Regional Playoffs

The 3 Regions which have been split into 3 directional conferences (New England, North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic,  South Atlantic, Mid-America, and Southern Pacific) will feature each directional conference champion plus an at large bid selection chosen by the NCBBA from the 2nd place finishers.  The 1 Region which has been split into 2 directional conferences (Great Lakes) will feature each directional conference champion plus each directional conference runner up.

The 7 Regional Championships will take place during week 22 of the NCBBA Season and will be hosted by the directional conference winner that is ranked higher in the Phenom Elite NCBBA Top 20 Poll at that time.  The winners of the Regional Championships will automatically earn a spot in the 2019 NCBBA National Championship Tournament.

New England Regional Championship

Participating Teams: Yale, UMass Lowell, Boston College, Fairfield

Location: UMass Lowell – Recreation Center

Address: 322 Aiken St, Lowell, MA 01854

Dates: March 30-31

Time:

Game 1 – Final – #3 Boston College def. #2 Yale 79-60
Game 2 – Final – #1 UMass Lowell def. #4 Fairfield 86-82
Game 3/Championship – Final – #2 Boston College def. #1 UMass Lowell 71-68

North Atlantic Regional Championship

Participating Teams: Albany, St. John’s, Syracuse, RPI

Location: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – East Campus Athletic Arena

Address: 110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180

Dates: March 30-31

Time:

Game 1 – Final – #2 Albany def. #3 Syracuse 87-81
Game 2 – Final – #1 St. John’s def. #4 RPI 71-66
Game 3/Championship – Final – #2 Albany def. St. John’s 70-63

Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

Participating Teams: Towson, Georgetown, Penn, Delaware

Location: Georgetown – Yates Field House

Address: 3700 O St NW, Washington D.C. 20057

Dates: March 30th

Time:

Game 1 – Final – #2 Georgetown def. #4 Delaware 77-55
Game 2 – Final – #3 Penn def. #1 Towson 76-72
Game 3/Championship – Final – #2 Georgetown def. #3 Penn 63-51

South Atlantic Regional Championship

Participating Teams: Georgia, Nova Southeastern, East Carolina, Coastal Carolina

Location: East Carolina – Heath Science Recreation Gymnasium

Address: 2205 W 5th St, Greenville, NC 27834

Dates: March 30-31

Time:

Game 1 – Final – #3 Coastal def. #2 Nova Southeastern 81-77
Game 2 – Final – #1 East Carolina def. #2 Nova Southeastern 99-70
Game 3/Championship – Final – #1 East Carolina def. #4 Coastal 67-59

Great Lakes Regional Championship

Participating Teams: Pittsburgh, Central Michigan, West Virginia, Michigan

Location: Pittsburgh – Trees Hall Fitness Center

Address: 140 Allequippa St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Dates: March 30th

Time:

Game 1 – Final – #1 Pittsburgh def. #4 Michigan 83-78
Game 2 – Final – #2 Central Michigan def. #3 West Virginia 82-77
Game 3/Championship – Final – #1 Pittsburgh def. #2 Central Michigan 80-72

Mid America Regional Championship

Participating Teams: Creighton, SIUe, Indiana, Purdue

Location: SIUe – Student Fitness Center

Address: 35 Circle Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62026

Dates: March 30-31

Time:

Game 1 – Final – #2 Indiana def. #3 Creighton 97-88
Game 2 – Final – #1 SIUe def. #4 Purdue 87-65
Game 3/Consolation – Final – #4 Purdue 103 def. #3 Creighton 103-101
Game 4/Championship – Final – #1 SIUe def. #2 Indiana 108-77

Southern Pacific Regional Championship

Participating Teams: Arizona State, Cal Poly – Pomona, USC, Grand Canyon – White

Location: Arizona State – Sun Devil Fitness Complex

Address: 400 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85287

Dates: March 30-31

Time:

Game 1 – Final – #2 Cal Poly – Pomona def. #3 Grand Canyon 90-81
Game 2 – Final – #1 Arizona State def. #4 USC  84-68
Game 3/Consolation – Final – #3 Grand Canyon def. #4 USC 101-92
Game 4/Championship – Final – #2 Cal Poly – Pomona def. #1 Arizona State 108-87

NCBBA National Championship Tournament At-Large Bid

With 7 teams automatically qualifying for the 2019 NCBBA National Championship Tournament, the final team 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 President of Basketball Operations Sandy Sanderson @ 412-321-8440 ext. 100 or Sandy.Sanderson@CollClubSports.com