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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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57
Radford
78
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High Point
70
Maryland Eastern Shore
64
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Miami FL
75
North Carolina Central
71
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Eastern Kentucky
81
Norfolk State
75
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Hampton
74
Manhattan
64
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Delaware State
61
Hampton
82
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Norfolk State
64
Hampton
75
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North Carolina Central
57
Delaware State
63
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Howard
60
Delaware State
65
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Maryland Eastern Shore
71
Hampton
76
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Norfolk State
68
South Carolina State
54
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North Carolina Central
91
Coppin State
43
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South Carolina State
63
North Carolina A&T
54
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Bethune-Cookman
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Coppin State
64
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Hampton
91
Morgan State
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Delaware State
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Savannah State
58
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Florida A&M
64
Savannah State
57
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North Carolina Central
69
North Carolina A&T
58
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Hampton
69
Norfolk State
80
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Coppin State
92
Delaware State
104
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Bethune-Cookman
72
South Carolina State
62
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Maryland Eastern Shore
89
Morgan State
76
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New Jersey Inst Tech
71
Howard
62
03/04
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Howard
61
Norfolk State
59
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North Carolina A&T
67
Bethune-Cookman
50
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Delaware State
85
Hampton
75
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Savannah State
49
North Carolina Central
62
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Howard
67
Hampton
68
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South Carolina State
57
Savannah State
68
02/28
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North Carolina Central
72
Bethune-Cookman
49
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North Carolina A&T
77
Florida A&M
65
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Delaware State
65
Maryland Eastern Shore
69
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Morgan State
77
Coppin State
88
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Savannah State
58
Bethune-Cookman
49
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Savannah State
63
Florida A&M
52
02/23
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Norfolk State
81
Delaware State
71
02/23
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North Carolina A&T
60
Morgan State
57
02/23
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South Carolina State
65
Howard
73
02/23
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Savannah State
48
Howard
50
02/21
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South Carolina State
56
Maryland Eastern Shore
68
02/21
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Hampton
71
Delaware State
74
02/21
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Coppin State
81
Norfolk State
99
02/21
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Bethune-Cookman
64
Florida A&M
57
02/21
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North Carolina Central
74
Morgan State
59
02/21
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Morgan State
65
Hampton
93
02/16
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Bethune-Cookman
77
North Carolina A&T
56
02/16
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Delaware State
92
Coppin State
96
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Florida A&M
48
North Carolina Central
73
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Maryland Eastern Shore
71
Howard
60
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Florida A&M
57
North Carolina A&T
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