CAA Tournament Bracket 2019, How to watch, Dates, Preview, Location

The 2019 CAA Tournament should be a formality for the Hofstra Pride to get into the NCAA Tournament. We know it is not that easy.

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If there is one single major tournament that you must mark on your calendar, it has to be the CAA Tournament. In 2019, the CAA Tournament is going to be just as good as many remember.

Although the seeding may have gone to a similar mark to the CAA Preseason Poll, it was a crazy journey to get here. Like the rest of college basketball, everyone beat everyone and just when someone gets a pivotal win, they then get an idiotic loss.

It is one of the fewer single bid tournaments that is hosted at a central site. This year it is hosted once again by the College of Charleston and will be for another year. While a lot of the familiar names for the past CAA, there are some solid teams that are contending for a title. Hofstra in particular has the power to get a first round upset in the NCAA Tournament.

CAA TOURNAMENT 2019 INFORMATION:

When is the 2019 CAA Tournament?

The CAA Tournament is March 9-12. The CAA Championship game is on Tuesday March 12 at 7:00 pm.

Where is the 2019 CAA Tournament?

The CAA Tournament is hosted by the College of Charleston at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, South Carolina.

How to watch the 2019 CAA Tournament?

The CAA Tournament will be streamed online on CAA.TV. They are supported on mobile devices, Roku, AppleTV, etc. The semifinals and championship will be on CBS Sports Network.

Who is the defending 2018 CAA Champion?

The College of Charleston won the 2018 CAA Tournament championship in overtime over Northeastern. 

CAA TOURNAMENT 2019 BRACKET:

CAA Tournament First Round (3/9, Times ET)
 - No. 8 James Madison 74, No. 9 Towson 73
 - No. 10 UNC-Wilmington 93, No. 7 Elon 86

CAA Tournament Quarterfinals (3/10, Times ET)
 - No. 1 Hofstra 76, No. 8 James Madison 67
 - No. 5 Delaware 85, No. 4 William & Mary 79
 - No. 2 Northeastern 80, No. 10 UNC-Wilmington 59
 - No. 3 Charleston 73, No. 6 Drexel 61

CAA Tournament Semifinals (3/11, Times ET)
 - No. 1 Hofstra vs. No. 5 Delaware, 6pm, CBSSN
 - No. 2 Northeastern vs. No. 3 Charleston, 8:30pm, CBSSN

CAA Tournament Championship (3/12, Times ET)
 - Hofstra/ Delware vs. Northeastern/ Charleston, 7pm, CBSSN

CAA TOURNAMENT 2019 PREVIEW:

Early on Hofstra was running away in the CAA. At the end of nonconference play and entering CAA play they were in a 16 game winning streak that at the time was the longest in the country. 

Led by Justin Wright-Foreman who is scoring 27 points a contest, the Pride were rolling and for a while were in contention for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. 

Sure they got tripped up on the road against Northeastern, but then there was a shocking loss to the last-place team in the conference UNC-Wilmington. All hopes of an at-large bid was out the window and their dreams of a regular season title was even in question. It made matters worse when Hofstra lost their home finale to James Madison in overtime with the Dukes' Matt Lewis dropping 40 points and six 3pters. 

Still, Hofstra is the favorite to claim the CAA Tournament title. The biggest threats to them are the two and three seeds, Northeastern and defending champion Charleston. Both finished their seasons on high notes as well. 

However, it is no guarantee that the Pride even make it to playing one of those two teams in the title. Don't over look the William & Mary Tribe looking for their first NCAA Tournament appearance.

PICK: No. 1 Hofstra

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