Keene State is the top seed in this year's ECAC New England tournament, so it will not be a cakewalk for WPI to get their 3rd ECAC title in 4 years.
WPI did not participate in the ECAC tournament in the 2007-2008 season, but has won the title the last 2 times they participated-- the 2006-2007 season (defeating Nichols, Endicott, and Wheaton (MA) in that tourney), and the 2008-2009 season (defeating Colby-Sawyer, Emerson, and Nichols that year)
This year, WPI has to defeat the host school for the semis and title game, Keene State, on Saturday, if WPI is to have a chance to get their 3rd title.
Keene State had the strongest strength of schedule among the remaining ECAC teams, and did defeat regionally ranked Univ of New England and S. Maine this season. Keene State has lost to Amherst and twice to Western Connecticut.
In non-conference action, this year's WPI team lost to Brandeis, Nichols, and Middlebury. Middlebury is not exactly a power in NESCAC.
WPI last played Keene State on December 31, 2007, in the WPI Invitational-- Keene State won that meeting at WPI, 52-41.