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March 9, 2014

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Report for Sunday, March 9, 2014

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Last Updated: March 9, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

Headlines

*** Eastern Kentucky wins the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament ***

Oregon knocks off Arizona to secure a bid

Villanova tops Georgetown to move into a 1-seed possibility

Creighton beats Providence to seriously wound the Friars’ chances

St. John’s wins at Marquette to move up the bubble, while MU is now NIT-bound

Stanford tops Utah in what amounted to an elimination game

Tennessee tops Missouri in what amounted to an elimination game

Dayton tops Richmond in what amounted to an elimination game

Pitt wins at Clemson and stays on the good side of the bubble

Arkansas loses to Alabama, moving the Razorbacks back into precarious positioning

Cal tops Colorado to move up in Bubbleboro

 

Already In The Field of 68

Harvard—Ivy League (26-4)

Eastern Kentucky—Ohio Valley (24-9)

 

The Bubbler

The higher up each team is on this bubble list, the better.  As of today, the cut-off line to get into the Dance is #17, with teams listed at #14 through #17 as opening round teams as part of the last four in.  Teams listed at 18 and lower are not in the tournament, with teams listed #18 through #21 as the first four out.  As conference tournament upsets occur, the bubble teams in the tournament will begin to shrink.  So, far, no major upsets have occurred, as Wichita State and Gonzaga both stayed alive in their conference tournaments.  The teams in the top 10 of this list are becoming relatively safe now.

 

There should be additional movement today with four key games on the regular season schedule.  Indiana State has a chance to crash the party if the Sycamores can upset Wichita State, which would burst a bubble and lower the bubble teams in the Dance to 16.

 

1. George Washington

2. Oregon

3. Baylor

4. Kansas St.

5. Arizona St.

6. Gonzaga

7. St. Joseph’s

8. Stanford

9. Colorado

10. S M U

11. Pittsburgh

12. Oklahoma St.

13. Xavier

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14. B Y U

15. Dayton

16. Arkansas

17. Tennessee

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18. Nebraska

19. California

20. Minnesota

21. Missouri

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22. Georgetown

23. St. John’s

24. Providence

25. Florida St.

26. Utah

 

Games Affecting The Bubble Today

Wisconsin at Nebraska

Syracuse at Florida St.

LaSalle at St. Joseph’s

Penn St. at Minnesota

 

 

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

Leagues Earning A Dance Ticket Today

Atlantic Sun

Big South

Missouri Valley

 

Semifinal Rounds

American East

Colonial Athletic

Metro Atlantic

Southern

 

Quarterfinal Rounds

Summit (two remaining quarterfinal round games)

 

Schedules & Results

All times are Eastern Daylight

Last Night’s Games in Red

Today’s Games in Blue

America East Conference

Location—SEFCU Arena, Albany, NY

 

Quarterfinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G1: #1 Vermont 77  #8 New Hampshire 60

G2: #4 Albany 86  #5 UMBC 56

G3: #2 Stony Brook 80  #7 Maine 54

G4: #3 Hartford 69  #6 Binghamton 42

 

Semifinal Round—Sunday, March 9

G5: #1 Vermont (15-1/22-9) vs. #4 Albany (9-7/16-14)—5:00 PM on ESPN3

G6: #2 Stony Brook (13-3/22-9) vs. #3 Hartford (10-6/17-15)—7:20 PM on ESPN3

 

Championship Game—Saturday, March 15

Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner—11:30 AM on ESPN2

 

 

Atlantic Sun Conference

Location—All Games Played on Campus Sites of Higher Seed

 

Quarterfinal Round—Tuesday, March 4

G1: #1 Florida Gulf Coast 77  #8 Stetson 55

G2: #4 East Tennessee 89  #5 Lipscomb 88 2ot

G3: #2 Mercer 85  #7 Jacksonville 64

G4: #3 USC-Upstate 80  #6 North Florida 74

 

Semifinal Round—Thursday, March 6

G5: #1 Florida Gulf Coast 69  #4 East Tennessee 64

G6: #2 Mercer 78  #3 USC-Upstate 75 2ot

 

Championship Game—Sunday, March 9

#2 Mercer (14-4/25-8) at #1 Florida Gulf Coast (14-4/22-11)—2:00 PM on ESPN2

 

Big South Conference

Location—The HTC Center, Conway, SC (Myrtle Beach)

 

