The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 7, 2023

PiRate Ratings Conference Tournament Schedules

All Times Eastern Standard


America East Conference — Higher Seed Hosts

Semifinals (ESPN+)

#1 Vermont (21-10) vs. #5 Binghamton (13-17) 7 PM

#2 UMass Lowell (25-7) vs. #3 New Hampshire (15-14) 6 PM


Atlantic 10 Conference — Brooklyn

1st Round (ESPN+)

#12 Richmond (14-17) vs. #13 Massachusetts (15-15) 11:30 AM

#10 Saint Joseph’s (14-16) vs. #15 Loyola (MD) (10-20) 2 PM

#11 La Salle (13-18) vs. #14 Rhode Island (9-21) 4:30 PM


Atlantic Coast Conference — Greensboro, NC

1st Round (ACCN)

#12 Florida St. (9-22) vs. #13 Georgia Tech (14-17) 2PM

#10 Boston College (15-16) vs. #15 Louisville (4-27) 4:30 PM

#11 Virginia Tech (18-13) vs. #14 Notre Dame (11-20) 7 PM


Big Sky Conference — Boise, ID

Semifinals

#4 Montana (17-13) vs. #9 Northern Arizona (11-22) 8:30 PM ESPNU

#2 Montana St. (23-9) vs. #3 Weber St. (18-14) 11 PM ESPN2


Big West Conference — Henderson, NV (Las Vegas)

1st Round (ESPN+)

#8 Cal St. Bakersfield (10-21) vs. #9 Cal St. Northridge (7-24) 9 PM

#7 Long Beach St. (17-15) vs. #10 Cal Poly (7-24) 11:30 PM


Colonial Athletic Association — Washington, D.C.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (CBSSN)

#2 Charleston (30-3) vs. #4 UNC Wilmington (24-9) 7 PM


Horizon League — Indianapolis

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (ESPN)

#3 Cleveland St. (21-12) vs. #4 Northern Kentucky (21-12) 7 PM


Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference — Atlantic City, NJ

1st Round (ESPN+)

#8 Mount St. Mary’s (12-19) vs. #9 Canisius (10-19) 5 PM

#7 Fairfield (13-17) vs. #10 Saint Peter’s (12-17) 7 PM

#6 Manhattan (12-17) vs. #11 Marist (10-19) 9 PM


Northeast Conference — Higher Seed Hosts

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (ESPN2)

#1 Merrimack (17-16) vs. #2 Fairleigh Dickinson (19-14) 7 PM

Merrimack is not eligible for the NCAA Tournament

FDU has already won the league’s automatic bid


Southland Conference — Lake Charles, LA

Semifinals

#1 Texas A&M-CC (21-10) vs. #8 McNeese St. (11-22) 6:30 PM ESPNU

#2 Northwestern St. (21-10) vs. #7 New Orleans (12-19) 9PM ESPN+


Summit League — Sioux Falls, SD

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (ESPN2)

#1 Oral Roberts (29-4) vs. #3 North Dakota St. (16-16) 9 PM


West Coast Conference — Las Vegas

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (ESPN)

#1 Saint Mary’s (26-6) vs. #2 Gonzaga (27-5) 9 PM


Western Athletic Conference — Las Vegas

1st Round (ESPN+)

#8 Cal Baptist (16-15) vs. #9 Abilene Christian (13-16) 3 PM

#5 Grand Canyon (20-11) vs. #12 UT-Arlington (11-20) 5 PM

#7 Tarleton (16-15) vs. #10 UT-Rio Grande Valley (15-16) 9 PM

#6 Stephen F. Austin (19-12) vs. #11 Utah Tech (13-18) 11 PM

This tournament is seeded by KenPom Ratings rather than standings


Still to Come Today: Updated Bracketology

PiRate Ratings College Basketball — Tuesday, March 7, 2023

HomeVisitorSpread
Boston CollegeLouisville5.7
Cal BaptistAbilene Christian1.3
Cal St. BakersfieldCal St. Northridge2.6
CharlestonUNC Wilmington8.3
Cleveland St.Northern Kentucky-0.9
FairfieldSaint Peter’s3.6
Florida St.Georgia Tech-1.8
Grand CanyonUT-Arlington8.1
La SalleRhode Island0.4
Long Beach St.Cal Poly8.5
ManhattanMarist0.3
MerrimackFairleigh Dickinson2.9
MontanaNorthern Arizona3.5
Montana St.Weber St.5.1
Mount St. Mary’sCanisius-1.3
Northwestern St.New Orleans9.2
Oral RobertsNorth Dakota St.10.7
RichmondMassachusetts1.2
Saint Joseph’sLoyola (Chi)2.5
Saint Mary’sGonzaga-2.4
Stephen F. AustinUtah Tech2.6
Tarleton St.UT Rio Grande Valley5.9
Texas A&M-CCMcNeese St.9.5
UMass LowellNew Hampshire11.9
VermontBinghamton13.3
Virginia TechNotre Dame7.6

Coming Later Today: Conference Tournament Schedules & Updated Bracketology

March 6, 2023

PiRate Ratings Conference Tournament Update

Teams That Have Punched Their Tickets

Fairleigh DickinsonNEC19-14
Southeast Missouri St.OVC19-16
UNC AshevilleBSTH27-7
DrakeMVC27-7
Kennesaw St.ASUN26-8

Monday’s Conference Tournament Schedule

All Times Eastern Standard

Big Sky Conference — Boise, ID

Quarterfinals Day 2 (ESPN+)

#4 Montana (16-13) vs. #5 Idaho St. (11-20) 7:30 PM

#3 Weber St. (17-14) vs. #6 Sacramento St. (14-17) 10 PM


Colonial Athletic Association — Washington, D.C.

Semifinals (CBSSN)

#1 Hofstra (24-8) vs. #4 UNC Wilmington (23-9) 6 PM

#2 Charleston (29-3) vs. #3 Towson (21-11) 8:30 PM


Horizon League — Indianapolis

Semifinals

#1 Youngstown St. (24-8) vs. #4 Northern Kentucky (20-12) 7 PM on ESPNU

#2 Milwaukee (21-10) vs. #3 Cleveland St. (20-12) 9:30 PM on ESPN2


Southern Conference — Asheville, NC

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (ESPN)

#1 Furman (26-7) vs. #7 Chattanooga (18-16) 7 PM


Southland Conference — Lake Charles, LA

Semifinals (ESPN+)

#4 Nicholls St. (16-14) vs. #8 McNeese St. (10-22) 6 PM

#3 Southeastern Louisiana (18-13) vs. #7 New Orleans (11-19) 8:30 PM


Summit League — Sioux Falls, SD

Semifinals (ESPN+)

#1 Oral Roberts (28-4) vs. #5 St. Thomas (19-13) 7 PM

#2 South Dakota St. (19-12) vs. #3 North Dakota St. (15-16) 9:30 PM


Sun Belt Conference — Pensacola, FL

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (ESPN 2)

#2 Louisiana (25-7) vs. #8 South Alabama (19-15) 7 PM


West Coast Conference — Las Vegas

Semifinals

#1 Saint Mary’s (25-6) vs. #5 BYU (19-14) 9 PM on ESPN

#2 Gonzaga (26-5) vs. #6 San Francisco (20-13) 11:30 PM on ESPN2


Still to Come Today: Updated Bracketology

PiRate Ratings College Basketball — Monday, March 6, 2023

Monday’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

HomeVisitorSpread
HofstraUNC Wilmington6.0
Nicholls St.McNeese St.5.9
Youngstown St.Northern Kentucky3.4
FurmanChattanooga6.1
Oral RobertsSt. Thomas10.1
LouisianaSouth Alabama0.2
MontanaIdaho St.5.3
CharlestonTowson5.8
Southeastern LouisianaNew Orleans6.5
Saint Mary’sBYU6.6
MilwaukeeCleveland St.-1.7
South Dakota St.North Dakota St.3.1
Weber St.Sacramento St.1.7
GonzagaSan Francisco12.5

Monday’s PiRate Ratings

#TeamPiRateConference
1Houston119.9American Athletic
2Alabama119.9Southeastern
3UCLA118.8Pac-12
4Tennessee118.6Southeastern
5Connecticut118.0Big East
6Gonzaga117.1West Coast
7Texas116.9Big 12
8Kansas116.7Big 12
9Arizona116.4Pac-12
10Purdue116.4Big Ten
11Creighton115.5Big East
12Baylor114.9Big 12
13Saint Mary’s114.7West Coast
14Marquette114.7Big East
15Xavier114.4Big East
16Arkansas114.3Southeastern
17West Virginia113.6Big 12
18Kansas St.113.5Big 12
19Kentucky113.5Southeastern
20TCU113.3Big 12
21San Diego St.113.3Mountain West
22Maryland113.2Big Ten
23Indiana113.0Big Ten
24Auburn113.0Southeastern
25Iowa St.112.9Big 12
26Texas A&M112.8Southeastern
27Illinois112.5Big Ten
28Iowa112.3Big Ten
29Duke112.3Atlantic Coast
30Utah St.112.2Mountain West
31Michigan St.112.2Big Ten
32Memphis112.1American Athletic
33Miami (Fla)111.6Atlantic Coast
34Rutgers111.5Big Ten
35North Carolina111.5Atlantic Coast
36USC111.3Pac-12
37Florida Atlantic111.3Conference USA
38Virginia111.3Atlantic Coast
39Boise St.111.2Mountain West
40Oklahoma St.111.1Big 12
41Michigan111.1Big Ten
42Texas Tech110.7Big 12
43Oregon110.7Pac-12
44Providence110.7Big East
45Northwestern110.7Big Ten
46North Carolina St.110.6Atlantic Coast
47Mississippi St.110.2Southeastern
48Florida110.0Southeastern
49Penn St.110.0Big Ten
50Ohio St.109.9Big Ten
51Oklahoma109.8Big 12
52Missouri109.7Southeastern
53Cincinnati109.5American Athletic
54New Mexico109.5Mountain West
55Nevada109.4Mountain West
56Clemson109.4Atlantic Coast
57Colorado109.3Pac-12
58UAB109.3Conference USA
59Villanova109.2Big East
60Seton Hall109.2Big East
61Arizona St.109.2Pac-12
62Washington St.108.8Pac-12
63Drake108.8Missouri Valley
64Pittsburgh108.8Atlantic Coast
65Liberty108.8Atlantic Sun
66Virginia Tech108.8Atlantic Coast
67Utah108.8Pac-12
68Dayton108.7Atlantic 10
69Central Florida108.6American Athletic
70Wisconsin108.5Big Ten
71Charleston108.4Colonial Athletic
72North Texas108.4Conference USA
73VCU108.2Atlantic 10
74BYU108.1West Coast
75Oral Roberts108.0Summit
76Yale108.0Ivy League
77Sam Houston St.107.8Western Athletic
78Vanderbilt107.6Southeastern
79Iona107.6Metro Atlantic
80Kent St.107.0Mid-American
81Stanford107.0Pac-12
82St. John’s107.0Big East
83Marshall106.8Sun Belt
84Toledo106.8Mid-American
85Utah Valley106.7Western Athletic
86Bradley106.7Missouri Valley
87Wake Forest106.7Atlantic Coast
88Santa Clara106.5West Coast
89Furman106.2Southern
90Hofstra106.1Colonial Athletic
91UNLV105.9Mountain West
92Nebraska105.7Big Ten
93Tulane105.5American Athletic
94Indiana St.105.5Missouri Valley
95Saint Louis105.3Atlantic 10
96James Madison105.2Sun Belt
97Mississippi104.7Southeastern
98Wichita St.104.6American Athletic
99Washington104.6Pac-12
100UC Irvine104.6Big West
101Louisiana104.6Sun Belt
102San Francisco104.6West Coast
103South Alabama104.4Sun Belt
104Syracuse104.3Atlantic Coast
105Southern Utah104.3Western Athletic
106Temple104.1American Athletic
107Colorado St.104.1Mountain West
108Akron104.0Mid-American
109Southern Miss103.9Sun Belt
110Loyola Marymount103.8West Coast
111Butler103.8Big East
112San Jose St.103.8Mountain West
113Colgate103.7Patriot League
114UNC Greensboro103.7Southern
115Grand Canyon103.6Western Athletic
116Duquesne103.5Atlantic 10
117UC Santa Barbara103.3Big West
118Montana St.103.2Big Sky
119Belmont103.1Missouri Valley
120Vermont103.1America East
121Charlotte103.0Conference USA
122Princeton102.9Ivy League
123UMass Lowell102.8America East
124Youngstown St.102.8Horizon
125Towson102.6Colonial Athletic
126LSU102.4Southeastern
127Southern Illinois102.4Missouri Valley
128Middle Tennessee102.4Conference USA
129George Mason102.3Atlantic 10
130Davidson102.2Atlantic 10
131Stephen F. Austin102.2Western Athletic
132Eastern Washington102.1Big Sky
133Cal St. Fullerton102.1Big West
134Hawaii102.0Big West
135Troy102.0Sun Belt
136Samford102.0Southern
137Fresno St.101.9Mountain West
138Penn101.9Ivy League
139Fordham101.9Atlantic 10
140Kennesaw St.101.8Atlantic Sun
141Ohio101.7Mid-American
142DePaul101.7Big East
143Georgia101.7Southeastern
144South Florida101.6American Athletic
145Cornell101.6Ivy League
146Seattle101.5Western Athletic
147Wyoming101.4Mountain West
148Georgia Tech101.3Atlantic Coast
149Notre Dame101.2Atlantic Coast
150Missouri St.101.2Missouri Valley
151UC Riverside101.0Big West
152UNC Asheville100.9Big South
153Richmond100.7Atlantic 10
154Louisiana Tech100.7Conference USA
155Air Force100.6Mountain West
156UC Davis100.6Big West
157Long Beach St.100.6Big West
158Boston College100.6Atlantic Coast
159Tarleton St.100.5Western Athletic
160Cal Baptist100.5Western Athletic
161Portland100.5West Coast
162South Dakota St.100.4Summit
163Ball St.100.4Mid-American
164Lipscomb100.3Atlantic Sun
165Chattanooga100.1Southern
166Longwood100.1Big South
167UNC Wilmington100.1Colonial Athletic
168Montana100.0Big Sky
169Western Kentucky99.8Conference USA
170Harvard99.7Ivy League
171Appalachian St.99.7Sun Belt
172Old Dominion99.7Sun Belt
173Utah Tech99.6Western Athletic
174Massachusetts99.5Atlantic 10
175St. Bonaventure99.5Atlantic 10
176Eastern Kentucky99.5Atlantic Sun
177Florida St.99.5Atlantic Coast
178SMU99.4American Athletic
179Northern Kentucky99.4Horizon
180Quinnipiac99.4Metro Atlantic
181New Mexico St.99.3Western Athletic
182Stetson99.2Atlantic Sun
183Radford99.2Big South
184Abilene Christian99.2Western Athletic
185Navy99.1Patriot League
186Wright St.99.1Horizon
187Brown99.1Ivy League
188Florida Gulf Coast98.9Atlantic Sun
189Saint Joseph’s98.9Atlantic 10
190UTEP98.8Conference USA
191Grambling98.8Southwestern Athletic
192Drexel98.7Colonial Athletic
193Texas A&M CC98.6Southland
194Norfolk St.98.6Mideastern Athletic
195Buffalo98.6Mid-American
196Rider98.6Metro Atlantic
197Gardner Webb98.5Big South
198North Carolina Central98.5Mideastern Athletic
199Bryant98.5America East
200Cleveland St.98.5Horizon
201Georgetown98.5Big East
202Pepperdine98.5West Coast
203East Carolina98.4American Athletic
204Texas St.98.4Sun Belt
205Minnesota98.4Big Ten
206Northern Iowa98.3Missouri Valley
207Pacific98.3West Coast
208South Carolina98.3Southeastern
209Siena98.2Metro Atlantic
210Detroit Mercy98.1Horizon
211George Washington98.1Atlantic 10
212Weber St.98.1Big Sky
213Georgia Southern97.9Sun Belt
214Oregon St.97.9Pac-12
215St. Thomas97.9Summit
216Rice97.9Conference USA
217Queens97.8Atlantic Sun
218Murray St.97.6Missouri Valley
219Wofford97.4Southern
220San Diego97.3West Coast
221Mercer97.3Southern
222Northwestern St.97.3Southland
223North Dakota St.97.3Summit
224Florida Int’l97.0Conference USA
225La Salle96.9Atlantic 10
226Milwaukee96.8Horizon
227Campbell96.6Big South
228Rhode Island96.5Atlantic 10
229Purdue Fort Wayne96.5Horizon
230Northern Arizona96.5Big Sky
231Jacksonville96.5Atlantic Sun
232Northern Colorado96.4Big Sky
233Western Carolina96.4Southern
234Sacramento St.96.4Big Sky
235Delaware96.4Colonial Athletic
236Loyola (Chi.)96.4Atlantic 10
237North Florida96.3Atlantic Sun
238Jacksonville St.96.1Atlantic Sun
239East Tennessee St.96.0Southern
240Howard95.9Mideastern Athletic
241Robert Morris95.8Horizon
242Portland St.95.7Big Sky
243Winthrop95.6Big South
244Fairfield95.6Metro Atlantic
245UMBC95.5America East
246UT Arlington95.5Western Athletic
247Morehead St.95.5Ohio Valley
248SIU Edwardsville95.4Ohio Valley
249Northern Illinois95.3Mid-American
250Army95.3Patriot League
251Bellarmine95.3Atlantic Sun
252California95.2Pac-12
253Canisius95.1Metro Atlantic
254Alcorn St.95.1Southwestern Athletic
255Nicholls St.95.0Southland
256Maryland Eastern Shore95.0Mideastern Athletic
257Louisville94.9Atlantic Coast
258Niagara94.8Metro Atlantic
259Idaho St.94.7Big Sky
260Southeast Missouri St.94.7Ohio Valley
261North Alabama94.7Atlantic Sun
262Southern94.6Southwestern Athletic
263Southeastern Louisiana94.6Southland
264USC Upstate94.6Big South
265UT Rio Grande Valley94.6Western Athletic
266Boston University94.5Patriot League
267Illinois St.94.5Missouri Valley
268Dartmouth94.3Ivy League
269Lafayette94.3Patriot League
270Miami (O)94.1Mid-American
271Oakland94.1Horizon
272UT-Martin94.1Ohio Valley
273American94.0Patriot League
274Southern Indiana93.9Ohio Valley
275Western Illinois93.9Summit
276Georgia St.93.9Sun Belt
277UC San Diego93.9Big West
278Prairie View A&M93.8Southwestern Athletic
279Mount St. Mary’s93.8Metro Atlantic
280Louisiana Monroe93.6Sun Belt
281Coastal Carolina93.6Sun Belt
282Valparaiso93.6Missouri Valley
283North Dakota93.6Summit
284Arkansas St.93.5Sun Belt
285New Hampshire93.4America East
286Lehigh93.3Patriot League
287Cal St. Bakersfield93.3Big West
288Bowling Green93.2Mid-American
289Tennessee Tech93.1Ohio Valley
290Maine93.1America East
291Tennessee St.92.9Ohio Valley
292South Dakota92.9Summit
293Illinois Chicago92.7Missouri Valley
294Chicago St.92.5Independents
295Manhattan92.4Metro Atlantic
296Bucknell92.4Patriot League
297Binghamton92.3America East
298Charleston Southern92.3Big South
299Northeastern92.3Colonial Athletic
300UTSA92.3Conference USA
301Texas Southern92.2Southwestern Athletic
302Wagner92.2Northeast
303Tulsa92.2American Athletic
304High Point92.2Big South
305Marist92.1Metro Atlantic
306Cal Poly92.1Big West
307Texas A&M Commerce92.1Southland
308Merrimack92.0Northeast
309Denver92.0Summit
310Saint Peter’s92.0Metro Atlantic
311Morgan St.92.0Mideastern Athletic
312Idaho91.9Big Sky
313Jackson St.91.9Southwestern Athletic
314UMKC91.9Summit
315Fairleigh Dickinson91.6Northeast
316William & Mary91.5Colonial Athletic
317Alabama A&M91.4Southwestern Athletic
318Western Michigan91.2Mid-American
319North Carolina A&T91.1Colonial Athletic
320Loyola (MD)90.9Patriot League
321Omaha90.8Summit
322Austin Peay90.8Atlantic Sun
323Eastern Michigan90.8Mid-American
324The Citadel90.7Southern
325Stony Brook90.7Colonial Athletic
326Cal St. Northridge90.7Big West
327Little Rock90.3Ohio Valley
328Sacred Heart90.3Northeast
329Stonehill90.0Northeast
330NJIT90.0America East
331Arkansas Pine Bluff89.7Southwestern Athletic
332Central Michigan89.5Mid-American
333Elon89.5Colonial Athletic
334St. Francis PA89.3Northeast
335Central Connecticut89.1Northeast
336McNeese St.89.1Southland
337Presbyterian88.9Big South
338Central Arkansas88.7Atlantic Sun
339Coppin St.88.5Mideastern Athletic
340Albany88.4America East
341Lindenwood88.4Ohio Valley
342Incarnate Word88.2Southland
343Holy Cross88.2Patriot League
344New Orleans88.1Southland
345Eastern Illinois88.1Ohio Valley
346Alabama St.88.0Southwestern Athletic
347Columbia87.8Ivy League
348South Carolina St.87.7Mideastern Athletic
349Bethune Cookman87.6Southwestern Athletic
350Monmouth87.6Colonial Athletic
351Hampton87.5Colonial Athletic
352VMI87.4Southern
353Evansville87.4Missouri Valley
354St. Francis NY86.7Northeast
355Houston Christian85.9Southland
356Florida A&M85.9Southwestern Athletic
357Delaware St.85.6Mideastern Athletic
358Lamar85.6Southland
359Mississippi Valley St.85.4Southwestern Athletic
360IUPUI84.2Horizon
361Green Bay82.6Horizon
362Hartford81.5Independents
363Long Island79.6Northeast

Alphabetical

#TeamPiRateConference
184Abilene Christian99.2Western Athletic
155Air Force100.6Mountain West
108Akron104.0Mid-American
2Alabama119.9Southeastern
317Alabama A&M91.4Southwestern Athletic
346Alabama St.88.0Southwestern Athletic
340Albany88.4America East
254Alcorn St.95.1Southwestern Athletic
273American94.0Patriot League
171Appalachian St.99.7Sun Belt
9Arizona116.4Pac-12
61Arizona St.109.2Pac-12
16Arkansas114.3Southeastern
331Arkansas Pine Bluff89.7Southwestern Athletic
284Arkansas St.93.5Sun Belt
250Army95.3Patriot League
24Auburn113.0Southeastern
322Austin Peay90.8Atlantic Sun
163Ball St.100.4Mid-American
12Baylor114.9Big 12
251Bellarmine95.3Atlantic Sun
119Belmont103.1Missouri Valley
349Bethune Cookman87.6Southwestern Athletic
297Binghamton92.3America East
39Boise St.111.2Mountain West
158Boston College100.6Atlantic Coast
266Boston University94.5Patriot League
288Bowling Green93.2Mid-American
86Bradley106.7Missouri Valley
187Brown99.1Ivy League
199Bryant98.5America East
296Bucknell92.4Patriot League
195Buffalo98.6Mid-American
111Butler103.8Big East
74BYU108.1West Coast
160Cal Baptist100.5Western Athletic
306Cal Poly92.1Big West
287Cal St. Bakersfield93.3Big West
133Cal St. Fullerton102.1Big West
326Cal St. Northridge90.7Big West
252California95.2Pac-12
227Campbell96.6Big South
253Canisius95.1Metro Atlantic
338Central Arkansas88.7Atlantic Sun
335Central Connecticut89.1Northeast
69Central Florida108.6American Athletic
332Central Michigan89.5Mid-American
71Charleston108.4Colonial Athletic
298Charleston Southern92.3Big South
121Charlotte103.0Conference USA
165Chattanooga100.1Southern
294Chicago St.92.5Independents
53Cincinnati109.5American Athletic
56Clemson109.4Atlantic Coast
200Cleveland St.98.5Horizon
281Coastal Carolina93.6Sun Belt
113Colgate103.7Patriot League
57Colorado109.3Pac-12
107Colorado St.104.1Mountain West
347Columbia87.8Ivy League
5Connecticut118.0Big East
339Coppin St.88.5Mideastern Athletic
145Cornell101.6Ivy League
11Creighton115.5Big East
268Dartmouth94.3Ivy League
130Davidson102.2Atlantic 10
68Dayton108.7Atlantic 10
235Delaware96.4Colonial Athletic
357Delaware St.85.6Mideastern Athletic
309Denver92.0Summit
142DePaul101.7Big East
210Detroit Mercy98.1Horizon
63Drake108.8Missouri Valley
192Drexel98.7Colonial Athletic
29Duke112.3Atlantic Coast
116Duquesne103.5Atlantic 10
203East Carolina98.4American Athletic
239East Tennessee St.96.0Southern
345Eastern Illinois88.1Ohio Valley
176Eastern Kentucky99.5Atlantic Sun
323Eastern Michigan90.8Mid-American
132Eastern Washington102.1Big Sky
333Elon89.5Colonial Athletic
353Evansville87.4Missouri Valley
244Fairfield95.6Metro Atlantic
315Fairleigh Dickinson91.6Northeast
48Florida110.0Southeastern
356Florida A&M85.9Southwestern Athletic
37Florida Atlantic111.3Conference USA
188Florida Gulf Coast98.9Atlantic Sun
224Florida Int’l97.0Conference USA
177Florida St.99.5Atlantic Coast
139Fordham101.9Atlantic 10
137Fresno St.101.9Mountain West
89Furman106.2Southern
197Gardner Webb98.5Big South
129George Mason102.3Atlantic 10
211George Washington98.1Atlantic 10
201Georgetown98.5Big East
143Georgia101.7Southeastern
213Georgia Southern97.9Sun Belt
276Georgia St.93.9Sun Belt
148Georgia Tech101.3Atlantic Coast
6Gonzaga117.1West Coast
191Grambling98.8Southwestern Athletic
115Grand Canyon103.6Western Athletic
361Green Bay82.6Horizon
351Hampton87.5Colonial Athletic
362Hartford81.5Independents
170Harvard99.7Ivy League
134Hawaii102.0Big West
304High Point92.2Big South
90Hofstra106.1Colonial Athletic
343Holy Cross88.2Patriot League
1Houston119.9American Athletic
355Houston Christian85.9Southland
240Howard95.9Mideastern Athletic
312Idaho91.9Big Sky
259Idaho St.94.7Big Sky
27Illinois112.5Big Ten
293Illinois Chicago92.7Missouri Valley
267Illinois St.94.5Missouri Valley
342Incarnate Word88.2Southland
23Indiana113.0Big Ten
94Indiana St.105.5Missouri Valley
79Iona107.6Metro Atlantic
28Iowa112.3Big Ten
25Iowa St.112.9Big 12
360IUPUI84.2Horizon
313Jackson St.91.9Southwestern Athletic
231Jacksonville96.5Atlantic Sun
238Jacksonville St.96.1Atlantic Sun
96James Madison105.2Sun Belt
8Kansas116.7Big 12
18Kansas St.113.5Big 12
140Kennesaw St.101.8Atlantic Sun
80Kent St.107.0Mid-American
19Kentucky113.5Southeastern
225La Salle96.9Atlantic 10
269Lafayette94.3Patriot League
358Lamar85.6Southland
286Lehigh93.3Patriot League
65Liberty108.8Atlantic Sun
341Lindenwood88.4Ohio Valley
164Lipscomb100.3Atlantic Sun
327Little Rock90.3Ohio Valley
157Long Beach St.100.6Big West
363Long Island79.6Northeast
166Longwood100.1Big South
101Louisiana104.6Sun Belt
280Louisiana Monroe93.6Sun Belt
154Louisiana Tech100.7Conference USA
257Louisville94.9Atlantic Coast
236Loyola (Chi.)96.4Atlantic 10
320Loyola (MD)90.9Patriot League
110Loyola Marymount103.8West Coast
126LSU102.4Southeastern
290Maine93.1America East
295Manhattan92.4Metro Atlantic
305Marist92.1Metro Atlantic
14Marquette114.7Big East
83Marshall106.8Sun Belt
22Maryland113.2Big Ten
256Maryland Eastern Shore95.0Mideastern Athletic
174Massachusetts99.5Atlantic 10
336McNeese St.89.1Southland
32Memphis112.1American Athletic
221Mercer97.3Southern
308Merrimack92.0Northeast
33Miami (Fla)111.6Atlantic Coast
270Miami (O)94.1Mid-American
41Michigan111.1Big Ten
31Michigan St.112.2Big Ten
128Middle Tennessee102.4Conference USA
226Milwaukee96.8Horizon
205Minnesota98.4Big Ten
97Mississippi104.7Southeastern
47Mississippi St.110.2Southeastern
359Mississippi Valley St.85.4Southwestern Athletic
52Missouri109.7Southeastern
150Missouri St.101.2Missouri Valley
350Monmouth87.6Colonial Athletic
168Montana100.0Big Sky
118Montana St.103.2Big Sky
247Morehead St.95.5Ohio Valley
311Morgan St.92.0Mideastern Athletic
279Mount St. Mary’s93.8Metro Atlantic
218Murray St.97.6Missouri Valley
185Navy99.1Patriot League
92Nebraska105.7Big Ten
55Nevada109.4Mountain West
285New Hampshire93.4America East
54New Mexico109.5Mountain West
181New Mexico St.99.3Western Athletic
344New Orleans88.1Southland
258Niagara94.8Metro Atlantic
255Nicholls St.95.0Southland
330NJIT90.0America East
194Norfolk St.98.6Mideastern Athletic
261North Alabama94.7Atlantic Sun
35North Carolina111.5Atlantic Coast
319North Carolina A&T91.1Colonial Athletic
198North Carolina Central98.5Mideastern Athletic
46North Carolina St.110.6Atlantic Coast
283North Dakota93.6Summit
223North Dakota St.97.3Summit
237North Florida96.3Atlantic Sun
72North Texas108.4Conference USA
299Northeastern92.3Colonial Athletic
230Northern Arizona96.5Big Sky
232Northern Colorado96.4Big Sky
249Northern Illinois95.3Mid-American
206Northern Iowa98.3Missouri Valley
179Northern Kentucky99.4Horizon
45Northwestern110.7Big Ten
222Northwestern St.97.3Southland
149Notre Dame101.2Atlantic Coast
271Oakland94.1Horizon
141Ohio101.7Mid-American
50Ohio St.109.9Big Ten
51Oklahoma109.8Big 12
40Oklahoma St.111.1Big 12
172Old Dominion99.7Sun Belt
321Omaha90.8Summit
75Oral Roberts108.0Summit
43Oregon110.7Pac-12
214Oregon St.97.9Pac-12
207Pacific98.3West Coast
138Penn101.9Ivy League
49Penn St.110.0Big Ten
202Pepperdine98.5West Coast
64Pittsburgh108.8Atlantic Coast
161Portland100.5West Coast
242Portland St.95.7Big Sky
278Prairie View A&M93.8Southwestern Athletic
337Presbyterian88.9Big South
122Princeton102.9Ivy League
44Providence110.7Big East
10Purdue116.4Big Ten
229Purdue Fort Wayne96.5Horizon
217Queens97.8Atlantic Sun
180Quinnipiac99.4Metro Atlantic
183Radford99.2Big South
228Rhode Island96.5Atlantic 10
216Rice97.9Conference USA
153Richmond100.7Atlantic 10
196Rider98.6Metro Atlantic
241Robert Morris95.8Horizon
34Rutgers111.5Big Ten
234Sacramento St.96.4Big Sky
328Sacred Heart90.3Northeast
189Saint Joseph’s98.9Atlantic 10
95Saint Louis105.3Atlantic 10
13Saint Mary’s114.7West Coast
310Saint Peter’s92.0Metro Atlantic
77Sam Houston St.107.8Western Athletic
136Samford102.0Southern
220San Diego97.3West Coast
21San Diego St.113.3Mountain West
102San Francisco104.6West Coast
112San Jose St.103.8Mountain West
88Santa Clara106.5West Coast
146Seattle101.5Western Athletic
60Seton Hall109.2Big East
209Siena98.2Metro Atlantic
248SIU Edwardsville95.4Ohio Valley
178SMU99.4American Athletic
103South Alabama104.4Sun Belt
208South Carolina98.3Southeastern
348South Carolina St.87.7Mideastern Athletic
292South Dakota92.9Summit
162South Dakota St.100.4Summit
144South Florida101.6American Athletic
260Southeast Missouri St.94.7Ohio Valley
263Southeastern Louisiana94.6Southland
262Southern94.6Southwestern Athletic
127Southern Illinois102.4Missouri Valley
274Southern Indiana93.9Ohio Valley
109Southern Miss103.9Sun Belt
105Southern Utah104.3Western Athletic
175St. Bonaventure99.5Atlantic 10
354St. Francis NY86.7Northeast
334St. Francis PA89.3Northeast
82St. John’s107.0Big East
215St. Thomas97.9Summit
81Stanford107.0Pac-12
131Stephen F. Austin102.2Western Athletic
182Stetson99.2Atlantic Sun
329Stonehill90.0Northeast
325Stony Brook90.7Colonial Athletic
104Syracuse104.3Atlantic Coast
159Tarleton St.100.5Western Athletic
20TCU113.3Big 12
106Temple104.1American Athletic
4Tennessee118.6Southeastern
291Tennessee St.92.9Ohio Valley
289Tennessee Tech93.1Ohio Valley
7Texas116.9Big 12
26Texas A&M112.8Southeastern
193Texas A&M CC98.6Southland
307Texas A&M Commerce92.1Southland
301Texas Southern92.2Southwestern Athletic
204Texas St.98.4Sun Belt
42Texas Tech110.7Big 12
324The Citadel90.7Southern
84Toledo106.8Mid-American
125Towson102.6Colonial Athletic
135Troy102.0Sun Belt
93Tulane105.5American Athletic
303Tulsa92.2American Athletic
58UAB109.3Conference USA
156UC Davis100.6Big West
100UC Irvine104.6Big West
151UC Riverside101.0Big West
277UC San Diego93.9Big West
117UC Santa Barbara103.3Big West
3UCLA118.8Pac-12
123UMass Lowell102.8America East
245UMBC95.5America East
314UMKC91.9Summit
152UNC Asheville100.9Big South
114UNC Greensboro103.7Southern
167UNC Wilmington100.1Colonial Athletic
91UNLV105.9Mountain West
36USC111.3Pac-12
264USC Upstate94.6Big South
246UT Arlington95.5Western Athletic
265UT Rio Grande Valley94.6Western Athletic
272UT-Martin94.1Ohio Valley
67Utah108.8Pac-12
30Utah St.112.2Mountain West
173Utah Tech99.6Western Athletic
85Utah Valley106.7Western Athletic
190UTEP98.8Conference USA
300UTSA92.3Conference USA
282Valparaiso93.6Missouri Valley
78Vanderbilt107.6Southeastern
73VCU108.2Atlantic 10
120Vermont103.1America East
59Villanova109.2Big East
38Virginia111.3Atlantic Coast
66Virginia Tech108.8Atlantic Coast
352VMI87.4Southern
302Wagner92.2Northeast
87Wake Forest106.7Atlantic Coast
99Washington104.6Pac-12
62Washington St.108.8Pac-12
212Weber St.98.1Big Sky
17West Virginia113.6Big 12
233Western Carolina96.4Southern
275Western Illinois93.9Summit
169Western Kentucky99.8Conference USA
318Western Michigan91.2Mid-American
98Wichita St.104.6American Athletic
316William & Mary91.5Colonial Athletic
243Winthrop95.6Big South
70Wisconsin108.5Big Ten
219Wofford97.4Southern
186Wright St.99.1Horizon
147Wyoming101.4Mountain West
15Xavier114.4Big East
76Yale108.0Ivy League
124Youngstown St.102.8Horizon

PiRate Ratings By Conference

America East
TeamRating
Vermont103.1
UMass Lowell102.8
Bryant98.5
UMBC95.5
New Hampshire93.4
Maine93.1
Binghamton92.3
NJIT90.0
Albany88.4
American Athletic
TeamRating
Houston119.9
Memphis112.1
Cincinnati109.5
Central Florida108.6
Tulane105.5
Wichita St.104.6
Temple104.1
South Florida101.6
SMU99.4
East Carolina98.4
Tulsa92.2
Atlantic 10
TeamRating
Dayton108.7
VCU108.2
Saint Louis105.3
Duquesne103.5
George Mason102.3
Davidson102.2
Fordham101.9
Richmond100.7
Massachusetts99.5
St. Bonaventure99.5
Saint Joseph’s98.9
George Washington98.1
La Salle96.9
Rhode Island96.5
Loyola (Chi.)96.4
Atlantic Coast
TeamRating
Duke112.3
Miami (Fla)111.6
North Carolina111.5
Virginia111.3
North Carolina St.110.6
Clemson109.4
Pittsburgh108.8
Virginia Tech108.8
Wake Forest106.7
Syracuse104.3
Georgia Tech101.3
Notre Dame101.2
Boston College100.6
Florida St.99.5
Louisville94.9
Atlantic Sun
TeamRating
Liberty108.8
Kennesaw St.101.8
Lipscomb100.3
Eastern Kentucky99.5
Stetson99.2
Florida Gulf Coast98.9
Queens97.8
Jacksonville96.5
North Florida96.3
Jacksonville St.96.1
Bellarmine95.3
North Alabama94.7
Austin Peay90.8
Central Arkansas88.7
Big 12
TeamRating
Texas116.9
Kansas116.7
Baylor114.9
West Virginia113.6
Kansas St.113.5
TCU113.3
Iowa St.112.9
Oklahoma St.111.1
Texas Tech110.7
Oklahoma109.8
Big East
TeamRating
Connecticut118.0
Creighton115.5
Marquette114.7
Xavier114.4
Providence110.7
Villanova109.2
Seton Hall109.2
St. John’s107.0
Butler103.8
DePaul101.7
Georgetown98.5
Big Sky
TeamRating
Montana St.103.2
Eastern Washington102.1
Montana100.0
Weber St.98.1
Northern Arizona96.5
Northern Colorado96.4
Sacramento St.96.4
Portland St.95.7
Idaho St.94.7
Idaho91.9
Big South
TeamRating
UNC Asheville100.9
Longwood100.1
Radford99.2
Gardner Webb98.5
Campbell96.6
Winthrop95.6
USC Upstate94.6
Charleston Southern92.3
High Point92.2
Presbyterian88.9
Big Ten
TeamRating
Purdue116.4
Maryland113.2
Indiana113.0
Illinois112.5
Iowa112.3
Michigan St.112.2
Rutgers111.5
Michigan111.1
Northwestern110.7
Penn St.110.0
Ohio St.109.9
Wisconsin108.5
Nebraska105.7
Minnesota98.4
Big West
TeamRating
UC Irvine104.6
UC Santa Barbara103.3
Cal St. Fullerton102.1
Hawaii102.0
UC Riverside101.0
UC Davis100.6
Long Beach St.100.6
UC San Diego93.9
Cal St. Bakersfield93.3
Cal Poly92.1
Cal St. Northridge90.7
Colonial Athletic
TeamRating
Charleston108.4
Hofstra106.1
Towson102.6
UNC Wilmington100.1
Drexel98.7
Delaware96.4
Northeastern92.3
William & Mary91.5
North Carolina A&T91.1
Stony Brook90.7
Elon89.5
Monmouth87.6
Hampton87.5
Conference USA
TeamRating
Florida Atlantic111.3
UAB109.3
North Texas108.4
Charlotte103.0
Middle Tennessee102.4
Louisiana Tech100.7
Western Kentucky99.8
UTEP98.8
Rice97.9
Florida Int’l97.0
UTSA92.3
Horizon
TeamRating
Youngstown St.102.8
Northern Kentucky99.4
Wright St.99.1
Cleveland St.98.5
Detroit Mercy98.1
Milwaukee96.8
Purdue Fort Wayne96.5
Robert Morris95.8
Oakland94.1
IUPUI84.2
Green Bay82.6
Independents
TeamRating
Chicago St.92.5
Hartford81.5
Ivy League
TeamRating
Yale108.0
Princeton102.9
Penn101.9
Cornell101.6
Harvard99.7
Brown99.1
Dartmouth94.3
Columbia87.8
Metro Atlantic
TeamRating
Iona107.6
Quinnipiac99.4
Rider98.6
Siena98.2
Fairfield95.6
Canisius95.1
Niagara94.8
Mount St. Mary’s93.8
Manhattan92.4
Marist92.1
Saint Peter’s92.0
Mid-American
TeamRating
Kent St.107.0
Toledo106.8
Akron104.0
Ohio101.7
Ball St.100.4
Buffalo98.6
Northern Illinois95.3
Miami (O)94.1
Bowling Green93.2
Western Michigan91.2
Eastern Michigan90.8
Central Michigan89.5
Mideastern Athletic
TeamRating
Norfolk St.98.6
North Carolina Central98.5
Howard95.9
Maryland Eastern Shore95.0
Morgan St.92.0
Coppin St.88.5
South Carolina St.87.7
Delaware St.85.6
Missouri Valley
TeamRating
Drake108.8
Bradley106.7
Indiana St.105.5
Belmont103.1
Southern Illinois102.4
Missouri St.101.2
Northern Iowa98.3
Murray St.97.6
Illinois St.94.5
Valparaiso93.6
Illinois Chicago92.7
Evansville87.4
Mountain West
TeamRating
San Diego St.113.3
Utah St.112.2
Boise St.111.2
New Mexico109.5
Nevada109.4
UNLV105.9
Colorado St.104.1
San Jose St.103.8
Fresno St.101.9
Wyoming101.4
Air Force100.6
Northeast
TeamRating
Wagner92.2
Merrimack92.0
Fairleigh Dickinson91.6
Sacred Heart90.3
Stonehill90.0
St. Francis PA89.3
Central Connecticut89.1
St. Francis NY86.7
Long Island79.6
Ohio Valley
TeamRating
Morehead St.95.5
SIU Edwardsville95.4
Southeast Missouri St.94.7
UT-Martin94.1
Southern Indiana93.9
Tennessee Tech93.1
Tennessee St.92.9
Little Rock90.3
Lindenwood88.4
Eastern Illinois88.1
Pac-12
TeamRating
UCLA118.8
Arizona116.4
USC111.3
Oregon110.7
Colorado109.3
Arizona St.109.2
Washington St.108.8
Utah108.8
Stanford107.0
Washington104.6
Oregon St.97.9
California95.2
Patriot League
TeamRating
Colgate103.7
Navy99.1
Army95.3
Boston University94.5
Lafayette94.3
American94.0
Lehigh93.3
Bucknell92.4
Loyola (MD)90.9
Holy Cross88.2
Southeastern
TeamRating
Alabama119.9
Tennessee118.6
Arkansas114.3
Kentucky113.5
Auburn113.0
Texas A&M112.8
Mississippi St.110.2
Florida110.0
Missouri109.7
Vanderbilt107.6
Mississippi104.7
LSU102.4
Georgia101.7
South Carolina98.3
Southern
TeamRating
Furman106.2
UNC Greensboro103.7
Samford102.0
Chattanooga100.1
Wofford97.4
Mercer97.3
Western Carolina96.4
East Tennessee St.96.0
The Citadel90.7
VMI87.4
Southland
TeamRating
Texas A&M CC98.6
Northwestern St.97.3
Nicholls St.95.0
Southeastern Louisiana94.6
Texas A&M Commerce92.1
McNeese St.89.1
Incarnate Word88.2
New Orleans88.1
Houston Christian85.9
Lamar85.6
Southwestern Athletic
TeamRating
Grambling98.8
Alcorn St.95.1
Southern94.6
Prairie View A&M93.8
Texas Southern92.2
Jackson St.91.9
Alabama A&M91.4
Arkansas Pine Bluff89.7
Alabama St.88.0
Bethune Cookman87.6
Florida A&M85.9
Mississippi Valley St.85.4
Summit
TeamRating
Oral Roberts108.0
South Dakota St.100.4
St. Thomas97.9
North Dakota St.97.3
Western Illinois93.9
North Dakota93.6
South Dakota92.9
Denver92.0
UMKC91.9
Omaha90.8
Sun Belt
TeamRating
Marshall106.8
James Madison105.2
Louisiana104.6
South Alabama104.4
Southern Miss103.9
Troy102.0
Appalachian St.99.7
Old Dominion99.7
Texas St.98.4
Georgia Southern97.9
Georgia St.93.9
Louisiana Monroe93.6
Coastal Carolina93.6
Arkansas St.93.5
West Coast
TeamRating
Gonzaga117.1
Saint Mary’s114.7
BYU108.1
Santa Clara106.5
San Francisco104.6
Loyola Marymount103.8
Portland100.5
Pepperdine98.5
Pacific98.3
San Diego97.3
Western Athletic
TeamRating
Sam Houston St.107.8
Utah Valley106.7
Southern Utah104.3
Grand Canyon103.6
Stephen F. Austin102.2
Seattle101.5
Tarleton St.100.5
Cal Baptist100.5
Utah Tech99.6
New Mexico St.99.3
Abilene Christian99.2
UT Arlington95.5
UT Rio Grande Valley94.6

