In the first round of the MAAC championship tournament, Quinnipiac will face off against Marist for a tip off time of 9 PM Eastern in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This game will be available on ESPN plus. Quinnipiac comes into this game with a record on the season of 12–16, and have lost their last six consecutive games with notable losses coming against Canisius, sienna, Monmouth, and most recently against Iona on the road by the score of 79–61.
Marist comes into this game with a record on the season of 14–15, and have lost her last two consecutive games both coming on the road one against Canisius, the other against Niagara by the score of 83–52. The three previous games for Marist were victories against Manhattan, Quinnipiac, and Siena on the road by the score of 62–53.
Matt Balanc is the team leader for Quinnipiac in points per game averaging 14.5 on the season with a field goal percentage of 42.7%, and a free-throw percentage of 82.2%. Kevin Marfo is the team leader in Quinnipiac in rebounds per game at 10.2 on the season and is also the team leader in minutes per game averaging 26.6 this year.
Ricardo Wright is the team leader for Marist in minutes per game averaging 28.9 on the season from the guard position. Jao Ituka is the team leader for Marist in points per game averaging 15.5 on the season with a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and a free-throw percentage of 76.8%.