What channel is the MAAC tournament on?

What Is the MAAC Tournament?

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) men’s basketball tournament is an annual tournament in college basketball’s NCAA Division I. The tournament is held each spring and determined by a regular-season conference round-robin schedule. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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MAAC Tournament History

The MAAC tournament was first held in 1980 at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. It was originally known as the ECAC Metro Region Tournament and was first won by MSU-Brooklyn. Since then, the tournament has been held at various locations, and is now held at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.

MAAC Conference Teams

The MAAC includes the following 10 teams:

  • Canisius College
  • Fairfield University
  • Iona College
  • Manhattan College
  • Marist College
  • Monmouth University
  • Niagara University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rider University
  • Siena College

MAAC Tournament Format

The MAAC tournament consists of a first round, quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship game. The top four seeds get a bye to the quarterfinals, while the remaining six teams play in the first round. The winner of each quarterfinal game advances to the semifinals and the winners of the semifinals advance to the championship game.

MAAC Tournament Broadcast Rights

The MAAC tournament is broadcast on ESPN networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, and ESPNews.

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ESPN

ESPN carries the MAAC tournament semifinals and championship game.

ESPN2

ESPN2 carries the MAAC tournament quarterfinals.

ESPNU

ESPNU carries the first round games of the MAAC tournament.

ESPN3

ESPN3 carries the MAAC tournament semifinals and championship game in their live streaming service.

ESPNews

ESPNews carries the MAAC tournament quarterfinals.

MAAC Tournament Champions

The following teams have won the MAAC tournament championship since its inception in 1980:

  • Iona College (14)
  • Siena College (8)
  • Manhattan College (4)
  • Niagara University (3)
  • Canisius College (2)
  • Fairfield University (2)
  • Marist College (2)
  • Monmouth University (1)
  • Rider University (1)
  • Quinnipiac University (1)

MAAC Tournament Channels

The MAAC tournament can be viewed on the following channels:

  • ESPN – Semifinals and Championship
  • ESPN2 – Quarterfinals
  • ESPNU – First Round
  • ESPN3 – Semifinals and Championship (live streaming)
  • ESPNews – Quarterfinals

MAAC Tournament App

The MAAC tournament can also be viewed on the official MAAC tournament app, available for both iOS and Android devices. The app provides live scores, news, and video highlights from the tournament.

Conclusion

The MAAC tournament is an annual tournament in college basketball’s NCAA Division I. The tournament is held each spring and determined by a regular-season conference round-robin schedule. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The MAAC tournament is broadcast on ESPN networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, and ESPNews. The official MAAC tournament app is also available for both iOS and Android devices.