The Pi-Rate Ratings

February 28, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Monday, February 28, 2022

Monday’s PiRate Rating Spreads

#TeamPiRateConference
1Gonzaga124.7West Coast
2Arizona120.3Pac-12
3Kentucky119.6Southeastern
4Baylor119.1Big 12
5Kansas118.8Big 12
6Duke118.5Atlantic Coast
7Auburn118.2Southeastern
8Houston118.2American Athletic
9UCLA117.8Pac-12
10Purdue117.7Big Ten
11Tennessee117.6Southeastern
12Texas Tech117.4Big 12
13Villanova117.1Big East
14Iowa115.8Big Ten
15Illinois115.7Big Ten
16LSU114.9Southeastern
17Texas114.8Big 12
18Connecticut114.5Big East
19Arkansas114.5Southeastern
20Alabama114.4Southeastern
21Ohio St.113.6Big Ten
22Saint Mary’s113.3West Coast
23San Francisco112.6West Coast
24Seton Hall112.5Big East
25Michigan112.3Big Ten
26Memphis112.2American Athletic
27Wisconsin112.1Big Ten
28Michigan St.112.1Big Ten
29USC111.9Pac-12
30San Diego St.111.8Mountain West
31North Carolina111.5Atlantic Coast
32Indiana111.4Big Ten
33Virginia Tech111.4Atlantic Coast
34Wake Forest111.3Atlantic Coast
35Marquette111.3Big East
36Loyola Chicago111.1Missouri Valley
37Xavier111.0Big East
38Boise St.110.9Mountain West
39Providence110.9Big East
40Murray St.110.8Ohio Valley
41Oklahoma St.110.5Big 12
42Oklahoma110.5Big 12
43Florida110.4Southeastern
44Colorado St.110.4Mountain West
45Iowa St.110.3Big 12
46Mississippi St.110.2Southeastern
47UAB110.1Conference USA
48Notre Dame110.0Atlantic Coast
49Washington St.109.9Pac-12
50SMU109.8American Athletic
51Oregon109.7Pac-12
52TCU109.5Big 12
53BYU109.3West Coast
54St. John’s109.3Big East
55Davidson109.2Atlantic 10
56Dayton109.1Atlantic 10
57West Virginia108.9Big 12
58Saint Louis108.9Atlantic 10
59Utah St.108.9Mountain West
60Northwestern108.7Big Ten
61Kansas St.108.7Big 12
62Miami FL108.7Atlantic Coast
63Wyoming108.6Mountain West
64VCU108.6Atlantic 10
65North Texas108.6Conference USA
66Maryland108.3Big Ten
67Missouri St.108.3Missouri Valley
68South Dakota St.108.3Summit
69Creighton108.3Big East
70Texas A&M108.2Southeastern
71Rutgers108.1Big Ten
72Clemson108.0Atlantic Coast
73St. Bonaventure107.9Atlantic 10
74Virginia107.8Atlantic Coast
75Vermont107.8America East
76Colorado107.8Pac-12
77Vanderbilt107.7Southeastern
78Belmont107.5Ohio Valley
79Syracuse107.5Atlantic Coast
80Toledo107.5Mid-American
81Santa Clara107.5West Coast
82Towson107.4Colonial Athletic
83Fresno St.107.3Mountain West
84Furman107.2Southern
85Penn St.107.1Big Ten
86Richmond106.7Atlantic 10
87Chattanooga106.6Southern
88Wichita St.106.6American Athletic
89Iona106.4Metro Atlantic
90UNLV106.4Mountain West
91South Carolina106.2Southeastern
92UCF106.2American Athletic
93Drake106.2Missouri Valley
94Florida St.106.2Atlantic Coast
95Northern Iowa106.0Missouri Valley
96Arizona St.105.7Pac-12
97New Mexico St.105.7Western Athletic
98Cincinnati105.6American Athletic
99DePaul105.5Big East
100Mississippi105.5Southeastern
101Bradley105.5Missouri Valley
102Minnesota105.4Big Ten
103Louisiana Tech105.2Conference USA
104Grand Canyon105.0Western Athletic
105Tulane104.7American Athletic
106Stanford104.6Pac-12
107Buffalo104.6Mid-American
108Utah104.5Pac-12
109Ohio104.3Mid-American
110UC Irvine104.3Big West
111Louisville104.2Atlantic Coast
112Middle Tennessee104.2Conference USA
113George Mason103.9Atlantic 10
114Wofford103.8Southern
115Western Kentucky103.7Conference USA
116Princeton103.7Ivy League
117N.C. State103.5Atlantic Coast
118Temple103.4American Athletic
119Hofstra103.4Colonial Athletic
120Utah Valley103.3Western Athletic
121Nevada103.3Mountain West
122Liberty103.3Atlantic Sun
123Rhode Island103.3Atlantic 10
124California103.3Pac-12
125Colgate103.2Patriot League
126Washington103.2Pac-12
127Butler103.2Big East
128Southern Illinois102.8Missouri Valley
129UC Santa Barbara102.7Big West
130South Alabama102.4Sun Belt
131Seattle102.3Western Athletic
132Stephen F. Austin102.3Western Athletic
133Kent St.102.2Mid-American
134Morehead St.102.0Ohio Valley
135Boston College102.0Atlantic Coast
136Florida Atlantic102.0Conference USA
137Abilene Christian101.9Western Athletic
138Texas St.101.9Sun Belt
139Jacksonville St.101.7Atlantic Sun
140Wagner101.6Northeast
141Akron101.6Mid-American
142Yale101.5Ivy League
143Oral Roberts101.5Summit
144Georgia Tech101.4Atlantic Coast
145Missouri101.4Southeastern
146Nebraska101.4Big Ten
147Monmouth101.3Metro Atlantic
148Montana St.101.3Big Sky
149Coastal Carolina101.1Sun Belt
150Tulsa101.1American Athletic
151Drexel101.1Colonial Athletic
152Saint Peter’s101.1Metro Atlantic
153Southern Utah101.0Big Sky
154Georgia St.101.0Sun Belt
155Weber St.100.8Big Sky
156Appalachian St.100.7Sun Belt
157Oakland100.5Horizon
158Delaware100.5Colonial Athletic
159Pittsburgh100.4Atlantic Coast
160Charleston100.4Colonial Athletic
161Saint Joseph’s100.4Atlantic 10
162North Dakota St.100.2Summit
163Winthrop100.2Big South
164Hawaii100.2Big West
165Longwood100.2Big South
166Navy100.2Patriot League
167Cal St. Fullerton100.2Big West
168Georgetown100.1Big East
169Long Beach St.100.1Big West
170Sam Houston St.100.0Western Athletic
171VMI99.9Southern
172Old Dominion99.8Conference USA
173UC Riverside99.7Big West
174UTEP99.7Conference USA
175UNC Greensboro99.7Southern
176Gardner Webb99.7Big South
177Marist99.6Metro Atlantic
178Jacksonville99.6Atlantic Sun
179Cleveland St.99.6Horizon
180East Carolina99.5American Athletic
181Wright St.99.4Horizon
182East Tennessee St.99.4Southern
183New Mexico99.4Mountain West
184Charlotte99.2Conference USA
185Troy99.0Sun Belt
186Portland99.0West Coast
187Arkansas St.99.0Sun Belt
188Massachusetts99.0Atlantic 10
189Illinois St.99.0Missouri Valley
190Loyola Marymount98.9West Coast
191Fordham98.9Atlantic 10
192Louisiana98.8Sun Belt
193Texas Southern98.8Southwestern Athletic
194Bryant98.8Northeast
195Florida Gulf Coast98.8Atlantic Sun
196Penn98.7Ivy League
197UNC Wilmington98.7Colonial Athletic
198UMKC98.5Summit
199South Dakota98.4Summit
200Georgia98.4Southeastern
201Cornell98.3Ivy League
202Northern Kentucky98.3Horizon
203Boston University98.2Patriot League
204Norfolk St.98.2Mideastern Athletic
205San Diego98.1West Coast
206Mercer98.1Southern
207Harvard98.1Ivy League
208Valparaiso98.0Missouri Valley
209Cal Baptist98.0Western Athletic
210Rice97.9Conference USA
211Brown97.9Ivy League
212Montana97.9Big Sky
213Southern97.9Southwestern Athletic
214Eastern Washington97.8Big Sky
215Samford97.8Southern
216Nicholls St.97.8Southland
217Northern Colorado97.7Big Sky
218Tarleton St.97.7Western Athletic
219Bellarmine97.7Atlantic Sun
220Purdue Fort Wayne97.5Horizon
221Detroit Mercy97.5Horizon
222Fairfield97.5Metro Atlantic
223UNC Asheville97.5Big South
224Oregon St.97.5Pac-12
225James Madison97.4Colonial Athletic
226Campbell97.2Big South
227UC Davis97.2Big West
228UT Arlington97.2Sun Belt
229Niagara97.2Metro Atlantic
230Dartmouth97.1Ivy League
231George Washington96.9Atlantic 10
232Indiana St.96.9Missouri Valley
233Kennesaw St.96.8Atlantic Sun
234Marshall96.6Conference USA
235LIU96.5Northeast
236UMass Lowell96.5America East
237Howard96.5Mideastern Athletic
238La Salle96.4Atlantic 10
239Siena96.2Metro Atlantic
240Western Illinois96.2Summit
241South Florida96.1American Athletic
242UMBC96.0America East
243New Hampshire95.9America East
244Northeastern95.6Colonial Athletic
245Stony Brook95.6America East
246Eastern Kentucky95.6Atlantic Sun
247Ball St.95.4Mid-American
248FIU95.4Conference USA
249Youngstown St.95.4Horizon
250Elon95.3Colonial Athletic
251High Point95.3Big South
252Miami OH95.2Mid-American
253Georgia Southern95.1Sun Belt
254Rider95.0Metro Atlantic
255Mount St. Mary’s95.0Northeast
256Air Force94.7Mountain West
257Quinnipiac94.7Metro Atlantic
258New Orleans94.7Southland
259The Citadel94.7Southern
260Portland St.94.6Big Sky
261Manhattan94.6Metro Atlantic
262North Florida94.6Atlantic Sun
263Loyola MD94.6Patriot League
264Canisius94.4Metro Atlantic
265Bowling Green94.4Mid-American
266UC San Diego94.4Big West
267Cal St. Bakersfield94.3Big West
268Texas A&M Corpus Chris94.3Southland
269Louisiana Monroe94.3Sun Belt
270Tennessee Tech94.2Ohio Valley
271Albany94.2America East
272Tennessee St.94.2Ohio Valley
273Southeast Missouri St.94.1Ohio Valley
274Duquesne94.1Atlantic 10
275Pepperdine93.9West Coast
276Hartford93.9America East
277Pacific93.9West Coast
278Presbyterian93.8Big South
279Alcorn St.93.7Southwestern Athletic
280Austin Peay93.5Ohio Valley
281Lipscomb93.4Atlantic Sun
282Illinois Chicago93.4Horizon
283Jackson St.93.4Southwestern Athletic
284Radford93.3Big South
285Army93.3Patriot League
286Binghamton93.3America East
287Merrimack93.2Northeast
288Dixie St.93.2Western Athletic
289North Carolina Central93.1Mideastern Athletic
290Prairie View A&M92.7Southwestern Athletic
291USC Upstate92.6Big South
292Southeastern Louisiana92.6Southland
293San Jose St.92.3Mountain West
294Western Carolina92.3Southern
295SIU Edwardsville92.3Ohio Valley
296North Carolina A&T92.1Big South
297Denver92.1Summit
298Stetson92.0Atlantic Sun
299Maryland Eastern Shore92.0Mideastern Athletic
300Northern Illinois91.8Mid-American
301Lehigh91.8Patriot League
302UT Rio Grande Valley91.8Western Athletic
303Eastern Michigan91.6Mid-American
304Grambling St.91.5Southwestern Athletic
305North Alabama91.3Atlantic Sun
306Evansville91.2Missouri Valley
307St. Thomas91.1Summit
308St. Francis NY91.1Northeast
309Coppin St.91.0Mideastern Athletic
310St. Francis PA90.9Northeast
311Sacred Heart90.9Northeast
312Lafayette90.9Patriot League
313Cal Poly90.8Big West
314Tennessee Martin90.8Ohio Valley
315UTSA90.8Conference USA
316Florida A&M90.7Southwestern Athletic
317Sacramento St.90.7Big Sky
318Morgan St.90.6Mideastern Athletic
319McNeese St.90.6Southland
320Robert Morris90.5Horizon
321Central Michigan90.4Mid-American
322Cal St. Northridge90.0Big West
323Milwaukee89.8Horizon
324Idaho89.7Big Sky
325Little Rock89.4Sun Belt
326South Carolina St.89.4Mideastern Athletic
327Idaho St.89.4Big Sky
328Central Arkansas89.3Atlantic Sun
329NJIT89.3America East
330Western Michigan89.2Mid-American
331American89.1Patriot League
332Northern Arizona89.1Big Sky
333Hampton89.1Big South
334Bucknell89.0Patriot League
335Northwestern St.88.7Southland
336Alabama A&M88.7Southwestern Athletic
337Alabama St.88.7Southwestern Athletic
338Green Bay88.7Horizon
339Southern Miss88.4Conference USA
340Bethune Cookman88.1Southwestern Athletic
341William & Mary87.9Colonial Athletic
342Holy Cross87.4Patriot League
343Houston Baptist86.9Southland
344Lamar86.9Western Athletic
345North Dakota86.7Summit
346Central Connecticut86.7Northeast
347Fairleigh Dickinson86.6Northeast
348Chicago St.86.2Western Athletic
349Nebraska Omaha86.0Summit
350Columbia85.8Ivy League
351Maine85.7America East
352Incarnate Word85.4Southland
353Charleston Southern85.4Big South
354Arkansas Pine Bluff84.2Southwestern Athletic
355Eastern Illinois82.8Ohio Valley
356Delaware St.81.1Mideastern Athletic
357Mississippi Valley St.80.4Southwestern Athletic
358IUPUI79.9Horizon

