2018 MAAC Men’s Basketball Championship Field is Set

Courtesy of MAACSports.com

EDISON, NJ – The 2018 MAAC Men’s Basketball Championship matchups are set. All 11 MAAC Men’s Basketball teams qualify for the Championship, which takes place March 1-5, at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.


The top-five seeds in the Championship receive a first-round bye. Canisius College (21-10, 15-3 MAAC) and Rider University (22-8, 15-3 MAAC) earned a share of the 2017-18 MAAC Men’s Basketball Regular Season Championship. Based on the MAAC Tiebreaker Policy, The Broncs are the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Championship, and the Griffs will be the No. 2 seed.


First-round action begins on Thursday, March 1, when No. 8 Monmouth University (11-19, 7-11 MAAC) faces No. 9 Saint Peter’s University (12-17, 6-12 MAAC) at 5 p.m. on ESPN3. The Hawks and Peacocks split their regular season series (1-1).


The second first-round matchup features No. 7 Quinnipiac University (10-20, 7-11 MAAC) and No. 10 Siena College (8-23, 4-14 MAAC) at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. The Bobcats went (2-0) in the regular season against the Saints. No. 6 Fairfield University (14-15, 9-9 MAAC) meets No. 11 Marist College (6-24, 4-14 MAAC) in the final first-round game at 9 p.m. on ESPN3. The Stags and Red Foxes split their two meetings in the regular season (1-1).


Quarterfinal action tips-off on Friday, March 2, with No. 1 Rider taking on the winner of No. 8 Monmouth and No. 9 Saint Peter’s at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. No. 2 Canisius goes head-to-head with the winner of No. 7 Quinnipiac and No. 10 Siena at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN3.


Quarterfinal games continue on Saturday, March 3, as No. 3 Niagara University (19-12, 12-6 MAAC) faces the winner of No. 6 Fairfield and No. 11 Marist at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. The fourth quarterfinal matchup features No. 4 Iona College (17-13, 11-7 MAAC) and No. 5 Manhattan College (14-16, 9-9 MAAC) at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN3.


The first Men’s Basketball Championship Semifinal game on Sunday, March 4, airs live on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. and will re-air at 11:30 p.m. on ESPNU, tape delayed. The second Men’s Basketball Semifinal airs at 9:30 p.m., live, on ESPNU.

The Men’s Championship final airs at 7 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2. The network for the Men’s Championship game is determined 7-10 days prior to the championship. 


For all information on the 2018 MAAC Basketball Championships, visit maacsports.com/basketball. Be sure to follow the conversation on all social media platforms by using #MAACHoops18.


2018 MAAC Men’s Basketball Championships Schedule

Date Time Round/Matchup Network
Thursday, March 1 5:00 p.m. First Round – No. 8 Monmouth vs. No. 9 Saint Peter’s ESPN3
7:00 p.m. First Round – No. 7 Quinnipiac vs. No. 10 Siena ESPN3
9:00 p.m. First Round – No. 6 Fairfield vs. No. 11 Marist ESPN3
Friday, March 2 7:00 p.m. Quarterfinals – No. 1 Rider vs. No. 8 or No.9 ESPN3
9:30 p.m. Quarterfinals – No. 2 Canisius vs. No. 7 or No. 10 ESPN3
Saturday, March 3 7:00 p.m. Quarterfinals – No. 3 Niagara vs. No. 6 or No. 11 ESPN3
9:30 p.m. Quarterfinals – No. 4 Iona vs. No. 5 Manhattan ESPN3
Sunday, March 4 7:00 p.m. Semifinals – Game 4 Winner vs Game 7 Winner Live to tape from ESPN3 to ESPNU
9:30 p.m. Semifinals – Game 5 Winner vs Game 6 Winner ESPNU
Monday, March 5 7:00 p.m. Championship – Game 8 Winner vs Game 9 Winner ESPN/2

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