The America East Conference Tournament tips off on March 6, and Vermont is an enormous favorite to walk away with the automatic bid to the big dance.
The Catamounts claimed the 1-seed in the tournament for the tenth time, with UMBC falling just behind. Click on the odds below to bet now.
America East Tournament Futures Odds
America East Tournament Bracket
It will come as no shock to anyone that Vermont clinched the top seed in the tournament for the tenth time. The team has earned the honor five times in the last six years.
UMBC clinched the second seed, with Hartford and New Hampshire securing home games as the third and fourth seeds.
The conference will take place on at least four America East campuses. The higher seeds host each round of play.
America East Conference Tournament Preview
It’s difficult to go against Vermont in this tourney. They went 17-1 in conference during the regular season, and their lone loss was by a point. The Catamounts -700 odds imply an 87.5% chance of winning the tournament.
Adding to that, Vermont met UMBC twice in the regular season, completely dominating both games. The first meeting was 85-69 and the second 86-59. UMBC secured the second seed with a not-so-impressive 11-7 conference record this season.
It’s not hard to imagine Vermont easily winning three games to become the champion.
America East TV Schedule
The tournament begins on Sunday, March 6 at 4:30 pm.
The semifinals take place on March 9, with the final happening on March 12.
Early games will be broadcast on ESPN+. You can catch the final on ESPN2.