February 15, 2012

Morrisville State Set to Host 2012 NEAC Men’s Basketball Tournament after Clinching Top Seed

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Morrisville State College is set to be the host site of the 2012 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Men’s Basketball Championships after the Mustang men’s basketball team clinched the top overall seed of the tournament, which is set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26. 

The Mustangs earned the right to host the tournament after securing the top spot of the NEAC North Division this past weekend and also by defeating South Division champion Penn State Harrisburg 77-68 in the two teams’ crossover contest back on February 5.   Morrisville State is currently 13-1 in the NEAC North (18-6 overall) and holds a three-game division lead over second-place Wells College (10-4 NEAC, 13-11 overall), with both teams having just one conference contest left to play before closing out the regular season. 

The rest of the five-team tournament field and a full playoff schedule will be released on Monday, Feb. 20.

On the women's side, the host site won't be determined until the conclusion of conference play this weekend.  That announcement will follow on Monday, Feb. 20, as well.


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The North Eastern Athletic Conference has thirteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, Pennsylvania State University -Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Hilbert College (M Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of baseball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis.