NCAA Men's Basketball

Merrimack Warriors (20-11)


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vs. Wagner
W 68-59
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@ Bryant
L 52-61
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vs. SHeart
W 64-57
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@ MSM
L 57-65
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CentCt 58 - 69 Merrim
Final
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Merrimack claims Northeast title in 1st Division I season

NORTH ANDOVER, Ma. (AP) Juvaris Hayes posted 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals and Merrimack beat Central Connecticut 69-58 on Thursday night to claim the Northeast Conference championship in its first Division I season.

Merrimack (20-11, 14-4) became the first school to win 20 games in its first Division I season, and Hayes extended his NCAA record to 453 career steals.

Devin Jensen had 18 points for Merrimack, which is ineligible for postseason play as it transitions to Division I. Jordan Minor added 11 points and eight rebounds, and Jaleel Lord also scored 11.

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Leaders
Points: J. Lord10.8
Rebounds: J. Hayes4.7
Assists: J. Hayes6.4
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Hayes69.3%
3P%: D. Jensen43.5%
Steals: J. Hayes3.9
Blocks: J. Minor1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas25-3
2 Baylor25-2
3 Gonzaga28-2
4 Dayton26-2
5 San Diego State27-1
6 Florida State24-4
7 Duke23-5
8 Kentucky23-5
9 Maryland23-5
10 Creighton22-6
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas25-3
2 Baylor25-2
3 Dayton26-2
4 Gonzaga28-2
5 San Diego State27-1
6 Florida State24-4
7 Duke23-5
8 Maryland23-5
9 Kentucky23-5
10 Louisville23-6
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Northeast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Merrimack 14-4 20-11
Saint Francis U 13-4 20-8
Robert Morris 12-5 16-14
Sacred Heart 11-6 18-12
LIU 9-8 14-16
Fairleigh Dickinson 8-9 10-18
Mount St. Mary's 7-10 11-19
Bryant 6-11 14-16
St. Francis Brooklyn 6-11 12-17
Wagner 5-12 8-20
Central Connecticut State 3-14 4-26
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 62.8 (337)
Rebounds: 7.9 (313)
Assists: 12.8 (204)
FG%: 41.9% (272)
FT%: 68.1% (263)
3P%: 33.9% (152)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 60.2 (7)
Rebounds: 20.9 (353)
Assists: 12.3 (156)
FG%: 42.2% (144)
FT%: 71.0% (202)
3P%: 30.2% (51)