Sunday, February 28, 2016

Updated MAAC clinching scenarios: February 28, 2016

Updated after today's victory by Siena over Quinnipiac, and to be updated as the day goes along, 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 #8 seed Rider or the #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 (13-7): Has clinched #3 seed. Saints will play either #6 seed (Manhattan or Canisius) or #11 seed Marist in the quarterfinals on Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

Saint Peter's (12-8): Has clinched #4 seed. Peacocks will play #5 seed Fairfield in the quarterfinals on Saturday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m.

Fairfield (12-8): Has clinched #5 seed. Stags will play #4 seed Saint Peter's in the quarterfinals on Saturday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m.

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; with the winner to face regular season champion and #1 seed Monmouth in the quarterfinals, on Thursday, March 3 at 5 p.m.

Quinnipiac (6-14): Is assured of competing in an opening-round game on Thursday, March 3, in either the 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. slot. Can clinch #9 seed with a Niagara loss to Monmouth on Sunday. 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. Can clinch #9 seed with a win over Monmouth on Sunday, AND a Quinnipiac loss to Siena on Sunday. Purple Eagles will finish as either #9 or #10 seed.

Marist (4-16): Has clinched #11 seed. Red Foxes will play #6 seed, either Manhattan or Canisius, 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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