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Breaking down the NEC Conference basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the NEC Conference Championship, where the semifinals will be hosted by Byrant and Wagner.

Bryant University Bulldogs guard Peter Kiss (32) shoots the ball against the Syracuse Orange during the second half at the Carrier Dome. Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The NEC Conference Championship stretches from March 6th to March 9th, with games on the home floors of the higher seeds. The championship game will be hosted by the highest remaining seed remaining. The tournament will include four teams, who will play single-elimination games with no reseeding.

The NEC semifinals take place Saturday, March 6 and will air on NEC Front Row and on ESPN3. The championship game will air on ESPN2 on Tuesday, March 9.

The Wagner Seahawks are the top seed following a 13-5 conference season. The second seeded Bryant Bulldogs are viewed better in the analytics. Bryant ranks No. 184 in the KenPom rankings and No. 130 in the NET Rankings from the NCAA, while Wagner ranks 209 and 153 in the two rankings, respectively.

Saturday, March 6

Semifinal 1: No. 4 Mount St. Mary’s 66-60 over No. 1 Wagner
Semifinal 2: No. 2 Bryant 85-55 over No. 3 Sacred Heart

Tuesday, March 9

Championship: No. 4 Mount St. Mary’s 73-68 over No. 2 Bryant

Mount St. Mary’s advances to the NCAA Tournament via automatic bid.