Northeast Conference Tournament Predictions

The Northeast Conference Tournament begins today and boy o boy, it’s going to be amazing. I apologize about the sarcasm, but when you start to analyze the teams in the bottom dweller conferences, it’s hard to break it down. It’s also a problem to select a winner, when according to KenPom, the home win percentage in conference is 50.0%. Anyways, the Northeast Conference Tournament schedule are as follows…

Quarterfinals: March 2 (MSG/FCS/NEC Front Row)
Game 1: No. 8 Robert Morris Colonials at No. 1 Wagner Seahawks (
NEC Front Row)

Game 2: No. 7 St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash at No. 2 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (NEC Front Row)
Game 3: No. 6 LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds at No. 3 Sacred Heart Pioneers
Game 4: No. 5 Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers at No. 4 St. Francis-Brooklyn Terriers

Semifinals: March 5 (MSG/FCS/NEC Front Row)
Game 5: No. 4 at No. 1
Game 6: No. 3 at No. 2

Championship: March 8 (ESPN/ESPN2)
Game 7: No. 2 at No. 1

Prediction: The Wagner Seahawks reigned supreme with a record of 13-5 in conference. Consistency in the Northeast Conference is almost non-existent though, except for the Seahawks. Their longest losing steak was only two games and it happened only once, the very beginning of the season. They played both the St. John’s Red Storm and Seton Hall Pirates on the road in very close games. However, they have managed to lose three home games in conference, which is worrisome, but I guess a 66% home win percentage is better than the league average of 50%. Without further ado, I think the Wagner Seahawks are a no brainer here…especially riding into the conference tournament with five straight wins.

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