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2016 America East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 America East Men's Basketball Tournament took place on March 2, 7, and 12, 2016. The entire tournament took place on campus sites with the higher-seeded school hosting each game throughout the championship. The winner of the championship game earned an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

2016 America East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2015–16
Teams8
SiteCampus sites
ChampionsStony Brook (1st title)
Winning coachSteve Pikiell (1st title)
MVPJameel Warney (Stony Brook)
Attendance21,281
TelevisionESPN2
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2015–16 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stony Brook 14 2   .875     26 7   .788
Albany 13 3   .813     24 9   .727
Vermont 11 5   .688     23 14   .622
New Hampshire 11 5   .688     20 13   .606
UMass Lowell* 7 9   .438     11 18   .379
Binghamton 5 11   .313     8 22   .267
Hartford 4 12   .250     10 23   .303
Maine 4 12   .250     8 22   .267
UMBC 3 13   .188     7 25   .219
* Ineligible for postseason during transition to Division I.
2016 America East Tournament winner

SeedsEdit

Teams were seeded by conference record, with ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Stony Brook 14–2
2 Albany 13–3
3 Vermont 11–5 2–0 vs. New Hampshire
4 New Hampshire 11–5 0–2 vs. Vermont
5 Binghamton 5–11
6 Maine 4–12 1–1 vs. Hartford, 1–1 vs. Albany
7 Hartford 4–12 1–1 vs. Maine, 0–2 vs. Albany
8 UMBC 3–13

ScheduleEdit

Game Time* Matchup# Final score Television Attendance
Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 2
1 7:00 pm #8 UMBC at #1 Stony Brook 76–86 ESPN3 3,657
2 7:30 pm #5 Binghamton at #4 New Hampshire 51–56 1,866
3 7:00 pm #7 Hartford at #2 Albany 68–59 2,535
4 7:30 pm #6 Maine at #3 Vermont 82–99 2,165
Semifinals – Monday, March 7
5 7:00 pm #7 Hartford at #1 Stony Brook 64–80 ESPN3 4,109
6 7:30 pm #4 New Hampshire at #3 Vermont 56–63 2,840
Championship – Saturday, March 12
7 11:00 am #3 Vermont at #1 Stony Brook 74–80 ESPN2 4,109
*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding. All games hosted by higher-seeded team.

Bracket and resultsEdit

Teams will reseed after each round with highest remaining seeds receiving home court advantage.[1]

  Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
ESPN3
Semifinals
Monday, March 7, 2016
ESPN3
Championship
Saturday, March 12, 2016
ESPN2
                           
  1 Stony Brook 86
8 UMBC 76
1 Stony Brook 80  
7 Hartford 64  
2 Albany 59
  7 Hartford 68
(Pairings are reseeded after the first round)   1 Stony Brook 80
  3 Vermont 74
  3 Vermont 99
6 Maine 82
3 Vermont 63
4 New Hampshire 56  
4 New Hampshire 56
  5 Binghamton 51

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seeds & Matchups For 2016 #AEPlayoffs Set". AmericaEast.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29.

External linksEdit