2018 America East Men's Basketball Tournament
|2018 America East Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||UMBC (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Ryan Odom (1st title)|
|MVP||Jairus Lyles (UMBC)|
|2017–18 America East Conference men's basketball standings|
|† 2018 America East Tournament winner |
The 2018 America East Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the America East Conference, which was held on March 3, 6, and 10, 2018. All tournament games were played on home arenas of the higher-seeded school. UMBC defeated regular-season champion Vermont in the championship game to win the tournament and receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. UMBC went on to defeat Virginia to become the first 16th-seeded team to beat the No. 1 seed in one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history.
The top eight teams in the conference standings qualified for the tournament. UMass Lowell was eligible for the tournament for the first time following their four-year transition to Division I. The teams were seeded by record in conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. Binghamton was the only team to not qualify.
|6||New Hampshire||6–10||1–1 vs. Albany|
|7||UMass Lowell||6–10||0–2 vs. Albany|
|Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 3|
|1||1:00 pm||No. 7 UMass Lowell at No. 2 UMBC||77–89||ESPN3||1,518|
|2||4:00 pm||No. 6 New Hampshire at No. 3 Hartford||60–71||1,727|
|3||7:00 pm||No. 8 Maine at No. 1 Vermont||60–75||3,266|
|4||7:00 pm||No. 5 Stony Brook at No. 4 Albany||69–60||1,785|
|Semifinals – Tuesday, March 6|
|5||7:00 pm||No. 5 Stony Brook at No. 1 Vermont||51–70||ESPN3||3,266|
|6||7:30 pm||No. 3 Hartford at No. 2 UMBC||60–75||2,234|
|Championship – Saturday, March 10|
|7||11:00 am||No. 2 UMBC at No. 1 Vermont||65–62||ESPN2||3,266|
|Game times in ET. Rankings denote tournament seeding. All games hosted by higher-seeded team.|
Bracket and results
 Teams are reseeded after each round with highest remaining seeds receiving home court advantage.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
|(Pairings are reseeded after the first round)||1||Vermont||62|
- Reed, Steve (March 17, 2018). "No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74–54 to make NCAA history". Philadelphia, PA: WPVI-TV. Associated Press. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
- "America East Tournament Schedule". America East. Retrieved February 7, 2018.