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Colonial Athletic Association Standings, Breakdown and Conference Tournament Schedule

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CAA Standings

Team Conference RecordOverall RecordTournament Outlook
Hofstra14-423-81 seed
William & Mary13-521-102 seed
Towson12-619-123 seed
Charleston11-717-134 seed
Delaware11-721-105 seed
Northeastern9-915-156 seed
Elon7-1111-207 seed
Drexel6-1213-188 seed
UNC Wilmington5-1310-219 seed
James Madison2-169-2010 seed

CAA Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 7-10
TV: CBSSN (Championship and Semifinals); FloHoops (Quarterfinals and First Round)
Site: Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, D.C.
Byes: Top 6 get single
2019 Champion: Northeastern

Completed CAA Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (7) Elon 63, (10) James Madison 61
  • (8) Drexel 66, (9) UNC Wilmington 55

Quarterfinals

  • (1) Hofstra 61, (8) Drexel 43
  • (7) Elon 68, (2) William & Mary 63
  • (6) Northeastern 72, (3) Towson 62
  • (5) Delaware 79, (4) Charleston 67

Semifinals

  • (1) Hofstra 75, (5) Delaware 61
  • (6) Northeastern 68, (7) Elon 60

Championship

  • (1) Hofstra 70, (6) Northeastern 61

Hofstra advances to NCAA Tournament

CAA Breakdown

No seed lower than the 3 has claimed a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship in the last decade. The 1 and 2-seeds have each won the tournament four times out of the last ten while the three seed has claimed two championships. Northeastern triumphed as the 2-seed last year. If recent history holds form, 1-seed Hofstra, 2-seed William & Mary, and 3-seed Towson are this year’s contenders.

Top-seeded Hofstra led the CAA in points per game (76.6) and scoring margin (+7.7) on the season. After being the cream of the crop in the regular season last year, the Pride failed to close the deal in the CAA Tournament. They have another shot this year as they look to secure the programs first NCAA Tourney birth since 2001. 3-seed Towson led the CAA in points allowed (66.2) but their offense ranked in the bottom half of the league. Defending champion Northeastern could be a team to watch on the 6-line. The Huskies finished second in both points allowed (66.4) and margin (+5) and a respectable fifth in scoring (71.4).

The Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll accurately picked Hofstra to claim the regular season title. Things become quite jumbled after that when you compare the preseason poll relative to the actual conference results. 2-seed William & Mary proved to be the CAA’s top over achiever (picked 7th) while 10-seed James Madison was the biggest disappointment relative to expectations (picked 3rd).

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