Men’s basketball seeds and pairings set for MEC post season tournament

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — The seedings and pairings for the 2022 Mountain East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by The Health Plan have been finalized after the conclusion of Saturday’s play.

The top 10 teams qualify for the tournament at WesBanco Arena, with the top six seeds earning byes.

West Liberty is the No. 1 seed in the tournament after capturing its seventh regular season title with a 20-2 record in conference play. 

With a win on Saturday, West Virginia State secured the No. 2 seed. Charleston is the No. 3 seed, while Fairmont State is the No. 4. Notre Dame (No. 5) and Concord (No. 6) also earn first-round byes.

Alderson Broaddus is the No. 7 seed and will open the tournament against 10th-seeded Davis & Elkins. Glenville State is slotted eighth, and the Pioneers will take on ninth-seeded Wheeling in the first round.

MEC Tournament Seeds
1. West Liberty (26-2, 20-2)
2. West Virginia State (23-6, 18-4)
3. Charleston (22-6, 17-5)
4. Fairmont State (21-6, 16-6)
5. Notre Dame (15-13, 12-10)
6. Concord (14-14, 11-11)
7. Alderson Broaddus (12-15, 9-13)
8. Glenville State (12-15, 8-14)
9. Wheeling (9-19, 8-14)
10. Davis & Elkins (8-20, 6-16)

MEC First Round Games (Wednesday, March 2)
6 p.m.: #7 Alderson Broaddus vs. #10  Davis & Elkins
8:30 p.m.: #8 Glenville State  vs. #9 Wheeling

MEC Quarterfinal Games (Friday, March 4)
Noon: #2 West Virginia State  vs. #7/10 Winner
2:30 p.m.: #3 Charleston  vs. #6 Concord
6 p.m.: #1 West Liberty vs. #8/9 Winner
8:30 p.m.: #4 Fairmont State  vs. #5 Notre Dame

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