Friday, February 24, 2017

Updated MAAC clinching scenarios: February 24, 2017

Updated after victories by Monmouth, Saint Peter's, Iona and Fairfield on Friday, here are the latest Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference clinching scenarios leading up to next week's 2017 MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany:


Monmouth: Has already clinched regular season MAAC championship and automatic bid to National Invitation Tournament. Hawks will be #1 seed in MAAC Tournament, and will face winner of #8/#9 game on Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m.

Saint Peter's: Has clinched a first-round bye. Peacocks will finish as #2 seed with a win at Canisius Sunday, or #3 seed with a loss AND an Iona win over Monmouth Sunday.

Iona: Has clinched a first-round bye. Gaels will finish as #2 seed with a win over Monmouth AND a Saint Peter's loss at Canisius Sunday, or as #3 seed with a Saint Peter's win.

Siena: Is assured of competing in the #4/#5 quarterfinal at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. Saints will finish as #4 seed with a win over Marist Sunday, or as #5 seed with a loss AND a Canisius win over Saint Peter's Sunday.

Canisius: Can clinch a first-round bye with a win over Saint Peter's Sunday. Golden Griffins can finish as #4 seed with a win AND a Siena loss to Marist Sunday, as #5 seed with a Siena win regardless of their own result, as #6 seed with a loss AND a Rider loss at Quinnipiac Sunday, OR a Fairfield loss/Rider win, and #7 seed with a loss AND a Rider win.

Fairfield: Can clinch a first-round bye and #5 seed with a win at Niagara Sunday AND a Canisius loss to Saint Peter's Sunday. Stags will finish as #6 seed with a loss or a Canisius win.

Rider: Will finish as #6 seed with a win at Quinnipiac Sunday AND a Canisius loss to Saint Peter's Sunday, or as #7 seed with a loss, OR a win/Fairfield loss at Niagara Sunday.

Quinnipiac: Will be #8 seed, and will play in #8/#9 opening-round game at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, against either Niagara or Marist. 

Niagara: Will finish as #9 seed with a win over Fairfield Sunday OR a Marist loss at Siena Sunday. Will finish as #10 seed with a loss AND a Marist win.

Manhattan: Will finish as #10 seed with a Marist loss at Siena Sunday, a Fairfield win at Niagara Sunday, a Rider win at Quinnipiac Sunday, AND a Saint Peter's win at Canisius Sunday. Will finish as #11 seed if Canisius finishes ahead of Rider in the MAAC standings.

Marist: Will finish as #9 seed with a win at Siena Sunday AND a Niagara loss to Fairfield Sunday. Will finish as #10 seed with a loss or Niagara win, PLUS a Rider loss at Quinnipiac Sunday. Will finish as #11 seed with a loss, a Fairfield win over Niagara, a Rider win at Quinnipiac, AND a Canisius loss to Saint Peter's Sunday.

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 Thursday, March 2.

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