Thursday, February 28, 2008

NEC Playoff Picture becoming clearer

Congrats to the Robert Morris Colonials. They secured the top seed in the NEC Tournament with a win over Sacred Heart tonight. They also guaranteed themselves a bid in a postseason tournament. If you saw any action in the NEC this year, its clear that RMU is the best team in the league. Great first year situation for Mike Rice to walk into - a senior laden team - that was ready to win.

The Mount will now either be fourth or fifth in the conference tournament. Obviously, the Mounties are hoping to get to fourth so they can get that first round home game. Quinnipiac beat Central tonight in overtime on Demario Anderson's three pointer from halfcourt at the OT horn. If you didn't see the highlights on Sportscenter you missed out. So now the situation is clear. If the Mount beats Monmouth on Saturday night and Quinnipiac loses at Wagner, the Mount is the #4 seed. If Quinnipiac wins it is the #4 seed and the Mount is #5 regardless of the outcome of the Mount game.

Wagner has clinched the #2 seed, and Sacred Heart will be the third seed. Central has locked into sixth and Long Island is seventh.

The race for the eight and final playoff spot is a little more complicated. Monmouth with a win or a St. Francis PA loss, gets its. No questions asked. A St. Francis (PA) win over Fairleigh Dickinson and a Mountie win gives the bid to PA.

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