|MEAC Menâ€™s Basketball 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 men's pairings for the 2015 MEAC Basketball Tournament, March 9-14, at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The North Carolina Central Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed, for the second straight year, after posting an unblemished 16-0 conference record.
N.C. Central earned the first-round bye and will open up play on Wednesday, March 11 beginning at 6 p.m. They will face the winner of the No. 8 Bethune-Cookman/No. 9 Coppin State matchup set for Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m.
Men’s action starts on Monday with No. 5 Delaware State taking on No. 12 Savannah State beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hampton (No. 6) faces off against Morgan State (No. 11) at 9 p.m. to end the first day of competition.
Norfolk State (No. 2) earned the runners-up trophy with a 12-4 record and will face the winner of the No. 7 S.C. State vs. No. 10 North Carolina A&T State matchup scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 at 8 p.m. Maryland Eastern Shore earned the No. 3 seed, to receive a two-day bye, and will take on the winner of the No. 6 Hampton vs. No. 11 Morgan State game on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9 slated for 9 p.m.
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 men's game will start at 1 p.m. and will broadcast live on ESPN2. The women’s finale will begin thirty-minutes after the men’s finish and will broadcast taped delayed on ESPNU beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 15. The preliminary games are streamed on ESPN3. Live statistics of all games will be available on the conferences' official website and the tournament's official website, www.MEAChoops.com.