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2020 CAA Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Hofstra topped Northeastern to clinch its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2001.

NCAA Basketball: Hofstra at Villanova
The only Hofstra photos in the database seem to be from the Pride’s 2017 game against Villanova. Did you know Jay Wright used to coach Hofstra?
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2020 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Saturday, March 7th (first round); Sunday, March 8th (quarterfinals); Monday, March 9th (semifinals); Tuesday, March 10th (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site(s)

After three seasons in North Charleston, S.C., on the conference’s Southern fringe, the event moves back to the CAA’s traditional heartland, the Mid-Atlantic. The site: Washington, D.C.’s new Entertainment and Sports Arena, a 4,200-seat arena in Southeast D.C. that serves as the Wizards’ practice facility and the home of the WNBA’s Mystics and G-League’s Capital City Go-Go.

TV/Streaming Info

CBSSN has the semifinals and final. However you’ll need to pony up for FloHoops.com to watch the opening round and quarterfinals.

Participants

All 10 teams will participate.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Sat., March 7)

FloHoops.com ($) will stream both games.

Game 1: No. 9 UNCW Seahawks (10-22, 5-13) 55, No. 8 Drexel 66
The season series was a home split.

Game 2: No. 10 James Madison Dukes (9-21, 2-18) 61, No. 7 Elon 63
The Phoenix swept the season series.

Quarterfinals (Sun., March 8)

FloHoops.com ($) will stream all four games.

Game 3: No. 8 Drexel Dragons (14-19, 6-12) 43, No. 1 Hofstra 61
The Pride swept the season series.

Game 4: No. 5 Delaware 79, No. 4 College of Charleston Cougars (17-14, 11-7) 67
The Cougars swept the season series.

Game 5: No. 7 Elon 68, No. 2 William & Mary Tribe (21-11, 13-5) 63
The Tribe swept the season series.

Game 6: No. 6 Northeastern 72, No. 3 Towson Tigers (19-13, 12-6) 62
The season series was a road split.

Semifinals (Mon., March 9)

CBSSN will air both games.

Game 7: No. 5 Delaware Fighting Blue Hens (22-11, 11-7) 61, No. 1 Hofstra 75
The season series was a road split.

Game 8: No. 7 Elon Phoenix (13-21, 7-11) 60, No. 6 Northeastern 68
The season series was a home split.

Championship (Tue., March 10)

Game 9: No. 6 Northeastern Huskies (17-16, 9-9) 61, No. 1 Hofstra Pride (26-8, 14-4) 70
The Pride swept the season series.

10-Year Mayhem Potential

Data from Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter.

Over the past 10 seasons, one of the CAA’s top two seeds has won the automatic bid eight times. The No. 2 won last year and in 2016, with the No. 1 filling the spot in the intervening two seasons.

  • 1 seed (4): 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018
  • 2 seed (4): 2011, 2012, 2016, 2019
  • 3 seed (2): 2013, 2015

10-Year NCAA Seeding Record

Years with an NCAA win are in bold.

  • 13 seed (4): 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • 11 seed (2): 2010, 2011 (at-large)
  • 12 seed (2): 2012, 2017
  • 8 seed (1): 2011 (at-large)
  • 9 seed (1): 2011 (automatic)
  • 14 seed (1): 2015
  • 16 seed (1): 2013 (First Four)

The only NCAA Tournament win a current CAA member recorded over the past 10 seasons came in the First Four, courtesy of the James Madison Dukes. All of the others belong to a pair of current Atlantic 10 members, the VCU Rams and George Mason Patriots, and C-USA’s Old Dominion Monarchs.

Hofstra projects as a 14 seed in this season’s tournament, with William & Mary also likely to end up on that line should it make the field. Otherwise, the CAA champ could end up as a 15, or less likely, a 16.

Last NCAA Tournament Appearances

Northeastern: 2019 (13 seed, 1st Round)
College of Charleston: 2018 (13 seed, 1st Round)
UNCW: 2017 (12 seed, 1st Round)
Delaware: 2014 (13 seed, Round of 64)
James Madison: 2013 (16 seed, Round of 64)
Hofstra: 2001 (13 seed, 1st Round, America East member)
Drexel: 1996 (12 seed, 2nd Round)
Towson: 1991 (16 seed, 1st Round, East Coast member)

Elon and William & Mary have never qualified for the NCAA Tournament, with the Tribe one of the four original Division I members to have never reached the field.

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