Friday, February 26, 2016

Updated MAAC clinching scenarios: February 26, 2016

Updated after tonight's victories by Iona, Marist, and Monmouth, 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 (16-3): Has clinched Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship, and no worse than an automatic bid into the National Invitation Tournament. Hawks will finish as #1 seed, and will play either the #8 seed or #9 seed in the quarterfinals on Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. 

Iona (15-4): Has clinched #2 seed. Gaels will play either the #7 seed or #10 seed in the quarterfinals on Friday, March 4, at 9:30 p.m.

Siena (12-7): Has clinched first-round bye. Can clinch #3 seed with a win over Quinnipiac on Sunday. Saints will finish as either #3 or #4 seed.

Fairfield (12-7): Has clinched first-round bye. Can clinch #3 seed with a win over Saint Peter's on Saturday, AND a Siena loss to Quinnipiac on Sunday. Stags will finish as either #3, #4, or #5 seed.

Saint Peter's (11-8): Has clinched first-round bye. Can clinch #3 seed with a win over Fairfield on Saturday, AND a Siena loss to Quinnipiac on Sunday. Peacocks will finish as either #3, #4 or #5 seed.

Manhattan (9-10): Is assured of competing in an opening-round game on Thursday, March 3. Can clinch #6 seed with a win over Rider on Sunday, OR a Canisius loss to Iona on Sunday. Jaspers will finish as either #6 or #7 seed.

Canisius (8-11): Is assured of competing in an opening-round game on Thursday, March 3. Can clinch #6 seed with a win over Iona on Sunday, AND a Manhattan loss to Rider on Sunday. Golden Griffins will finish as either #6 or #7 seed.

Rider (7-12): Has clinched #8 seed. Broncs will play #9 seed, either Quinnipiac or Niagara, on Thursday, March 3, at 5 p.m.

Quinnipiac (6-13): 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 #9 or #10 seed.

Niagara (5-14): 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 (4-16): Has 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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