NCAA Basketball

Merrimack Warriors (9-9)


Sun. 2/21 Thu. 2/25 Fri. 2/26 Tue. 3/2 Wed. 3/3
vs. Bryant 
L 60-76
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vs. StF-NY 
L 71-84
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vs. StF-NY 
W 75-67
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@ Wagner 
L 67-74
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@ Wagner 
L 59-64
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Ford's 21 carries Wagner past Merrimack 64-59 for NEC title

NEW YORK (AP) Elijah Ford had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Wagner narrowly beat Merrimack 64-59 on Wednesday to capture the Northeast Conference championship.

Will Martinez had 14 points and eight rebounds for Wagner (13-6, 13-5 Northeast Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Nigel Jackson added 13 points. Alex Morales had eight rebounds.

The top-seeded Seahawks face Mount St. Mary's the the four-team tournament. No. 2 seed Bryant meets second heart in the other semifinal. The semifinals are on Saturday and the championship game is Tuesday.

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Leaders
Points: J. Minor12.0
Rebounds: J. Minor8.1
Assists: M. Watkins3.8
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Minor58.3%
3P%: M. Derring36.4%
Steals: M. Watkins1.9
Blocks: J. Minor1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-3
3 Baylor21-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Iowa20-7
6 West Virginia18-8
7 Ohio State18-8
8 Alabama21-6
9 Houston21-3
10 Villanova16-5
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan19-3
3 Baylor21-1
4 Illinois20-6
5 Alabama21-6
5 West Virginia18-8
7 Houston21-3
8 Iowa20-7
9 Villanova16-5
10 Ohio State18-8
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Northeast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wagner 13-5 13-7
Bryant 10-4 15-5
Mount St. Mary's 9-7 11-10
Sacred Heart 9-7 9-9
LIU 9-9 9-9
Merrimack 9-9 9-9
St. Francis Brooklyn 9-9 9-10
Fairleigh Dickinson 8-10 9-15
Saint Francis U 5-13 6-16
Central Connecticut State 5-13 5-16
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 66.3 (285)
Rebounds: 6.9 (330)
Assists: 12.0 (260)
FG%: 44.9% (132)
FT%: 66.3% (306)
3P%: 31.7% (275)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 66.7 (78)
Rebounds: 24.0 (268)
Assists: 13.7 (239)
FG%: 42.2% (122)
FT%: 70.5% (162)
3P%: 34.4% (230)
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