Alphabetical

#TeamPiRateConference
137Abilene Christian101.9Western Athletic
256Air Force94.7Mountain West
141Akron101.6Mid-American
20Alabama114.4Southeastern
336Alabama A&M88.7Southwestern Athletic
337Alabama St.88.7Southwestern Athletic
271Albany94.2America East
279Alcorn St.93.7Southwestern Athletic
331American89.1Patriot League
156Appalachian St.100.7Sun Belt
2Arizona120.3Pac-12
96Arizona St.105.7Pac-12
19Arkansas114.5Southeastern
354Arkansas Pine Bluff84.2Southwestern Athletic
187Arkansas St.99.0Sun Belt
285Army93.3Patriot League
7Auburn118.2Southeastern
280Austin Peay93.5Ohio Valley
247Ball St.95.4Mid-American
4Baylor119.1Big 12
219Bellarmine97.7Atlantic Sun
78Belmont107.5Ohio Valley
340Bethune Cookman88.1Southwestern Athletic
286Binghamton93.3America East
38Boise St.110.9Mountain West
135Boston College102.0Atlantic Coast
203Boston University98.2Patriot League
265Bowling Green94.4Mid-American
101Bradley105.5Missouri Valley
211Brown97.9Ivy League
194Bryant98.8Northeast
334Bucknell89.0Patriot League
107Buffalo104.6Mid-American
127Butler103.2Big East
53BYU109.3West Coast
209Cal Baptist98.0Western Athletic
313Cal Poly90.8Big West
267Cal St. Bakersfield94.3Big West
167Cal St. Fullerton100.2Big West
322Cal St. Northridge90.0Big West
124California103.3Pac-12
226Campbell97.2Big South
264Canisius94.4Metro Atlantic
328Central Arkansas89.3Atlantic Sun
346Central Connecticut86.7Northeast
321Central Michigan90.4Mid-American
160Charleston100.4Colonial Athletic
353Charleston Southern85.4Big South
184Charlotte99.2Conference USA
87Chattanooga106.6Southern
348Chicago St.86.2Western Athletic
98Cincinnati105.6American Athletic
72Clemson108.0Atlantic Coast
179Cleveland St.99.6Horizon
149Coastal Carolina101.1Sun Belt
125Colgate103.2Patriot League
76Colorado107.8Pac-12
44Colorado St.110.4Mountain West
350Columbia85.8Ivy League
18Connecticut114.5Big East
309Coppin St.91.0Mideastern Athletic
201Cornell98.3Ivy League
69Creighton108.3Big East
230Dartmouth97.1Ivy League
55Davidson109.2Atlantic 10
56Dayton109.1Atlantic 10
158Delaware100.5Colonial Athletic
356Delaware St.81.1Mideastern Athletic
297Denver92.1Summit
99DePaul105.5Big East
221Detroit Mercy97.5Horizon
288Dixie St.93.2Western Athletic
93Drake106.2Missouri Valley
151Drexel101.1Colonial Athletic
6Duke118.5Atlantic Coast
274Duquesne94.1Atlantic 10
180East Carolina99.5American Athletic
182East Tennessee St.99.4Southern
355Eastern Illinois82.8Ohio Valley
246Eastern Kentucky95.6Atlantic Sun
303Eastern Michigan91.6Mid-American
214Eastern Washington97.8Big Sky
250Elon95.3Colonial Athletic
306Evansville91.2Missouri Valley
222Fairfield97.5Metro Atlantic
347Fairleigh Dickinson86.6Northeast
248FIU95.4Conference USA
43Florida110.4Southeastern
316Florida A&M90.7Southwestern Athletic
136Florida Atlantic102.0Conference USA
195Florida Gulf Coast98.8Atlantic Sun
94Florida St.106.2Atlantic Coast
191Fordham98.9Atlantic 10
83Fresno St.107.3Mountain West
84Furman107.2Southern
176Gardner Webb99.7Big South
113George Mason103.9Atlantic 10
231George Washington96.9Atlantic 10
168Georgetown100.1Big East
200Georgia98.4Southeastern
253Georgia Southern95.1Sun Belt
154Georgia St.101.0Sun Belt
144Georgia Tech101.4Atlantic Coast
1Gonzaga124.7West Coast
304Grambling St.91.5Southwestern Athletic
104Grand Canyon105.0Western Athletic
338Green Bay88.7Horizon
333Hampton89.1Big South
276Hartford93.9America East
207Harvard98.1Ivy League
164Hawaii100.2Big West
251High Point95.3Big South
119Hofstra103.4Colonial Athletic
342Holy Cross87.4Patriot League
8Houston118.2American Athletic
343Houston Baptist86.9Southland
237Howard96.5Mideastern Athletic
324Idaho89.7Big Sky
327Idaho St.89.4Big Sky
15Illinois115.7Big Ten
282Illinois Chicago93.4Horizon
189Illinois St.99.0Missouri Valley
352Incarnate Word85.4Southland
32Indiana111.4Big Ten
232Indiana St.96.9Missouri Valley
89Iona106.4Metro Atlantic
14Iowa115.8Big Ten
45Iowa St.110.3Big 12
358IUPUI79.9Horizon
283Jackson St.93.4Southwestern Athletic
178Jacksonville99.6Atlantic Sun
139Jacksonville St.101.7Atlantic Sun
225James Madison97.4Colonial Athletic
5Kansas118.8Big 12
61Kansas St.108.7Big 12
233Kennesaw St.96.8Atlantic Sun
133Kent St.102.2Mid-American
3Kentucky119.6Southeastern
238La Salle96.4Atlantic 10
312Lafayette90.9Patriot League
344Lamar86.9Western Athletic
301Lehigh91.8Patriot League
122Liberty103.3Atlantic Sun
281Lipscomb93.4Atlantic Sun
325Little Rock89.4Sun Belt
235LIU96.5Northeast
169Long Beach St.100.1Big West
165Longwood100.2Big South
192Louisiana98.8Sun Belt
269Louisiana Monroe94.3Sun Belt
103Louisiana Tech105.2Conference USA
111Louisville104.2Atlantic Coast
36Loyola Chicago111.1Missouri Valley
190Loyola Marymount98.9West Coast
263Loyola MD94.6Patriot League
16LSU114.9Southeastern
351Maine85.7America East
261Manhattan94.6Metro Atlantic
177Marist99.6Metro Atlantic
35Marquette111.3Big East
234Marshall96.6Conference USA
66Maryland108.3Big Ten
299Maryland Eastern Shore92.0Mideastern Athletic
188Massachusetts99.0Atlantic 10
319McNeese St.90.6Southland
26Memphis112.2American Athletic
206Mercer98.1Southern
287Merrimack93.2Northeast
62Miami FL108.7Atlantic Coast
252Miami OH95.2Mid-American
25Michigan112.3Big Ten
28Michigan St.112.1Big Ten
112Middle Tennessee104.2Conference USA
323Milwaukee89.8Horizon
102Minnesota105.4Big Ten
100Mississippi105.5Southeastern
46Mississippi St.110.2Southeastern
357Mississippi Valley St.80.4Southwestern Athletic
145Missouri101.4Southeastern
67Missouri St.108.3Missouri Valley
147Monmouth101.3Metro Atlantic
212Montana97.9Big Sky
148Montana St.101.3Big Sky
134Morehead St.102.0Ohio Valley
318Morgan St.90.6Mideastern Athletic
255Mount St. Mary’s95.0Northeast
40Murray St.110.8Ohio Valley
117N.C. State103.5Atlantic Coast
166Navy100.2Patriot League
146Nebraska101.4Big Ten
349Nebraska Omaha86.0Summit
121Nevada103.3Mountain West
243New Hampshire95.9America East
183New Mexico99.4Mountain West
97New Mexico St.105.7Western Athletic
258New Orleans94.7Southland
229Niagara97.2Metro Atlantic
216Nicholls St.97.8Southland
329NJIT89.3America East
204Norfolk St.98.2Mideastern Athletic
305North Alabama91.3Atlantic Sun
31North Carolina111.5Atlantic Coast
296North Carolina A&T92.1Big South
289North Carolina Central93.1Mideastern Athletic
345North Dakota86.7Summit
162North Dakota St.100.2Summit
262North Florida94.6Atlantic Sun
65North Texas108.6Conference USA
244Northeastern95.6Colonial Athletic
332Northern Arizona89.1Big Sky
217Northern Colorado97.7Big Sky
300Northern Illinois91.8Mid-American
95Northern Iowa106.0Missouri Valley
202Northern Kentucky98.3Horizon
60Northwestern108.7Big Ten
335Northwestern St.88.7Southland
48Notre Dame110.0Atlantic Coast
157Oakland100.5Horizon
109Ohio104.3Mid-American
21Ohio St.113.6Big Ten
42Oklahoma110.5Big 12
41Oklahoma St.110.5Big 12
172Old Dominion99.8Conference USA
143Oral Roberts101.5Summit
51Oregon109.7Pac-12
224Oregon St.97.5Pac-12
277Pacific93.9West Coast
196Penn98.7Ivy League
85Penn St.107.1Big Ten
275Pepperdine93.9West Coast
159Pittsburgh100.4Atlantic Coast
186Portland99.0West Coast
260Portland St.94.6Big Sky
290Prairie View A&M92.7Southwestern Athletic
278Presbyterian93.8Big South
116Princeton103.7Ivy League
39Providence110.9Big East
10Purdue117.7Big Ten
220Purdue Fort Wayne97.5Horizon
257Quinnipiac94.7Metro Atlantic
284Radford93.3Big South
123Rhode Island103.3Atlantic 10
210Rice97.9Conference USA
86Richmond106.7Atlantic 10
254Rider95.0Metro Atlantic
320Robert Morris90.5Horizon
71Rutgers108.1Big Ten
317Sacramento St.90.7Big Sky
311Sacred Heart90.9Northeast
161Saint Joseph’s100.4Atlantic 10
58Saint Louis108.9Atlantic 10
22Saint Mary’s113.3West Coast
152Saint Peter’s101.1Metro Atlantic
170Sam Houston St.100.0Western Athletic
215Samford97.8Southern
205San Diego98.1West Coast
30San Diego St.111.8Mountain West
23San Francisco112.6West Coast
293San Jose St.92.3Mountain West
81Santa Clara107.5West Coast
131Seattle102.3Western Athletic
24Seton Hall112.5Big East
239Siena96.2Metro Atlantic
295SIU Edwardsville92.3Ohio Valley
50SMU109.8American Athletic
130South Alabama102.4Sun Belt
91South Carolina106.2Southeastern
326South Carolina St.89.4Mideastern Athletic
199South Dakota98.4Summit
68South Dakota St.108.3Summit
241South Florida96.1American Athletic
273Southeast Missouri St.94.1Ohio Valley
292Southeastern Louisiana92.6Southland
213Southern97.9Southwestern Athletic
128Southern Illinois102.8Missouri Valley
339Southern Miss88.4Conference USA
153Southern Utah101.0Big Sky
73St. Bonaventure107.9Atlantic 10
308St. Francis NY91.1Northeast
310St. Francis PA90.9Northeast
54St. John’s109.3Big East
307St. Thomas91.1Summit
106Stanford104.6Pac-12
132Stephen F. Austin102.3Western Athletic
298Stetson92.0Atlantic Sun
245Stony Brook95.6America East
79Syracuse107.5Atlantic Coast
218Tarleton St.97.7Western Athletic
52TCU109.5Big 12
118Temple103.4American Athletic
11Tennessee117.6Southeastern
314Tennessee Martin90.8Ohio Valley
272Tennessee St.94.2Ohio Valley
270Tennessee Tech94.2Ohio Valley
17Texas114.8Big 12
70Texas A&M108.2Southeastern
268Texas A&M Corpus Chris94.3Southland
193Texas Southern98.8Southwestern Athletic
138Texas St.101.9Sun Belt
12Texas Tech117.4Big 12
259The Citadel94.7Southern
80Toledo107.5Mid-American
82Towson107.4Colonial Athletic
185Troy99.0Sun Belt
105Tulane104.7American Athletic
150Tulsa101.1American Athletic
47UAB110.1Conference USA
227UC Davis97.2Big West
110UC Irvine104.3Big West
173UC Riverside99.7Big West
266UC San Diego94.4Big West
129UC Santa Barbara102.7Big West
92UCF106.2American Athletic
9UCLA117.8Pac-12
236UMass Lowell96.5America East
242UMBC96.0America East
198UMKC98.5Summit
223UNC Asheville97.5Big South
175UNC Greensboro99.7Southern
197UNC Wilmington98.7Colonial Athletic
90UNLV106.4Mountain West
29USC111.9Pac-12
291USC Upstate92.6Big South
228UT Arlington97.2Sun Belt
302UT Rio Grande Valley91.8Western Athletic
108Utah104.5Pac-12
59Utah St.108.9Mountain West
120Utah Valley103.3Western Athletic
174UTEP99.7Conference USA
315UTSA90.8Conference USA
208Valparaiso98.0Missouri Valley
77Vanderbilt107.7Southeastern
64VCU108.6Atlantic 10
75Vermont107.8America East
13Villanova117.1Big East
74Virginia107.8Atlantic Coast
33Virginia Tech111.4Atlantic Coast
171VMI99.9Southern
140Wagner101.6Northeast
34Wake Forest111.3Atlantic Coast
126Washington103.2Pac-12
49Washington St.109.9Pac-12
155Weber St.100.8Big Sky
57West Virginia108.9Big 12
294Western Carolina92.3Southern
240Western Illinois96.2Summit
115Western Kentucky103.7Conference USA
330Western Michigan89.2Mid-American
88Wichita St.106.6American Athletic
341William & Mary87.9Colonial Athletic
163Winthrop100.2Big South
27Wisconsin112.1Big Ten
114Wofford103.8Southern
181Wright St.99.4Horizon
63Wyoming108.6Mountain West
37Xavier111.0Big East
142Yale101.5Ivy League
249Youngstown St.95.4Horizon

