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America East Tournament Schedule
Dates: March 7, 10, 14
TV: ESPN2 (Championship), ESPN+
Site: Campus Sites (Higher Seed Hosts)
2019 Champion: Vermont
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America East Tournament Bracket
Note: The tournament was canceled prior to the contesting of the championship game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- (1) Vermont 61, (8) Maine 50
- (2) Stony Brook 76, (7) Albany 73
- (3) Hartford 89, (6) UMass Lowell 75
- (4) UMBC 73, (5) New Hampshire 67
- (1) Vermont 81, (4) UMBC 74
- (3) Hartford 64, (2) Stony Brook 58
- (3) Hartford at (1) Vermont
America East Conference Breakdown
Regular season superiority has oft-transferred to the America East Conference Tournament. Over the last decade, the 1 and 2-seeds have combined to win eight championships (four by each seed line). Powerhouse and defending champ Vermont and Stony Brook hold down the top lines in the conference this year. The other two titles over the last ten seasons were both won by the 4-seed. UMBC finds themselves on that line this year. The school that will be forever-known as the first 16-seed to knock off a 1 in the NCAA Tournament will likely have to run through Vermont in the semifinals to return to the dance.
America East statistics heavily align with 1-seed Vermont. The Catamounts led the conference in points against (59) and scoring margin (+12.2) by very wide margins. They also finished second only to UMass Lowell (74.6) in points scored (71.3). Stony Brook finished second to Vermont in both points allowed (65.9) and scoring margin (+3.5) but only fourth in points scored (69.4). New Hampshire was probably the most consistent outside of the top two seeds, finishing third in points allowed and scoring margin and fifth in points scored.
The preseason poll correctly selected Vermont to win the America East Conference once again this year, as the Catamounts were a unanimous choice to finish first. The top overachievers in the league were 3-seed Hartford (picked 7th) and 5-seed New Hampshire (picked 9th) who both finished four spots better than they were projected. The biggest underachiever was also a tie between 7-seed Albany (picked 4th) and Binghamton (picked T-6th), who finished ninth and failed to qualify for the America East Tournament.