2017 CAA Women's Basketball Tournament

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2017 CAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 10
Site JMU Convocation Center
Harrisonburg, VA
Champions Elon (1st title)
Winning coach Charlotte Smith (1st title)
MVP Lauren Brown (Elon)
Television CSN, ASN, CAA.tv
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 CAA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Elon 16 2   .889     27 7   .794
James Madison 15 3   .833     26 9   .743
Drexel 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Delaware 10 8   .556     16 14   .533
William & Mary 9 9   .500     20 11   .645
Northeastern 8 10   .444     12 19   .387
College of Charleston 6 12   .333     9 21   .300
Hofstra 5 13   .278     13 18   .419
Towson 5 13   .278     12 18   .400
UNC Wilmington 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
2017 CAA Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason event was held from March 8–11, 2017 at the JMU Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Elon won their first CAA Women's Basketball Tournament in school history and earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament.

Seeds

Due to the revelation that Charleston had supplied improperly sized basketballs in its home conference wins over William & Mary and UNCW, the CAA announced on February 2 that those games would be treated as Charleston losses for purposes of CAA tournament seeding, although they still count as Charleston wins for all other purposes.[1]

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2
1 ‡† Elon 16–2 24–6
2 † James Madison 15–3 22–7
3 † Drexel 11–7 20–9
4 † William & Mary 10–8 19–10 1–1 vs. Delaware 0–2 vs. Elon, 1–1 vs. JMU
5 † Delaware 10–8 16–13 1–1 vs. William & Mary 0–2 vs. Elon, 0–2 vs. JMU
6 † Northeastern 8–10 12–18
7 UNC Wilmington 6–12 10–19
8 Towson 5–13 12–17 1–1 vs. Hofstra 0–2 vs. Elon, 2–0 vs. JMU
9 Hofstra 5–13 12–17 1–1 vs. Towson 0–2 vs. Elon, 0–2 vs. JMU
10 College of Charleston 4–14 9–20
‡ – CAA regular season champions.
† – Received a bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.
Changes due to the Charleston basketball size scandal:
  • William & Mary's CAA record for tournament seeding purposes was 10–8 instead of its actual 9–9.
  • UNCW's CAA record for tournament seeding purposes was 6–12 instead of its actual 5–13.
  • Charleston's CAA record for tournament seeding purposes was 4–14 instead of its actual 6–12.

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 8, 2017
1 1 12:00 pm #9 Hofstra vs. 8 Towson
CAA.tv
1,123
2 2:30 pm #10 College of Charleston vs. #7 UNC Wilmington
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 9, 2017
2 3 12:00 pm #9 Hofstra vs. #1 Elon
CAA.tv
2,497
4 2:30 pm #5 Delaware vs #4 William & Mary
3 5 5:00 pm #7 UNC Wilmington vs. #2 James Madison
6 7:30 pm #6 Northeastern vs #3 Drexel
Semifinals – Friday, March 10, 2017
4 7 4:30 pm #1 Elon vs. #4 William & Mary
CSN
8 7:00 pm #2 James Madison vs. #3 Drexel
Championship – Saturday, March 11, 2017
5 9 7:00 pm #1 Elon vs #2 James Madison
CSN
*Game times in ET.

Bracket

  First Round
Wednesday, March 8
CAA.tv
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 9
ASN
Semifinals
Friday, March 10
CSN
Final
Saturday, March 11
CSN
                                     
       
  1 Elon 78  
    9 Hofstra 50  
8 Towson 66
9 Hofstra 77  
  1 Elon 88  
  4 William & Mary 60  
       
       
  4 William & Mary 59
    5 Delaware 44  
     
       
  1 Elon 78
  2 James Madison 60
       
       
  2 James Madison 52
    7 UNC Wilmington 27  
7 UNC Wilmington 49
10 College of Charleston 44  
  2 James Madison 76
  3 Drexel 68  
       
       
  6 Northeastern 50
    3 Drexel 68  
     

See also

References

  1. ^ Hays, Graham (February 2, 2017). "Use of improper basketballs to affect CAA tourney seeding". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 

External links

  • 2017 CAA Women's Basketball Championship
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