NCAA Basketball

Wagner Seahawks (21-6)


Thu. 2/24 Sat. 2/26 Wed. 3/2 Sat. 3/5 Tue. 3/8
@ FDU 
L 86-88
Box | Recap
@ Bryant 
L 70-78
Box | Recap
vs. StF-Pa 
W 82-53
Box | Recap
vs. LIU 
W 82-62
Box | Recap
@ Bryant 
L 43-70
Box | Recap

Bryant beats Wagner for 1st NEC title, fight stops game

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) Peter Kiss had 34 points and a season-high five steals and top-seeded Bryant cruised to 70-43 win over Wagner on Tuesday night for the first Northeast Conference tournament championship in program history.

But the game was marred by a fight in the stands among fans. With 4:37 to play and the Bulldogs leading 68-32, play stopped for nearly 30 minutes. A small section of seats mostly occupied by Wagner fans sat next to Bryant's student's section and the contentious atmosphere led to a scuffle. None of the players or coaches made it into the stands, though Wagner's Will Martinez attempted to and was ejected from the game and several players had to be restrained.

Bryant (22-9) set the Division I program record for wins this season and clinched its first NCAA Tournament berth since beginning the transition from Division II in 2008.

 MORE
Leaders
Points: A. Morales17.6
Rebounds: A. Morales8.0
Assists: A. Morales3.8
FG%: A. Morales47.7%
FT%: W. Martinez77.7%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: E. Ford1.8
Blocks: E. Ford0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga28-4
2 Arizona33-4
3 Kansas34-6
4 Baylor27-7
5 Tennessee27-8
6 Villanova30-8
7 Kentucky26-8
8 Auburn28-6
9 Duke32-7
10 Purdue29-8
View Complete Poll
Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas34-6
2 North Carolina29-10
3 Duke32-7
4 Villanova30-8
5 Gonzaga28-4
6 Arizona33-4
7 Houston32-6
8 Arkansas28-9
9 Baylor27-7
10 Purdue29-8
View Complete Poll
Northeast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Bryant 16-2 22-10
Wagner 15-3 21-6
LIU 12-6 16-14
Merrimack 10-8 14-16
Mount St. Mary's 9-9 14-16
St. Francis Brooklyn 7-11 10-20
Sacred Heart 6-12 10-20
Saint Francis U 5-13 9-21
Central Connecticut State 5-13 8-24
Fairleigh Dickinson 5-13 4-22
View Full Standings
Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.4 (85)
Rebounds: 11.9 (46)
Assists: 14.5 (80)
FG%: 46.3% (58)
FT%: 72.6% (150)
3P%: 28.5% (352)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 64.7 (44)
Rebounds: 25.4 (170)
Assists: 11.6 (102)
FG%: 41.7% (97)
FT%: 67.0% (16)
3P%: 29.6% (20)
Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2022 by STATS PERFORM.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS PERFORM is strictly prohibited.