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March 2, 2012

NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments–1st Update

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Conference Tournament action has begun in several conferences with more set to tip off this weekend.  Here is a look at tournament action to date with the dates and matchups for their next round.

 

America East

Preliminary Round

#9Binghamton73  #8 Md.-Balt.Co.67

 

Quarterfinals (Saturday)

#1 Stony Brook (20-8) vs. # 9Binghamton(2-28)

#4Albany(18-13) vs. #5New Hampshire(13-15)

#2Vermont(20-11) vs. #7Maine(12-16)

#3BostonU (16-15) vs. #6Hartford(8-21)

 

Atlantic Sun

Quarterfinals

#1Belmont76  #8Jacksonville62

#4 East Tennessee 68  #5N. Florida66

#2 Mercer 61  #7 Lipscomb 53

#6FloridaGulfCoast71  #3S. CarolinaUpstate 61

 

Semifinals (Friday)

#1Belmont(25-7) vs. #4East Tennessee(17-13)

#2 Mercer (22-10) vs. #6FloridaGulfCoast(14-16)

 

Big South

Preliminary Round

#8High Point68  #9 Gardner-Webb 58

#7 VMI 55  #10 Radford 53

 

Quarterfinals

#1 UNC-Asheville 86  #8High Point61

#4CharlestonSou. 88 #5Liberty74

#6Winthrop71  #3Campbell55

#7 VMI 85  #2 CoastalCarolina68

 

Semifinals

#1 UNC-Asheville 91  #4CharlestonSou. 64

#7 VMI 75  #6Winthrop55

 

Championship Game (Saturday @ Noon EST)

#1 UNC-Asheville (23-9) vs. #7 VMI (17-15)

 

Horizon League

Opening Round

#4Milwaukee68  #9 Illinois-Chi. 55

#5Butler70  #8 WrightSt.52

#3Detroit80  #10 Loyola (Chi) 71

#6Youngstown77  #7Green Bay60

 

Quarterfinals (Friday)

#4Milwaukee(20-12) vs. #5Butler(19-13)

#3Detroit(19-13) vs.#6 Youngstown St.(16-14)

 

M A A C

Preliminary Round (Friday)

#8 Marist (13-17) vs. #9St.Peter’s (5-25)

#7Niagara(13-18) vs. #10 Canisius (5-24)

 

Missouri Valley

Opening Round

#8 Indiana St.66  #9Southern Illinois51

#7 Drake 65  #10 Bradley 49

 

Quarterfinals (Friday)

#1 Wichita St.(26-4) vs.#8 Indiana St.(18-13)

#4 Illinois St.(18-12) vs. #5Northern Iowa(19-12)

#2 Creighton (25-5) vs. #7 Drake (17-14)

#3Evansville(15-14) vs.#6 Missouri St.(15-15)

 

Northeast

Quarterfinals

#1Long Island80  #8 Sacred Heart 68

#5 Quinnipiac 80  #4St.Francis (NY) 72

#3 Robert Morris 87  #6 Monmouth 68

#2 Wagner 87  #7 CentralConn.St.77

 

Semifinals (Sunday)

#1Long Island(23-8) vs. #5 Quinnipiac (18-12)

#2 Wagner (25-5) vs. #3 Robert Morris (23-9)

 

Ohio Valley

Opening Round

#5 Southeast Missouri 75  #8E. Kentucky65

#7 Jacksonville St.75  #6AustinPeay 70

 

Quarterfinals

#4TennesseeTech 77 #5Southeast Missouri73

#3 Morehead St.68  #7 Jacksonville St.54

 

Semifinals (Friday)

Note: This tournament could be delayed due to severe weather threat in Nashville)

 

#1 Murray St.(28-1) vs. #4TennesseeTech (19-12)

#2 Tennessee St.(19-11) vs.#3 Morehead St.(18-14)

 

Patriot League

Quarterfinals

#1 Bucknell 87  #8 Navy 63

#5Lafayette84  #4 Holy Cross 76

#2 Lehigh 70 #7 Colgate 57

#3 American 57  #6 Army 40

 

Semifinals (Saturday)

#1 Bucknell (23-8) vs. #5Lafayette(13-17)

#2 Lehigh (24-7) vs. #3 American (20-10)

 

West Coast

Opening Round

#8Portland74 #9Santa Clara70

 

2nd Round

#5San Francisco87  #8Portland66

#6San Diego76  #7 Pepperdine 54

 

Quarterfinals (Friday)

#4 Loyola Marymount (19-11) vs. #5San Francisco(19-12)

#3 B Y U (24-7) vs. #6San Diego(13-17)

 

 

Mid-Major Teams in Top 65 of RPI (On the Bubble)

 

Sure Things

11Temple

12WichitaState

16 SouthernMississippi

17 U N L V

18Memphis

 

High Chances

20 Colorado St.

24 Gonzaga

25 Creighton

26 San Diego St.

29St. Louis

 

Good Chances

31 Murray St.

33New Mexico

36 Long Beach St.

37 Saint Mary’s

38 Harvard

 

Need To Do Some Work

43 Oral Roberts

44Iona

47 tie  Middle Tennessee

47 tie Nevada

52 B Y U

 

Need A Miracle

53St.Joe’s

55 Xavier

58 South Dakota St.

 

Probably Need To Earn Automatic Bid

61VirginiaCommonwealth

62Northern Iowa

63 tie  Drexel

63 tie Belmont

65 CentralFlorida

 

Major Conference At-large Candidates

 

A C C

Sure Things

North Carolina

Duke

FloridaState

 

Need To Do Some Work

Virginia

Miami(Fla)

North Carolina St.

 

Need A Miracle

Clemson

 

Big East

Sure Things

Syracuse

Marquette

Georgetown

Louisville

Notre Dame

 

Need To Do Some Work

Connecticut

Seton Hall

West Virginia

Cincinnati

South Florida

 

Big Ten

Sure Things

MichiganState

OhioState

Michigan

Wisconsin

Indiana

 

Need To Do Some Work

Purdue

 

Need A Miracle

Northwestern

 

Big 12

Sure Things

Kansas

Missouri

Baylor

IowaState

KansasState

 

Need To Do Some Work

Texas

 

Pac-12

Sure Things

 

 

Need To Do Some Work

California

Oregon

Washington

 

Need A Miracle

Arizona

 

Next Update: Sunday, March 4

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