Crash course: The University of Vermont men’s basketball team will lock up the No. 2 seed for the America East tournament with a win over Binghamton on Sunday. A loss Sunday and a Maine win over Boston U on would drop the Catamounts to the third seed.
With one game remaining in the regular season, here’s what the America East tournament, which kicks off next week in Hartford, looks like:
First Round – Thursday, March 4 (Free Live Video at http://www.AmericaEast.tv)
Game 1 – ^No. 8 seed vs. %No. 9 seed, 30 minutes following conclusion of prior game (approx. 8:15 p.m.)
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 6
Game 2 – No. 1 Stony Brook vs. Winner Game 1, 12:05 p.m.
Game 3 – No. 4 Boston U. vs. No. 5 Binghamton, 30 minutes following conclusion of prior game
Game 4 – !No. 2 seed vs. #No. 7 seed, 6:05 p.m.
Game 5 – *No. 3 seed vs. $No. 6 seed, 30 minutes following conclusion of prior game
Semifinals – Sunday, March 7
Game 6 – Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3, 5:04 p.m. (TV TBA, Free Live Video at http://www.AmericaEast.tv)
Game 7 – Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5, 7:34 p.m. (TV TBA, Free Live Video at http://www.AmericaEast.tv)
Final – Saturday, March 13
Game 8 – Winner Game 6 vs Winner Game 7, 12:02 p.m. (ESPN 2)
^ Albany will be No. 8 seed with win at Hartford,
UMBC will be No. 8 seed with Albany loss at Hartford
% Albany will be No 9 seed with a loss at Hartford
UMBC will be No. 9 seed with an Albany win at Hartford
! Vermont will be No. 2 seed with win vs. Binghamton
Maine will be No. 2 seed with win at Boston U. AND a Vermont loss to Binghamton
# UNH will be No. 7 seed with loss vs. Stony Brook Sunday OR a Hartford win vs. Albany
Hartford will be No. 7 seed with loss vs. Albany AND a New Hampshire win vs. Stony Brook
* Maine will be No. 3 seed with loss at Boston U. Saturday OR a Vermont win vs. Binghamton
Vermont will be No. 3 seed with loss vs. Binghamton AND a Maine win at Boston U.
$ Hartford will be No. 6 seed with win vs. Albany
UNH will be No. 6 seed with win vs. Stony Brook AND a Hartford loss to Albany.