Wagner clinched the top seed more than one week ago and the rest of the pieces fell into place as the #NECMBB regular season wound down.
Defending champion Mount St. Mary’s snatched the No. 2 seed with No. 3 Saint Francis U and No. 4 LIU Brooklyn joining the Mount as quarterfinal game hosts.
The tournament tips off on February 28 with all four quarters set for 7:00 pm ET. The semifinal round will unfold on March 3 with the #NECMBB Championship Game happening on March 6 on ESPN2. All games will be played at the home sites of the higher seeds.
The Battle of Brooklyn not only spotlights the NEC’s fiercest rivalry, but almost without fail delivers some of the most compelling television when it is airs annually as part of the conference package.
When the LIU Brooklyn – St. Francis Brooklyn rivalry is renewed on Saturday at the Pope Center (TV: MSG, FCS at 4 pm), there will be plenty of hype, and deservedly so. But can the game top these recent LIU-SFBK TV thrillers?
Lacrosse will be a major topic of discussion amongst Bulldog fans this weekend. Mike Pressler’s men’s team is out to defend its 2013 conference crown down in Philadelphia, while Jill DePetris-Batcheller and her team host the NEC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament in Smithfield. With its wire-to-wire win over No. 3 Sacred Heart on Thursday night, Bryant advanced to the NEC Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game and is one win away from securing the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The men will face off against No. 4 Hobart on Saturday at 1:00 pm in a contest that will air live on NEC Front Row. Meanwhile, the women open tournament play on Friday evening with a semifinal match against No. 4 Central Connecticut. Should they prevail, they will play for all of the marbles on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Read more.
One more win will do it. Bryant has two regular season women’s lacrosse games remaining, and a victory in either one will cement the Bulldogs’ right to host the 2014 NEC Tournament. Currently undefeated in league play (5-0), Bryant will visit LIU Brooklyn on April 25 (watch on NEC Front Row) before hosting Sacred Heart on April 27. Read more.