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