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2006 America East Men's Basketball Tournament


The 2006 America East Men's Basketball Tournament was held from March 3–5 at the Binghamton University Events Center. The final was held March 11 at the Recreation and Convocation Center at the University at Albany. Albany gained its first ever berth in the NCAA Tournament with its win over Vermont. Albany was given the 16th seed in the Washington D.C. Regional of the NCAA Tournament and lost in the first round to Connecticut 72–59, after Albany nearly became the first 16 seed to upset a 1 seed with a twelve-point lead with just over eleven minutes to play.

2006 America East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2005–06
First round siteBinghamton University Events Center
Vestal, New York
Quarterfinals siteBinghamton University Events Center
Vestal, New York
Semifinals siteBinghamton University Events Center
Vestal, New York
Finals siteSEFCU Arena
Albany, New York
ChampionsUAlbany (1 title)
Winning coachWill Brown (1 title)
MVPJamar Wilson (UAlbany)
← 2005
2007 →
2005–06 America East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Albany 13 3   .813     21 11   .656
Binghamton 12 4   .750     16 13   .552
Boston University 9 7   .563     12 16   .429
Hartford 9 7   .563     13 15   .464
New Hampshire 8 8   .500     12 17   .414
Vermont 7 9   .438     13 17   .433
Maine 7 9   .438     12 16   .429
UMBC 5 11   .313     10 19   .345
Stony Brook 2 14   .125     4 24   .143
America East Tournament winner
As of March 14, 2006; Rankings from AP Poll

Bracket and ResultsEdit

  First Round
Friday, March 3
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 4
Semifinals
Sunday, March 5
Final
Saturday, March 11
                                     
 
  1 UAlbany 79  
    8 UMBC 65  
8 UMBC 88
9 Stony Brook 70  
  1 UAlbany 67  
  5 New Hampshire 54  
 
 
  4 Hartford 62
    5 New Hampshire 66  
 
  1 UAlbany 80
  6 Vermont 67
 
 
  2 Binghamton 71
    7 Maine 62  
 
  2 Binghamton 59
  6 Vermont 66  
 
 
  3 Boston U. 61
    6 Vermont 64  

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