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East
TeamRating
Vermont107.8
UMass Lowell96.5
UMBC96.0
New Hampshire95.9
Stony Brook95.6
Albany94.2
Hartford93.9
Binghamton93.3
NJIT89.3
Maine85.7
American Athletic
TeamRating
Houston118.2
Memphis112.2
SMU109.8
Wichita St.106.6
UCF106.2
Cincinnati105.6
Tulane104.7
Temple103.4
Tulsa101.1
East Carolina99.5
South Florida96.1
Atlantic 10
TeamRating
Davidson109.2
Dayton109.1
Saint Louis108.9
VCU108.6
St. Bonaventure107.9
Richmond106.7
George Mason103.9
Rhode Island103.3
Saint Joseph’s100.4
Massachusetts99.0
Fordham98.9
George Washington96.9
La Salle96.4
Duquesne94.1
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Duke118.5
North Carolina111.5
Virginia Tech111.4
Wake Forest111.3
Notre Dame110.0
Miami FL108.7
Clemson108.0
Virginia107.8
Syracuse107.5
Florida St.106.2
Louisville104.2
N.C. State103.5
Boston College102.0
Georgia Tech101.4
Pittsburgh100.4
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty103.3
Jacksonville St.101.7
Jacksonville99.6
Florida Gulf Coast98.8
Bellarmine97.7
Kennesaw St.96.8
Eastern Kentucky95.6
North Florida94.6
Lipscomb93.4
Stetson92.0
North Alabama91.3
Central Arkansas89.3
Big 12
TeamRating
Baylor119.1
Kansas118.8
Texas Tech117.4
Texas114.8
Oklahoma St.110.5
Oklahoma110.5
Iowa St.110.3
TCU109.5
West Virginia108.9
Kansas St.108.7
Big East
TeamRating
Villanova117.1
Connecticut114.5
Seton Hall112.5
Marquette111.3
Xavier111.0
Providence110.9
St. John’s109.3
Creighton108.3
DePaul105.5
Butler103.2
Georgetown100.1
Big Sky
TeamRating
Montana St.101.3
Southern Utah101.0
Weber St.100.8
Montana97.9
Eastern Washington97.8
Northern Colorado97.7
Portland St.94.6
Sacramento St.90.7
Idaho89.7
Idaho St.89.4
Northern Arizona89.1
Big South
TeamRating
Winthrop100.2
Longwood100.2
Gardner Webb99.7
UNC Asheville97.5
Campbell97.2
High Point95.3
Presbyterian93.8
Radford93.3
USC Upstate92.6
North Carolina A&T92.1
Hampton89.1
Charleston Southern85.4
Big Ten
TeamRating
Purdue117.7
Iowa115.8
Illinois115.7
Ohio St.113.6
Michigan112.3
Wisconsin112.1
Michigan St.112.1
Indiana111.4
Northwestern108.7
Maryland108.3
Rutgers108.1
Penn St.107.1
Minnesota105.4
Nebraska101.4
Big West
TeamRating
UC Irvine104.3
UC Santa Barbara102.7
Hawaii100.2
Cal St. Fullerton100.2
Long Beach St.100.1
UC Riverside99.7
UC Davis97.2
UC San Diego94.4
Cal St. Bakersfield94.3
Cal Poly90.8
Cal St. Northridge90.0
Colonial Athletic
TeamRating
Towson107.4
Hofstra103.4
Drexel101.1
Delaware100.5
Charleston100.4
UNC Wilmington98.7
James Madison97.4
Northeastern95.6
Elon95.3
William & Mary87.9
Conference USA
TeamRating
UAB110.1
North Texas108.6
Louisiana Tech105.2
Middle Tennessee104.2
Western Kentucky103.7
Florida Atlantic102.0
Old Dominion99.8
UTEP99.7
Charlotte99.2
Rice97.9
Marshall96.6
FIU95.4
UTSA90.8
Southern Miss88.4
Horizon
TeamRating
Oakland100.5
Cleveland St.99.6
Wright St.99.4
Northern Kentucky98.3
Purdue Fort Wayne97.5
Detroit Mercy97.5
Youngstown St.95.4
Illinois Chicago93.4
Robert Morris90.5
Milwaukee89.8
Green Bay88.7
IUPUI79.9
Ivy League
TeamRating
Princeton103.7
Yale101.5
Penn98.7
Cornell98.3
Harvard98.1
Brown97.9
Dartmouth97.1
Columbia85.8
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Iona106.4
Monmouth101.3
Saint Peter’s101.1
Marist99.6
Fairfield97.5
Niagara97.2
Siena96.2
Rider95.0
Quinnipiac94.7
Manhattan94.6
Canisius94.4
Mid-American
TeamRating
Toledo107.5
Buffalo104.6
Ohio104.3
Kent St.102.2
Akron101.6
Ball St.95.4
Miami OH95.2
Bowling Green94.4
Northern Illinois91.8
Eastern Michigan91.6
Central Michigan90.4
Western Michigan89.2
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.98.2
Howard96.5
North Carolina Central93.1
Maryland Eastern Shore92.0
Coppin St.91.0
Morgan St.90.6
South Carolina St.89.4
Delaware St.81.1
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Loyola Chicago111.1
Missouri St.108.3
Drake106.2
Northern Iowa106.0
Bradley105.5
Southern Illinois102.8
Illinois St.99.0
Valparaiso98.0
Indiana St.96.9
Evansville91.2
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.111.8
Boise St.110.9
Colorado St.110.4
Utah St.108.9
Wyoming108.6
Fresno St.107.3
UNLV106.4
Nevada103.3
New Mexico99.4
Air Force94.7
San Jose St.92.3
Northeast
TeamRating
Wagner101.6
Bryant98.8
LIU96.5
Mount St. Mary’s95.0
Merrimack93.2
St. Francis NY91.1
St. Francis PA90.9
Sacred Heart90.9
Central Connecticut86.7
Fairleigh Dickinson86.6
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Murray St.110.8
Belmont107.5
Morehead St.102.0
Tennessee Tech94.2
Tennessee St.94.2
Southeast Missouri St.94.1
Austin Peay93.5
SIU Edwardsville92.3
Tennessee Martin90.8
Eastern Illinois82.8
Pac-12
TeamRating
Arizona120.3
UCLA117.8
USC111.9
Washington St.109.9
Oregon109.7
Colorado107.8
Arizona St.105.7
Stanford104.6
Utah104.5
California103.3
Washington103.2
Oregon St.97.5
Patriot League
TeamRating
Colgate103.2
Navy100.2
Boston University98.2
Loyola MD94.6
Army93.3
Lehigh91.8
Lafayette90.9
American89.1
Bucknell89.0
Holy Cross87.4
Southeastern
TeamRating
Kentucky119.6
Auburn118.2
Tennessee117.6
LSU114.9
Arkansas114.5
Alabama114.4
Florida110.4
Mississippi St.110.2
Texas A&M108.2
Vanderbilt107.7
South Carolina106.2
Mississippi105.5
Missouri101.4
Georgia98.4
Southern
TeamRating
Furman107.2
Chattanooga106.6
Wofford103.8
VMI99.9
UNC Greensboro99.7
East Tennessee St.99.4
Mercer98.1
Samford97.8
The Citadel94.7
Western Carolina92.3
Southland
TeamRating
Nicholls St.97.8
New Orleans94.7
Texas A&M Corpus Chris94.3
Southeastern Louisiana92.6
McNeese St.90.6
Northwestern St.88.7
Houston Baptist86.9
Incarnate Word85.4
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Texas Southern98.8
Southern97.9
Alcorn St.93.7
Jackson St.93.4
Prairie View A&M92.7
Grambling St.91.5
Florida A&M90.7
Alabama A&M88.7
Alabama St.88.7
Bethune Cookman88.1
Arkansas Pine Bluff84.2
Mississippi Valley St.80.4
Summit
TeamRating
South Dakota St.108.3
Oral Roberts101.5
North Dakota St.100.2
UMKC98.5
South Dakota98.4
Western Illinois96.2
Denver92.1
St. Thomas91.1
North Dakota86.7
Nebraska Omaha86.0
Sun Belt
TeamRating
South Alabama102.4
Texas St.101.9
Coastal Carolina101.1
Georgia St.101.0
Appalachian St.100.7
Troy99.0
Arkansas St.99.0
Louisiana98.8
UT Arlington97.2
Georgia Southern95.1
Louisiana Monroe94.3
Little Rock89.4
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga124.7
Saint Mary’s113.3
San Francisco112.6
BYU109.3
Santa Clara107.5
Portland99.0
Loyola Marymount98.9
San Diego98.1
Pepperdine93.9
Pacific93.9
Western Athletic
TeamRating
New Mexico St.105.7
Grand Canyon105.0
Utah Valley103.3
Seattle102.3
Stephen F. Austin102.3
Abilene Christian101.9
Sam Houston St.100.0
Cal Baptist98.0
Tarleton St.97.7
Dixie St.93.2
UT Rio Grande Valley91.8
Lamar86.9
Chicago St.86.2

March Madness Tips Off Tomorrow Night

Three conferences begin postseason tournament play on Tuesday. The Atlantic Sun and Patriot Leagues both start their tournaments on campus, as the higher seeds host the lower seeds. The Horizon League begins its tournament on campuses for two rounds and then moves to Indianapollis for the semifinal and championship rounds. Wednesday adds three more tournaments to the action, as the Big South Tournament begins in Charlotte, The Northeast plays on campus sites, and the Ohio Valley starts in Evansville, Indiana.

On Thursday, three more leagues start tournament play with the Missouri Valley meeting in St. Louis for Arch Madness, the Sun Belt starting in Pensacola, Florida, and the West Coast tipping off for what will be five conference tournaments in the Greater Las Vegas area.

On Friday, the Southern Conference Tournament begins in Asheville, North Carolina. And, then on Saturday, the first dance ticket will be punched in Evansville when the OVC Championship is played on ESPN2.

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology

March 6, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Saturday, March 6, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
St. BonaventureSaint Louis0.3
VCUDavidson3.9
Notre DameFlorida St.-6.7
ClemsonPittsburgh5.1
LouisvilleVirginia-0.9
North CarolinaDuke3.1
UMBCUMass-Lowell6.5
VermontHartford8.7
Wichita St.South Florida10.0
West VirginiaOklahoma St.4.3
Kansas St.Iowa St.1.4
ConnecticutGeorgetown8.6
ProvidenceVillanova-5.8
CreightonButler12.5
St. John’sSeton Hall0.9
MarquetteXavier-0.2
Montana St.Sacramento St.3.8
Weber St.Northern Colorado10.0
Portland St.Southern Utah-2.8
MinnesotaRutgers-0.4
PurdueIndiana5.9
Ohio St.Illinois-1.7
UC DavisHawaii0.3
Cal St. NorthridgeUC-Riverside-10.2
Long Beach St.UC-Irvine-9.8
UC San DiegoCal St. Fullerton3.2
UCSBCal Poly22.6
MarshallCharlotte14.2
Western KentuckyOld Dominion8.3
North TexasUAB6.4
ElonTowson4.2
William & MaryUNC-Wilmington-2.9
Delaware St.Morgan St.-11.3
Loyola (Chi.)Indiana St.10.8
DrakeMissouri St.3.9
Fresno St.Utah St.-10.5
WyomingUNLV0.2
BryantSacred Heart9.7
WagnerMount St. Mary’s3.4
BelmontMorehead St.4.8
UtahArizona St.2.8
UCLAUSC-2.8
NavyLoyola (MD)7.1
ColgateBoston U14.3
LafayetteBucknell3.6
ArmyAmerican4.4
KentuckySouth Carolina6.4
AuburnMississippi St.2.8
GeorgiaAlabama-9.4
MissouriLSU-0.5
ArkansasTexas A&M16.1
Ole MissVanderbilt5.8
Prairie ViewAlcorn St.9.9
Jackson St.Alabama St.12.6
Texas SouthernSouthern4.9
GramblingAlabama A&M5.7
UNCGThe Citadel9.7
ChattanoogaEast Tennessee St.-1.7
WoffordMercer1.7
FurmanVMI5.0
Northwestern St.Central Arkansas2.9
Abilene ChristianIncarnate Word19.5
McNeese St.Lamar-0.2
Houston BaptistTexas A&M-CC4.2
Sam Houston St.Stephen F. Austin1.6
New OrleansSoutheast Louisiana6.2
South Dakota St.Omaha16.2
South DakotaWestern Illinois10.3
LouisianaSouth Alabama2.6
Georgia St.Arkansas St.8.5
Coastal CarolinaTroy10.3
Texas St.Appalachian St.5.8
UT Rio Grande ValleyTarleton St.5.3
Dixie St.New Mexico St.-10.4
Grand CanyonUtah Valley8.3
California BaptistSeattle2.3
Saint Mary’sLoyola Marymount0.1
PepperdineSanta Clara3.2

Conference Tournament Update

Today’s Conference Tournament Games

America East Semifinals

6 U Mass-Lowell at 1 Maryland-Baltimore Co.

4 Hartford at 2 Vermont

Atlantic 10 Semifinals (Richmond)

1 St. Bonaventure vs. 4 Saint Louis

2 VCU vs. 3 Davidson

Colonial Athletic 1st Round (@ James Madison)

8 Elon vs. 9 Towson

7 William & Mary vs. 10 UNC-Wilmington

Missouri Valley Semifinals at Saint Louis

1 Loyola (Chi.) vs. 4 Indiana St.

2 Drake vs. 3 Missouri St.

Northeast Semifinals

4 Mount St. Mary’s at 1 Wagner

3 Sacred Heart at 2 Bryant

Ohio Valley Championship Game at Evansville

1 Belmont vs. 2 Morehead St. — 8 PM EST on ESPN2

Southern Quarterfinals at Asheville

1 UNC-Greensboro vs. 8 The Citadel

4 Chattanooga vs. 5 East Tennessee St.

2 Wofford vs. 7 Mercer

3 Furman vs. 6 VMI

Summit Quarterfinals 1st 2 Games at Sioux Falls

1 South Dakota St. vs. 8 Omaha

2 South Dakota vs. 7 Western Illinois

Sun Belt Quarterfinals at Pensacola

1E Georgia St. vs. 4W Arkansas St.

2W Louisiana vs. 3E South Alabama

1W Texas St. vs. 4E Appalachian St.

2E Coastal Carolina vs. 6E Troy

West Coast Quarterfinals at Las Vegas

4 Saint Mary’s vs. 5 Loyola Marymount

3 Pepperdine vs. 7 Santa Clara

Automatic Qualifiers

Liberty — Atlantic Sun 22-5

March 5, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Friday, March 5, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
St. BonaventureDuquesne7.3
Saint LouisMassachusetts6.2
VCUDayton4.6
DavidsonGeorge Mason4.4
Miami (Fla.)Boston College0.4
Wake ForestGeorgia Tech-10.3
LibertyStetson10.6
North AlabamaFlorida Gulf Coast-1.4
Montana St.Sacramento St.3.8
Eastern WashingtonIdaho State11.8
UC DavisHawaii0.3
Cal St. NorthridgeUC Riverside-10.2
Long Beach St.UC Irvine-9.8
UC San DiegoCal St. Fullerton3.2
UC Santa BarbaraCal Poly22.6
Florida AtlanticMiddle Tennessee9.1
MarshallCharlotte14.2
Western KentuckyOld Dominion8.3
North TexasUAB6.4
QuinnipiacSaint Peter’s-2.0
RiderMonmouth-4.7
ManhattanFairfield4.7
SienaCanisius6.8
Central MichiganNorthern Illinois7.1
BuffaloKent St.4.3
AkronMiami (O)5.8
ToledoBall St.9.7
Western MichiganEastern Michigan3.2
Delaware St.Morgan St-11.3
Loyola (Chi.)Southern Illinois16.3
Indiana St.Evansville6.1
DrakeNorthern Iowa9.7
Missouri St.Valparaiso7.8
NevadaColorado St.-2.0
BelmontJacksonville St.6.2
Morehead St.Eastern Kentucky1.9
Arkansas St.Georgia Southern1.5
South AlabamaLouisiana Monroe4.6
Appalachian St.Little Rock-0.1
UT ArlingtonTroy3.9
The CitadelWestern Carolina-0.5
MercerSamford7.3
Mississippi Valley St.Arkansas-Pine Bluff-10.3
UT Rio Grande ValleyTarleton5.3
Dixie St.New Mexico St.-10.4
Grand CanyonUtah Valley8.3
California BaptistSeattle2.3
Loyola MarymountSan Francisco-0.5
PacificSanta Clara2.9

March 4, 2021

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Spreads

Thursday, March 4, 2021

HomeVisitorSpread
RichmondDuquesne6.7
MassachusettsSaint Joseph’s4.7
DaytonRhode Island0.8
George MasonGeorge Washington6.6
East CarolinaCentral Florida-1.7
CincinnatiVanderbilt2.0
LibertyKennesaw St.19.1
North FloridaNorth Alabama2.0
BellarmineStetson4.6
LipscombFlorida Gulf Coast3.9
BaylorOklahoma St.11.0
West VirginiaTCU14.2
Texas TechIowa St.15.8
OklahomaTexas0.3
KansasUTEP15.3
Weber St.Northern Colorado10.6
Portland St.Southern Utah-2.0
RadfordCampbell1.7
WinthropLongwood11.8
MichiganMichigan St.13.7
IowaNebraska15.8
Florida AtlanticMiddle Tennessee7.1
QuinnipiacSaint Peter’s-2.7
RiderMonmouth-5.0
ManhattanFairfield4.4
SienaCanisius6.8
North Carolina CentralFlorida A&M-0.4
BradleySouthern Illinois4.2
Northern IowaIllinois St.2.5
Utah St.Wyoming14.7
Jacksonville St.Murray St.-0.1
Eastern KentuckyAustin Peay3.3
ColoradoArizona St.11.0
McNeeseNicholls-7.6
Prairie View A&MSouthern5.7
Texas SouthernAlcorn St.9.8
GramblingAlabama St.8.4
Jackson St.Alabama A&M7.9
San FranciscoSan Diego7.4
Santa ClaraPortland12.5

Conference Tournament Update

America East

Semifinals, Saturday, March 6 at higher seed home court

#1 UMBC vs. #6 U Mass-Lowell

#2 Vermont vs. #4 Hartford

Atlantic Sun

Quarterfinal Round Tonight (All Games in Jacksonville)

#1 Liberty vs. #8 Kennesaw St.

#4 North Florida vs. #5 North Alabama

#2 Bellarmine vs. #7 Stetson

#3 Lipscomb vs. #6 Florida Gulf Coast

Atlantic 10

2nd Round Tonight (All Games in Richmond)

#8 Richmond vs. #9 Duquesne

#5 Massachusetts vs. #13 Saint Joseph’s

#7 Dayton vs. #10 Rhode Island

#6 George Mason vs. #11 George Washington

Big South

Semifinals Tonight at Higher Seed Home Floor

#1 Winthrop vs. #5 Longwood

#2 Radford vs. #3 Campbell

Colonial Athletic

First Round, Saturday, March 6 at Harrisonburg, VA

#8 Elon vs. #9 Towson

#7 William & Mary vs. #10 UNC-Wilmington

Horizon League

Semifinals, Monday, March 8 at Indianapolis

#1 Cleveland St. vs. #8 Milwaukee

#3 Oakland vs. #4 Northern Kentucky

Missouri Valley

1st Round, Tonight at Saint Louis

#8 Bradley vs. #9 Southern Illinois

#7 Northern Iowa vs. #10 Illinois St.

Northeast

Semifinals, Saturday, March 6, at higher seeds home court

#1 Wagner vs. #4 Mount St. Mary’s

#2 Bryant vs. #3 Sacred Heart

Ohio Valley

Quarterfinals continue, Tonight at Evansville, IN

#4 Jacksonville St. vs. #5 Murray St.

#3 Eastern Kentucky vs. #6 Austin Peay

Patriot League

Quarterfinals, Saturday, March 6 at Higher Seed Home Courts

#1 Navy vs. #9 Loyola (MD)

#4 Army vs. #5 American

#2 Colgate vs. #7 Boston U

#3 Lafayette vs. #6 Bucknell

Southern

1st Round, Friday, March 5, at Asheville, NC

#8 The Citadel vs. #9 Western Carolina

#7 Mercer vs. #9 Samford

Summit League

1st Round, Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7 at Sioux Falls, SD

#1 South Dakota St. vs. #8 Omaha

#4 Oral Roberts vs. #5 North Dakota

#2 South Dakota vs. #7 Western Illinois

#3 North Dakota St. vs. #6 Kansas City

Sun Belt Conference

1st Round, Friday, March 5, at Pensacola, FL

#4W Arkansas St. vs. #5E Georgia Southern

#3E South Alabama vs. #6W Louisiana-Monroe

#4E Appalachian St. vs. #5W Little Rock

#3W UT-Arlington vs. #6E Troy

West Coast

1st Round, Tonight at Las Vegas

#8 San Francisco vs. #9 San Diego

#7 Santa Clara vs. #10 Portland

March 7, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Thursday, March 7, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Radford

103.4

0.0

Presbyterian

98.3

5.1

Winthrop

99.7

0.0

Charleston Southern

99.5

0.2

Campbell

99.1

2.5

Hampton

98.6

3.0

Gardner-Webb

98.2

0.0

High Point

96.7

1.5

Lipscomb

110.1

3.0

NJIT

99.1

14.0

Liberty

106.5

3.0

North Florida

99.0

10.5

Marist

94.2

0.0

Saint Peter’s

91.1

3.1

Manhattan

90.5

0.0

Fairfield

92.5

-2.0

Monmouth

92.4

0.0

Niagara

90.7

1.7

Indiana St.

98.0

0.0

Valparaiso

96.2

1.8

Illinois St.

97.9

0.0

Evansville

96.5

1.4

Austin Peay

102.7

0.0

Morehead St.

95.0

7.7

Jacksonville St.

103.5

0.0

UT-Martin

92.1

11.4

Colgate

102.7

3.0

Boston U

96.1

9.6

Bucknell

101.1

3.0

Holy Cross

95.6

8.5

Lehigh

100.1

2.5

Army

95.3

7.3

American

98.5

2.5

Navy

92.8

8.2

San Diego

104.0

0.0

Portland

89.7

14.3

Pepperdine

99.9

0.0

Pacific

97.2

2.7

Appalachian St.

97.8

2.5

Troy

94.2

6.1

Little Rock

97.2

2.5

Louisiana

98.9

0.8

Central Florida

110.5

3.0

Cincinnati

110.8

2.7

Coastal Carolina

101.1

2.5

South Alabama

96.9

6.7

Connecticut

104.9

3.0

Temple

106.2

1.7

Florida A&M

90.3

2.5

Bethune-Cookman

92.4

0.4

Maryland Eastern Shore

81.0

2.5

Delaware St.

79.1

4.4

Morgan St.

89.0

2.5

Coppin St.

84.1

7.4

North Carolina A&T

91.8

2.5

North Carolina Central

92.4

1.9

South Carolina St.

87.5

2.5

Savannah St.

85.5

4.5

Wisconsin

114.7

3.0

Iowa

111.1

6.6

Arkansas St.

94.7

3.0

Louisiana Monroe

100.9

-3.2

Grambling

93.2

2.5

Alabama St.

90.6

5.1

Illinois

107.6

3.0

Indiana

109.2

1.4

Jackson St.

89.7

2.5

Alabama A&M

85.3

6.9

Norfolk St.

95.3

2.5

Howard

90.8

7.0

Prairie View

95.2

2.5

Southern

87.2

10.5

Southern Utah

92.9

2.5

Northern Colorado

99.5

-4.1

UT Rio Grande Valley

99.5

2.5

California Baptist

97.9

4.1

Texas Southern

98.0

2.5

Alcorn St.

84.6

15.9

Colorado

106.3

3.0

UCLA

105.1

4.2

Houston

114.2

2.5

SMU

102.6

14.1

Idaho St.

90.7

2.5

Eastern Washington

93.6

-0.4

Utah Valley

104.8

2.5

Grand Canyon

105.4

1.9

Weber St.

97.6

2.5

Idaho

84.2

15.9

Cal Poly

89.2

2.5

UC-Irvine

105.1

-13.4

Cal St. Northridge

94.2

2.5

UC Santa Barbara

99.9

-3.2

UC-Davis

95.8

3.5

Hawaii

97.1

2.2

Portland St.

92.3

2.5

Montana

102.6

-7.8

Sacramento St.

93.5

2.5

Montana St.

95.4

0.6

Seattle

98.8

2.5

Cal St. Bakersfield

97.4

3.9

Utah

103.4

3.0

USC

105.4

1.0

Stanford

104.5

1.5

California

94.5

11.5

 

Conference Tournaments Update

Atlantic Sun Conference

Both Games Played at Higher Seed

Semifinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Lipscomb (24-6)

5

NJIT (21-11)

2

Liberty (26-6)

3

North Florida (16-16)

 

Big South Conference

At Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7 

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

Radford (20-10)

7

Presbyterian (18-14)

3

Winthrop (18-11)

6

Charleston Southern (16-14)

1

Campbell (19-11)

8

Hampton (15-15)

4

Gardner-Webb (20-11)

5

High Point (16-14)

Horizon League  (Motor City Madness)

Wednesday’s Games Played At Higher Seeds

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 6

Oakland

88

Youngstown St.

84

Northern Kentucky

99

Detroit

88

Site: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI

Semifinals–Friday, March 15 

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wright St. (20-12)

4

Green Bay 17-15

2

Northern Kentucky (24-8)

3/6

Oakland (16-16)

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Site: Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Siena)

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Marist (12-18)

9

Saint Peter’s (9-21)

7

Manhattan (10-20)

10

Fairfield (9-21)

6

Monmouth (11-20)

11

Niagara (13-18)

 

Missouri Valley Conference  (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Indiana St. (15-15)

9

Valparaiso (14-17)

7

Illinois St. (16-15)

10

Evansville (11-20)

 

Northeast Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 6

St. Francis (PA)

67

Bryant

63

Fairleigh-Dickinson

84

Wagner

46

Long Island

71

Sacred Heart

62

Robert Morris

69

St. Francis (Bklyn)

65 ot

 

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

St. Francis (PA) (17-13)

6

Long Island (16-15)

2

Fairleigh-Dickinson (18-13)

4

Robert Morris (17-15)

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Site: Ford Center, Evansville, IN

Morehead St.

72

SIU Edwardsville

68

UT-Martin

78

Eastern Illinois

71

 

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

4

Austin Peay (21-10)

5

Morehead St. (13-19)

3

Jacksonville St. (23-8)

7

UT-Martin (12-18)

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Colgate (21-10)

8

Boston U (15-17)

2

Bucknell (19-10)

10

Holy Cross (16-16)

3

Lehigh (19-10)

6

Army (13-18)

4

American (15-14)

5

Navy (11-18)

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

7

San Diego (18-13)

10

Portland (7-24)

8

Pepperdine (13-17)

9

Pacific (14-17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 7, 2013

NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments–Thursday, March 7, 2013

Today’s Conference Tournaments in Action

Atlantic Sun—Quarterfinal Round Continues

Big South—Quarterfinal Round

Missouri Valley—Opening Round

Ohio Valley—Quarterfinal Round

West Coast—2nd Round

 

America East Conference

 

Seed

Team

Conference

Overall

RPI

1

Stony Brook

14-2

23-6

71

2

Vermont

11-5

19-10

128

3

Hartford

10-6

17-12

171

4

Albany

9-7

21-10

164

5

Maine

6-10

11-18

273

6

U M B C

5-11

7-22

312

7

N. Hampshire

5-11

9-19

293

8

Binghamton

1-15

3-26

338

 

Conference Tournament—Albany, NY  (Championship Game at Higher Seed)

 

Game #

Day 1 – Quarterfinals

Time

TV

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

1

2-Vermont vs. 7-New Hampshire

12:00 Noon

ESPN3

2

3-Hartford vs. 6-U M B C

2:00 PM

ESPN3

3

1-Stony Brook vs. 8-Binghamton

6:00 PM

ESPN3

4

4-Albany vs. 5-Maine

8:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

5

Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

5:00 PM

ESPN3

6

Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

7:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 -Finals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

 

 

7

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

11:30 AM

ESPN2

 

at Higher Seeded Winner’s Home Court

 

 

 

Online Site: www.americaeast.com

 

Atlantic Sun Conference

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Mercer 14-4 22-10 131
2 Florida Gulf Coast 13-5 22-10 109
3 Stetson 11-7 14-15 223
4 SC Upstate 9-9 15-16 228
5 Jacksonville 9-9 14-17 268
6 North Florida 8-10 13-19 220
7 East Tennessee St. 8-10 10-21 263
8 Lipscomb 7-11 12-18 235

 

Conference Tournament—Macon, GA (Mercer)

Game #

Day 1 – Quarterfinals Time TV

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 06, 2013    

1

#2 Florida Gulf Coast  73  #7 N. Florida  63    

2

#1 Mercer  82  #8 Lipscomb  48    

 

     

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals    

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 07, 2013    

3

#3 Stetson vs. #6 East Tennessee St. 2:30 p.m. ESPN3

4

#4 Jacksonville vs. #5 USC-Upstate 8:30 p.m. ESPN3

 

     

 

Day 3 – Semifinals    

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 08, 2013    

5

#2 Fla. Gulf Coast vs. Winner Game 3 5:30 p.m. CSS

6

#1 Mercer vs. Winner Game 4 8:00 p.m. CSS

 

     

 

Day 4 – Finals    

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 09, 2013    

7

Semifinal Winners 12:00 p.m. ESPN2

 

Online Site: http://www.atlanticsun.org

 

Big South Conference

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Charleston Southern 12-4 17-11 186
2 High Point 12-4 17-12 248
3 Gardner-Webb 11-5 20-11 185
4 UNC-Asheville 10-6 16-16 202
5 Coastal Carolina 9-7 14-15 246
6 V M I 8-8 13-16 311
7 Campbell 7-9 13-19 293
8 Radford 7-9 13-19 313
9 Winthrop 6-10 14-16 275
10 Liberty 6-10 12-20 324
11 Presbyterian 4-12 8-24 339
12 Longwood 4-12 8-24 336

 

Conference Tournament—Conway, SC (Myrtle Beach Area) (Coastal Carolina)

Game #

Day 1 – First Round

Time

TV

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

 

 

1

5S Winthrop  60  4N Radford  58 ot

 

 

2

6N Longwood  87  3S UNC-Asheville  72

 

 

3

3N Campbell  81  6S Presbyterian  73

 

 

4

5N Liberty  78  4S Coastal Carolina  61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

 

 

5

1S Charleston Southern vs. 5S Winthrop

12 Noon

Online

6

2N V M I vs. 6N Longwood

2:00 PM

Online

7

2S Gardner-Webb vs. 3N Campbell

6:00 PM

Online

8

1N High Point vs. 5N Liberty

8:00 PM

Online

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

9

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

12 Noon

ESPN3

10

Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

2:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4-Finals

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

11

Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10

12 Noon

ESPN2

 

Online TV Site: www.bigsouthsports.com

 

Colonial Athletic Association

 

Seed

Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Northeastern 14-4 19-11 160
2 Delaware 13-5 18-13 127
3 James Madison 11-7 17-14 207
4 George Mason 10-8 17-13 155
5 Drexel 9-9 13-17 205
6 William & Mary 7-11 13-16 265
7 Hofstra 4-14 7-24 321

 

Conference Tournament—Richmond, VA

Game #

Day 1 – Quarterfinals

Time

TV

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

1

4-George Mason vs. 5-Drexel

3:30 PM

Online

2

2-Delaware vs. 7-Hofstra

6:00 PM

Online

3

3-James Madison vs. 6-William & Mary

8:30 PM

Online

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

4

1-Northeastern vs. Winner Game 1

2:00 PM

NBCSN

5

Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

4:30 PM

NBCSN

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3-Finals

 

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 11

 

 

6

Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

7:00 PM

NBCSN

 

Online Site: http://www.caasports.com

 

Horizon League

 

Seed

Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Valparaiso 13-3 24-7 63
2 Detroit 12-4 20-11 58
3 Wright St. 10-6 19-11 166
4 Green Bay 10-6 17-14 167
5 Illinois-Chicago 7-9 17-14 164
6 Youngstown St. 7-9 17-14 190
7 Loyola (Chi) 5-11 15-16 218
8 Cleveland St. 5-11 14-18 196
9 Milwaukee 3-13 8-24 301

 

Conference Tournament—1st Round & Championship @ Higher Seed, Quarterfinals & Semifinals at Valparaiso

 

Game #

Day 1 – 1st Round

Time

TV

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

 

 

1

4-Green Bay  62  9-Milwaukee  46

 

 

2

5-Illinois-Chicago  82  8-Cleveland St.  59

 

 

3

6-Youngstown St.  62  7-Loyola (Chi)  60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

 

 

4

3-Wright St. vs. 6-Youngstown St.

6:00 PM

Horizon Network

5

4-Green Bay vs. 5-Illinois-Chicago

8:30 PM

Horizon Network

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

6

2-Detroit vs. Winner Game 4

6:00 PM

ESPNU (10:30)

7

1-Valparaiso vs/ Winner Game 5

8:30 PM

ESPNU

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Finals

 

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

 

 

8

Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7

9:00 PM

ESPN

 

Online Site: http://www.horizonleague.org

 

M A A C

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Niagara 13-5 18-12 123
2 Rider 12-6 18-13 135
3 Loyola (MD) 12-6 21-10 98
4 Iona 11-7 17-13 117
5 Canisius 11-7 18-12 110
6 Manhattan 9-9 12-17 200
7 Fairfield 9-9 17-14 170
8 Marist 6-12 10-20 250
9 Siena 4-14 7-23 297
10 St. Peter’s 3-15 9-20 283

 

Conference Tournament—Springfield, MA

Game #

Day 1 – 1st Round

Time

TV

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

 

 

1

8-Marist vs. 9-Siena

7:30 PM

Online

2

7-Fairfield vs. 10-St. Peter’s

9:30 PM

Online

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

3

1-Niagara vs. Winner Game 1

2:30 PM

ESPN3

4

4-Iona vs. 5-Canisius

4:30 PM

ESPN3

5

2-Rider vs. Winner Game 2

7:30 PM

ESPN3

6

3-Loyola (MD) vs. 6-Manhattan

9:30 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

7

Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

2:00 PM

ESPN3

8

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

4:30 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Finals

 

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 11

 

 

9

Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

9:00 PM

ESPN2

 

Online Site: http://www.maacsports.com

 

Missouri Valley Conference

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Creighton 13-5 24-7 36
2 Wichita St. 12-6 24-7 40
3 Northern Iowa 11-7 18-13 79
4 Evansville 10-8 18-13 96
5 Indiana St. 9-9 17-13 78
6 Illinois St. 8-10 17-14 120
7 Missouri St. 7-11 10-21 211
8 Bradley 7-11 16-15 181
9 Drake 7-11 14-16 150
10 Southern Illinois 6-12 14-16 177

 

Conference Tournament—St. Louis (Arch Madness)

 

Game #

Day 1 – Opening Round

Time

TV

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

 

 

1

8-Bradley vs. 9-Drake

7:05 PM

MVC TV

2

7-Missouri St. vs. 10-Southern Illinois

9:35 PM

MVC TV

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

 

 

3

1-Creighton vs. Winner Game 1

1:05 PM

MVC TV

4

4-Evansville vs. 5-Indiana St.

3:35 PM

MVC TV

5

2-Wichita St. vs. Winner Game 2

7:05 PM

MVC TV

6

3-Northern Iowa vs. 6-Illinois St.

9:35 PM

MVC TV

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

7

Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

2:35 PM

MVC TV

8

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

5:05 PM

MVC TV

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Finals

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

9

Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

2:05 PM

CBS

 

 

Online Site: http://www.mvc-sports.com

 

 

Northeast Conference

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Robert Morris 14-4 23-9 114
2 Wagner 12-6 19-11 124
3 Long Island 12-6 18-13 195
4 Bryant 12-6 19-11 146
5 Mt. St. Mary‘s 11-7 17-13 156
6 Quinnipiac 11-7 15-16 191
7 Central Connecticut 9-9 13-17 197
8 St. Francis, NY 8-10 12-18 216

 

Conference Tournament—Games at Campus Sites.  Higher Seeds Host All Games.  Teams Will Be Re-Seeded After Quarterfinals

 

Game #

Day 1 – Quarterfinals

Time

TV

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

 

 

1

1-Robert Morris  75  8-St. Francis (NY)  57

 

 

2

2-Wagner  72  7-Central Connecticut  50

 

 

3

3-Long Island  91  6-Quinnipiac  83

 

 

4

5-Mt. St. Mary‘s  75  4-Bryant  69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

5

5-Mt. St. Mary’s at 1-Robert Morris

12:00 or 2:30 PM

ESPN3

6

3-Long Island at 2-Wagner

12:00 or 2:30 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Finals

 

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

 

 

7

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

7:00 PM

ESPN2

 

Online Site: http://www.northeastconference.org

 

Ohio Valley Conference

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Belmont 14-2 24-6 24
2 Murray St. 10-6 20-9 128
3 Eastern Kentucky 12-4 23-8 65
4 Tennessee St. 11-5 17-13 111
5 Morehead St. 8-8 15-17 172
6 Southeast Missouri 8-8 17-15 224
7 E. Illinois 6-10 11-21 272
8 UT-Martin 5-11 9-21 306

 

Conference Tournament—Nashville

 

Game #

Day 1 – 1st Round

Time

TV

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

 

 

1

5-Morehead St.  73  8-UT-Martin  66

 

 

2

6-Southeast Missouri  78  7-E. Illinois  68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

 

 

3

4-Tennessee St. vs. 5-Morehead St.

7:00 PM

OVC Network

4

3-Eastern Kentucky vs. 6-S E M O

9:00 PM

OVC Network

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Semifinals

 

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

 

 

5

1-Belmont vs. Winner Game 3

7:00 PM

ESPNU

6

2-Murray St. vs. Winner Game 4

9:00 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Finals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

7

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

7:00 PM

ESPN2

 

Online Site: http://ovcsports.sidearmsports.com

 

Patriot League

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Bucknell 12-2 26-5 52
2 Lafayette 10-4 18-14 173
3 Lehigh 10-4 21-8 105
4 Army 8-6 16-14 213
5 American 5-9 10-20 261
6 Colgate 5-9 11-21 255
7 Holy Cross 4-10 12-18 249
8 Navy 2-12 8-23 314

 

Game #

Day 1 – Quarterfinals

Time

TV

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

 

 

1

1-Bucknell  58  8-Navy  42

 

 

2

4-Army  65  5-American  44

 

 

3

2-Lafayette  77  7-Holy Cross  54

 

 

4

3-Lehigh  71  6-Colgate  64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

 

Games at Higher Seed

 

 

5

4-Army at 1-Bucknell

2:00 or 4:30 PM

CBSSN

6

3-Lehigh at 2-Lafayette

2:00 or 4:30 PM

CBSSN

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Finals

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

 

 

 

Game at Higher Seed

 

 

7

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

7:30 PM

CBSSN

 

Online Site: http://www.patriotleague.org

 

Southern Conference

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Davidson 17-1 23-7 82
2 College of Charleston 14-4 22-9 147
3 Elon 13-5 20-10 176
4 Appalachian St. 10-8 14-15 270
5 Western Carolina 9-9 13-18 251
6 Samford 9-9 11-20 281
7 Chattanooga 8-10 13-18 276
8 Wofford 7-11 13-18 240
9 Georgia Southern 7-11 13-18 277
10 UNC-Greensboro 6-12 8-21 330
11 The Citadel 5-13 8-21 327
12 Furman 3-15 6-23 342

 

Conference Tournament: Asheville, NC

Game #

Day 1 – 1st Round

Time

TV

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

 

 

1

8-Wofford vs. 9-Georgia Southern

11:30 AM

ESPN3

2

5-Samford vs. 12-Furman

2:00 PM

ESPN3

3

7-Chattanooga vs. 10-UNC-Greensboro

6:00 PM

ESPN3

4

6-Western Carolina vs. 11-The Citadel

8:30 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

5

1-Davidson vs. Winner Game 1

12:00 PM

ESPN3

6

4-Appalachian St. vs. Winner Game 2

2:30 PM

ESPN3

7

2-Elon vs. Winner Game 3

6:00 PM

ESPN3

8

3-College of Charleston vs. Winner Game 4

8:30 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

9

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

6:00 PM

ESPN3

10

Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

8:30 PM

ESPN3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Finals

 

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 11

 

 

11

Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10

7:00 PM

ESPN2

 

Online Site: http://www.soconsports.com

 

Summit League

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 South Dakota St. 13-3 22-9 75
2 Western Illinois 13-3 21-7 126
3 North Dakota St. 12-4 22-8 81
4 Oakland 10-6 16-15 132
5 I P F W 7-9 15-16 264
6 Mo.-Kansas City 5-11 8-23 287
7 South Dakota 5-11 10-19 242
8 I U P U I 1-15 6-25 325

 

Conference Tournament—Sioux Falls, SD

 

Game #

Day 1 – Quarterfinals

Time

TV

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

1

1-South Dakota St. vs. 8-I U P U I

7:00 PM

FOXCS

2

2-Western Illinois vs. 7-South Dakota

9:30 PM

FOXCS

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

3

4-Oakland vs. 5-I P F W

7:00 PM

FOXCS

4

3-North Dakota St. vs. 6-UM-Kansas City

9:30 PM

FOXCS

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 –Semifinals

 

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 11

 

 

5

Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3

7:00 PM

FOXCS

6

Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4

9:30 PM

FOXCS

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Finals

 

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

 

 

7

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

9:00 PM

ESPN2

 

Online Site: http://www.thesummitleague.org

 

Sun Belt Conference

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Middle Tennessee 19-1 27-4 23
2 South Alabama 14-6 17-11 149
3 Arkansas St. 12-8 18-11 154
4 Florida Int’l 11-9 16-13 137
5 Arkansas-Little Rock 11-9 17-14 163
6 Western Kentucky 10-10 16-15 178
7 Florida Atlantic 9-11 14-17 209
8 Louisiana-Lafayette 8-12 12-19 229
9 North Texas 7-13 12-19 233
10 Troy 6-14 11-20 271
11 Louisiana-Monroe 3-17 4-22 299

 

Conference Tournament—Hot Springs, AR

Note: This Tournament Uses Two Courts— S=Summit Arena, C=Convention Center Court

 

Game #

Day 1 – 1st Round

Time

TV

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

 

 

1

6-Western Kentucky vs. 11-UL-Monroe

7:00 PM  S

Online

2

8-UL-Lafayette vs. 9-North Texas

7:30 PM  C

Online

3

7-Florida Atlantic vs. 10-Troy

9:30 PM  S

Online

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

4

4-Florida Int’l vs. 5-Ark.-Little Rock

7:00 PM  C

Sun Belt Network

5

1-Middle Tennessee vs. Winner Game 2

7:30 PM  S

Sun Belt Network

6

3-South Alabama vs. Winner Game 1

9:30 PM  C

Sun Belt Network

7

2-Arkansas St. vs. Winner Game 3

10:00 PM  S

Sun Belt Network

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

 

 

8

Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

7:30 PM  S

Sun Belt Network

9

Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7

9:00 PM  S

Sun Belt Network

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Finals

 

 

10

Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9

7:00 PM  S

ESPN

 

Online Site: http://www.sunbeltsports.org

 

West Coast Conference

 

Seed Team Conference Overall RPI
1 Gonzaga 16-0 29-2 10
2 St. Mary’s 14-2 26-5 41
3 B Y U 10-6 21-10 62
4 Santa Clara 9-7 21-10 90
5 San Francisco 7-9 14-15 152
6 San Diego 7-9 14-17 180
7 Pepperdine 4-12 12-17 204
8 Portland 4-12 11-21 219
9 Loyola Marymount 1-15 9-22 253

 

Conference Tournament: Las Vegas

 

Game #

Day 1 – 1st Round

Time

TV

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

 

 

1

9-Loyola Marymount  65  8-Portland  54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 – 2nd Round

 

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

 

 

2

5-San Francisco vs. 9-Loyola Marymount

8:00 PM

BYU-TV

3

6-San Diego vs. 7-Pepperdine

10:30 PM

BYU-TV

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 – Quarterfinals

 

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

 

 

4

4-Santa Clara vs. Winner Game 2

8:00 PM

ESPNU

5

3-B Y U vs. Winner Game 3

10:30 PM

ESPNU

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Semifinals

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

 

 

6

1-Gonzaga vs. Winner Game 4

8:00 PM

ESPN2

7

2-St. Mary’s vs. Winner Game 5

10:30 PM

ESPN2

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5 – Finals

 

 

8

MONDAY, MARCH 11

8:00 PM

ESPN

 

Online Site: http://www.wccsports.com

 

As The Bubble Blows

Villanova moved up to the top of the bubble with their win over Georgetown last night.  Barring 4 or 5 major conference tournament upset winners, the Wildcats will be dancing.

 

With the loss, Georgetown’s chances at earning a 1-seed drop to slim.  The Hoyas must win the Big East Tournament and hope that two or three teams in front of them lose.

 

One of those teams that may not be in front of Georgetown is Miami.  The Hurricanes continued their late-season slide last night with a loss to Georgia Tech.  That makes three losses in their last four games.

 

Florida and Michigan both won important games last night.  The Gators secured the regular season SEC Championship with a win over Vanderbilt, while the Wolverines won at Purdue to put themselves into contention for a piece of the regular season Big Ten Championship.  The Maize and Blue host Indiana Sunday afternoon, and a win leaves both teams at 13-5.  If Michigan wins, Ohio State can join them at 13-5 with a win over Illinois, and tonight’s Michigan State-Wisconsin winner will make it a crowded finish if that team can win its last game (MSU hosts Northwestern, while UW plays at Penn St.)

 

IowaState got their big win last night over OklahomaState, but is it big enough?  OSU is not KU or even K-State, so the Cyclones still have work to do to be on the safe side of the bubble.

 

Tennessee came from behind to win at Auburn, and the Vols will move into the field of 68 with a win over Missouri Saturday and at least one win in the SEC Tournament.

 

Stanford put themselves into position to get into position with a nasty win over rival Cal, snapping the Bears’ 7-game winning streak.  The Cardinal need a couple of Pac-12 Tournament wins to have a chance, and they probably need to get to the championship round to get in as an at-large.

 

Maryland played itself into the NIT with a loss to Streaking North Carolina last night.  A loss at Virginia Sunday would seal their fate.

 

Other Big Games of Note for Thursday, March 07, 2013

Wisconsin at Michigan St.: Besides giving the winner a chance to play for a share of the Big Ten title, the loser of this game will see their seed dropping as the result of consecutive losses.  Wisconsin fell at home to Purdue last time out, while Sparty comes into this game with a three-game losing streak (Indiana, OhioState, and Michigan).

 

Oregon at Colorado: The Buffaloes are close qualifying for an at-large bid.  They host the two Oregon schools to close out the regular season, and if they win tonight, CU moves up there with Villanova at the top of the bubble.  The Ducks finish at lowly Utah, so they can still win the regular season title with just one win, but may have to share it with just one win.

 

Kentucky at Georgia:  We believe that no matter what the Wildcats do, the Selection Committee will find some loophole to include the Big Blue in the Dance.  With their current resume, if the name on their jerseys read “Nebraska,” they would be looking at two must-win games to close out the regular season.  Georgia isn’t playing for an NCAA bid, and their NIT hopes are dim as well, but a win over the Cats to close out their home schedule would be as big as Kentucky beating Georgia on the gridiron.

March 9, 2011

NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments–March 9 Update

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Three More Tickets Punched

Horizon League Championship

Butler 59  Milwaukee 44

 The Bulldogs held Milwaukee to 30% shooting from the field, and Matt Howard connected on seven of nine shots to pace Butler with 18 points, as the defending National Final runner-up earned another spot in the Big Dance.

 Summit League Championship

Oakland 90  Oral Roberts 76 

The Golden Grizzlies displayed a great offensive show with the aid of numerous first half steals by Drew Valentine and Reggie Hamilton to build a double-digit lead by the break.  After withstanding an early second half run by the Golden Eagles, Oakland pulled away to win the automatic bid.  

Keith Benson topped Oakland with 28 points and 14 rebounds.  Hamilton added 25 with six assists, while Will Hudson recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

 

Sunbelt Conference Championship

U A L R  64  North Texas  63 

The Trojans won their first Sunbelt Championship and earned their first bid to the NCAA Tournament since 1990.

 

SBC Player of the Year Solomon Bozeman drove from the backcourt to the left side of the top of the key and drained a three-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining to give UALR the decisive points.  Bozeman scored a game-high 20 points. 

North Texas had led by seven points with less than two minutes to go, but the Mean Green wilted under the Trojan pressure defense.  With one last chance to try to win, UNT committed a turnover on the inbounds pass. 

11 Automatic Qualifiers To Date

Team Conference Record
Arkansas-Little Rock Sunbelt  19-16
Belmont  Atlantic South 30-4
Butler  Horizon 23-9
Gonzaga West Coast 24-9
Indiana State  Missouri Valley  20-13
Morehead State  Ohio Valley  24-9
Oakland  Summit  25-9
Old Dominion Colonial 27-6
St. Peter’s Metro Atlantic 20-13
UNC-Asheville Big South 19-13
Wofford Southern 21-12

 

Two Tickets To Be Punched Tonight

Big Sky Tournament Championship @ 9PM ET On ESPN2

#2 Montana (21-9) at #1 Northern Colorado (20-10)

 

Semifinal Round

Montana 57  Weber State 40

Northern Colorado 73  Northern Arizona 70

 

These two split their regular season series with Northern Colorado winning 63-45 in Greeley, and Montana winning 55-42 in Missoula.  Tonight’s game will be played at Butler-Hancock Hall in Greeley, so Northern Colorado will enjoy the home court advantage. 

This game is a great study in contrasts.  Northern Colorado is a quicker team, but Montana is a stronger team.  Northern Colorado has one exceptionally dominant player, while Montana has more, albeit less exceptional, weapons.

 

The Bears’ offense runs through 6-1 senior guard Devon Beitzel.  Beitzel averages a league-best 21 points per game, and he is deadly at the free throw line, where he connects on 91% of his tosses. 

The rest of the team collectively shoots under 41% from the field and commits more turnovers than assists, so if the Grizzlies can stop Beitzel, or at least limit his touches, they have a chance of defending their crown.

 

Montana has the dominant big man in the conference in 6-11/260 senior center Brian Qvale.  If the Grizzlies can keep this game a half-court affair, they stand a great chance of winning with Qvale plugging the middle on defense and controlling the boards at both ends of the court.  Qvale averages 15 points and nine boards a game, and he had a double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds in the semifinal round.  Montana likes to limit possessions, so those numbers are even more impressive than they look. 

In the win over UNC, Montana held the Bears to 23.3% shooting, while they shot just 32.6% in the loss at Greeley.

 

It is our opinion that the visiting number two seed will pull off the mild upset over the host numbone seed, but it is not a strong feeling. 

 Northeast Conference Tournament Championship @ 7PM ET On ESPN2

#3 Robert Morris (18-13) at #1 Long Island (26-5)

Semifinal Round

Long Island 69  Central Connecticut 67

Robert Morris 64  Quinnipiac 62

Brooklyn has not been this excited over one of their own sports teams since the Dodgers won the 1955 World Series.  Long Island is one of the most exciting teams in the nation, and their 26-5 record has throngs of Brooklynites cramming into the Wellness, Recreation, and Athletic Center.  The WRAC holds just 2,500 seats, but you can bet that more than that amount will find their way into the game tonight, as they “Pack the WRAC.” 

Those fans will be converging to the corner of Ashland and Dekalb tonight, dressed in all white, to watch what could be a blowout win for their team.   

LIU is on a roll.  The Blackbirds have won 12 games in a row (longest current streak in the nation) and 20 of their previous 21 games.  They average almost 83 points per game.  The Blackbirds have exceptional depth with eight players capable of scoring 15 or more points. 

 

The Blackbirds pose difficult matchups with their roster, as they rely on quick guards and medium-sized forwards with great leaping ability to play at a fast pace.  There is no center on the roster, but the two 6-7 forwards have controlled the boards in most games this year. 

Those forwards are Julian Boyd and Jamal Olasewere, who team up for 25.4 points and 15.7 rebounds per game.

 5-10 backup guard Jason Brickman plays just 22 minutes per game, but he leads the team with 5.3 assists per game.  When he comes in the game, the pace picks up, and the Blackbirds shoot a lot of threes in transition.

 

Robert Morris is definitely not cannon fodder.  The Colonials are the two-time defending NEC Tournament champions, and they believe they can three peat even on the road in hostile conditions. 

The Colonials have won eight games in a row, relying on a stellar defense that limits possessions and pressures the guards.  They are missing their leading scorer, as 5-9 guard Karon Abraham’s season ended two weeks ago with a torn Achilles Tendon.  On the positive side, Abraham missed RMU’s win at LIU on December 2, as he was serving a multi-game suspension. 

Velton Jones and Russell Johnson will have to shine tonight for the Colonials to pull off the upset.  The duo are the only double figure scorers left, but both shoot less than 39% from the field. 

Without Abraham, RMU shoots just 33.7% from behind the arc, so the only way they can possibly win tonight is to replicate the formula that was successful more than three months ago—control the tempo and prevent LIU from getting off any uncontested three-pointers. 

We believe this game will begin slowly with RMU taking the lead in the early stages.  Somewhere in the first half, LIU will go on one of their patented runs and gain the lead.  Then, a second spurt will give them a commanding lead.  RMU might cut into that lead, but we believe in the end, the Blackbirds will be celebrating at the WRAC.  We do not believe the Brooklynites will be crying “Wait ‘Til Next Year.”  This will be like October of 1955 in the borough.

 

Yesterday’s Other Tournament Results

Atlantic 10 Conference

First Round

LaSalle 75  St. Bonaventure 73  2ot

St. Joseph’s 71  George Washington 59  ot

Rhode Island 70  St. Louis 61

Dayton 78  U Mass 50

 

Big East Conference

First Round

Connecticut 97  DePaul 71

Rutgers 76  Seton Hall 70 ot

South Florida 70  Villanova 69

Marquette 87  Providence 66 

M A C

First Round

Bowling Green 74  Northern Illinois 54

Ohio U 74  Toledo 57

Akron 67  Eastern Michigan 53

Buffalo 64  Central Michigan 50

 

M E A C

First Round

MD-Eastern Shore 87  F A M U 85  2ot

S. C. State 64  Delaware State 59 

Ivy League Playoff Set

Princeton defeated rival Penn 70-58 last night in Philadelphia, forcing a one-game playoff for the Ivy League’s automatic berth.  Princeton (24-6) will take on co-champion Harvard (23-5) Saturday afternoon at 4PM Eastern Time.  The game will be played at Yale University in New Haven, CT, and it can be seen live on ESPN3.com.

Princeton has appeared in all seven Ivy League tiebreaking playoff games in the history of the league.  This is Harvard’s first Ivy League basketball championship of any kind.  The Crimson last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 1946. 

There is a chance that the loser of this game could hold a slim chance of earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Harvard is ranked #35 in the RPI, while Princeton is ranked #49.  Harvard has two wins over top 50 teams as well as three losses.  Their biggest win was at Boston College.  Princeton has just one win against the top 50 and two losses.  For the Ivy to earn two bids, the Tigers have to win Saturday and hope Harvard’s high RPI is enough to earn the second bid. 

Conference Tournaments In Action Today

Big 12 Conference

Tournament Site: Kansas City

1st Round Games

#8 Nebraska (19-11) vs. #9 Oklahoma State (18-12)  12:30 PM ET

#5 Colorado (19-12) vs. #12 Iowa State (16-15)  3 PM ET

#7 Baylor (18-12) vs. #10 Oklahoma (13-17)  7PM ET

#6 Missouri (22-9) vs. #11 Texas Tech (13-18) 9:30 PM ET 

Big East Conference

Tournament Site: New York City

2nd Round Games

#8 Georgetown (21-9) vs. #9 Connecticut (22-9)  12 Noon ET on ESPN

#5 St. John’s (20-10) vs. #13 Rutgers (15-16)  Approx. 2:15 PM ET on ESPN

#7 Cincinnati (24-7) vs. #15 South Florida (10-22)  7 PM ET on ESPN

#6 West Virginia (20-10) vs. #11 Marquette (19-13)  Approx. 9:15 PM ET on ESPN 

Conference USA

Tournament Site: El Paso, TX

1st Round Games

#8 East Carolina (16-14) vs. #9 Central Florida (19-10)  1 PM ET

#5 Southern Miss (21-9) vs. #12 Tulane (13-16)  3:30 PM ET

#6 Marshall (21-10) vs. #11 Houston (12-17)  7:30 PM ET

#7 S M U (17-13) vs. #10 Rice (13-17)  10 PM ET 

M E A C

Tournament Site: Winston-Salem, NC

Note: The MEAC has a unique way of scheduling their tournament.  As a result, one first round game will be played today as well as two quarterfinal round games.  The other two quarterfinal round games will be played Thursday. 

1st Round

#6 Norfolk State () vs. #11 Howard ()  3 PM ET

Quarterfinal Round

#1 Bethune-Cookman (20-11) vs. #9 South Carolina State (10-21)  7 PM ET

#2 Hampton (21-8) vs. #10 Maryland-Eastern Shore (9-21)  9:30 PM ET 

Mountain West Conference

Tournament Site: Las Vegas

1st Round

#8 Wyoming (10-20) vs. #9 T C U (10-21)  5 PM ET 

Pac-10 Conference

Tournament Site: Los Angeles

1st Round

#8 Stanford (15-15) vs. #9 Oregon State (10-19)  9 PM ET on Fox Sports Net

#7 Oregon (14-16) vs. #10 Arizona State (12-18)  11:30 PM ET on Fox Sports Net 

Southland Conference

Tournament Site: Katy, TX (Houston Area)

Quarterfinal Round

#2 Northwestern State (LA) (18-13) vs. #7 Texas-San Antonio (16-13)  1 PM ET

#3 Sam Houston (17-12) vs. #6 Stephen F. Austin (18-10)  3:30 PM ET

#1 McNeese State (19-10) vs. #8 Nicholls State (14-13)  7 PM ET

#4 Texas State (15-15) vs. #5 Southeastern Louisiana (15-13)  9:30 PM ET 

S W A C

Tournament Site: Garland, TX (Dallas-Ft. Worth Area) 

Quarterfinal Round

#2 Jackson State (16-14) vs. #7 Prairie View (10-21)  12:30 PM ET

#1 Texas Southern (18-11) vs. #8 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (7-23)  9 PM ET

W A C

Tournament Site: Las Vegas

1st Round

#5 Hawaii (18-11) vs. #8 San Jose State (15-14)  3 PM ET

#6 Nevada (12-18) vs. #7 Fresno State (14-16)  5:30 PM ET

March 8, 2011

NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments–March 8 Update

 

The Four Newest Dance Invitees

Did you see those conference championship games last night?  Was this the Monday Night Fights or basketball?  There were more cut men and cut women than in your average boxing card.

 

When it is all or nothing for these smaller conferences, you get what we saw last night—teams playing like their lives were on the line.

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Old Dominion 70

Virginia Commonwealth 65

 

Old Dominion 27-6

 

The Monarchs are capable of making a semi-surprise run in the Big Dance.  They lead the nation in rebounding margin, and they can score points in the paint. 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

St. Peter’s 62

Iona 57

 

St. Peter’s 20-13

 

The Peacocks beat Alabama earlier in the season, and their defense could keep them within striking defense in an opening round game, but we cannot see SPC advancing to the second round.

 

Southern Conference

Wofford 77

College of Charleston 67

 

Wofford 21-12

 

The Terriers finally beat the Cougars (we predicted this yesterday), and they will not roll over and play dead in the first round.  This team returns to the Dance for the second consecutive season, and they will not back down.  They may not advance, but they will not be in awe of their heavily favored first round opponent.

 

West Coast Conference

Gonzaga 75

Saint Mary’s 63

 

Gonzaga 24-9

 

This edition of Zags may not be the most talented in the Coach Mark Few era, but they are playing their best ball at the right time.  It will depend on their bracket, but this team has Sweet 16 potential.

 

Three More Invitations Go Out Tonight

By 11:15 PM Eastern Time tonight, we will know the names of three more NCAA Tournament participants.  Let’s break down these games.

 

Horizon League Championship @ 9PM ET on ESPN

Butler (22-9)  at  Milwaukee (19-12)

 

Butler defeated Cleveland State in the semifinal round Saturday evening, while Milwaukee topped Valparaiso.  During the regular season, Milwaukee swept the Bulldogs, winning 76-52 at home and 86-80 in overtime on the road.  The top-seeded Panthers host this game.

 

Both teams are red hot coming into this title match.  Milwaukee has gone 10-1 in their last 11 games, and the only loss was in the Bracketbuster to Buffalo.  Their defense is what got them here, as they shoot only 43% from the field and 65% at the foul line.

 

Three Panthers average double figures in scoring, led by Anthony Hill.  Hill averages just under 16 points per game, but he broke out with a 24-point, 11-rebound performance in the semifinal game against Valpo.  Kaylon Williams is the X-factor for Panthers.  He can score when needed, rebound with the big men, and run the offense.  He recorded a triple-double earlier in the season against Butler (10 points-10 rebounds-10 assists), and he added a double-double in the second win over the Bulldogs.

 

Butler missed Gordon Hayward even more than most experts predicted.  The Bulldogs played a tough pre-conference schedule and limped into February.  With their backs against the wall, they reeled off eight consecutive victories to get to the title game tonight.

 

Most basketball fans know Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack from last year’s team that made the surprise run to the National Championship Game.  The duo has teamed for 32 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this year.  However, it has been the emergence of 6-11 sophomore center Andrew Smith that has allowed Butler to turn things around and look like a force to be reckoned with once again.  Smith averaged 11 points per game over the second half of the season.  In the eight game winning streak, he has averaged 32 minutes per game and pulled down close to eight rebounds per game.  His 63% field goal percentage has forced defenses to stop him first, giving Howard and Mack more room to get open.  Smith was a non-factor in the two games against Milwaukee, and he is the key to tonight’s game.  If he plays 32 minutes and gets double figure points and eight rebounds, Butler will be cutting down the nets yet again.

 

Summit League Championship @ 9PM ET on ESPN2

Site: Sioux Falls, SD

Oakland (24-9)  vs. Oral Roberts (19-14)

 

If you like high-scoring, fast-paced games, you will definitely clear your schedule to view this one.  Oakland is the second best offensive team in the nation, averaging 86 points per game (92 ppg in their last 10 games).  The Grizzlies connect on close to 50% of their field goal attempts, and they tend to hit spurts where they score 10 points in two minutes.  Oral Roberts averages 81 points per game and has no qualms running with Oakland.

 

Both teams are riding major winning streaks entering tonight’s title game.  Oakland has won 17 of their last 18 games, while the Golden Eagles have won 10 in a row.  In the regular season, Oakland won both high-scoring games, but both were nail-biters that went down to the wire. 

 

Oakland has a tall and short combination that has done a lot of the damage on opponents.  6-11 center Keith Benson is the best player in the league.  Benson averages 17.7 points and 10 rebounds per game.  He showed he can do it against the big schools, as he had 17 points and 12 rebounds in a close loss to Michigan State and 26 points and 10 rebounds in a big win at Tennessee. 

 

5-11 guard Reggie Hamilton is a threat to top 20 points any night.  He is quick and can get open without help from screens.

 

Oral Roberts has a star in its own right.  Dominique Morrison averages just under 20 points per game, and he doesn’t need to heave up 25 shots per game to get those points.  Morrison shoots 51.3% from the field, 40% from behind the three-point line, and 78.4% at the foul line.  He scored 56 points in the two games against Oakland.

 

This should be a great game, and we don’t believe Oakland is that much of a favorite.  ORU has been to the Big Dance four times in the last six years, while Oakland is the defending tournament champion.  We expect the winner to top 90 points in this game, and it is too close to call.  We say Oakland has about a 54% chance and Oral Roberts a 46% chance of winning.

 

Sunbelt Conference Championship @ 7PM ET on ESPN2

Site: Hot Springs, AR

 

North Texas (22-10)  vs. U A L R (18-16)

 

On paper this looks like a mismatch, even though the teams finished one game apart in the regular season.  North Texas finished fourth in the West with an 8-8 league mark, while Little Rock finished fifth at 7-9.

 

North Texas was one of the biggest underachievers this season.  The Mean Green returned four starters from their 2010 conference champion team and were expected to win again this year with the best backcourt and one of the best frontcourts in the league.  Instead, a 3-9 swoon in the middle of the season placed them out of contention for the West crown.  Since that awful slide, UNT has recovered with five consecutive victories.

 

6-5 senior guard Tristan Thompson has led the way for the Mean Green in the tournament, scoring 80 points in the first three games.  He has done a lot of the damage at the foul line, where he is 31-35 in Hot Springs, including an unbelievable 20-20 performance in the win over top-seed Florida Atlantic.  Thompson combines a quick move to the basket with a sweet shot from outside.  Beefy forward George Odufuwa averages 11 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, and UALR has a tough matchup problem against him.

 

The Trojans dropped both regular season games to North Texas, mostly because they could not compete under the basket.  Their chance to win this game will come down to limiting possessions and trying to win 55-50.  They have won three games in the tournament by getting to the foul line and hitting foul shots, while using the clock and taking 30 seconds to shoot on most possessions.  UALR’s big star in this tournament has been senior guard Solomon Bozeman.  Like Thompson, Bozeman has gotten to the free throw line and made the most of his opportunities.  He has connected on 37 of 42 attempts including an eye-popping 19 of 22 against Middle Tennessee last night.

 

We expect a low-possession, low-scoring game.  There may be fewer than 100 field goal attempts tonight.  North Texas has been there before, while UALR has never won the Sunbelt Conference Tournament.  We think that trend will continue, but it wouldn’t surprise us if this game stays relatively close for the entire 40 minutes.  We could see North Texas winning 60-54.

