NEC champion Sacred Heart will find out its NCAA First Round destination during Monday night’s Selection Show slated to air beginning at 7:00 pm on ESPN.
The Pioneers captured their third NEC Tournament title since 2006 by downing Monmouth on Sunday afternoon before a live national TV audience on ESPNU.
Monmouth came up one win short of the conference crown for the second year in a row. Last year, the Hawks fell to Saint Francis (PA) in the final. After winning the inaugural conference crown in 1987, Monmouth is 0-5 in title tilt appearances.
Meanwhile, Sacred Heart continued its remarkable NEC run this year. Ed Swanson’s team has never finished lower than a tie for third in the conference’s regular season standings. This season, the Pioneers captured their third regular season crown and reached the 25-win mark for the second time in four years. Hoping to become the first-ever NEC team to post a victory in that particular forum, they will look for Win No. 26 in the NCAA Tournament.
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Tournament Tweet of the Day (Mar. 12)
@lyshwo1 – Really hard not ta come away with a win yesterday but wishing #shuwbb tha best in the tourney. Rep #necsports with pride 🙂
If this isn’t a classy gesture by a first-class all-NEC guard, then we don’t know what is! We know who this Hawk will be rooting for in the NCAA Tournament! #NECpride
Tournament Image of the Day (Mar. 12)
Thanks to @maxl100 for capturing this special moment during Sacred Heart’s postgame celebration. He sent out the photo in the following Tweet:
|Atlantic Sun||Feb. 29-March 3||Macon, Ga.||Florida Gulf Coast|
|Ohio Valley||Feb. 29-March 3||Nashville, Tenn||Tennessee-Martin|
|Atlantic Coast||March 1-4||Greensboro, N.C.||Maryland|
|Big Ten||March 1-4||Indianapolis||Purdue|
|Southeastern||March 1-4||Nashville, Tenn.||Tennessee|
|Metro Atlantic||March 1-5||Springfield, Mass.||Marist|
|Southern||March 2-5||Asheville, N.C.||Samford|
|Atlantic 10||March 2-5||Philadelphia||Dayton|
|West Coast||Feb. 29-March 5||Las Vegas||BYU|
|Big East||March 2-6||Hartford, Conn.||Connecticut|
|Summit||March 3-6||Sioux Falls, S.D.||South Dakota State|
|Sun Belt||March 3-6||Hot Springs, Ark.||Arkansas-Little Rock|
|Southland||March 6-9||Katy, Texas||McNeese State|
|America East||March 1-4, 10||Hartford, Conn.||Albany|
|Patriot League||March 1, 5, 10||Various||Navy|
|MEAC||March 5-10||Winston-Salem, N.C.||Hampton|
|Big 12||March 7-10||Kansas City, Mo.||Baylor|
|Mountain West||March 7-10||Las Vegas||San Diego State|
|Conference USA||March 7-10||Memphis, Tenn.||UTEP|
|Great West *||March 8-10||Chicago||North Dakota|
|Pac-12||March 7-10||Los Angeles||Stanford|
|SWAC||March 6-10||Garland, Texas||Prairie View A&M|
|Western Athletic||March 8-10||Las Vegas||Fresno State|
|Mid-American||March 3, 7-10||Cleveland||Eastern Michigan|
|Big West||March 6, 9-10||Anaheim, Calif.||UC-Santa Barbara|
|Big Sky||March 8-10||Pocatello, Idaho||Idaho State|
|Northeast||March 3, 6, 11||Fairfield, Conn.||Sacred Heart|
|Horizon League||March 5-11||Green Bay, Wis.||Wisconsin-Green Bay|
|Colonial||March 8-11||Upper Marlboro, Md.||Delaware|
|Missouri Valley||March 8-11||St. Charles, Mo.||Creighton|
|Big South||March 9-11||High Point, N.C.||Liberty|
|Ivy League #||N/A||N/A||Princeton|
* Great West champion is not an automatic qualifier.
# Ivy League does not play host to a conference tournament. The regular season champion receives an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.
– Mar. 12, 2012 –