March is here and eight NEC men’s teams along with eight women’s teams are still living the dream.
Over the next 12 days, the conference will sanction a total of 14 NEC Tournament games and hand out two automatic bids to the NCAA’s Big Dance.
Both the men and women will follow the same eight-team tournament format with all teams being re-seeded after each round. In a league where the regular season really matters, all NEC Tournament games will be played at the homes of the higher seeded teams.
By virtue of their regular season conference crowns, Wagner has home-court advantage throughout on the men’s side while Sacred Heart will experience the same luxury in the women’s bracket.
It all tips off with men’s quarterfinal play on Wednesday, March 2.
Get to a game and don’t forget to snap a #NECselfie while you’re there (you could win a prize).
The #NEC16 Master Bracket
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