The America East Conference unveiled a new conference tournament format this season. The quarterfinals will take place on the home courts of the higher seeds on March 4. The field will be reseeded for the semifinals, and played on the home courts of the highest two remaining seeds. The championship will be televised on ESPN2 at 11 a.m. Eastern from the home court of the highest remaining seed.
Can Albany hold on through the early rounds and go dancing once again?
Quarterfinals, Wed. March 4
No. 8 Maine Black Bears (3-26, 2-14) at No. 1 Albany Great Danes (21-8, 15-1), 7 p.m., AmericaEast.tv
No. 7 UMBC Retrievers (4-25, 2-14) at No. 2 Vermont Catamounts (13-12, 12-4), 7 p.m., AmericaEast.tv
No. 6 Binghamton Bearcats (6-25, 5-11) at No. 3 Stony Brook Seawolves (21-10, 12-4), 7 p.m., AmericaEast.tv
No. 5 Hartford Hawks (14-15, 7-9) at No. 4 New Hampshire Wildcats (18-11, 11-5), 7 p.m., AmericaEast.tv
Semifinals, Sun. March 8
Stony Brook at Vermont, 1 p.m., ESPN3
New Hampshire at Albany, 2 p.m., ESPN3
Championship, Sat. March 14, at highest remaining seed, 11 a.m., ESPN2
All times Eastern. Tickets available through host schools.