Bears Co-Champs With Albany, #2 Seed
UMaine and Albany will share the America East regular season championship for the second straight year. And, for the second straight year the Black Bears get the #2 seed and the Great Danes get the #1 seed because of a better RPI tiebreaker.
Both teams finished 15-1 in AE play. Albany's overall record is 24-4 while Maine's is 24-7. The NCAA RPI has Albany at #53 and Maine at #69.
That means the Black Bears take on #7 UNH Saturday in the conference quarterfinal round.
Here's the full AE playoff schedule...
2016 America East Women's Basketball Tournament
March 5-6, Binghamton University
Saturday, March 5 - Quarterfinals
Game 1: #2 Maine vs. #7 New Hampshire, Noon
Game 2: #3 Stony Brook vs. #6 Hartford, 2:15 PM
Game 3: #1 Albany vs. #8 Vermont, 6 PM
Game 4: #4 UMBC vs. #5 Binghamton, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 - Semifinals
Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 2 PM
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 4:15 PM
Friday, March, 11 – Highest Remaining Seed
Semifinal Winners - 4:30 p.m. – ESPNU
NOTE: The UMaine men's basketball team is a #6 seed and will play at #3 Vermont on Wednesday in their AE quarterfinal.