Opening Round—Wednesday, March 5

G1: #4S Winthrop 77  vs. #5N Liberty 65

G2: #3N Radford 78  vs. #6S Presbyterian 73

G3: #5S Chas. Southern 81  #4N Campbell 71

G4: #3S Gardner-Webb 81  #6N Longwood 65

 

Quarterfinal Round—Friday, March 7

G5: #4S Winthrop 62  #1N High Point 60

G6: #2S UNC-Asheville 96  #3N Radford 87

G7: #1S Coastal Carolina 73  #5S Chas. Southern 68 2ot

G8: #2N VMI 90  #3S Gardner-Webb 77

 

Semifinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G9: #4S Winthrop 80  #2S UNC-Asheville 79

G10: #1S Coastal Carolina 66  #2N V M I 62

 

Championship Game—Sunday, March 9

Game #4S Winthrop (10-6/20-12) vs. #1S Coastal Carolina (11-5/20-12)—12 Noon on ESPN2

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Location—Baltimore Arena, Baltimore

 

Opening Round—Friday, March 7

G1: #8 Hofstra 78  #9 UNC-Wilmington 70

 

Quarterfinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G2: #1 Delaware 87 (14-2/23-9)  #8 Hofstra 76

G3: #5 Northeastern 90 (7-9/11-20) #4 Drexel 81

G4: #2 Towson 80 (13-3/23-9) #7 James Madison 71

G5: #3 William & Mary 70 (10-6/19-11) #6 Charleston 59

 

Semifinal Round—Sunday, March 9

G6: #1 Delaware (14-2/23-9) vs. #5 Northeastern (7-9/11-20)—2:30 PM on NBCSN

G7: #2 Towson (13-3/23-9) vs. #3 William & Mary (10-6/19-11)—5:00 PM on NBCSN

 

Championship Game—Monday, March 10

Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner—7:00 PM on NBCSN

 

Conference USA

Location—Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

 

Opening Round—Tuesday, March 11 (all games televised online @ C-USA DN)

G1: #10 North Texas (6-10/15-15) vs. #15 Rice (2-14/7-22)—5:30 PM

G2: #11 Florida Atlantic (5-11/10-21) vs. #14 Marshall (4-12/10-21)—8:00 PM

G3: #12 East Carolina (5-11/16-15) vs. #13 U T S A (4-12/8-21)—10:30 PM

 

2nd Round—Wednesday, March 12 (all games televised online @ C-USA DN)

G4: #7 Tulane (8-8/16-15) vs. Game 1 winner—2:00 PM

G5: #6 Old Dominion (9-7/15-16) vs. Game 2 winner—4:30 PM

G6: #5 U T E P (12-4/22-9) vs. Game 3 winner—8:00 PM

G7: #8 U A B (7-9/18-12) vs. Game 4 winner—10:30 PM

 

Quarterfinal Round—Thursday, March 13 (all games televised online @ C-USA DN)

G8: #2 Tulsa (13-3/18-12) vs. Game 4 winner—2:00 PM

G9: #3 Middle Tennessee (13-3/23-8) vs. Game 5 winner—4:30 PM

G10: #4 Southern Miss. (13-3/26-5) vs. Game 6 winner—8:00 PM

G11: #1 Louisiana Tech (13-3/25-6) vs/ Game 7 winner—10:30 PM

 

Semifinal Round—Friday, March 14 (both games televised on CBS SN)

G12: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner—4:00 PM

G13: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner—6:30 PM

 

Championship Game—Saturday, March 15 (on CBS)

Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner—11:35 AM

 

Horizon League

Location—First Round Games played at the higher seed.  The quarterfinal and semifinal round games will be played at Green Bay, and the championship game will be played at the higher seed.

 

Opening Round—Tuesday, March 4

G1: #5 Milwaukee 83  #8 Detroit 73

G2: #4 Valparaiso 73  #9 Illinois-Chicago 63

G3: #6 Oakland 96  #7 Youngstown St. 92 ot

 

Quarterfinal Round—Friday, March 7

G4: #3 Wright St. 73  #6 Oakland 57

G5: #5 Milwaukee 74  #4 Valparaiso 57

 

Semifinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G6: #3 Wright St. 68 (10-6/20-13) #2 Cleveland St. 63

G7: #5 Milwaukee 73  #1 Green Bay 66   ot

 

Championship Game—Tuesday, March 11

#3 Wright St. (10-6/20-13) vs. #5 Milwaukee (7-9/20-13)—7:00 PM on ESPN

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Location—Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA

