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.

Seedings/Format

  • 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 followed:
      • 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. 

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