1) CCSU dropping a non-conf road game at RMU has absolutely no impact on their eligibility for the NEC AQ bid. The NEC schedule this year is 6 games (the same number as the Patriot League). Whoever wins the the NEC is going to the playoffs (assuming the playoffs are not cancelled).
2) I don't expect to see RMU on many NEC basketball schedules, not named Saint Francis or Mt. St. Mary's. The NEC schools just don't need RMU basketball games for RPI and they certainly aren't busing out there. Again, RMU needs this year's football games more than any NEC does. We'll see what happens