The East Coast Conference will be in the awkward position next month of having its men's postseason basketball tournament hosted by a member that wants out. Even though the Towson State administration is going ahead with plans to enter the North Atlantic Conference, the ECC tournament still will be held at the Towson Center March 2, 3 and 5.
The Tigers, currently 9-0 in the league, will be seeking their second straight ECC title. They need just one more conference victory in three tries to wrap up the regular-season title and a first-round bye in the tournament.
The application process for joining the North Atlantic will not be completed until next month, and then Towson State would have to be accepted by the conference's eight other members. Many details have to be worked out, and Tigers athletic director Bill Hunter isn't sure if Towson State can be accepted in time for the 1991-92 school year.