The big news of the weekend was Hampton winning the MEAC Tournament instead of heavy favorite North Carolina Central. And while Hampton no doubt took home the big prize by grabbing the league’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid, they will have plenty of company in post season play as five MEAC teams will get a chance to extend their season.
North Carolina Central will face Miami in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night. NCCU (25-7) clinched at least an NIT berth by winning the MEAC’s regular season title. Awarded a 7th seed, they will take on a 2nd seed in Miami that is just a couple of seasons removed from an ACC Tournament title and won 21 games in arguably the toughest basketball conference in America.
Norfolk State and UMES will both participate in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Norfolk State will travel to face Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday while Maryland-Eastern Shore will head down to face High Point on Wednesday night.
Mary. Eastern-Shore and Coach Bobby Collins will be in Triad Wednesday playing at High Point at 7 p.m. in something called the CIT tourney.
— John Dell (@johndellWSJ) March 16, 2015
MEAC Tourney runner-up Delaware State (18-17) will host Radford (21-11) in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Tourney.
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