2000 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2000 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in March. The tournament featured the league's top eight seeds. Central Connecticut won the championship, its first, and received the conference's automatic bid to the 2000 NCAA Tournament.

2000 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season199900
Teams8
SiteSovereign Bank Arena
Trenton, NJ
ChampionsCentral Connecticut (1st title)
Winning coachHowie Dickenman (1st title)
MVPRick Mickens (CCSU)
1999–2000 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Central Connecticut153 .833  256  .806
Fairleigh Dickinson135 .722  1711  .607
Robert Morris135 .722  1812  .600
St. Francis (NY)126 .667  1812  .600
Quinnipiac126 .667  1810  .643
Monmouth99 .500  1216  .429
Saint Francis (PA)711 .389  1018  .357
Mount St. Mary's711 .389  920  .310
UMBC711 .389  1118  .379
Wagner612 .333  1116  .407
Long Island513 .278  819  .296
Sacred Heart216 .111  325  .107
2000 NEC Tournament winner


Format

The NEC Men’s Basketball Tournament consisted of an eight-team playoff format with all games played at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ.

Bracket

Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Game
         
1 Central Connecticut 65
8 UMBC 58
1 Central Connecticut 83
4 St. Francis (NY) 73
4 St. Francis (NY) 86
5 Monmouth 70
1 Central Connecticut 63
3 Robert Morris 46
2 Fairleigh Dickinson 68
7 Mount St. Mary's 73
3 Robert Morris 80
7 Mount St. Mary's 61
3 Robert Morris 72
6 Saint Francis (PA) 52

All-tournament team

Tournament MVP in bold.[1]

2000 NEC All-Tournament Team

Rick Mickens, CCSU
Corsley Edwards, CCSU
Gregory Harris, MSM
Rahsaan Johnson, MU
Gene Nabors, RMU
John Tice, CCSU

References

  1. "NEC men's basketball record book" (PDF). NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
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