After holding its annual conference tournament at the Norfolk Scope from 1991-1993, the MEAC took its event to other locales and did not return to the area for twenty years. 2015’s event will be the third straight held at the Norfolk Scope, and on Thursday the MEAC announced that its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will remain there for another three years through 2018.
“I would like to thank Mayor Paul Fraim, the City Council, Norfolk City Manager Marcus Jones and city staff for their continued support of the MEAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament,” MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas said at an event announcing the news. “We are elated to extend this great partnership for another three years.”
The Scope will continue to host both the men’s and women’s basketball tournament as part of the deal. North Carolina Central won last season’s men’s basketball tournament title and in each of the last two years, Morgan State has reached the title game only to fall short of its goal of earning the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.