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Savannah State Clinches Top Seed in 2012 MEAC Tournament
Written By: Associated Press         Release: 03/02/2012
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The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its men's pairings for the 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament, March 5-10, at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Savannah State, who entered the conference just one year ago, earned the top seed after closing out the regular season with a 14-2 mark in MEAC play and an overall record of 21-10.

The Tigers earned the first-round bye and will open up play on Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 6 p.m.  They will face the winner of the No. 8 Hampton/No. 9 Morgan State matchup set for Tuesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. 

A four-team tie which resulted in the 2011 Tournament Champion Hampton Pirates securing the No. 8 seed also revealed Morgan State at No. 9, Howard finishing at No. 10 and Florida A&M with the No. 11 spot.

Men's action continues on Tuesday with No. 7 North Carolina A&T facing off against No. 10 Howard beginning at 1:30 p.m.  North Carolina Central earned a No. 5 seed following the tiebreaker against Coppin State and will take on No. 12 Maryland Eastern Shore at 4 p.m.

Last year's regular season champion Bethune-Cookman (No. 4) will matchup against S.C. State (No. 13) beginning at 6:30 p.m.  No. 6 Coppin State and No. 11 Florida A&M wraps up the first day's competition with a matchup slated at 9 p.m. 

Norfolk State earned the runners-up trophy with a 13-3 record and will face the winners of the No. 7 N.C. A&T/No. 10 Howard matchup on Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 8 p.m.  Delaware State secured the No. 3 seed to receive a two-day bye and will take on the winners of the No. 6 Coppin State/No. 11 Florida A&M game on Thursday, March 8 slated for 6 p.m. 

The 2012 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. 

The 2012 MEAC Basketball Tournament tips-off Monday, March 5, and will conclude on Saturday, March 10 with the men's and women's championship games.  The men's finale will begin at 1 p.m. and will broadcast live on ESPN2, followed by the women's game at 4 p.m. live on ESPNU.  The preliminary games will also be streamed live on www.MEACsports.com.  Live statistics of all games will be available on the conferences' official website and the tournament's official website, www.MEAChoops.com.

Click here to download the 2012 Men's Tournament Bracket.

 

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Savannah State
54
Norfolk State
70
01/26
Men's Basketball
Florida A&M
65
Maryland Eastern Shore
72
01/26
Men's Basketball
South Carolina State
65
Hampton
56
01/26
Men's Basketball
North Carolina A&T
71
Coppin State
84
01/26
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
42
Howard
45
01/26
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North Carolina Central
55
Delaware State
54
01/26
Men's Basketball
South Carolina State
63
Norfolk State
76
01/24
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Florida A&M
50
Howard
59
01/24
Men's Basketball
Savannah State
68
Hampton
66
01/24
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
70
Maryland Eastern Shore
74
01/24
Men's Basketball
North Carolina A&T
52
Delaware State
67
01/24
Men's Basketball
North Carolina Central
79
Coppin State
77
01/24
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Norfolk State
74
North Carolina A&T
60
01/19
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Hampton
52
North Carolina Central
59
01/19
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Delaware State
59
Savannah State
50
01/19
Men's Basketball
Maryland Eastern Shore
72
South Carolina State
73
01/19
Men's Basketball
Coppin State
87
Florida A&M
75
01/19
Men's Basketball
Morgan State
58
Bethune-Cookman
65
01/19
Men's Basketball
Delaware State
60
South Carolina State
49
01/17
Men's Basketball
Hampton
61
North Carolina A&T
64
01/17
Men's Basketball
Norfolk State
56
North Carolina Central
60
01/17
Men's Basketball
Coppin State
53
Bethune-Cookman
58
01/17
Men's Basketball
Morgan State
75
Florida A&M
65
01/17
Men's Basketball
Maryland Eastern Shore
87
Savannah State
57
01/17
Men's Basketball
Florida A&M
63
Hampton
78
01/12
Men's Basketball
North Carolina A&T
50
South Carolina State
52
01/12
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
55
Norfolk State
79
01/12
Men's Basketball
North Carolina Central
58
Savannah State
40
01/12
Men's Basketball
Morgan State
53
Maryland Eastern Shore
78
01/12
Men's Basketball
Howard
76
Delaware State
79
01/12
Men's Basketball
Florida A&M
51
Norfolk State
75
01/10
Men's Basketball
North Carolina A&T
68
Savannah State
47
01/10
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
56
Hampton
58
01/10
Men's Basketball
Howard
71
Coppin State
69
01/10
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North Carolina Central
76
South Carolina State
45
01/10
Men's Basketball
Delaware State
69
Morgan State
73
01/10
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Cornell
70
Howard
60
01/08
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New Jersey Inst Tech
69
Maryland Eastern Shore
60
01/07
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Savannah State
67
Allen University
49
01/06
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Florida A&M
56
Jacksonville
79
01/06
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Princeton
71
Norfolk State
61
01/06
Men's Basketball
Morgan State
52
St. Mary's
78
01/06
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Delaware State
90
Cheyney University
68
01/05
Men's Basketball
Bethune-Cookman
97
Trinity Baptist
71
01/05
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Ball State
51
Bethune-Cookman
48
01/03
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Stetson
65
Florida A&M
60
01/03
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North Carolina A&T
83
Bakersfield
70
01/03
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LSU
75
Savannah State
59
01/03
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Akron
79
Coppin State
62
01/03
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USC Upstate
68
Hampton
54
01/03
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