2013 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2013 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
2013 NEC Basketball Tournament Logo.jpg
Classification Division I
Season 2012–13
Teams 8
Site campus sites
Finals site Steinberg Wellness Center
Brooklyn, New York
Champions Long Island (5th title)
Winning coach Jack Perri (1st title)
MVP C. J. Garner (Long Island)
Attendance 10,586 (total)
1,700 (championship)
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2012–13 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Robert Morris 14 4   .778     24 11   .686
Bryant 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
Wagner 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
Long Island 12 6   .667     20 14   .588
Mount St. Mary's 11 7   .611     18 14   .563
Quinnipiac 11 7   .611     15 16   .484
Central Connecticut 9 9   .500     13 17   .433
St. Francis Brooklyn 8 10   .444     12 18   .400
Sacred Heart 7 11   .389     9 20   .310
Monmouth 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
Saint Francis (PA) 5 13   .278     5 24   .172
Fairleigh Dickinson 2 16   .111     7 24   .226
2013 NEC Tournament winner
As of March 25, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held on March 6, 9, and 12, 2013.[1] The tournament featured the league's top eight seeds. The tourney opened on Wednesday, March 6 with the quarterfinals, followed by the semifinals on Saturday, March 9 and the finals on Tuesday, March 12. LIU Brooklyn won the championship, its fifth, and received the conferences automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.[2] This is LIU's third NEC Tournament Championship in a row, having won it the previous two years, they are the first NEC team to three-peat.

Format[edit]

For the ninth straight year, the NEC Men’s Basketball Tournament will consist of an eight-team playoff format with all games played at the home of the higher seed. After the quarterfinals, the teams will be reseeded so the highest remaining seed plays the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals.[3]

Seeds[edit]

Teams are seeded based on the final regular season standings, with ties broken under an NEC policy.[4]

2013 NEC Men's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1‡ Robert Morris 14–4 22–9
2 Wagner 12–6 18–11 2–0 vs. Long Island
3 Long Island 12–6 17–13 1–0 vs. Bryant
4 Bryant 12–6 19–10
5 Mount St. Mary's 11–7 16–13 1–0 vs. Quinnipiac
6 Quinnipiac 11–7 15–15
7 Central Connecticut 9–9 13–16
8 St. Francis Brooklyn 8–10 12–17

‡ – NEC regular season champions.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 6
NEC Front Row
Reseeded Semifinals
Saturday, March 9
ESPN3, MSG, FCS
Championship Game
Tuesday, March 12
ESPN2
                           
  1 Robert Morris 75
8 St. Francis Brooklyn 57
1 Robert Morris 60  
5 Mount St. Mary's 69  
4 Bryant 69
  5 Mount St. Mary's 75
(Pairings are reseeded after the first round)   5 Mount St. Mary's 70
  3 Long Island 91
  2 Wagner 72
7 Central Connecticut 50
2 Wagner 82
3 Long Island 94  
3 Long Island 91
  6 Quinnipiac 83

All games were played at the venue of the higher seed

All-tournament team[edit]

Tournament MVP in bold.[5]

Name School Pos. Year Ht. Hometown
C. J. Garner LIU Brooklyn Guard Senior 5-10 Silver Spring, Maryland
Jamal Olasewere LIU Brooklyn Forward Senior 6-7 Silver Spring, Maryland
Jason Brickman LIU Brooklyn Guard Junior 6-0 San Antonio, Texas
Rashad Whack Mount St. Mary's Guard Junior 6-2 Hyattsville, Maryland
Jonathon Williams Wagner Forward Senior 6-6 Richmond, California

Game Summaries[edit]

Quarterfinals: Robert Morris vs. St. Francis Brooklyn[edit]

Series History: RMU leads 39-26

Mar 6
7:00 pm EST
Robert Morris Colonials 75, St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers 57
Scoring by half: 37-23, 38-34
Pts: Karvel Anderson 20
Rebs: Lucky Jones & Russel Johnson 7
Asts: Velton Jones 8
Pts: Jalen Cannon 15
Rebs: Jalen Cannon & Akeem Johnson 6
Asts: Akeem Johnson 3
Charles L. Sewall Center
Moon Township, PA
Attendance: 1,788
Referees: Rob Riley, Doug Aprahamian, Tom Corbett

