|MEAC WOMEN'S BRACKET SET FOR 2016 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT||< All News|
|Friday, March 4, 2016|
NORFOLK, Va. - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its women's pairings for the 2016 MEAC Basketball Tournament, March 7-12, at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats will enter the tournament as the top seed after concluding the regular-season with a 12-4 mark in MEAC play.
The Lady Wildcats won the tiebreaker over North Carolina A&T State and both earned a share of the MEAC regular season championship. Bethune-Cookman earned the tournament’s first-round bye and will open up play on Wednesday, March 9 at noon. They will face the winner of the No. 8 Savannah State vs. No. 9 South Carolina State matchup slated for Tuesday, March 10 at noon.
Games will start on Monday, March 7 with No. 4 Coppin State vs. No. 13 Norfolk State at 11 a.m. and No. 5 Morgan State vs. No. 12 North Carolina Central will follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. The Lady Eagles won the tiebreaker over Morgan State and Maryland Eastern Shore to secure the No. 4 spot.
North Carolina A&T State finished the season with a 12-4 mark to secure the number two seed, while Hampton earned the third seed with a 11-5 mark in MEAC play. The Aggies will meet the winner of No. 7 Florida A&M vs. No. 10 Delaware State on Wednesday.
The Lady Pirates will face the winner of No. 6 Maryland Eastern Shore/No. 11 Howard on Thursday, March 10 at 12 p.m.
The 2016 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 2016 MEAC Basketball Tournament tips-off Monday, March 7, and will
conclude on Saturday, March 12 with the men’s and women’s championship
games. The women’s game will begin one
hour after the end of the men’s game and will be tape-delayed on ESPNU. It will
air the following day, Sunday, March 13, 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.