2012 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 13
Site Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Champions Norfolk State (1st title)
Winning coach Anthony Evans (1st title)
Television ESPN2
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The 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place on March 5–10, 2012[1] at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Norfolk State won the tournament and received an automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The 2012 championship game will be televised on ESPN2 at 1:00 PM eastern on March 10. This will be the final year in Winston-Salem, as the Tournament will move to Norfolk, VA beginning in 2013.

Format[edit]

With Savannah State and North Carolina Central now in the MEAC as full Division I members, the MEAC will have a new format for the 2012 tournament. The top three seeds will receive a first round bye.


2011–12 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Savannah State 14 2   .875     21 12   .636
Norfolk State 13 3   .813     26 10   .722
Delaware State 12 4   .750     15 14   .517
Bethune-Cookman 11 5   .688     18 17   .514
North Carolina Central 10 6   .625     17 15   .531
Coppin State 9 7   .563     14 16   .467
North Carolina A&T 7 9   .438     12 20   .375
Hampton 6 10   .375     12 21   .364
Morgan State 6 10   .375     9 20   .310
Howard 6 10   .375     10 21   .323
Florida A&M 6 10   .375     10 23   .303
Maryland Eastern Shore 4 12   .250     7 23   .233
South Carolina State 0 16   .000     5 26   .161
2012 MEAC Tournament winner
As of March 16, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll


Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 6
Quarterfinals
March 7 and March 8
Semifinals
March 9
Championship Game
March 10
                                     
       
  1 Savannah State 46  
    8 Hampton 59  
8 Hampton 69
9 Morgan State 65  
  8 Hampton 72  
  4 Bethune-Cookman 81  
4 Bethune-Cookman 62  
13 South Carolina State 53  
  4 Bethune-Cookman 60
    5 North Carolina Central 59  
5 North Carolina Central 60
12 Maryland Eastern Shore 43  
  4 Bethune-Cookman 70
  2 Norfolk State 73
       
       
  2 Norfolk State 71
    10 Howard 61  
7 North Carolina A&T 50
10 Howard 51  
  2 Norfolk State 58
  11 Florida A&M 46  
       
       
  3 Delaware State 55
    11 Florida A&M 65OT  
6 Coppin State 72
11 Florida A&M 74  

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). MEACHoops.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012.