Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Updated MAAC clinching scenarios: February 23, 2016

Updated after tonight's victories by Saint Peter's and Marist, here are the latest clinching scenarios in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leading up to the 2016 MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships at the Times Union Center next week:

Monmouth: Has clinched no worse than #2 seed. 
Hawks can clinch regular season championship with a win OR an Iona loss. Hawks own potential tiebreaker against Iona by virtue of having swept Siena. 

Iona: Has clinched no worse than #2 seed. 
Gaels can clinch outright regular season championship with wins over Manhattan and Canisius on Friday and Sunday, AND Monmouth losses to Rider and Niagara on Friday and Sunday.
Can clinch a share of regular season championship with wins in last two games and Monmouth splitting their last two, OR by splitting last two games with Monmouth losing their last two.

Siena: Has clinched first-round bye. Can clinch #3 seed with a win over Fairfield on Wednesday. Can still finish as #4 seed as well.

Fairfield: Can clinch first-round bye with a win over Siena on Wednesday. Stags will finish as either #3, #4, or #5 seed.

Saint Peter's: Has clinched first-round bye after regular season sweep of Manhattan. Peacocks will finish as either #4 or #5 seed, and will face either Fairfield, Manhattan or Siena in the MAAC quarterfinals on Saturday, March 5, at 9:30 p.m.

Manhattan: Has not clinched anything yet. Jaspers will finish as either #5, #6, #7, or #8 seed.
Can clinch first-round bye with wins over Iona AND Rider, AND Fairfield losses to Siena and Saint Peter's. Jaspers would own potential tiebreaker against Stags by virtue of their win over Monmouth on January 21.

Rider: Is assured of competing in an opening-round game on Thursday, March 3. Broncs will finish as either #6, #7, #8, or #9 seed.

Canisius: Is assured of competing in an opening-round game on Thursday, March 3. Golden Griffins will finish as either #6, #7, #8, or #9 seed.

Quinnipiac: Is assured of competing in an opening-round game on Thursday, March 3, in either the 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. slot. Bobcats will finish as either #7, #8, #9, or #10 seed.

Niagara: Is assured of competing in an opening-round game on Thursday, March 3, in either the 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. slot. Purple Eagles will finish as either #9 or #10 seed.

Marist: Has already clinched #11 seed. Red Foxes will play #6 seed in opening-round game on Thursday, March 3.

These tiebreaker scenarios will be updated frequently, both on this site and on Twitter, (@DalyDoseOfHoops) in the days leading up to the opening-round games on March 3.

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