2010-11 Men's Basketball Championship Information
Championship Date and Format
- Chair-Eric Sabean, Maine Maritime Academy
- Last play date is Saturday February 19, 2011
- Seeding will take place Sunday February 20, 2011
- Format will be as follows:
- Top six teams qualify for tournament. Top two seeds receive a first round bye.
- First round on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.
- First round are held at higher seeded institutions, with a game
time of 6:00 p.m. If two games are held at the same site: 5:30 pm
(M), 7:30 pm (W).
- Pairings 6th seed @ 3rd seed, 5th seed @ 4th seed.
- Semi-finals and Finals will be a final four format and are held
on Friday, February 25, and Saturday February 26, 2011 at the site
of the #1 seed.
- The #1 seed will have the opportunity to decide if they will play in the first or the second semi-final game. This must be determined on the Sunday February 20, 2011 coaches conference call. (added 3/2009)
- If 2 games are to be played on Friday, game times will be 6:00pm and 8:00 pm.
- If 4 games are played at one site on Friday, game times will be 2:00 pm/ 4:00 pm Men, and 6:00pm/8:00 pm Women.
- The Championship final will be on Saturday will be at 2:00 pm if one game, and 2:00 pm Men/4:00 pm Women if two games.
- The Basketball Chair, Championship Chair, Conference Commissioner and Sport Information Coordinator will seed teams following the last NAC date.
- The following criteria will be used to seed teams:
- Conference winning % - must have completed 2/3 of conference games to be eligible. Contests against institutions failing to meet this requirement will not be counted as conference contests for purposes of seeding.
- In case of a tie, the following tie-break procedures will be
- Head-to-head result (two-way tie).
- In ties among three or more schools, the following criteria will be applied, in order, until a team is (or teams are) separated. At that point, the process begins anew, (returning to the first criteria) with the remaining teams.
- Best conference record among tied teams:
- During this step, the conference will only examine records of tied teams in contests with each other.
- Comparison of results against conference opponents one team at a time starting with the highest ranked team and continuing in downward rank order until the tie is broken.
- Comparison of results against non-conference common opponents. During this step, non-conference games with conference opponents will not be considered.
- Comparison of winning percentage vs. NCAA Division III opponents (added 3/2009) with .500+ winning.
- Overall winning percentage.
- Coin toss.