Monday, February 16, 2009

Tourney announcement

America East has apparently scheduled a news conference for Wednesday afternoon that is expected to address plans for the 2010 men's and women's basketball tournaments.

About a month ago, during a televised America East game, Commisioner Patrick Nero announced America East would conduct a combined men's and women's basketball tournament at the same site next year. Wednesday's announcement will take place in Hartford, prior to the televised Binghamton and Hartford men's game.

It would appear that either the University of Hartford's Chase Arena or the Hartford Civic Center will serve as host for the event. During his previous announcement, Nero said that only the site -- neutral or on-campus -- had yet to be determined.

Currently, America East's women's tournament takes place one week after the men's. With the change, both men's and women's championship games would take place a week later at the home of the higher seed. That would be a change for the women's tournament, which plays its championship as part of the tournament.

This year's men's tournament is set for March 6-8 at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena. The women's tourney is a week later at Hartford.

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