|MEAC Womenâ€™s Bracket Set For 2015 Basketball Tournament||< All News|
|Friday, March 6, 2015|
NORFOLK, Va., March 5, 2015 - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its women's pairings for the 2015 MEAC Basketball Tournament, March 9-14, at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The five-time defending MEAC Tournament champion Hampton Lady Pirates will enter the tournament as the top seed after concluding the regular-season with a 14-2 mark in MEAC play.
The Lady Pirates earned the tournament’s first-round bye and will open up play on Wednesday, March 12 at noon. They will face the winner of the No. 8 Maryland Eastern Shore vs. No. 9 North Carolina Central matchup slated for Tuesday, March 10 at noon.
Games will start on Monday, March 9 with No. 4 Norfolk State vs. No. 13 Delaware State at 11 a.m. and No. 5 South Carolina State vs. No. 12 Howard at 1:30 p.m.
Savannah State finished the season with a 13-3 mark to secure the number two seed and the runners-up trophy, while North Carolina A&T State earned the third seed with a 12-4 mark in MEAC play. The Lady Tigers will meet the winner of No. 7 Morgan State vs. No. 10 Coppin State on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
The Lady Aggies of North Carolina A&T State will face the winner of No. 6 Bethune-Cookman/No. 11 Florida A&M on Thursday, March 12 at 12 p.m. South Carolina State and Howard open tournament play on Monday, March 11 at 11 a.m. The Lady Bulldogs won the tiebreaker over Bethune-Cookman to secure the No. 5 spot.
The 2015 regular season champion, regular season runners-up, first-team members and top honorees including Player, Rookie, Defensive and Coach of the Year selections, will be recognized in pre-game presentations prior to the honorees first games in tournament play.
The 2015 MEAC Basketball Tournament tips-off Monday, March 9, and will
conclude on Saturday, March 14 with the men’s and women’s championship
games. The women’s game will begin at 4
p.m. and will be tape-delayed on ESPNU. It will air the following day, Sunday,
March 15, at 11 a.m. The men’s finale will begin at 1 p.m. and will broadcast
live on ESPN2. The preliminary games
will also be streamed live on www.ESPN3.com.
Live statistics of all games will be available on the conferences’
official website and the tournament’s official website, www.MEAChoops.com.