 

Opening Round—Thursday, March 6

G1: #8 Rider 71  #9 Monmouth 60

G2: #7 St. Peter’s 65  #10 Fairfield 62 ot

G3: #11 Niagara 78  #6 Marist 76

 

Quarterfinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G4: #1 Iona 94  #8 Rider 71

G5: #4 Canisius 71  #5 Siena 69

G6: #2 Manhattan 72  #7 St. Peter’s 58

G7: #3 Quinnipiac 89  #11 Niagara 80

 

Semifinal Round—Sunday, March 9

G8: #1 Iona (17-3/21-9) vs. #4 Canisius (14-6/21-11)—4:30 PM on ESPN3

G9: #2 Manhattan (15-5/23-7) vs. #3 Quinnipiac (14-6/20-10)—7:00 PM on ESPN3

 

Championship Game—Monday, March 10

Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner—7:00 PM on ESPN2

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Location: Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA

 

Opening Round—Monday, March 10 & Tuesday, March 11

G1: #4 Norfolk St. (11-5/17-13) vs. #13 Maryland-Eastern Shore (4-12/6-23)—3/10 @ 6:30 PM

G2: #5 Savannah St. (10-6/12-18) vs. #12 South Carolina St. (5-11/9-20)—3/10 @ 9:00 PM

G3: #8 Howard (5-11/7-24) vs. #9 North Carolina A&T (5-11/9-22)—3/11 @ 4:00 PM

G4: #7 Coppin St. (7-9/10-19) vs. #10 Bethune-Cookman (5-11/7-24)—3/11 @ 6:30 PM

G5: #6 Florida A&M (8-8/13-17) vs/ #11 Delaware St. (5-11/9-20)—3/11 @ 9:00 PM

 

Quarterfinal Round—Wednesday, March 12 & Thursday, March 13

G6: #1 UNC-Central (15-1/25-5) vs. Game 3 winner—3/12 @ 6:00 PM

G7: #2 Hampton (13-3/18-11) vs. Game 4 winner—3/12 @ 8:30 PM

G8: #3 Morgan St. (11-5/13-15) vs. Game 5 winner—3/13 @ 6:00 PM

G9: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner—3/13 @ 8:30 PM

 

Semifinal Round—Friday, March 14

G10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner—6:00 PM

G11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner—8:30 PM

 

Championship Game—Saturday, March 15

Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner—6:00 PM on ESPNU

 

 

Missouri Valley Conference (Arch Madness)

Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis

 

All Games until the Championship on MVC TV Network

 

Opening Round—Thursday, March 6

G1: #9 Evansville 69  #8 Drake 61  

G2: #10 Loyola (Chi) 74 (4-14/10-21) #7 Bradley 72  

 

Quarterfinal Round—Friday, March 7

G3: #1 Wichita St. 80  #9 Evansville 58

G4: #4 Missouri St. 53  #5 Illinois St. 48

G5: #2 Indiana St. 75  #10 Loyola (Chi) 62

G6: #6 Southern Illinois 63  #3 Northern Iowa 58 

 

Semifinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G7: #1 Wichita St. 67  Missouri St. 42

G8: #2 Indiana St. 62  #6 Southern Illinois 59

 

Championship Game—Sunday, March 9

#1 Wichita St. (18-0/33-0) vs. #2 Indiana St. (12-6/23-9)—2:05 PM on CBS

 

Northeast Conference

Location—All Games Played On Campus Sites of Higher Seeds

Tournament Re-seeds teams after quarterfinal round (like NFL Playoffs)

 

Quarterfinal Round—Wednesday, March 5 (All Games at 7:00 PM)

G1: #1 Robert Morris 60  #8 Fairleigh-Dickinson 53

G2: #2 Wagner 83  #7 Central Connecticut 59

G3: #6 St. Francis (PA) 55  #3 Bryant 54 

G4: #5 Mount St. Mary’s 72  #4 St. Francis (NY) 71 

 

Semifinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G5: #5 Mount St. Mary’s 77  #2 Wagner 52

G6: #1 Robert Morris 60  #6 St. Francis (PA) 57

 

Championship Game—Tuesday, March 11

#5 Mount St. Mary’s (9-7/16-16) vs. #1 Robert Morris (14-2/21-12)—7:00 PM on ESPN or ESPN2

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Location—Municipal Auditorium, Nashville

 

