You might not have been paying a lot of attention to the MEAC Conference this year, but they have just as many automatic qualifiers as any other Conference in the Country. That will probably be the only team they put into the tournament this year, but they still have that one automatic qualifier.
Bethune-Cookman is the tournaments top seed after winning the regular season conference tournament. Maryland Eastern-Shore, the local team and reason we are covering the tournament, is the tenth seed. Here are the first round matchups, from the Conference's official site.
The schedule is a iittle bit odd, because there are only two first round games played on Tuesday, with the rest overlapping with quarterfinal games on Wednesday. The two first round game that will be played on Tuesday are the aforementioned Maryland Eastern-Shore Vs. Florida A&M at 6:30 p.m., and South Carolina St. Vs. Delware St. at 9 p.m.
We'll be updating this stream with news and notes from the tournament as it progresses.