There has been no decision regarding where the inaugural Mountain East Conference Tournament will be played next year and that the Charleston Civic Center remains a potential venue, according to MEC Commissioner Reid Amos.
"Now that the Mountain East Conference has successfully navigated the membership process to become the newest NCAA Division II conference, we're in the process of evaluating and selecting potential venues and cities with which we will partner for all of our championship events beginning in the fall of 2013," Amos said.
The West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - which was formed in 1924 - held its 52nd and final basketball tournament at the Charleston Civic Center this past weekend, with West Liberty winning its third consecutive men's championship.
However, the WVIAC is disbanding and nine of its members - Charleston, Concord, Fairmont State, Glenville State, Shepherd, West Liberty, W.Va. State, W.Va. Wesleyan and Wheeling Jesuit - will join Urbana (Ohio), Notre Dame College (Ohio) and Virginia-Wise - to form the 12-member Mountain East Conference beginning in the fall.
The tournament's future in Charleston was in doubt following an incident at the Embassy Suites on Saturday during which four people - including West Liberty University Athletic Director Jim Watson - were arrested.
However, Amos reiterated the league's position regarding how the decision will be made regarding the MEC Tournament, and where it will be held.
"Above all, we will base those decisions on what is in the best interests of our 12 MEC institutions and its student athletes," he said.