Another America East Conference tournament is heading to the state of Maine as the league voted to send a championship up to the northern most school in the league.

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The league also voted to eliminate the play-in game for the men's basketball tournament starting with the 2017-18 season.  UMass-Lowell was not eligible for postseason contention since joining the conference, leaving only eight teams left with a chance to make the NCAA tournament.  With the River Hawks now qualifying, the play-in game was set to be back before the decision was made to scrap it.

The Maine men's basketball finished last season with a 3-13 record and was the final seed in the playoffs a year ago.