Pairings Announced For MEC Women's Basketball Tournament

Pairings Announced For MEC Women's Basketball Tournament

BRIDGEPORT -- The seedings and pairings for the 2017 Mountain East Conference 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. Glenville State claimed the regular season title and is the top seed for this year's tournament. The Pioneers won the MEC Tournament title in 2014. Defending champion Wheeling Jesuit is seeded second. UVa-Wise (3rd), Notre Dame (4th), Fairmont State (5th) and West Virginia State (6th) also received first round byes. 

The first round, which starts Wednesday, March 1, at the Charleston Civic Center, will pit No. 7 seed Shepherd against No. 10 seed West Virginia Wesleyan, and No. 8 Charleston against No. 9 West Liberty.

MEC Tournament Seeds
1. Glenville State (22-4, 18-4)
2. Wheeling Jesuit (22-6, 17-5)
3. UVa-Wise (20-10, 15-7)
4. Notre Dame (15-12, 14-8)
5. Fairmont State (17-11, 14-8)
6. West Virginia State (14-14, 12-10)
7. Shepherd (14-16, 11-11)
8. Charleston (10-18, 9-13)
9. West Liberty (9-19, 8-14)
10. West Virginia Wesleyan (6-19, 6-16)

MEC First Round Games (Wednesday, March 1)

Noon: #7 Shepherd vs. #10 West Virginia Wesleyan
2:15 p.m.: #8 Charleston vs. #9 West Liberty

MEC Quarterfinal Games (Thursday, March 2)
Noon: #2 Wheeling Jesuit vs. #7/10 Winner
2:15 p.m.: #3 UVa-Wise vs. #6 West Virginia State
6 p.m.: #1 Glenville State vs. #8/9 Winner
8:15 p.m.: #4 Notre Dame vs. #5 Fairmont State