2011 NEC Men's Basketball Championships
Presented By Ruby Tuesday
2011 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Presented by Ruby Tuesday
All games played at home of higher seed
Teams reseeded following quarterfinals
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For the seventh straight year, the NEC Men’s Basketball Tournament will consist of an eight-team playoff format with all games played at the home of the higher seed. After the quarterfinals, the teams will be reseeded so the highest remaining seed plays the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals.
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NEC Tournament quarterfinal play commences on Thursday, March 3, followed by the semifinal round on Sunday, March 6. For the first time, both men’s semifinal game will be televised. The championship game, to be televised by ESPN2, will be contested on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 pm.
The NEC’s return to a playoff format in 2005 came after an eight-year absence that saw the league’s annual postseason tournament contested at one campus site (1999), at a municipal arena (2000-01) and at a single campus site for the quarterfinals and semifinals, followed by the highest remaining seed hosting the championship game (1998, 2002-04). The conference had previously employed a high-seed hosting format from 1991-97, though teams were not reseeded after the quarterfinals as the tournament is currently constructed.
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Prices throughout the quarterfinals and semifinals are $10 for adults, $5 for students with college I.D. and children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age.
Prices for the championship game will be $20 for adults, $10 for students with college I.D., and children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age.
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NEC Tournament Bracket (PDF File)
NEC Men's Basketball Tournament (1998-11)
NEC Men's Basketball History
NCAA Men's Tournament Participation