1980 ECAC North Men's Basketball Tournament

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1980 America East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1979–80
Champions Holy Cross (1st title)
Winning coach George Blaney (1st title)
MVP Ron Perry (Holy Cross)
1981 →

The 1980 America East Men's Basketball Tournament was hosted by the higher seeds in head-to-head matchups. It was the inaugural tournament ever held for the America East Conference. The final was held at The Hart Center on the campus at the College of Holy Cross. Holy Cross gained their first and only America East Conference Championship in the first ever tournament as well as an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament with its win over Boston University. Holy Cross was given the 11th seed in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament and lost in the first round to Maryland 84–78. Boston University gained a bid to the NIT and lost in the first round to Boston College 95–74.

Bracket and Results[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Holy Cross 90
Vermont 74
Holy Cross 73
Maine 67
Maine 66
Northeastern 52
Holy Cross 81
Boston U. 75
Boston U. 95
Niagara 86
Boston U. 83
Rhode Island 79
Rhode Island 83
Canisius 67

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