Regional Playoffs

For the 2019-2020 Season, the NCBBA has a total of 6 Region’s. The New England Region, The North Atlantic Region, the Mid-Atlantic Region, the South Atlantic Region, the Great Lakes Region and the Southern Pacific Region.  All six Regional Tournaments will take place during Week 22 (March 28-29) of the NCBBA Season.  This season, the NCBBA will pre-select a geographically centralized NCBBA Member College or University in each region to host the regional tournaments.  Updates for those selections will be posted below once finalized.

The New England Region, the North Atlantic Region and the Great Lakes Region all are made up of 4 conferences.  These Regional’s will feature a total of 8 Teams, which will be the top 2 teams from each conference (conference winner and conference runner-up). The Mid-Atlantic Region and the Southern Pacific Region are both made up of 2 total conferences.  These Regional’s will feature a total of 4 Teams, which will be the top 2 teams from each conference (conference winner and conference runner-up).  Finally, the South Atlantic Region is made up of a total of 3 conferences.  This Regional will feature 4 teams, which will be the conference winners plus an at-large selection.  All Regional Tournaments are single elimination.

Each of the 6 Regional Tournament Winners will automatically qualify for the National Championship Tournament.  The final two spots will be selected via an at-large bid.

 

COVID-19 Regional Playoff Statement from NCBBA-Men’s League President, Sandy Sanderson

New England Regional Championship

UMass Lowell/RPI + Yale/Bates + Boston College/Sacred Heart + Cortland/Northeastern

Location: CANCELLED

UMass-Lowell Crowned NER Champion as Highest Ranked New England Conference Champion

Dates: March 27-29

North Atlantic Regional Championship

Penn State/Syracuse + Montclair State/Kent State + Niagara/Pennsylvania + Rowan-Gold/St. John’s

Location: CANCELLED

Penn State Crowned NAR Champion as Highest Ranked North Atlantic Conference Champion

Dates: March 27-29

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

U.S. Naval Academy/Virginia + Maryland/Delaware

Location: CANCELLED

U.S. Naval Academy Crowned MAR Champion as Highest Ranked Mid-Atlantic Conference Champion

Dates: March 27-29

South Atlantic Regional Championship

South Carolina/At-Large Bid + Florida State/Auburn

Location: CANCELLED

South Carolina Crowned SAR Champion as Highest Ranked South Atlantic Conference Champion

Dates: March 27-29

Great Lakes Regional Championship

Ohio State/UW-Milwaukee + Notre Dame/Central Michigan + Missouri/Purdue + Indiana/SIUE-White

Location: CANCELLED

Ohio State Crowned GLR Champion as Highest Ranked Great Lakes Conference Champion

Dates: March 27-29

Southern Pacific Regional Championship

Arizona State-Downtown/San Jose State + Stanford/Arizona State

Location: CANCELLED

Arizona State-Downtown Crowned SoPac Regional Champion as Highest Ranked Southern Pacific Conference Champion

Dates: March 27-29

NCBBA National Championship Tournament At-Large Bid

With 6 teams automatically qualifying for the 2020 NCBBA National Championship Tournament, the final two teams of the field of 8 will be selected as an At-Large Bid by the NCBBA.  Any team selected to receive an At-Large Bid is 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 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 Vice-President of Basketball Operations Christian Smith @ 412-321-8440 ext. 104 or [email protected]