 

The Other Tournaments In Action Today

 

Atlantic 10 Conference

First Round At Higher Seed Home Court

 

#9 Dayton (19-12) at #8 U Mass (15-14)  9PM ET on CBSC

#12 St. Joseph’s (9-21) at #5 George Washington (17-13)  7PM ET on CBSC

#10 LaSalle (14-17) at #7 St. Bonaventure (16-13)  5 PM ET on CBSC

#11 St. Louis (12-18) at #6 Rhode Island (18-12)  7 PM ET no TV

 

Big East Conference

Madison Square Garden in New York City

 

#16 Depaul (7-23) vs. #9 Georgetown (21-9) 12 Noon ET on ESPN2

#13 Rutgers (14-16) vs. #12 Seton Hall (13-17) Approx. 2:15 PM ET on ESPN2

#15 South Florida (9-22) vs. #10 Villanova (21-10) 7PM ET on ESPNU

#14 Providence (15-16) vs. #11 Marquette (18-13) Approx 9:15 ET on ESPNU

 

Big Sky Conference

Semifinal Round At Higher Seed Home Court

#3 Weber State (18-11) at #2 Montana (20-9)

#4 Northern Arizona (19-11) at #1 Northern Colorado (19-10)

 

Mid-American Conference

1st Round At Higher Seed Home Court  All Games At 7PM ET

 

#10 Northern Illinois (9-20) at #7 Bowling Green (13-18)

#11 Eastern Michigan (9-21) at #6 Akron (19-12)

#9 Central Michigan (10-20) at #8 Buffalo (17-12)

#12 Toledo (4-27) at #5 Ohio U (17-14)

 

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC

 

#9 South Carolina State (9-21) vs. #8 Delaware State (9-20)  9PM ET

#10 Maryland-Eastern Shore (8-21) vs. #7 Florida A&M (12-19)  6:30 PM ET

 

Note: One more 1st round game Wednesday plus two quarterfinal games

 

 

March 7, 2011

NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments–March 7 Update

NCAA Tournament Qualifier #4

Congratulations to the Indiana State Sycamores, the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champions.  ISU defeated Missouri State Sunday by a score of 60-56, giving them eight wins in their last nine games.  This Sycamore team is not to be confused with the 1979 National Finalists with some guy named Larry Bird doing a lot of the scoring, but ISU (20-13) has enough talent to pull off an upset in the first round.  The last time they were in the Big Dance, ISU upset Oklahoma 70-68 in the first round of the 2001 tourney; they lost 85-68 to Gonzaga in the next round.  The Sycamores lost by nine at Notre Dame and by 13 against Purdue, so they can compete against Top 10 teams.

 

Indiana State joins UNC-Asheville, Belmont, and Morehead State as automatic qualifiers in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Four More Teams To Enter The Dance Party Tonight

The field of automatic qualifiers doubles from four to eight tonight.  Let’s take a look at the four conference championships for Monday.

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Virginia Commonwealth (23-10)  vs. Old Dominion (26-6)

7:00 PM EST on ESPN

 

In the semifinal round, VCU upset top-seed George Mason 79-63, while Old Dominion ousted Hofstra 77-69.  Bubble teams will be cheering hard for ODU because if VCU wins, the CAA could send an extra team to the Dance.  George Mason and ODU are virtually assured at-large spots, but VCU will be College Insiders, CBI or NIT-bound if they lose tonight.

 

ODU has won eight games in a row and 12 of 13.  Big forward Frank Hassell has continued to improve and impress down below, and Notre Dame can tell you how well he plays in the postseason; ODU beat the Irish in the first round of last year’s NCAA Tournament.

 

VCU slumped at the end of the regular season, losing four of their final five games (and the one win was in the Bracketbuster) to fall from first to fourth.  The Rams won nine games in a row in the middle of the season, including a road victory over their opponent tonight. 

 

Forward Jamie Skeen will be the key man to watch.  If he can match or beat Hassell point-for-point and rebound-for-rebound, VCU should pull off the victory.  If Hassell wins the battle, then the Monarchs will live up to their preseason billing as best in the league. 

 

If the game comes down to the backcourt, then VCU has the superior tandem there with Bradford Burgess and Joey Rodriguez.  If the battle comes down to the rebounding game, ODU will win and maybe win by 10-20 points.

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

St. Peter’s (19-13)  vs.  Iona (22-10)

7:00 PM EST on ESPN2

 

St. Peter’s pulled off the big upset in this tournament, defeating #1-seed Fairfield 62-48 in yesterday’s semifinal round.  Iona slaughtered Rider 83-59 to earn their spot in the championship game.  The Gaels won their opener by 30 over Siena, so they are the clear-cut favorite tonight.

 

St. Peter’s is an experienced team.  The Peacocks’ top four players are seniors—Wesley Jenkins, Jeron Belin, Nick Leon, and Ryan Bacon.  The quartet averages a combined 45 points a game with all four averaging more than 10 points a game.  Their strongest asset is their defensive ability, and teams have a tough time scoring on SPU.  Unfortunately, the Peacocks barely top 40% shooting from the field and less than 64% at the foul line.  To win tonight, they need to connect on at least 45% of their shots and get some second chance opportunities.

 

Iona has the look of a champion.  The Gaels have won nine games in a row by an average margin of 18.6 points per game.  They swept SPU by 18 and 14 in the regular season.  Star forward Michael Glover has recorded 17 double-doubles, and the only thing that could prevent him from making it 18 tonight would be his early exit from the game due to the game being a blowout.

 

As you can surmise, we think Iona will put this game away with a big run about halfway into the opening half after a five to eight-minute period to calm the nerves.

 

Southern Conference

College of Charleston (24-9)  vs.  Wofford (20-12)

9:00 PM EST on ESPN2

 

Semifinal Scores

College of Charleston 63  Furman 58

Wofford 86  Western Carolina 72

 

The top two teams in the league meet for the third time and Charleston won the first two meetings.  The Cougars won the battle on the boards in both games and in turn took several more shots.  Andrew Goudelock was unstoppable in both games, and Wofford must do something to keep the ball out of his hands tonight and prevent him from scoring his average of 23 points per game to have a chance.

 

The Terriers are the defending SoCon Tournament champions, and they were the overwhelming pick to repeat as champions this year.  They will need a repeat of yesterday’s performance to pull off the upset.  Wofford connected on 54% of their field goals, 50% of their three-point attempts, and 80% at the foul line.  Their big three, Noah Dahlman, Jamar Diggs, and Cameron Rundles, teamed for 52 points and 16 rebounds.  Wofford also has excellent depth with three players capable of coming off the bench and scoring points and pulling down rebounds in massive numbers.

 

Charleston proved to be the better team in the regular season sweep, but we tend to believe this night will belong to Wofford.  The Terriers are playing up to their potential, while the Cougars are not. 

 

West Coast Conference

Saint Mary’s (24-7)  vs. Gonzaga (23-9)

9:00 PM EST on ESPN

 

Semifinal Round

Saint Mary’s 73  Santa Clara 64

Gonzaga 71  San Francisco 67

 

This is the game of the night.  We tend to believe both teams have done enough to punch a ticket to the tournament, but still, this will be a hard-fought rivalry game.

 

The teams split their regular season series, both winning close games on the other’s home court.  If you like offense, then this is the game for you.  Both teams routinely top 80 points per game, and both have enjoyed many nights where they shot in excess of 50% from the field.

 

Gonzaga has won eight games in a row, and the Bulldogs utilize great depth to wear down opponents.  They can go 10-deep with very little drop in talent, as no player averages over 14 points per game, and only one tops six rebounds per game. 

 

SMC relies on a trio of talented players in Mickey McConnell, Rob Jones, and Matthew Dellavedova.  They team up to average 43.3 points per game.  McConnell is one of the best outside shooters in the nation, and he is virtually automatic at the charity stripe.

 

This game is a tossup in the truest since, and we expect it to go down to the final minute for the third time this season.  They could not settle it in 40 minutes the last time they faced off, so this has to be considered a 50-50 game.  We will go with Gonzaga’s 50% chance tonight.

 

Continuing Tournaments

America East Conference

Semifinal Round

Boston U. 55  Hartford 49

Stony Brook 69  Vermont 47

 

Championship Game—Saturday, March 12@ 12 Noon on ESPN2

Stony Brook (15-16) at Boston U (20-13)

 

Northeast Conference

Semifinal Round

Long Island 69  Central Connecticut 67

Robert Morris 64  Quinnipiac 62

 

Championship Game—Wednesday, March 9 @ 7PM on ESPN2

Robert Morris (18-13) at Long Island (26-5)

 

Patriot League

Semifinal Round

Lafayette 73  American 71  2ot

Bucknell 66  Lehigh 64

 

Championship Game—Friday, March 11 @ 4:45 PM on ESPN2

Lafayette (13-18) at Bucknell (24-8)

 

Summit League

Quarterfinal Round

South Dakota State  85  I P F W  75

I U P U I  79  Missouri-KC  55 

 

Semifinal Round—Monday, March 7 @ Sioux Falls, SD

Oakland (23-9)  vs.  South Dakota State (19-11) @ 7:00 PM EST

Oral Roberts (18-14)  vs.  I U P U I (19-13) @ 9:30 PM EST

 

Sunbelt Conference

Quarterfinal Round

Western Kentucky 81  Louisiana-Lafayette 76

North Texas 78  Florida Atlantic 64

Middle Tennessee 73  Florida International 38

U A L R  59  Arkansas State 52

 

Semifinal Round—Monday, March 7 @ Hot Springs, AR

Western Kentucky (16-15)  vs. North Texas (21-10) @ 7:00 PM EST

Middle Tennessee (16-15)  vs.  U A L R (17-16) @ 9:30 PM EST

 

Coming Tomorrow: The Big Sky Conference and Horizon League Tournament Championships are decided, and four more conference tournaments begin.  Check back Tuesday afternoon for more coverage.

March 5, 2011

NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments–March 6 Update

Congratulations To Three Champions

Three teams have punched their tickets to the Big Dance.

 

Big South Conference

UNC-Asheville 60  Coastal Carolina 47

 

UNC-Asheville 19-13

 

Atlantic Sun Conference

Belmont 87  North Florida 46

 

Belmont 30-4

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Morehead State 80  Tennessee Tech 73

 

Morehead State 24-9

 

Scores From Other Conference Tournaments

 

America East Conference

Vermont 57  Binghamton 46

Stony Brook 67  Albany 61

Boston U 69  New Hampshire 60

Hartford 66  Maine 63

 

Sunday, March 6 Semifinal Round

Vermont 23-7  vs. Stony Brook 14-16

Boston U. 19-13  vs. Hartford 11-19

 

Big Sky Conference

Weber State 79  Eastern Washington 70

Northern Arizona 65  Montana State 62

 

Tuesday, March 8 Semifinal Round

Montana 20-9  vs. Weber State 18-11

Northern Colorado 19-10  vs. Northern Arizona 19-11

 

Colonial Athletic Association

George Mason 68  Georgia State 45

Virginia Commonwealth 62  Drexel 60

Old Dominion 59  Delaware 50

Hofstra 72  William & Mary 56

 

Sunday, March 6 Semifinal Round

George Mason 26-5  vs.  Virginia Commonwealth 22-10

Old Dominion 25-6  vs. Hofstra 21-10

 

Horizon League

Butler 76  Cleveland State 68

Milwaukee 70  Valparaiso 63

 

Tuesday, March 8 Championship Game

Butler 22-9  vs. Milwaukee 19-12

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Fairfield 55  Marist 31

St. Peter’s 70  Loyola (MD) 60

Rider 79  Canisius 64

Iona 94  Siena 64

 

Sunday, March 6 Semifinal Round

Fairfield 24-6  vs. St. Peter’s 18-13

Rider 23-9  vs. Iona 21-10

 

Missouri Valley Conference

Missouri State 60  Creighton 50

Indiana State 61  Wichita State 54

 

Sunday, March 6 Championship Game

Missouri State 25-7  vs. Indiana State 19-13

 

Southern Conference

Western Carolina 77 UNC-Greensboro 66

Wofford 67  Appalachian State 56

Furman 61  Chattanooga 52

College of Charleston 78  Elon 60

 

Sunday, March 6 Semifinal Round

Western Carolina 18-14  vs. Wofford 19-12

Furman 22-9  vs. College of Charleston 23-9

 

Summit League

Oakland 82  Southern Utah 66

Oral Roberts 72  North Dakota State 65

 

Sunday, March 6 Quarterfinal Round Continues

I P F W  18-11  vs. South Dakota State 18-11

I U P U I  18-13  vs. Missouri-Kansas City 16-13

 

Sunbelt Conference

Western Kentucky 66  Louisiana-Monroe 50

North Texas 83  Troy 69

Florida Int’l 53  Denver 49

U A L R  82  South Alabama 68

 

Sunday, March 6 Quarterfinal Round

Louisiana-Lafayette 14-14  vs. Western Kentucky 15-15

Florida Atlantic 21-9  vs. North Texas 20-10

Middle Tennessee 15-15  vs. Florida Int’l  11-18

Arkansas State 17-14  vs. U A L R  16-16

 

West Coast Conference

Santa Clara 76  Loyola Marymount 68

San Francisco 76  Pepperdine 59

 

Sunday, March 6 Semifinal Round

St. Mary’s 23-7  vs. Santa Clara 19-13

Gonzaga 22-9  vs. San Francisco 17-13

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