2010 America East Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 America East Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
First round site Chase Arena
West Hartford, Connecticut
Quarterfinals site Chase Arena
West Hartford, Connecticut
Semifinals site Chase Arena
West Hartford, Connecticut
Finals site Patrick Gym
Burlington, VT
Champions Vermont Catamounts (4 title)
Winning coach Mike Lonergan (1 title)
MVP Marqus Blakely Vermont
Post-America East
tournament(s)
2010 NIT, 2010 NCAA,
2010 CBI, 2010 CIT
America East Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2009  2011»
2009–10 America East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stony Brook 13 3   .813     22 10   .688
Vermont 12 4   .750     25 10   .714
Maine 11 5   .688     19 11   .633
Boston University 11 5   .688     20 13   .606
Binghamton 8 8   .500     13 18   .419
Hartford 6 10   .375     8 22   .267
New Hampshire 6 10   .375     13 17   .433
UMBC 3 13   .188     4 26   .133
Albany 2 14   .125     7 25   .219
2010 America East Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 America East Men's Basketball Tournament was held from March 4–7 at Chase Arena on the University of Hartford campus. The final was held at Patrick Gym in Burlington, VT on March 13. As winners, the Vermont Catamounts win an automatic berth to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament for the fourth time as a member of the America East conference, and first since 2005. Vermont was given the 16th seed in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament and will face the #1 seed Syracuse Orange in a game played on March 19. As winners of the regular season championship the Stony Brook Seawolves claimed an automatic berth to the 2010 National Invitation Tournament, seeded at #8, the Seawolves took on #1 seeded Illinois Fighting Illini at home on March 17. The Boston University Terriers also gained a bid to the 2010 CBI, were given the #4 seed in the West Region, and faced the Oregon State Beavers on March 17 in Corvallis, OR.

Bracket and results[edit]

Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 6
Semifinals
Sunday, March 7
Finals
Saturday, March 13
                 
1 Stony Brook 68
8 Albany 59
1 Stony Brook 63
4 Boston University 70
4 Boston University 87
5 Hartford 46
4 Boston University 70
2 Vermont 83
3 Maine 57
6 New Hampshire 68
6 New Hampshire 38
2 Vermont 57
2 Vermont 76
7 UMBC 59

Asterisk denotes game ended in overtime

Trivia[edit]

  • Binghamton was initially slated as the #5 seed in the tournament. However, due to a series of scandals surrounding the program, the Bearcats announced they would sit out the tournament. According to The New York Times, the conference's other members pressured Binghamton to sit out.[1] Conference commissioner Patrick Nero, however, said the decision was Binghamton's alone.[2] Therefore this led to the original #6 seed Hartford Hawks to become the #5 seed, the #7 seed New Hampshire Wildcats to become #6, and the cancellation of the first-round game between UMBC and Albany who become the #7 and #8 seeds in the tournament.
  • This was the first time in America East Conference history that the Men's and Women's basketball tournaments were not held at the same arena over the same weekend.
  • It was also the first time the Women's Championship game was not held at a 'neutral site' and was played at the highest remaining seed's home arena.

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