Opening Round—Wednesday, March 5

G1: #5 Tennessee Tech 74  #8 SIU-Edwards. 67

G2: #6 Southeast Missouri 79  #7 E. Illinois 61

 

Quarterfinal Round—Thursday, March 6

G3: #4 Morehead St. 76  #5 Tennessee Tech 61

G4: #3 Eastern Kentucky 84  #6 S.E. Missouri 76

 

Semifinal Round—Friday, March 7

G5: #1 Belmont 86  #4 Morehead St. 63

G6: #3 Eastern Kentucky 86  #2 Murray St. 83  

 

Championship Game—Saturday, March 8

#3 Eastern Kentucky 79  #1 Belmont 73  [EASTERN KENTUCKY EARNS BID]

 

Patriot League

Location—All Games Played on Campus Sites at Higher Seed

 

Opening Round—Monday, March 3

G1: #9 Lafayette 84  #8 Loyola (MD) 71

G2: #7 Colgate  #10 Navy 51

 

Quarterfinal Round—Wednesday, March 5

G3: #1 Boston U. 91  #9 Lafayette 54

G4: #5 Army 72  #4 Bucknell 71

G5: #3 Holy Cross 54  #6 Lehigh 48

G6: #2 American 59  #7 Colgate 50

 

Semifinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G7: #1 Boston U 91  #5 Army 70

G8: #2 American 57  #3 Holy Cross 46

 

Championship Game—Wednesday, March 12

#1 Boston U (15-3/24-9) vs. #2 American (13-5/19-12)—7:30 PM on CBS SN

 

Southern Conference

Location—U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

 

Opening Round—Friday, March 7

G1: #8 Samford 70  #9 Appalachian St. 56

G2: #7 Georgia Southern 65  #10 Furman 50

G3: #11 Citadel 86  #6 UNCG 76 

 

Quarterfinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G4: #1 Davidson 77  #8 Samford 54

G5: #5 Western Carolina 66  #4 Elon 64 

G6: #7 Georgia Southern 62  #2 Chattanooga 55 

G7: #3 Wofford 68  #11 Citadel 51

 

Semifinal Round—Sunday, March 9

G8: #1 Davidson (15-1/20-11) vs. #5 Western Carolina (10-6/18-14) —6:00 PM on ESPN3/CSS

G9: #7 Georgia Southern (6-10/15-18) vs. #3 Wofford (11-5/18-12) —8:30 PM on ESPN3/CSS

 

Championship Game—Monday, March 10

Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner—9:00 PM on ESPN2

 

Summit League

Location—Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, SD

 

Quarterfinal Round—Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9

G1: #2 IPFW 85  #7 IUPUI 47

G2: #4 Denver (8-6/15-14) vs. #5 S. Dakota (6-8/12-17)—3/9 7:00 PM on MidcoSN & FCS

G3: #3 S. Dakota St. (10-4/18-11) vs. #6 W. Illinois (4-10/10-19)—3/9 9:30 PM on MidcoSN & FCS

 

Semifinal Round—Monday, March 10

G4: #1 N. Dakota St. (12-2/23-6) vs. Game 2 winner—7:00 PM on MidcoSN & FCS

G5: #2 IPFW (10-4/23-9) vs. Game 3 winner—9:30 PM on MidcoSN & FCS

 

Championship Game—Tuesday, March 11

Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner—9:00 PM on ESPN2

 

West Coast Conference

Location—Orleans Arena, Las Vegas

 

Opening Round—Thursday, March 6

G1: #10 Loyola Marymount 67  #7 Portland 64 

G2: #9 Santa Clara 81  #8 Pacific 64

 

Quarterfinal Round—Saturday, March 8

G3: #3 San Francisco 69 (13-5/21-10) #6 San Diego 60

G4: #2 B Y U 85 (13-5/22-10) #10 Loyola Marymount 74

G5: #1 Gonzaga 77 (15-3/26-6) #9 Santa Clara 75

G6: #4 St. Mary’s 80 (11-7/22-10) #5 Pepperdine 69

 

Semifinal Round—Monday, March 10

G7: #3 San Francisco (13-5/21-10) vs. #2 B Y U (13-5/22-10)—11:30 PM on ESPN or ESPN2

G8: #1 Gonzaga (15-3/26-6) vs. #4 St. Mary’s (11-7/22-10)—9:00 PM on ESPN or ESPN2

 

Championship Game—Tuesday, March 11

Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner—9:00 PM on ESPN

 

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