Last year's America East tournament allowed us to witness the greatest upset in NCAA Tournament history when the No. 16 UMBC Retrivers upset the No. 1 overall seed, the Virginia Cavaliers.
The 2019 America East tournament will likely have more eyeballs on it as a result.
Once again this conference likely remains a single-bid league. After several seasons of the Vermont Catatmounts running away with the league and having at-large bid potential, their resume this season is lacking a quality win. That is not to say that Vermont is not good. To the contrary they are still the class of the America East conference.
They do have one conference loss though... to UMBC on their home court.
The Retrivers are also good again. So are the Stony Brook Seawolves, who may even be in line for an NIT at-large bid if they cannot get the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Unlike last season, there are question marks in Vermont's ability to make it to March Madness.
Oh and we're due for some fireworks. That memorable UMBC tournament upset would not have happened without another Retriver upset. Jarius Lyles nailed a miracle buzzer-beater to knock off the top seeded Vermont Catamounts for the 2018 championship and the automatic bid.
AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT 2019 INFORMATION:
When is the 2019 America East Tournament?
The America East Tournament is March 9, 12, and 16. The America East Championship game is on Saturday, March 16.
Where is the 2019 America East Tournament?
The America East Tournament is hosted at the higher seed of each match-up. The No. 1 seed has homecourt advantage throughout the tournament.
How to watch the 2019 America East Tournament?
The America East Tournament has not announced where there tournament will be broadcast or streamed.
Who is the defending 2018 America East Champion?
The UMBC Retreivers won the 2018 America East Tournament championship. They advanced to the NCAA Tournament and upset No. 1 seed Virginia.
AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT 2019 BRACKET:
America East Tournament Quarterfinals (3/9)
- No. 1 seed vs. No. 8 seed
- No. 2 seed vs. No. 7 seed
- No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed
- No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed
America East Tournament Semifinals (3/12)
- Highest remaing seed vs. lowest remaining seed
- Second highest remaining seed vs. second lowest remaining seed
America East Tournament Championship (3/16)
- Semifinal winner vs. semifinal winner
AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT 2019 PREVIEW:
Preview will be released upon the completion of the 2019 regular season.
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