2019 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2019 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams11
SiteTimes Union Center
Albany, New York
ChampionsIona (12th title)
Winning coachTim Cluess (5th title)
MVPRickey McGill (Iona)
Attendance26,532
Top scorerE.J. Crawford (Iona)
(59 points)
TelevisionESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3
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2018–19 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iona 12 6   .667     17 16   .515
Canisius 11 7   .611     15 17   .469
Quinnipiac 11 7   .611     16 15   .516
Rider 11 7   .611     16 15   .516
Siena 11 7   .611     17 16   .515
Monmouth 10 8   .556     14 21   .400
Manhattan 8 10   .444     11 21   .344
Marist 7 11   .389     12 19   .387
Saint Peter's 6 12   .333     10 22   .313
Fairfield 6 12   .333     9 22   .290
Niagara 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
2019 MAAC Tournament winner

The 2019 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. It was held from March 7–11, 2019 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York. This marked the 20th time the tournament was played at the Times Union Center.[1] No. 1 seed Iona defeated No. 6 seed Monmouth in the championship game 81–60 to win the conference's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Tournament. With the win, Iona became the first MAAC team to win four consecutive MAAC Tournament championships.[2] Monmouth was the second consecutive No. 6 seed to make the championship game in the tournament, and fourth overall.


Seeds[edit]

All 11 teams in the conference participate in the Tournament. The top five teams receive byes to the quarterfinals. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2
1 Iona 12–6
2 Canisius 11–7 5–1 vs. QU/Rider/Siena
3 Quinnipiac 11–7 2–3 vs. Canisius/Rider/Siena 1–1 vs. Iona
4 Rider 11–7 2–3 vs. Canisius/QU/Siena 0–2 vs. Iona
5 Siena 11–7 1–3 vs. Canisius/QU/Rider
6 Monmouth 10–8
7 Manhattan 8–10
8 Marist 7–11
9 Saint Peter's 6–12 3–1 vs. Fairfield/Niagara
10 Fairfield 6–12 2–2 vs. SPU/Niagara
11 Niagara 6–12 1–3 vs. SPU/Fairfield

Schedule[edit]

[3]

Session Game Time* Matchup Score Television
First round – Thursday, March 7
1 1 5:00 pm (8) Marist vs (9) Saint Peter's 68–71 (OT) ESPN3
2 7:00 pm (7) Manhattan vs (10) Fairfield 57–53
3 10:00 pm (6) Monmouth vs (11) Niagara 76–72
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 8
2 4 7:00 pm (1) Iona vs (9) Saint Peter's 73–71 ESPN3
5 9:30 pm (2) Canisius vs (7) Manhattan 69–65 (OT)
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 9
3 6 7:00 pm (3) Quinnipiac vs (6) Monmouth 92–98 ESPN3
7 9:30 pm (4) Rider vs (5) Siena 81–87
Semifinals – Sunday, March 10
4 8 6:00 pm (1) Iona vs (5) Siena 73–57 ESPN3
9 8:30 pm (2) Canisius vs (6) Monmouth 59–73 ESPNU
Championship – Monday, March 11
5 10 9:00 pm (1) Iona vs (6) Monmouth 81–60 ESPN2
*Game times in ET. ()-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

[4]

  First round
Thursday, March 7
ESPN3
Quarterfinals
Friday/Saturday, March 8/9
ESPN3
Semifinals
Sunday, March 10
ESPN3/ESPNU
Championship
Monday, March 11
ESPN2
                                     
       
  1 Iona 73  
    9 Saint Peter's 71  
8 Marist  68
9 Saint Peter's 71*  
  Iona 73  
  Siena  57  
       
       
  4 Rider 81
    5 Siena 87  
     
       
  Iona 81
  6 Monmouth 60
       
       
  2 Canisius 69*
    7 Manhattan 65  
7 Manhattan 57
10 Fairfield 53  
  Canisius 59
  6 Monmouth 73  
       
       
  3 Quinnipiac 92
    6 Monmouth 98  
6 Monmouth 76
11 Niagara 72  

* denotes number of overtimes

Game summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

ESPN3
March 7, 2019
5:00 pm
No. 8 Marist 68, No. 9 Saint Peter's 71 (OT)
Scoring by half: 37–27, 26–36 Overtime: 5–8
Pts: Parker – 22
Rebs: Lamb – 6
Asts: Parker – 4
Funk – 18 pts
Pts: Turner – 18
Rebs: Idowu – 8
Asts: Watson & Turner – 3
Watson – 17 pts
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Referees: Robert Riley, Ron Tyburski, Andy O'Brien
ESPN3
March 7, 2019
7:00 pm
No. 7 Manhattan 57, No. 10 Fairfield 53
Scoring by half: 30–33, 27–20
Pts: Hinckson – 16
Rebs: Ebube – 6
Asts: Mack & Ebube – 2
Williams – 10 points
Pts: Alvarez – 18
Rebs: Kasibabu – 6
Asts: Benning – 3
Taliaferro – 12 pts
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Referees: Donald Eppley, D.J. Carstensen, Brandon Cruz
ESPN3
March 7, 2019
10:00 pm
No. 6 Monmouth 76, No. 11 Niagara 72
Scoring by half: 33–33, 43–39
Pts: Salnave – 20
Rebs: Quinn – 9
Asts: Salnave & Rutherford – 2
Quinn – 14 pts, 3 blk
Pts: Solomon – 24
Rebs: Prochet – 12
Asts: Hammond – 3
Robb – 4 blk
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Attendance: 2,260
Referees: Mike Kitts, Earl Walton, Jeff Anderson

Quarterfinals[edit]

