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MEAC Menís Bracket Set for 2010 Tournament
Written By: MEAC Media Relations         Release: 03/05/2010
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Virginia Beach, Va., March 4, 2010 - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the men's pairings for the 2010 MEAC Basketball Tournament following the conference's final regular-season matchups Tuesday night.  For the third straight season the Morgan State Bears earned the No. 1 seed and an early round bye to compete for the tournament title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament. 

The 2010 MEAC Basketball Tournament tips off March 9-13 at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

In-state rivals Bethune-Cookman (No. 7) and Florida A&M (No. 10) opens men's play on Tuesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.  Howard (No. 8) and North Carolina A&T (No. 9) will face off in the final game of the night beginning at 9 p.m.

Wednesday's play begins with Maryland Eastern Shore (No. 6) squaring off against Coppin State (No. 11) beginning at 3 p.m. The defending tournament champion MSU Bears will take to the court at 7 p.m. The Bears will face the winner of the Howard/N.C. A&T matchup. 

The 2010 regular season champion, regular-season runners-up, first-team members and top honorees including Player, Rookie, Defensive and Coach of the Year selections, will be recognized in pre-game presentations prior to the honorees first games in tournament play.  Earlier today Morgan State swept conference honors earning the Coach (Todd Bozeman), Player (Reggie Holmes), Rookie (DeWayne Jackson) and Defensive (Kevin Thompson) Player of the Year honors.

Delaware State secured the No. 2 seed with an 11-5 mark.  The Hornets avoided sharing the 2010 MEAC Regular Season Runners-up trophy with the S.C. State Bulldogs (10-6) after defeating Maryland Eastern Shore, 57-37, earlier tonight.  DSU will take to the court for the first time in tournament play on Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30 p.m. against the winner of the Bethune-Cookman/Florida A&M matchup.

South Carolina State wrapped up the No. 3 seed early and will compete on Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m. against the winner of the Maryland Eastern Shore/Coppin State game. 

Norfolk State (No. 4) will matchup against Hampton (No. 5) on Thursday night beginning at 8 p.m.  The Hampton Pirates (8-8) edged out the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (8-8) in the head-to-head tie breaker to earn the higher seed and face off against the local town rival. 

The 2010 MEAC Basketball Tournament tips off Tuesday, March 9, and will conclude on Saturday, March 13 with the men's and women's championship games.  The men's finale will tip off at 2 p.m. in a live nationally televised matchup on ESPN 2.  The women's championship game is set for 5 p.m. and will air taped delayed on ESPNU on Sunday, March 14 at 11 .m.  Check your local listing for channel information. 

Tickets are on sale now at www.MEAChoops.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or at any MEAC member institution.

Click here to download a pdf version of the 2010 Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket.

 

 

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Men's Basketball
Howard
67
Hampton
68
02/28
Men's Basketball
South Carolina State
57
Savannah State
68
02/28
Men's Basketball
North Carolina A&T
77
Florida A&M
65
02/28
Men's Basketball
Delaware State
65
Maryland Eastern Shore
69
02/28
Men's Basketball
Morgan State
77
Coppin State
88
02/28
Men's Basketball
North Carolina Central
72
Bethune-Cookman
49
02/28
Men's Basketball
Savannah State
58
Bethune-Cookman
49
02/25
Men's Basketball
Norfolk State
81
Delaware State
71
02/23
Men's Basketball
Savannah State
63
Florida A&M
52
02/23
Men's Basketball
North Carolina A&T
60
Morgan State
57
02/23
Men's Basketball
South Carolina State
65
Howard
73
02/23
Men's Basketball
Savannah State
48
Howard
50
02/21
Men's Basketball
South Carolina State
56
Maryland Eastern Shore
68
02/21
Men's Basketball
Hampton
71
Delaware State
74
02/21
Men's Basketball
Coppin State
81
Norfolk State
99
02/21
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
64
Florida A&M
57
02/21
Men's Basketball
North Carolina Central
74
Morgan State
59
02/21
Men's Basketball
Morgan State
65
Hampton
93
02/16
Men's Basketball
Delaware State
92
Coppin State
96
02/16
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
77
North Carolina A&T
56
02/16
Men's Basketball
Florida A&M
48
North Carolina Central
73
02/16
Men's Basketball
Maryland Eastern Shore
71
Howard
60
02/16
Men's Basketball
Florida A&M
57
North Carolina A&T
50
02/14
Men's Basketball
Savannah State
53
South Carolina State
56
02/14
Men's Basketball
Maryland Eastern Shore
85
Delaware State
91
02/14
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
51
North Carolina Central
65
02/14
Men's Basketball
Morgan State
73
Norfolk State
70
02/14
Men's Basketball
Coppin State
60
Howard
77
02/14
Men's Basketball
Norfolk State
64
Maryland Eastern Shore
82
02/09
Men's Basketball
Hampton
73
Howard
69
02/09
Men's Basketball
Coppin State
70
Savannah State
73
02/09
Men's Basketball
Delaware State
90
Florida A&M
74
02/09
Men's Basketball
Morgan State
55
South Carolina State
43
02/09
Men's Basketball
North Carolina A&T
44
North Carolina Central
58
02/07
Men's Basketball
Hampton
64
Maryland Eastern Shore
61
02/07
Men's Basketball
Norfolk State
72
Howard
69
02/07
Men's Basketball
Coppin State
77
South Carolina State
74
02/07
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
75
Delaware State
70
02/07
Men's Basketball
Savannah State
57
Morgan State
67
02/07
Men's Basketball
South Carolina State
80
St. Andrews College
48
02/04
Men's Basketball
Charlotte
77
North Carolina A&T
61
02/04
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
72
Stetson
77
02/03
Men's Basketball
New Jersey Inst Tech
69
Delaware State
51
02/03
Men's Basketball
North Carolina Central
85
Florida A&M
43
02/02
Men's Basketball
Howard
83
Maryland Eastern Shore
74
02/02
Men's Basketball
Coppin State
80
Morgan State
67
02/02
Men's Basketball
New Jersey Inst Tech
86
Hampton
67
02/02
Men's Basketball
Tennessee State
61
North Carolina Central
59
01/31
Men's Basketball
South Carolina State
78
Delaware State
74
01/31
Men's Basketball
Savannah State
59
North Carolina A&T
62
01/31
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