|2016 America East Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||Stony Brook (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Steve Pikiell (1st title)|
|MVP||Jameel Warney (Stony Brook)|
|2015–16 America East Conference men's basketball standings|
|Stony Brook †||14||–||2||.875||26||–||7||.788|
|* Ineligible for postseason during transition to Division I.|
|† 2016 America East Tournament winner |
The 2016 America East Men's Basketball Tournament took place on March 2, 7, and 12, 2016. The entire tournament took place on campus sites with the higher-seeded school hosting each game throughout the championship. The winner of the championship game earned an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
Teams were seeded by conference record, with ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary.
|3||Vermont||11–5||2–0 vs. New Hampshire|
|4||New Hampshire||11–5||0–2 vs. Vermont|
|6||Maine||4–12||1–1 vs. Hartford, 1–1 vs. Albany|
|7||Hartford||4–12||1–1 vs. Maine, 0–2 vs. Albany|
|Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 2|
|1||7:00 pm||#8 UMBC at #1 Stony Brook||76–86||ESPN3||3,657|
|2||7:30 pm||#5 Binghamton at #4 New Hampshire||51–56||1,866|
|3||7:00 pm||#7 Hartford at #2 Albany||68–59||2,535|
|4||7:30 pm||#6 Maine at #3 Vermont||82–99||2,165|
|Semifinals – Monday, March 7|
|5||7:00 pm||#7 Hartford at #1 Stony Brook||64–80||ESPN3||4,109|
|6||7:30 pm||#4 New Hampshire at #3 Vermont||56–63||2,840|
|Championship – Saturday, March 12|
|7||11:00 am||#3 Vermont at #1 Stony Brook||74–80||ESPN2||4,109|
|*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding. All games hosted by higher-seeded team.|
Bracket and results
Teams will reseed after each round with highest remaining seeds receiving home court advantage.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
|(Pairings are reseeded after the first round)||1||Stony Brook||80|
- "Seeds & Matchups For 2016 #AEPlayoffs Set". AmericaEast.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29.