01 March 2016

2016 MAAC Tournament Predictions

The 2016 MAAC Tournament kicks off this Thursday from beautiful Albany and there just may be more eyes than usual on this tournament. And the reason why that is is because of Monmouth. The Hawks became a story in the college basketball realm thanks to a litany of hilarious celebrations from their bench. Just check out Google for evidence.

But more importantly, Monmouth was pretty darn good this season and they enter the tournament as a clear favorite. Can somebody, be it Iowa or Siena or someone else, crash the party and get the MAAC automatic bid? Here are my predictions.

First Round - Thursday, March 3rd
8 Rider vs. 9 Quinnipiac - Albany - 5:00
Pick: Quinnipiac

7 Canisius vs. 10 Niagara - Albany, 7:00
Pick: Canisius

6 Manhattan vs. 11 Marist - Albany - 9:00
Pick: Manhattan

Quarterfinals - Friday, March 4th
1 Monmouth vs. 9 Quinnipiac - Albany - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Monmouth

2 Iona vs. 7 Canisius - Albany - ESPN3, 9:30
Pick: Iona

Saturday, March 5th
3 Siena vs. 6 Manhattan - Albany - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Siena

4 Saint Peter's vs. 5 Fairfield - Albany - ESPN3, 9:30
Pick: Fairfield

Semifinals - Sunday, March 6th
1 Monmouth vs. 5 Fairfield - ESPN3, 4:30
Pick: Monmouth

2 Iona vs. 3 Siena - ESPN3, 7:00
Pick: Siena

Championship - Monday, March 7th
1 Monmouth vs. 3 Siena - ESPN, 7:00
The Saints will give it a go but I think the Hawks will be dancing all the way to March Madness.
Pick: Monmouth

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