Small Conference Game of the Day – February 20

Today we return to the Colonial Athletic Association for a 7:00 PM Eastern tip-off featuring Northeastern at James Madison.  The Northeastern Huskies have rolled through conference play so far this season, posting a 12-3 conference record.  James Madison currently sits tied for second with Towson at 10-5, though Towson in ineligible for the conference tournament and postseason play due to an APR ban.  Delaware is tied with both teams in the loss column as well, with a conference mark of 9-5.

A win for the Huskies tonight will clinch at least a tie for the CAA regular season title.  They can clinch the #1 seed in the conference tournament as well with a win tonight and a Delaware loss tomorrow to Drexel.  The top seed in the CAA tournament has extra meaning this year as only 7 teams are eligible, meaning the top seed will receive a bye into the semifinals.  Northeastern is looking for its first NCAA tournament bid since 1991, and at this point it appears they are going to have the easiest path through the CAA tournament available.  If they are unable to get it done in their league tournament, though, it will only be the NIT as their resume is not close to being at-large caliber.


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