Boston University benefited when last year’s America East champion, University of Vermont, drew a play-in assignment against Lamar University. Vermont won and became a No. 16 seed, earning a second game — and additional money — for the America East Conference for the first time since 2005.
“All the coaches know more games means more money for everyone,” said Brown, who recalled being the toast of the Northeast Conference after he coached Mount St. Mary’s University to victory in the only play-in game of 2008, when there were 65 teams in the field. “Everybody wants to buy you a cup of coffee.”
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