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Little East Conference Announces 2019 Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule, UMass Dartmouth Secures No. 1 Seed

2019 women's basketball seeds

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – After posting a conference record of 14-2 during the regular season, UMass Dartmouth has secured the No. 1 seed in next week's Little East Conference (LEC) Women's Basketball Championship Tournament and will host the LEC's Final Four February 22-23. The Corsairs enter the LEC tournament with an overall record of 21-4, and are looking to capture claim their first-ever conference tournament championship.

Eastern Connecticut secured the No. 2 seed in this year's tournament with a league record of 12-4, and have an overall record of 17-8. The Warriors are in search of their sixth LEC title, and, along with UMass Dartmouth, receive a first round bye.

No. 3 Southern Maine (15-10, 11-5 LEC) and No. 4 UMass Boston (17-8, 10-6 LEC) will host First Round games Tuesday, February 19. The Huskies will take on No. 6 Castleton (14-11, 6-10 LEC), while the defending tournament champion Beacons will host No. 5 Rhode Island College (17-8, 9-7 LEC). 

2019 Little East Conference Women's Basketball Championship Tournament

First Round - Tuesday, February 19
No. 3 Southern Maine vs. No. 6 Castleton – 7:00 p.m.
No. 4 UMass Boston vs. No. 5 Rhode Island College – 5:30 p.m.

Final Four, hosted by No. 1 UMass Dartmouth

Semifinals - Friday, February 22
No. 1 UMass Dartmouth vs. No. 4/5 Winner – 5:00 p.m.
No. 2 Eastern Connecticut vs. No. 3/6 Winner – 7:30 p.m.

Championship Game - Saturday, February 23
Semifinal Winners – 3:30 p.m.

NOTE: All times are subject to change.