03 March 2015

2015 MAAC Tournament Predictions

The 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament kicks off this Thursday in the great town of Albany, their first time hosting their conference tournament in the New York capital since 2010. Last year's tournament saw an end to the prior parity seen in the conference tournament as it was the first time since 2010 that the top seed made it to the championship game. But of course, the top seeded team, Iona, fell to Manhattan in the championship, meaning the streak of the top seeded team not winning it all continues. Can Iona break that trend this year or will somebody pull the upset?

Here are my predictions for the 2015 MAAC Tournament.

All games held at Times Union Center in Albany.

First Round - Thursday, March 5th
8 Siena vs. 9 Niagara - 5:00
Pick: Siena

7 Saint Peter's vs. 10 Fairfield - 7:00
Pick: Saint Peter's

6 Quinnipiac vs. 11 Marist - 9:00
Pick: Quinnipiac

Quarterfinals - Saturday, March 7th
1 Iona vs. 8 Siena - ESPN3, 12:00
Pick: Iona

4 Monmouth vs. 5 Canisius - ESPN3, 2:30
Pick: Canisius

2 Rider vs. 7 Saint Peter's - ESPN3, 5:30
Pick: Rider

3 Manhattan vs. 6 Quinnipiac - ESPN3, 8:00
Pick: Quinnipiac

Semifinals - Sunday, March 8th
1 Iona vs. 5 Canisius  - ESPN3, 4:30
Pick: Iona

2 Rider vs. 6 Quinnipiac - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Quinnipiac

Championship - Monday, March 9th
1 Iona vs. 6 Quinnipiac - ESPN2, 9:00
The Bobcats do not have the horses offensively to keep up with the Gaels nor is their defense good enough to keep the score low to where they can pull off the upset.
Pick: Iona

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