2012 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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NEC Tournament Logo
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 8
Site campus sites
Finals site Steinberg Wellness Center
Brooklyn, New York
Champions LIU (4th title)
Winning coach Jim Ferry (2nd title)
MVP Julian Boyd (LIU)
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2011–12 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Long Island 16 2   .889     25 9   .735
Wagner 15 3   .833     25 6   .806
Robert Morris 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
St. Francis (NY) 12 6   .667     15 15   .500
Quinnipiac 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
Monmouth 10 8   .556     12 20   .375
Central Connecticut 10 8   .556     13 16   .448
Sacred Heart 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
Mount St. Mary's 6 12   .333     8 21   .276
Saint Francis (PA) 5 13   .278     6 23   .207
Fairleigh Dickinson 2 16   .111     3 26   .103
*Bryant 1 17   .056     2 28   .067
2012 Northeast Conference tournament winner
As of March 17, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2012 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held between March 1 and 7.[1] All games were held on the campus sites of the higher seed. LIU Brooklyn won the championship, its fourth, and received the conferences automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. This is LIU's second NEC Tournament Championship in a row, having won it last year.

Format[edit]

The top 8 teams in the standings will qualify for the tournament. The field will be re-seeded after the Quarterfinals so that the #1 seed will host the highest remaining seed, and #2 will host the lowest remaining seed. Bryant is in its final transition year and remains ineligible to participate in any post-season tournaments.

Bracket[edit]

All games will be played at the venue of the higher seed.[2]

  Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 1
Reseeded Semifinals
Sunday, March 4
MSG
Championship Game
Wednesday, March 7
ESPN2
                           
  1  Long Island 80
8  Sacred Heart 68
1  Long Island 78  
5  Quinnipiac 75  
4  St. Francis (NY) 72
  5  Quinnipiac 80
    1  Long Island 90
  3  Robert Morris 73
  2  Wagner 87
7  Central Connecticut 77
2  Wagner 64
3  Robert Morris 71  
3  Robert Morris 87
  6  Monmouth 68

All-tournament team[edit]

Tournament MVP in bold.[3]

Name School Pos. Year Ht. Hometown
Julian Boyd LIU Brooklyn Forward Junior 6-7 San Antonio, Texas
Jason Brickman LIU Brooklyn Guard Sophomore 5-10 San Antonio, Texas
Jamal Olasewere LIU Brooklyn Forward Junior 6-7 Silver Spring, Maryland
Coron Williams Robert Morris Guard Sophomore 6-2 Midlothian, Virginia
Velton Jones Robert Morris Guard Junior 6-0 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule". Retrieved February 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "NEC men's basketball record book" (PDF). NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 29 October 2015.