MEC Announces Pairings for Men's Basketball Tournament

MEC Announces Pairings for Men's Basketball Tournament

BRIDGEPORT -- The seedings and pairings for the 2017 Mountain East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament have been finalized after the conclusion of today's action. (BUY TICKETS ONLINE)

The top 10 teams qualify for the tournament at the Charleston Civic Center, with the top six seeds earning byes. Fairmont State, which will head into the tournament as the No. 1 team in the country, claimed the regular season title and is the top seed for this year's tournament. West Liberty is seeded second, followed by Wheeling Jesuit, Shepherd, Notre Dame and West Virginia Wesleyan. 


The first round, which starts Wednesday, March 1, at the Charleston Civic Center, will begin with No. 7 Glenville State against No. 10 UVa-Wise, followed by No. 8 Charleston against No. 9 Urbana.

West Virginia Wesleyan will begin tournament play on Friday against Wheeling Jesuit at 2:15 p.m.

The Bobcats were swept in the season series by the Cardinals.

MEC Tournament Seeds
1. Fairmont State (27-1, 21-1)
2. West Liberty (25-3, 19-3)
3. Wheeling Jesuit (22-6, 16-6)
4. Shepherd (18-10, 15-7)
5. Notre Dame (16-12, 10-12)
6. West Virginia Wesleyan (13-15, 10-12)
7. Glenville State (11-15, 8-14)
8. Charleston (14-14, 8-14)
9. Urbana (12-16, 7-15)
10. UVa-Wise (9-19, 7-15)

MEC First Round Games (Wednesday, March 1)

6 p.m.: #7 Glenville State vs. #10 UVa-Wise
8:15 p.m.: #8 Charleston vs. #9 Urbana

MEC Quarterfinal Games (Friday, March 3)
Noon: #2 West Liberty vs. #7/10 Winner
2:15 p.m.: #3 Wheeling Jesuit vs. #6 West Virginia Wesleyan
6 p.m.: #1 Fairmont State vs. #8/9 Winner
8:15 p.m.: #4 Shepherd vs. #5 Notre Dame