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March 10, 2016

NCAA Men’s Basketball Conference Tournament Update: 3/10/16

Teams Earning Automatic Bids
Ohio Valley: Austin Peay (18-17)
Ivy League: Yale (22-6)
Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast (20-13)
Big South: UNC-Asheville (22-11)
Missouri Valley: Northern Iowa (22-12)
Colonial Athletic: UNC-Wilmington (25-7)
Metro Atlantic: Iona (22-10)
Southern: Chattanooga (29-5)
Horizon: Green Bay (23-12)
Northeast: Fairleigh-Dickinson (18-14)
Summit: South Dakota St. (26-7)
West Coast: Gonzaga (26-7)
Patriot: Holy Cross 14-19

 

Automatic Bids Awarded Today

None

 

Other Tournaments In Action Today
American Athletic Conference Tournament
Site: Orlando
 
1st Round
Thursday, March 10
G1: #8 East Carolina (12-19) vs. #9 South Florida (7-24)
G2: #7 Central Florida (12-17) vs. #10 Tulane (10-21)
 
 
Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament
Site: Brooklyn
2nd Round
Thursday, March 10
G3: #8 Fordham (17-12) vs. #9 Richmond (15-15)
G4: #5 George Washington (22-9) vs. #13 St. Louis (11-20)
G5: #7 Rhode Island (17-14) vs. #10 U Mass (13-17)
G6: #6 Davidson (18-11) vs. #14 LaSalle (9-21)
 
 
Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament
Sites: Washington, DC
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G7: #1 North Carolina (25-6) vs.#8 Pittsburgh (21-10)
G8: #4 Notre Dame (20-10) vs. #5 Duke (23-9)
G9: #2 Virginia (24-6) vs. #10 Georgia Tech (19-13)
G10: #3 Miami (24-6) vs. #6 Virginia Tech (19-13)
 
 
 
Big 12 Conference Tournament
Site: Kansas City
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G3: #4 Texas (20-11) vs. #5 Baylor (21-10)
G4: #1 Kansas (27-4) vs. #8 Kansas St. (17-15)
G5: #2 West Virginia (24-7) vs. #10 TCU (12-20)
G6: #3 Oklahoma (24-6) vs. #6 Iowa St. (21-10)
 
 
Big East Conference Tournament
Site: New York
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G3: #1 Villanova (27-4) vs. #8 Georgetown (15-17)
G4: #4 Providence (22-9) vs. #5 Butler (21-9)
G5: #2 Xavier (26-4) vs. #7 Marquette (20-12)
G6: #3 Seton Hall (22-8) vs. #6 Creighton (18-13)
 
 
Big Sky Conference Tournament
Site: Reno, NV
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G5: #1 Weber St. (23-8) vs. #8 Portland St. (13-17)
G6: #4 Idaho St. (16-14) vs. #5 North Dakota (16-14)
G7: #2 Montana (19-10) vs. #10 Sacramento St. (14-16)
G8: #3 Idaho (20-11) vs. #6 Eastern Washington (17-14)
 
 
Big Ten Conference Tournament
Site: Indianapolis
Second Round
Thursday, March 10
G3: #8 Michigan (20-11) vs. #9 Northwestern (20-11)
G4: #5 Iowa (21-9) vs. #12 Illinois (14-18)
G5: #7 Ohio St. (19-12) vs. #10 Penn St. (16-15)
G6: #6 Wisconsin (20-11) vs. #11 Nebraska (15-17)
 
 
Big West Conference Tournament
Site: Anaheim
 
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
#4 UCSB (17-12) vs. #5 UC Davis (10-18)
#1 Hawaii (24-5) vs. #8 Cal St. Fullerton (10-19)
#2 UC-Irvine (24-8) vs. #7 Cal Poly (10-19)
#3 Long Beach St. (18-13) vs. #6 UC Riverside (14-18)
 
 
Conference USA Tournament
Site: Birmingham
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G6: #1 UAB (26-5) vs. #8 Western Kentucky (17-15)
G7: #4 Louisiana Tech (23-8) vs. #5 Old Dominion (20-12)
G8: #2 Middle Tennessee (21-9) vs. #7 Charlotte (14-18)
G9: #3 Marshall (16-15) vs. #6 UTEP (19-13)
 
 
Mid-American Conference Tournament
Site: Cleveland
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G5: #1 Akron (24-7) vs. #8 Eastern Michigan (18-14)
G6: #4 Central Michigan (17-14) vs. #12 Bowling Green (15-17)
G7: #2 Ohio (20-10) vs. #7 Northern Illnois (21-11)
G8: #3 Buffalo (17-14) vs. #11 Miami (O) (13-19)
 
 
Mid-eastern Athletic Conference Tournament
Site: Norfolk, VA
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G7: #3 South Carolina St. (17-13) vs. #11 Coppin St. (9-21)
G8: #4 Bethune-Cookman (14-17) vs. #5 Savannah St. (15-14)
 
 
Mountain West Conference Tournament
Site: Las Vegas
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G4: #1 San Diego St. (23-8) vs. #9 Utah St. (16-14)
G5: #4 New Mexico (17-14) vs. #5 Nevada (18-12)
G6: #2 Fresno St. (22-9) vs. #7 UNLV (18-14)
G7: #3 Boise St. (20-11) vs. #6 Colorado St. (17-15)
 
