Regional Playoffs

2017 NCBBA Post-Season Format

The current format of the NCBBA Post-Season was decided upon by the member teams of the NCBBA via the 2016 NCBBA Annual League Meeting.

The 6 Regions which have been split into directional conferences (New England, North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Great Lakes, and Mid America) will have a best of 3 Regional Championship round featuring the regular season winners of their directional conferences as per NCBBA Rule 2.01.2.

The 6 Regional Championships will take place during week 21 of the NCBBA Season and will be hosted by the directional conference winner that is ranked higher in the Rawlings NCBBA Top 15 Poll at that time.  The winners of the Regional Championships will automatically earn a spot in the 2017 NCBBA National Championship Tournament.

New England Regional Championship

UMass – Lowell vs. Brown

Pizzitola Sports Center

235 Lloyd Ave

Providence, RI 02906

Game 1: March 23rd 7:45 pm – UML 76 – BU 73

Game 2: March 23rd 9:45 pm – BU 78 – UML 71

UML Campus Rec Center

322 Aiken St

Lowell, MA 01854

Game 3: March 24th  8:00 pm – UML 81 – BU 74

North Atlantic Regional Championship

Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh

Trees Hall

140 Allequippa St

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Game 1: March 25th Pitt 78 – Syracuse 64

Game 2: March 25th Pitt 86 – Syracuse 69

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

St. John’s vs. Delaware

Taffner Fieldhouse

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY 11439

Game 1: March 26th SJU 76 – DEL 59

Game 2: March 26th SJU 85 – DEL 49

 South Atlantic Regional Championship

Towson vs. South Carolina

Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness

1000 Blossom Street

Columbia, SC 29464

Game 1: March 25th SC 83 – TOW 70

Game 2: March 25th SC 93 – TOW 78

Great Lakes Regional Championship

Michigan State vs. Ohio State

Ohio State RPAC – South Gym

337 Annie & John Glenn Ave

Columbus, OH 43210

Game 1: March 25th MSU 69 – OSU 68

Game 2: March 25th MSU 64 – OSU 53

Mid America Regional Championship

Wisconsin – WHITE vs. SIU – Carbondale

Location: Carbondale, IL

Game 1: March 25th SIUC 2 – UW 0 (Forfeit)

Game 2: March 25th SIUC 2 – UW 0 (Forfeit)

NCBBA National Championship Tournament At-Large Bids

With 6 teams automatically qualifying for the 2017 NCBBA National Championship Tournament, the final 2 teams of the field of 8 will be selected as At-Large Bids by the NCBBA.  All teams selected to receive an At-Large Bid are chosen at the NCBBA’s discretion.  Factors taken into account by the NCBBA when selecting an At-Large Bid consist of but are not limited to:

-Did the team finish in at least 2nd place in their conference?

-How did the team perform against their conference or regional champion?

-Is the team on probation?

-Has the team forfeited any games?

Any questions on the format of the NCBBA post-season should be directed to the President of Basketball Operations Sandy Sanderson @ 412-321-8440 ext. 100 or