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Northeast Conference Tournament bracket and schedule: St. Francis PA and Fairleigh Dickinson share the regular season title

And Sacred Heart gets to host.

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NCAA Basketball: Fairleigh Dickinson at Penn State Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis PA are the co-regular season Northeast Conference champions and will be the top two seeds in the NEC Tournament which tips off on Wednesday. The Red Flash, winners of nine out of 10, will be the 1 overall seed due to a tiebreaker and are assured to host the title game should they advance that far.

Not that it’ll be easy for St. Francis. The NEC Tournament is known to get weird, and it has already lost to 8 seed Bryant once this year. The Bulldogs will visit Loretto for the quarterfinals while FDU hosts a Wagner team that it split with in the regular season.

Sacred Heart, which earned its best seed in the Anthony Latina Era, is the 3 seed thanks to three straight wins to close the season. Robert Morris is the 4 seed and draws NMTC darling St. Francis Brooklyn.

The four quarterfinal winners will be re-seeded prior to the semifinals, ensuring that the better seeds end up with the easiest road.

Tournament Bracket

NEC Sports

How to Watch

Quarterfinals (Wed., March 6)

NEC Front Row will stream all four games.

Game 1: Bryant Bulldogs at St. Francis PA Red Flash

Game 2: Wagner Seahawks at Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

Game 3: LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds at Sacred Heart Pioneers

Game 4: St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers at Robert Morris Colonials

Semifinals (Sat., March 9)

ESPN+ ($) will stream both games.

Teams are reseeded.

Game 5: Lowest-remaining seed at Highest-remaining seed

Game 6: No. 3 at No. 2,

Championship (Tue., March 12)

Game 7: Lowest-remaining seed at Highest-remaining seed, 7 p.m. (ESPN/2)