Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference Northeast Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Campus of highest seed
Played 1982–present[1]
Last contest 2015
Current champion Robert Morris
Most championships Robert Morris (8)
Official website NEC Men's Basketball

The Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Northeast Conference. The tournament has been held every year since the 1981–82 season. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA basketball tournament.

History of the Tournament Final[edit]

Denotes game went into overtime
Year NEC Champion Score Runner-Up Tournament MVP Championship Venue
1982 Robert Morris 85–84 Long Island Tom Parks, Robert Morris Arnold and Marie Schwartz Athletic Center
1983 Robert Morris 79–67 Long Island Chipper Harris, Robert Morris John Jay Center
1984 Long Island 87–81 Robert Morris Carey Scurry, Long Island McCann Field House
1985 Fairleigh Dickinson 63–59 Loyola (MD) Larry Hampton, Fairleigh Dickinson Reitz Arena
1986 Marist 57–56 Fairleigh Dickinson Rik Smits, Marist Charles L. Sewall Center
1987 Marist 64–55 Fairleigh Dickinson Drafton Davis, Marist McCann Field House
1988 Fairleigh Dickinson 90–75 Monmouth Jaime Latney, Fairleigh Dickinson Rothman Center
1989 Robert Morris 69–68 Fairleigh Dickinson Vaughn Luton, Robert Morris Charles L. Sewall Center
1990 Robert Morris 71–66 Monmouth Alex Blackwell, Monmouth Charles L. Sewall Center
1991 Saint Francis (PA) 97–82 Fairleigh Dickinson Mike Iuzzolino, Saint Francis (PA) DeGol Arena
1992 Robert Morris 85–81 Marist Myron Walker, Robert Morris Charles L. Sewall Center
1993 Rider 65–64 Wagner Darrick Suber, Rider Alumni Gymnasium
1994 Rider 62–56 Monmouth Charles Smith, Rider Alumni Gymnasium
1995 Mount St. Mary's 69–62 Rider Silas Cheung, Mount St. Mary's Alumni Gymnasium
1996 Monmouth 60–59 Rider Corey Albano, Monmouth William T. Boylan Gymnasium
1997 Long Island 72–67 Monmouth Charles Jones, Long Island Schwartz Athletic Center
1998 Fairleigh Dickinson 105–91 Long Island Rahshon Turner, Fairleigh Dickinson William H. Detrick Gymnasium
1999 Mount St. Mary's 72–56 Central Connecticut Gregory Harris, Mount St. Mary's Spiro Sports Center
2000 Central Connecticut 63–46 Robert Morris Rick Mickens, Central Connecticut Sovereign Bank Arena
2001 Monmouth 67–64 St. Francis (NY) Rahsaan Johnson, Monmouth Sovereign Bank Arena
2002 Central Connecticut 78–71 Quinnipiac Damian Battles, Central Connecticut William H. Detrick Gymnasium
2003 Wagner 78–61 St. Francis (NY) Jermaine Hall, Wagner Spiro Sports Center
2004 Monmouth 67–55 Central Connecticut Blake Hamilton, Monmouth William T. Boylan Gymnasium
2005 Fairleigh Dickinson 58–52 Wagner Tamien Trent, Fairleigh Dickinson Rothman Center
2006 Monmouth 49–48 Fairleigh Dickinson Marques Alston, Monmouth Rothman Center
2007 Central Connecticut 74–70 Sacred Heart Javier Mojica, Central Connecticut William H. Detrick Gymnasium
2008 Mount St. Mary's 68–55 Sacred Heart Jean Cajou, Mount St. Mary's William H. Pitt Center
2009 Robert Morris 48–46 Mount St. Mary's Jeremy Chappell, Robert Morris Charles L. Sewall Center
2010 Robert Morris 52–50 Quinnipiac Karon Abraham, Robert Morris TD Bank Sports Center
2011 Long Island 85–82 Robert Morris Jamal Olasewere, Long Island Wellness, Recreation & Athletics Center
2012 Long Island 90–73 Robert Morris Julian Boyd, Long Island Wellness, Recreation & Athletics Center
2013 Long Island 91–70 Mount St. Mary's C. J. Garner, Long Island Wellness, Recreation & Athletics Center
2014 Mount St. Mary's 88–71 Robert Morris Rashad Whack, Mount St. Mary's Charles L. Sewall Center
2015 Robert Morris 66–63 St. Francis Brooklyn Rodney Prior, Robert Morris Generoso Pope Athletic Complex

Winners and finals appearances by school[edit]

Denotes school is a former member of the NEC
School Finals Appearances Championships Years
Robert Morris 13 8 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010, 2015
Long Island 8 5 1984, 1997, 2011, 2012, 2013
Fairleigh Dickinson 9 4 1985, 1988, 1998, 2005
Monmouth 8 4 1996, 2001, 2004, 2006
Mount St. Mary's 6 4 1995, 1999, 2008, 2014
Central Connecticut 5 3 2000, 2002, 2007
Marist 3 2 1986, 1987
Rider 4 2 1993, 1994
Saint Francis (PA) 1 1 1991
Wagner 2 1 2003
St. Francis Brooklyn 3 0
Quinnipiac 2 0
Sacred Heart 2 0
Loyola (MD) 1 0
Bryant 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Past Northeast Conference champions and MVPs, NortheastConference.org, May 16, 2013