Quarterfinals: Mount St. Mary's at Bryant[edit]

Series History:

Mar 6
7:00 pm EST
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers 75, Bryant Bulldogs 69
Scoring by half: 28-35, 47-34
Pts: Rashad Whack 19
Rebs: Rashad Whack 8
Asts: Rashad Whack 4
Pts: Alex Francis 25
Rebs: Four tied with 8
Asts: Frankie Dobbs & Shane McLaughlin3
Chace Athletic Center
Smithfield, RI
Attendance: 2,680
Referees: John Hughes, Dan Anderson, Ron Tyburski

Quarterfinals: Wagner vs. Central Connecticut[edit]

Series History:

Mar 6
7:00 pm EST
Wagner Seahawks 72, Central Connecticut Blue Devils 50
Scoring by half: 32-19, 40-31
Pts: Jonathon Williams 20
Rebs: Orlando Parker 9
Asts: Kenneth Ortiz 7
Pts: Kyle Vinales 23
Rebs: Matt Hunter 10
Asts: Kyle Vinales 2
Spiro Sports Center
Staten Island, NY
Attendance: 1,035
Referees: Donnie Eppley, Jim Bruno, Brandon Cruz

Quarterfinals: Long Island vs Quinnipiac[edit]

Series History:

Mar 6
2:00 pm EST
Long Island Blackbirds 91, Quinnipiac Bobcats 83
Scoring by half: 43-47, 48-36
Pts: C. J. Garner 30
Rebs: Jamal Olasewere & Kenny Onyechi 6
Asts: Jason Brickman 7
Pts: Ousmane Drame 23
Rebs: Jamee Jackson & Ousmane Drame 9
Asts: Dave Johnson 4
Steinberg Wellness Center
Brooklyn, NY
Attendance: 1,006
Referees: Guy Pagano, Andrew Maira, Wally Rutecki

Semifinal: Mount St. Mary's at Robert Morris[edit]

Series History:
Announcers:

MSG/FCS
Mar 9
2:30 pm EST
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers 69, Robert Morris Colonials 60
Scoring by half: 29-23, 40-37
Pts: Rashad Whack 26
Rebs: Kelvin Parker 8
Asts: Sam Prescott 4
Pts: Anthony Myers-Pate 15
Rebs: Russel Johnson 6
Asts: Mike McFadden 2
Charles L. Sewall Center
Moon Township, PA
Attendance: 1,303
Referees: Donnie Eppley, Brandon Cruz, Tom Fahey

Semifinal: Long Island at Wagner[edit]

Series History:
Announcers:

MSG/FCS
Mar 9
12:00 pm EST
Long Island Blackbirds 94, Wagner Seahawks 82
Scoring by half: 49-29, 45-53
Pts: C. J. Garner 23
Rebs: Jamal Olasewere 12
Asts: Jason Brickman 10
Pts: Jonathon Williams 23
Rebs: Kenneth Ortiz 8
Asts: Kenneth Ortiz 9
Spiro Sports Center
Staten Island, NY
Attendance: 1,074
Referees: Earl Walton, Tom Courtney, Tom Regan

Championship: Long Island vs Mount St. Mary's[edit]

Series History:
Announcers:

ESPN2
Mar 12
7:00 pm EST
Long Island Blackbirds 91, Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers 70
Scoring by half: 35-31, 56-39
Pts: C. J. Garner 31
Rebs: Jamal Olasewere 10
Asts: Jason Brickman 8
Pts: Sam Prescott 21
Rebs: Sam Prescott 5
Asts: Julian Norfleet 6
Steinberg Wellness Center
Brooklyn, NY
Attendance: 1,700
Referees: Guy Pagano, Rob Riley, Bill McCarthy


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012-13 NEC Championship Dates". sidearmsports. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball Tabbed Fourth In Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll". prestosports. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "2014 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament". NortheasConference.org. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "NEC Basketball Tiebreaker Procedure". NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "History in NYC: LIU Brooklyn Downs Mount to Capture Third Straight NEC Men's Basketball Crown". NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 4 February 2015.