Staten Island's Wagner College fell just short of making the NCAA Tournament last night, falling to Fairleigh Dickinson University, 58-52 in the Northeast Conference Championship. With Wagner eliminated, it doesn't look like any teams will represent New York City in March Madness. Wagner finishes the season with a record of 13-17 despite losing 15 of 17 to start the season. They were vying for their 2nd trip to the "Big Dance" in school history, the first coming in 2003.

FDU will now make their 4th trip to the tournament under coach Tom Green and its first since 1998. A tough road lies ahead for FDU as they will probably face one of the better teams in college basketball and history is against them. No NEC team has advanced out of the round of the first round in tournament history.

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