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MEAC Basketball Tournament 2012: Bracket, Schedule Set, First Games On Tuesday

The Savannah State Tigers are the No. 1 seed and have received a bye in the first round of the 2012 MEAC tournament as play begins on Tuesday.

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The 2012 MEAC basketball tournament will take place on March 5-10 at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Savannah State comes into the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed in their first year as members of the MEAC after previously playing as an independent. With a 14-2 conference record and 21-10 overall record, the Tigers are poised to represent the conference in the NCAA tournament.

The top three seeds in the conference standings; Savannah State, Norfolk State and Delaware State, have all received byes in the first-round of the conference tournament and will play their first games on Wednesday.

Morgan State vs Hampton 11:00 AM
Howard vs North Carolina A&T 1:30 PM
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs North Carolina Central 4:00 PM
South Carolina State vs Bethune-Cookman 6:30 PM
Florida A&M vs Coppin State 9:00 PM

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