02 March 2015

2015 America East Tournament Predictions

The 2015 America East Tournament commences this Wednesday evening. Two-time defending tournament champion Albany but unlike the past two years when Albany won the tournament as the fourth seed, this time Albany is the top seed. The tournament formed has changed to the higher seed hosting throughout unlike in the past when a selected school would host the first two rounds, giving one school an advantage (with Albany surely taking of it the last two years).

With all of that in mind, here are my 2015 America East Tournament predictions.

All games at campus site of higher seed. Tournament will be re-seeded after quarterfinals. 

Quarterfinals - Wednesday, March 4th
1 Albany vs. 8 Maine - AmericaEast.tv, 7:00
Pick: Albany

2 Vermont vs. 7 UMBC - AmericaEast.tv, 7:00
Pick: Vermont

3 Stony Brook vs. 6 Binghamton - AmericaEast.tv, 7:00
Pick: Stony Brook

4 New Hampshire vs. 5 Hartford - AmericaEast.tv, 7:00
Pick: New Hampshire

Semifinals - Sunday, March 8th
1 Albany vs. 4 New Hampshire - ESPN3, 1:00
Pick: Albany

2 Vermont vs. 3 Stony Brook - ESPN3, 2:00
Pick: Vermont

Championship - Saturday, March 14th
1 Albany vs. 2 Vermont - ESPN2, 11:00 am
I think that the Catamounts are just as good as the Great Danes are but I do think that Albany playing at home where they have only lost three times all season, and only once in conference play, will be the difference.
Pick: Albany

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