TMR Game Report: Merrimack clinches top spot in the NEC
NORTH ANDOVER — It was a long, and sometimes winding road, but the Merrimack men’s basketball team will finish just where they were picked at the start of the season.
With Thursday’s 70-54 win over Central Connecticut, combined with Fairleigh Dickinson’s loss at Saint Francis, the Warriors will finish first in the NEC for the second time in its first four seasons in the league.
The road to the NCAA Tournament will go through North Andover.
Merrimack will be the No. 1 seed in the NEC Tournament and will have home-court advantage throughout the tournament.
Jordan Minor finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Merrimack upped its win streak to seven.
Devon Savage had 15 points and Javon Bennett scored 14 for the Warriors (14-16, 11-4 Northeast Conference). Savage made five 3-pointers and Bennett sank four.
Jayden Brown finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for the Blue Devils (10-20, 7-8). Kellen Amos added 13 points, while Tre Breland III scored 12.
Inside this post is everything you need to know about Merrimack’s win over Central Connecticut, including TMR insight and analysis …
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