NEC WBB Champ Sacred Heart Anxiously Awaits NCAA Bracket Unveiling Plus Top Tweet from Top Hoopster

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.

Revisit Overtime! later on Monday night for your official NCAA WBB Bracket!


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:

@maxl100 – NEC MVP Callan Taylor cutting down a piece of the net after winning NEC Championship 58-48 against Monmouth




Conference Dates Location Champion
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 –


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