 46
2 Fairleigh Dickinson 68
7 Mount St. Mary's 73
3 Robert Morris 80
7 Mount St. Mary's 61
3 Robert Morris 72
6 Saint Francis (PA) 52

All-tournament teamEdit

Tournament MVP in bold.[1]

2000 NEC All-Tournament Team

Rick Mickens, CCSU
Corsley Edwards, CCSU
Gregory Harris, MSM
Rahsaan Johnson, MU
Gene Nabors, RMU
John Tice, CCSU

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NEC men's basketball record book" (PDF). NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 29 October 2015.