29 February 2016

2016 Northeast Conference Tournament Predictions

Another conference tournament that will kick off on Wednesday will be that of the Northeast Conference. And it would look like that the heavy favorite this week will be the Seahawks of Wagner considering that not only do they look like the top team in the conference, they also will have homecourt advantage thanks to the NEC's tournament structure of the higher seeds hosting their games. However, the top seed in this conference tournament has not won since 2012.

Who will get the automatic bid to the NCAA's? Here are my predictions for the 2016 Northeast Conference Tournament.

All games at higher seed

Quarterfinals - Wednesday, March 2nd
1 Wagner vs. 8 Robert Morris - Staten Island - NEC Front Row, 7:00
Pick: Wagner

3 Sacred Heart vs. 6 LIU Brooklyn - Fairfield - FCS/MSG/NEC Front Row, 7:00
Pick: LIU Brooklyn

Farleigh Dickinson vs. 7 St. Francis (PA) - Hackensack - NEC Front Row, 7:00
Pick: Farleigh Dickinson

4 St. Francis Brooklyn vs. 5 Mount St. Mary's - Brooklyn - FCS/MSG/NEC Front Row, 9:00
Pick: Mount St. Mary's

Semifinals - Saturday, March 5th
1 Wagner vs. 6 LIU Brooklyn - Staten Island - FCS/MSG+/NEC Front Row, TBD
Before you go crazy about this, do note that the Blackbirds actually swept Wagner this season.
Pick: LIU Brooklyn

2 Farleigh Dickinson vs. 5 Mount St. Mary's - Hackensack - FCS/MSG+/NEC Front Row, TBD
Pick: Farleigh Dickinson

Championship - Tuesday, March 8th
2 Farleigh Dickinson vs. 6 LIU Brooklyn - Hackensack - ESPN2, 7:00
These two played it close in both matchups this season but FDU came out each time and that will happen once again here.
Pick: Farleigh Dickinson

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