ESPN3
March 8, 2019
7:00 pm
No. 1 Iona 73, No. 9 Saint Peter's 71
Scoring by half: 38–39, 35–32
Pts: Agee – 26
Rebs: Agee – 6
Asts: Gist – 4
Crawford – 26 pts, 4 reb
Pts: Turner – 23
Rebs: Idowu – 9
Asts: Watson – 5
Ndefo – 4 blk
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Referees: Mike Kitts, Ron Tyburski, Adam Vandenburgh
ESPN3
March 8, 2019
9:30 pm
No. 2 Canisius 69, No. 7 Manhattan 65 (OT)
Scoring by half: 25–32, 32–25 Overtime: 12–8
Pts: Faulkner – 20
Rebs: Faulkner – 8
Asts: Johnson – 6
White – 16 pts
Pts: Williams – 27
Rebs: Greene – 7
Asts: Hinckson & Mack – 3
Hinckson – 5 reb, 5 stl
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Attendance: 2,111
Referees: Earl Walton, Brandon Cruz, Edwin Young

 

ESPN3
March 9, 2019
7:00 pm
No. 3 Quinnipiac 92, No. 6 Monmouth 98
Scoring by half: 45–50, 47–78
Pts: Young – 30
Rebs: Young & Marfo – 7
Asts: Kelly – 11
Rigoni – 30 pts
Pts: Salnave & Traore – 19
Rebs: Quinn – 7
Asts: Salnave – 4
Salnave – 6 reb
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Referees: Donnie Eppley, Josh White, Andy O'Brien
ESPN3
March 9, 2019
9:30 pm
No. 4 Rider 81, No. 5 Siena 87
Scoring by half: 29–30, 52–57
Pts: Marshall – 22
Rebs: Marshall – 8
Asts: Durham – 4
Marshall – 2 blk
Pts: Fisher – 22
Rebs: Degnan – 7
Asts: Pickett – 6
Pickett – 20 pts, 4 blk
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Attendance: 5,336
Referees: Larry Scirotto, Robert Riley, Robert Snedden

Semifinals[edit]

ESPN3
March 10, 2019
6:00 pm
No. 1 Iona 73, No. 5 Siena 57
Scoring by half: 35–22, 38–35
Pts: Gist – 22
Rebs: Agee – 13
Asts: Gist & McGill – 3
Crawford – 8 reb
Pts: Pickett & Fisher – 15
Rebs: Degnan – 8
Asts: Pickett – 8
Pickett – 7 reb
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Referees: Rob Riley, Brandon Cruz, Ron Tyburski
ESPNU
March 10, 2019
8:30 pm
No. 2 Canisius 59, No. 6 Monmouth 73
Scoring by half: 26–35, 33–38
Pts: Molson – 17
Rebs: Molson – 7
Asts: Johnson – 5
Johnson – 10 pts, 3 stl
Pts: Hammond – 19
Rebs: Quinn – 10
Asts: Salnave & McClary – 2
Quinn – 14 pts, 2 blk
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Attendance: 4,918
Referees: Larry Scirotto, Nathan Farrell, Bill McCarthy

Championship[edit]

ESPN2
March 11, 2019
9:00 pm
No. 1 Iona 81, No. 6 Monmouth 60
Scoring by half: 36–30, 45–30
Pts: Gist – 22
Rebs: Agee – 7
Asts: Gist – 4
Agee – 18 pts / Perez 5 stl
Pts: Quinn – 13
Rebs: Traore & Ibiezugbe – 6
Asts: Salnave – 3
Hammond – 8 pts
Times Union Center
Albany, NY
Attendance: 2,123
Referees: D.J. Carstensen, Larry Scirotto, Rob Riley

Team and tournament leaders[edit]

Team leaders[edit]

Team Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks Minutes
Canisius Molson 32 3 tied 10 Johnson 11 Molson 5 3 tied 2 Johnson 82
Fairfield Alvarez 18 Kasibabu 6 Benning 3 Methnani 2 Taliaferro 2 3 tied 40
Iona Crawford 59 Agee 26 Gist 11 Perez 8 Ristanovic 2 Crawford 111
Manhattan Williams 37 Ebube 11 Mack 5 Hinckson 5 3 tied 1 Stewart 67
Marist Parker 22 Lamb 6 Parker 4 Dozic 2 Herasme 1 Funk 41
Monmouth Salnave 41 Quinn & Traore 19 Salnave 9 Rutherford 6 Quinn 4 Hammond 91
Niagara Solomon 24 Prochet 12 Hammond 3 King 3 Robb 4 Hammond 37
Quinnipiac Young 30 Young & Marfo 7 Kelly 11 Kelly 2 Bundu & Marfo 1 Young 40
Rider Marshall 22 Marshall 8 Durham 4 Scott 2 Marshall 2 Jordan 37
Saint Peter's Turner 41 Idowu 17 Watson 8 3 tied 2 Ndefo 8 Turner 83
Siena Fisher 37 Degnan 14 Pickett 14 Smitthen 5 Pickett 4 Pickett 76

All-championship team[edit]

2019 MAAC Men's Basketball All-Championship Team[5]
  • Jalen Pickett, Siena
  • Jalanni White, Canisius
  • Deion Hammond, Monmouth
  • Diago Quinn, Monmouth
  • Tajuan Agee, Iona
  • E.J. Crawford, Iona
  • MVPRickey McGill, Iona

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 MAAC Men's & Women's Basketball Championships". Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  2. ^ "Iona Becomes First Team to Win Four Straight Men's Basketball Championships". MAAC Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  3. ^ "NCAAM College Basketball Scores". ESPN. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 Men's Basketball Bracket" (PDF). MAAC Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 MAAC Men's Basketball Championship". MAAC Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2019.