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2020 NEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview

By Anthony Covino
Sports Editor

The 2020 NEC Tournament is almost upon the defending NEC champion FDU Men’s Basketball team. The Knights have clinched a spot in the 2020 NEC Tournament and now currently sit as the No. 5 seed in the bracket. 

FDU’s last regular-season game is against Mount St. Marys on leap day, February 29. FDU can finish, at best, as the No. 5 seed in the tournament and could possibly be a No. 6 seed if they lose. As the No. 5 seed, FDU would travel to play LIU, who they lost twice to this season. As the No. 6 seed, FDU would travel to play Sacred Heart who they also lost to twice this season. 

Eight teams have clinched playoff spots in the NEC Tournament alongside FDU. Saint Francis University, Saint Francis Brooklyn, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, LIU, Bryant, and Mount Saint Mary’s are the other seven teams in this year’s tournament

The 2019-2020 NEC regular season will conclude on Saturday, Feb. 29 with all the teams playing their last games. The tournament bracket will be set beginning on Wednesday, Mar. 4.

All tournament info can be found here.

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