East Coast Conference (Division I) Men's Basketball Tournament

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East Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (defunct)
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference East Coast Conference
Format Single-elimination tournament
Played 1975–1992, 1994
Current champion Hofstra
Most championships La Salle (4)
Host stadiums
Kirby Sports Center (1975, 1977–78, 1983)
The Palestra (1976, 1979–1982)
Towson Center (1984–1991)
RAC Arena (1992)
Alumni Arena (1994)
Host locations
Easton, PA (1975, 1977–78, 1983)
Philadelphia, PA (1976, 1979–1982)
Towson, MD (1984–1991)
Catonsville, MD (1992)
Amherst, NY (1994)

The East Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the conference championship tournament in men's basketball for the East Coast Conference. The tournament was held annually between 1975 and 1994, after which the conference disbanded.[1]

Tournament champions by year[edit]

Year Metro Champion Score Runner-up Venue (and city)
1975 La Salle 92–85 Lafayette Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA)
1976 Hofstra 79–72 Temple The Palestra (Philadelphia, PA)
1977 Hofstra 92–81 La Salle Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA)
1978 La Salle 73–72 Temple Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA)
1979 Temple 61–60 St. Joseph's The Palestra (Philadelphia, PA)
1980 La Salle 59–49 St. Joseph's The Palestra (Philadelphia, PA)
1981 St. Joseph's 63–60 American The Palestra (Philadelphia, PA)
1982 St. Joseph's 75–65 Drexel The Palestra (Philadelphia, PA)
1983 La Salle 75–73 American Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA)
1984 Rider 73–71OT Bucknell Towson Center (Towson, MD)
1985 Lehigh 76–74OT Bucknell Towson Center (Towson, MD)
1986 Drexel 80–76 Hofstra Towson Center (Towson, MD)
1987 Bucknell 86–74 Towson State Towson Center (Towson, MD)
1988 Lehigh 84–78 Towson State Towson Center (Towson, MD)
1989 Bucknell 71–65 Lafayette Towson Center (Towson, MD)
1990 Towson State 73–60 Lehigh Towson Center (Towson, MD)
1991 Towson State 69–63 Rider Towson Center (Towson, MD)
1992 Towson State 69–61 Hofstra RAC Arena (Catonsville, MD)
1994 Hofstra 88–86 Northeastern Illinois Alumni Arena (Amherst, NY)
  • No tournament was played in 1993.

Finals appearances by school[edit]

School Titles Final Apps. Years
La Salle 4 5 1975, 1978, 1980, 1983
Hofstra 3 5 1976, 1977, 1994
Towson State 3 5 1990, 1991, 1992
Bucknell 2 4 1987, 1989
Lehigh 2 3 1985, 1988
St. Joseph's 2 4 1981, 1982
Drexel 1 2 1986
Rider 1 2 1984
Temple 1 3 1979
American 0 2
Lafayette 0 2
Northeastern Illinois 0 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Coast Conference summary". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016.