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2019 America East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2019 America East Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the America East Conference, which was held on March 9, 12, and 16, 2019. All tournament games were played on home arenas of the higher-seeded school. Vermont defeated UMBC 66–49 in the championship game and received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.[1] This was the seventh time Vermont has won the America East tournament championship, which ties them with former member Northeastern, for the most all time.

2019 America East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams8
SiteCampus sites
Finals sitePatrick Gym
Burlington, VT
ChampionsVermont (7th title)
Winning coachJohn Becker (2nd title)
MVPAnthony Lamb (Vermont)
Attendance3,070
Top scorerAnthony Lamb (Vermont)
(80 points)
TelevisionESPN+
ESPN2
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2018–19 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Vermont 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
Stony Brook 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
UMBC 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
Hartford 10 6   .625     18 15   .545
UMass Lowell 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Albany 7 9   .438     12 20   .375
Binghamton 5 11   .313     10 23   .303
Maine 3 13   .188     5 27   .156
New Hampshire 3 13   .188     5 24   .172
2019 America East Tournament winner

SeedsEdit

The top eight teams in the conference standings qualified for the tournament. The teams were seeded by record in conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conf. record Tiebreaker
1 Vermont 14–2
2 Stony Brook 12–4
3 UMBC 11–5
4 Hartford 10–6
5 UMass Lowell 7–9 2–0 vs. Albany
6 Albany 7–9 0–2 vs. UMass Lowell
7 Binghamton 5–11
8 Maine 3–13 2–6 on road
DNQ New Hampshire 3–13 1–7 on road

ScheduleEdit

Game Time Matchup Score Television Attendance
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 9
1 1:00 pm No. 6 Albany at No. 3 UMBC 54–62 ESPN+ 2,766
2 5:00 pm No. 5 UMass Lowell at No. 4 Hartford 70–78 933
3 7:00 pm No. 8 Maine at No. 1 Vermont 57–73 2,750
4 7:00 pm No. 7 Binghamton at No. 2 Stony Brook 78–72 3,108
Semifinals – Tuesday, March 12
5 7:00 pm No. 7 Binghamton at No. 1 Vermont 51–84 ESPN+ 3,266
6 7:00 pm No. 4 Hartford at No. 3 UMBC 85–90 (2OT) 3,042
Championship – Saturday, March 16
7 11:00 am No. 3 UMBC at No. 1 Vermont 49–66 ESPN2 3,070
Game times in ET. Rankings denote tournament seeding. All games hosted by higher-seeded team.[2]

Bracket and resultsEdit

Teams are reseeded after each round with highest remaining seeds receiving home court advantage.

  Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 9, 2019
ESPN +
Semifinals
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
ESPN +
Championship
Saturday, March 16, 2019
ESPN2
                           
  1 Vermont 73
8 Maine 57
1 Vermont 84  
7 Binghamton 51  
4 Hartford 78
  5 UMass Lowell 70
(Pairings are reseeded after the first round)   1 Vermont 66
  3 UMBC 49
  2 Stony Brook 72
7 Binghamton 78
3 UMBC 90**
4 Hartford 85  
3 UMBC 62
  6 Albany 54

* denotes number of overtime periods

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lamb's Dominance Leads Vermont to 7th #AEHoops Title". America East Conference.
  2. ^ https://americaeast.com/tournaments/?id=2239