Northeast Conference tournament bracket: Full TV schedule, scores, results for 2024 NEC basketball championships

Central Connecticut is the No. 1 seed in Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2007. 

The 2024 tournament will feature an eight-team field beginning Wednesday, March 6. Each game will be played at the home of the higher seeded team.

Central Connecticut and Merrimack shared the NEC regular season championship with each team finishing 13-3. It marked the third regular-season title in five years for the Warriors, and the fourth all-time for the Blue Devils.

Merrimack had its 10-game win streak snapped Saturday but went unbeaten February for the second straight year. The second-seeded Warriors won the NEC postseason in their first year in the conference last season and are eligible to compete in the NCAA Tournament for the first time this March.

Sacred Heart is third seed and will host an NEC quarterfinal game for the fourth time in the last six seasons. In search of the program’s first conference championship, the Pios will make their ninth NEC playoff appearance in the last 10 years under coach Anthony Latina.

Le Moyne is the No. 4 seed and earned an NEC quarterfinal home game in its first year as a member of the conference and as a Division I program.

Northeast Conference tournament bracket 2024

The full seeding, bracket and team records for the 2024 NEC

Seed Team Record (NEC)
1 Central Connecticut 19-10 (13-3)
2 Merrimack 19-11 (13-3)
3 Sacred Heart 16-15 (10-6)
4 Le Moyne 14-16 (9-7)
5 Fairleigh Dickinson 18-13 (10-8)
6 Wagner 13-15 (7-9)
7 Long Island University 7-21 (6-10)
8 St. Francis (PA) 8-21 (3-13)
9 Stonehill  4-27 (2-14)

Northeast Conference tournament schedule 2024

  • Dates: March 6-12
  • Location: Games will be played at the highest seed.

The NEC Men’s Basketball Tournament will consist of an eight-team playoff format with all games played at the home of the higher seed.

After the quarterfinals, the teams will be reseeded so the highest remaining seed plays the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals.

All quarterfinal games will air on NEC Front Row. Both NEC semifinal games will air on ESPN+, YES Network, NESN+ and NEC Front Row.

Wednesday, March 6

Game Time (ET)
#8 Saint Francis U at #1 CCSU 7 p.m.
#7 LIU at #2 CCSU 7 p.m.
#6 Wagner at #3 Sacred Heart 7 p.m.
#5 FDU at #4 Le Moyne 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 9

Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
Lowest remaining seed at highest remaining seed 12 p.m. or 2p.m. ESPN+, YES, NESN+, NEC Front Row
Third highest remaining seed at second highest remaining seed 12 p.m. or 2p.m. ESPN+, YES, NESN+, NEC Front Row

Tuesday, March 12

Game Time (ET) TV/Live stream
Championship 7 p.m. ESPN2

How to watch the Northeast Conference tournament live

  • TV channel: ESPN+ | YES | NESN+ (semifinals)
  • Live stream: ESPN2 (championship game)

The semifinals of the NEC basketball tournament can be streamed on ESPN+, YES, NESN+. The championship game will air on ESPN2. Some of the games can also be streamed on Sling.

Northeast Conference tournament tickets 2024

Tickets for games at the NEC tournament are still available on StubHub. You can check out seating charts for games by clicking on the link below.

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