2017 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2017 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 12
Site Norfolk Scope
Norfolk, Virginia
Champions North Carolina Central (2nd title)
Winning coach LeVelle Moton (2nd title)
MVP Patrick Cole (North Carolina Central)
Television ESPN2
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
NC Central 13 3   .813     25 9   .735
Norfolk State 12 4   .750     17 17   .500
Morgan State 11 5   .688     14 16   .467
Hampton 11 5   .688     14 17   .452
Savannah State* 10 6   .625     13 16   .448
MD Eastern Shore 9 7   .563     14 20   .412
South Carolina State 7 9   .438     11 20   .355
Delaware State 7 9   .438     10 22   .313
Coppin State 7 9   .438     8 24   .250
Bethune–Cookman 6 10   .375     10 22   .313
Howard 5 11   .313     10 24   .294
Florida A&M 5 11   .313     7 23   .233
North Carolina A&T 1 15   .063     3 29   .094
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2017 MEAC Tournament winner

The 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place March 6–11, 2017 at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. The champion, North Carolina Central, received the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament with a 67–59 win over Norfolk State in the championship game.

Seeds[edit]

The top 12 teams were eligible for the tournament, Savannah State was ineligible for postseason play due to APR Sanctions.[1]

Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 North Carolina Central 13–3
2 Norfolk State 12–4
3 Morgan State 11–5 1–0 vs Hampton
4 Hampton 11–5 0–1 vs Morgan State
5 Md. Eastern Shore 9–7
6 Coppin State 7–9 0–1 vs Norfolk State
7 South Carolina State 7–9 0–2 vs Norfolk State
8 Delaware State 7–9 0–2 vs South Carolina State/Coppin State
9 Bethune–Cookman 6–10
10 Florida A&M 5–11 2–0 vs Howard
11 Howard 5–11 0–2 vs Florida A&M
12 North Carolina A&T 1–15
† – MEAC regular season champions.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

Schedule[edit]

[2]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Score Television
First round – Monday, March 6
1 1 5:00 pm #5 Md. Eastern Shore vs. #12 North Carolina A&T 75–65
2 7:00 pm #6 Coppin State vs. #11 Howard 73–79
First round – Tuesday, March 7
2 3 4:00 pm #8 Delaware State vs. #9 Bethune–Cookman 62–69
4 6:00 pm #7 South Carolina State vs. #10 Florida A&M 82–78
Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 8
3 5 6:00 pm #9 Bethune–Cookman vs. #1 North Carolina Central 60–95
6 8:00 pm #7 South Carolina State vs. #2 Norfolk State 88–93OT
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 9
4 7 6:00 pm #11 Howard vs. #3 Morgan State 68–65
8 8:00 pm #5 Md. Eastern Shore vs. #4 Hampton 68–66
Semifinals – Friday, March 10
5 9 6:00 pm #1 North Carolina Central vs. #5 Md. Eastern Shore 77–49
10 8:00 pm #2 Norfolk State vs. #11 Howard 68–53
Championship – Saturday, March 11
6 11 1:00pm #1 North Carolina Central vs. #2 Norfolk State 67–59 ESPN2
*Game times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 6/7
Quarterfinals
March 8/9
Semifinals
March 10
Championship
March 11
                                     
       
  1 North Carolina Central 95  
    9 Bethune–Cookman 60  
8 Delaware State 62
9 Bethune–Cookman 69  
  1 North Carolina Central 77  
  5 Maryland Eastern Shore 49  
       
       
  4 Hampton 66
    5 Maryland Eastern Shore 68  
5 Maryland Eastern Shore 75
12 North Carolina A&T 65  
  1 North Carolina Central 67
  2 Norfolk State 59
       
       
  2 Norfolk State 93*
    7 South Carolina State 88  
7 South Carolina State 82*
10 Florida A&M 78  
  2 Norfolk State 68
  11 Howard 53  
       
       
  3 Morgan State 65
    11 Howard 68  
6 Coppin State 73
11 Howard 79  

* denotes overtime period

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Only 2 schools banned from NCAA tournament due to low APR scores". CBSSports. CBSSports. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament" (PDF). meachoops. MEAC. Retrieved February 12, 2017.