 
Pac-12 Conference Tournament
Site: Las Vegas
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G5: #1 Oregon (25-6) vs. #8 Washington (18-13)
G6: #4 Arizona (24-7) vs. #5 Colorado (22-10)
G7: #2 Utah (24-7) vs. #7 USC (21-11)
G8: #3 California (22-9) vs. #6 Oregon St. (19-11)
 
 
Southeastern Conference Tournament
Site: Nashville
2nd Round
Thursday, March 10
G2: #8 Florida (18-13) vs. #9 Arkansas (16-15)
G3: #5 Vanderbilt (19-12) vs. #12 Tennessee (14-18)
G4: #7 Ole Miss (20-11) vs. #10 Alabama (17-13)
G5: #6 Georgia (17-12) vs. #11 Mississippi St. (14-16)
 
 
Southland Conference Tournament
Site: Katy, TX
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G3: #4 Houston Baptist (16-15) vs. #5 Southeastern Louisiana (12-20)
G4: #3 Sam Houston (17-14) vs. #7 Nicholls St. (11-22)
 
 
Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament
Site: Houston
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G5: #3 Jackson St. (17-14) vs. #6 Prairie View A&M (7-23)
G6; #4 Southern (19-12) vs. #5 Alabama St. (14-16)
 
 
Sun Belt Conference Tournament
Site: New Orleans
 
1st Round
Thursday, March 10
G1: #5 Georgia Southern (14-16) vs. #8 South Alabama (13-18)
G2: #6 Georgia St. (16-13) vs. #7 Texas St. (14-15)
 
 
Western Athletic Conference Tournament
Site: Las Vegas
 
Quarterfinal Round
Thursday, March 10
G1: #4 Utah Valley (12-17) vs. #5 Missouri-KC (11-18)
G2: #2 Cal St. Bakersfield (21-8) vs. #7 Chicago St. (4-27)
G3: #3 Seattle (13-15) vs. #6 UT-Rio Grande Valley (8-21)

 

America’s Most Accurate Bracketology

Our 32 Gurus have been up late working hard trying to come to a 68-team consensus, but there is still disagreement among the numerical geniuses.  As of this morning, 12 Bubble teams are fighting for 7 At-large berths.  Those 12 teams are in order of best to worst in our current ballot:

  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Vanderbilt
  3. Wichita St.
  4. Connecticut
  5. Temple
  6. Syracuse
  7. VCU
  8. Saint Mary’s
  9. Tulsa
  10. Monmouth
  11. Florida
  12. George Washington

There are still a few teams that can upset this list of 12 if they win their conference tournaments or in the case of one or two teams, advance to the finals of their conference tournament.  Among this group include:

  1. Davidson and Rhode Island out of the A-10
  2. Kansas State in the Big 12
  3. Georgetown and Creighton out of the Big East
  4. Northwestern and Ohio St. out of the Big Ten
  5. Arkansas, Ole Miss, Alabama, and Georgia out of the SEC

Here is the up-to-the-minute Bracketology for Thursday morning, March 10.

Seed Team Auto. Bid
1 Virginia  
1 Kansas  
1 Villanova  
1 Oklahoma  
2 Michigan St.  
2 North Carolina  
2 Xavier  
2 Oregon  
3 Miami (Fla.)  
3 West Virginia  
3 Utah  
3 Indiana  
4 Kentucky  
4 Duke  
4 Purdue  
4 Texas A&M  
5 Maryland  
5 Iowa St.  
5 Iowa  
5 California  
6 Arizona  
6 Texas  
6 Baylor  
6 Dayton  
7 Notre Dame  
7 Wisconsin  
7 Seton Hall  
7 Texas Tech  
8 Colorado  
8 Providence  
8 Butler  
8 St. Joseph’s  
9 Oregon St.  
9 USC  
9 Cincinnati  
9 South Carolina  
10 St. Bonaventure  
10 Gonzaga West Coast
10 Pittsburgh  
10 Vanderbilt  
11 San Diego St.  
11 Wichita St.  
11 Connecticut  
11 UALR  
11 Temple  
12 Akron  
12 Syracuse  
12 VCU  
12 Chattanooga Southern
12 Yale Ivy
13 South Dakota St. Summit
13 Northern Iowa MVC
13 UNC-Wilmington Colonial
13 Stony Brook  
14 Hawaii  
14 UAB  
14 Iona MAAC
14 Stephen F. Austin  
15 New Mexico St.  
15 Green Bay Horizon
15 Weber St.  
15 UNC-Asheville Big South
16 Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun
16 Hampton  
16 Fairleigh Dickinson Northeast
16 Austin Peay Ohio Valley
16 Holy Cross Patriot
16 Texas Southern  

 

Last 4 Byes

Wichita St.

Vanderbilt

Pittsburgh

St. Bonaventure

 

Last 4 IN–Play-in Round in Dayton

Connecticut

Temple

Syracuse

VCU

 

#16 Seeds Headed to Dayton

Texas Southern

Fairleigh Dickinson

Austin Peay

Holy Cross

 

1st Four Out

Saint Mary’s

Tulsa

Monmouth

Florida

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