2019 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2019 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams11
SiteNorfolk Scope
Norfolk, Virginia
ChampionsNorth Carolina Central (4th title)
Winning coachLeVelle Moton (4th title)
MVPRaasean Davis (North Carolina Central)
TelevisionESPN2, ESPN3
← 2018
2020 →
2018–19 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Norfolk State 14 2   .875     22 14   .611
North Carolina A&T 13 3   .813     19 13   .594
North Carolina Central 10 6   .625     18 16   .529
Howard 10 6   .625     17 17   .500
Bethune–Cookman 9 7   .563     14 17   .452
Florida A&M* 9 7   .563     12 19   .387
Savannah State 8 8   .500     11 20   .355
Coppin State 7 9   .438     8 25   .242
MD Eastern Shore 5 11   .313     7 25   .219
South Carolina State 5 11   .313     8 26   .235
Morgan State 4 12   .250     9 21   .300
Delaware State 2 14   .125     6 25   .194
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2019 MEAC Tournament winner

The 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The tournament was held from March 11 through March 16, 2019 at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. North Carolina Central defeated Norfolk State 50–47 in the championship game to win the tournament, and received the conference's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Tournament. It was the third consecutive championship for North Carolina Central, and fourth in the last six seasons.[1]

Seeds[edit]

11 teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top four teams received a first round bye. Florida A&M is ineligible for postseason play due to APR violations.[2]

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Norfolk State 14–2
2 North Carolina A&T 13–3
3 North Carolina Central 10–6 1–0 vs. Howard
4 Howard 10–6 0–1 vs. North Carolina Central
5 Bethune–Cookman 9–7
6 Savannah State 8–8
7 Coppin State 7–9
8 MD Eastern Shore 5–11 1–0 vs. South Carolina State
9 South Carolina State 5–11 0–1 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore
10 Morgan State 4–12
11 Delaware State 2–14

Schedule[edit]

[3]

Session Game Time Matchup Score Television
First round – Monday, March 11
1 1 6:00 pm No. 6 Savannah State vs. No. 11 Delaware State 67–71 FLOHOOPS (ppv)
First round – Tuesday, March 12
2 2 6:00 pm No. 8 MD Eastern Shore vs. No. 9 South Carolina State 54–63 FLOHOOPS (ppv)
3 8:30 pm No. 7 Coppin State vs. No. 10 Morgan State 81–71
Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 13
3 4 6:00 pm No. 1 Norfolk State vs. No. 9 South Carolina State 78–73 FLOHOOPS (ppv)
5 8:00 pm No. 2 North Carolina A&T vs. No. 7 Coppin State 82–79 (OT)
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 14
4 6 6:00 pm No. 3 North Carolina Central vs. No. 11 Delaware State 75–57 FLOHOOPS (ppv)
7 8:00 pm No. 4 Howard vs. No. 5 Bethune–Cookman 80–71
Semifinals – Friday, March 15
5 8 6:00 pm No. 1 Norfolk State vs. No. 4 Howard 75–69 FLOHOOPS (ppv)
9 8:00 pm No. 2 North Carolina A&T vs. No. 3 North Carolina Central 63–65
Championship – Saturday, March 16
6 10 1:00pm No. 1 Norfolk State vs. No. 3 North Carolina Central 47–50 ESPN2
Game times in EST. Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 11 and 12
FLOHOOPS
Quarterfinals
March 13 and 14
FLOHOOPS
Semifinals
March 15
FLOHOOPS
Championship
March 16
ESPN2
                                     
       
  1 Norfolk State 78  
    9 South Carolina State 73  
8 MD Eastern Shore 54
9 South Carolina State 63  
  1 Norfolk State 75  
  4 Howard 69  
       
       
  4 Howard 80
    5 Bethune–Cookman 71  
     
       
  1 Norfolk State 47
  3 North Carolina Central 50
       
       
  2 North Carolina A&T 82*
    7 Coppin State 79  
7 Coppin State 81
10 Morgan State 71  
  2 North Carolina A&T 63
  3 North Carolina Central 65  
       
       
  3 North Carolina Central 75
    11 Delaware State 57  
6 Savannah State 67
11 Delaware State 71  

* denotes overtime period

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Carolina Central Wins Third Straight MEAC Men's Basketball Title". MEAC Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ Sharrock, Rory (February 13, 2019). "FAMU men's basketball, men's indoor/outdoor track, golf ineligible for postseason play". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  3. ^ http://meacsports.com/documents/2018/1/31//2018_MBB_BBT_Bracket.pdf