Coming Later Today: Updated Bracketology & Conference Tournament Schedules

February 26, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball Tournament Coverage–Sunday, February 26, 2023

On the eve of the first men’s basketball conference tournaments, multiple conference tournament brackets are now set.  Here is a look at these tournaments starting this week.

Atlantic Sun

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Opening Round – Monday, February 27 (ESPN+)

Game 1: #9 Queens (17-14) vs. #10 Florida Gulf Coast (17-14) (@ Kennesaw St.)

Game 2: #7 North Florida (14-16) vs. #8 Bellarmine (14-17) (@ Liberty)

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Quarterfinals – Tuesday, February 28 (ESPN+)

Game 3: Game 1 Winner at #1 Kennesaw St. (23-8)

Game 4: #5 Lipscomb (19-12) at #4 Stetson (17-12)

Game 5: Game 2 Winner at #2 Liberty (24-7)

Game 6: #6 North Alabama (18-13) at #3 Eastern Kentucky (19-12)

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Semifinals – Thursday, March 2 (ESPN+)

Game 7: Lowest Remaining Seed at Highest Remaining Seed

Game 8: 2nd Lowest Remaining Seed at 2nd Highest Remaining Seed

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Finals – Sunday, March 5 (3 PM EST on ESPN2)

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Big South – Charlotte

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Opening Round – Wednesday, March 1 (ESPN+)

Game 1: #8 High Point (14-16) vs. #9 Charleston Southern (9-20)

Game 2: #7 Campbel (13-17) vs. #10 Presbyterian (5-26)

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Quarterfinals – Friday, March 3 (ESPN+)

Game 3: #1 UNC-Asheville (24-7) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 4: #4 USC-Upstate (14-15) vs. #5 Gardner-Webb (15-15)

Game 5: #2 Longwood (20-11) vs. Game 2 Winner

Game 6: #3 Radford (18-13) vs. #6 Winthrop (15-16)

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Semifinals – Saturday, March 4 (ESPN+)

Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

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Finals – Sunday, March 5 (1 PM EST on ESPN2)

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Colonial Athletic – Washington, D.C.

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Opening Round – Friday, March 3 (FloHoops.com)

Game 1: #12 Hampton (8-23) vs. #13 Monmouth (6-25)

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2nd Round – Saturday, March 4 (FloHoops.com)

Game 2: #8 William & Mary (12-19) vs. #9 Elon (8-23)

Game 3: #5 Drexel (16-14) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 4: #7 North Carolina A&T (13-18) vs. #10 Stony Brook (10-21)

Game 5: #6 Delaware (16-15) vs. #11 Northeastern (10-19)

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Quarterfinals – Sunday, March 5 (FloHoops.com)

Game 6: #1 Hofstra (23-8) vs. Game 2 Winner

Game 7: #4 UNC Wilmington (22-9) vs. Game 3 Winner

Game 8: #2 Charleston (28-3) vs. Game 4 Winner

Game 9: #3 Towson (20-11) vs. Game 5 Winner

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Semifinals – Monday, March 6 (CBSSN)

Game 10: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner

Game 11: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner

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Finals – Tuesday, March 7 (7 PM EST on CBSSN)

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Horizon – Campus Sites 1st 2 rounds / Indianapolis Semifinals & Finals

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Opening Round – Tuesday, February 28 (ESPN+)

Game 1: #11 IUPUI (5-26) at #6 Robert Morris (15-16)

Game 2: #10 Green Bay (3-28) at #7 Wright St. (17-14)

Game 3: #9 Purdue Ft. Wayne (17-14) at #8 Detroit Mercy (13-18)

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Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 2 (ESPN+)

Game 4: #5 Oakland (13-18) at #4 Northern Kentucky (19-12)

Game 5: Lowest Remaining Seed at #1 Youngstown St. (23-8) 

Game 6: Second Highest Remaining Seed at #2 Milwaukee (20-10)

Game 7: Highest Remaining Seed at #3 Cleveland St. (19-12)

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Semifinals – Monday, March 6 [Indianapolis]

Game 8: Highest Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed (ESPNU)

Game 9: 2nd Highest Remaining Seed vs 2nd Lowest Remaining Seed (ESPN2)

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Finals – Tuesday, March 7 [Indianapolis] (7 PM EST on ESPN or ESPN2)

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Missouri Valley (Arch Madness) – St. Louis

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Opening Round – Thursday, March 2 (MVCtv)

Game 1: #8 Northern Iowa (13-17) vs. #9 Illinois St. (11-20)

Game 2: #5 Indiana St. (20-11) vs. #12 Evansville (5-26)

Game 3: #7 Murray St. (16-14) vs. #10 Valparaiso (11-20)

Game 4: #6 Missouri St. (16-14) vs. #11 Illinois-Chicago (12-19)

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Quarterfinals – Friday, March 3 (MVCtv)

Game 5: #1 Bradley (23-8) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 6: #4 Belmont (22-10) vs. Game 2 Winner

Game 7: #2 Drake (24-7) vs. Game 3 Winner

Game 8: #3 Southern Illinois (22-9) vs. Game 4 Winner

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Semifinals – Saturday, March 4 (CBSSN)

Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

Game 10: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner

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Finals – Sunday, March 5 (2 PM EST on CBS)

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Northeast – Higher Seed Hosts

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Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 1 (necfrontrow.com)

Game 1: #8 Long Island (3-25) at #1 Merrimack (15-16)

Game 2: #5 Wagner (15-12) at #4 Sacred Heart (15-16)

Game 3: #7 St. Francis (NY) (14-15) at #2 Fairleigh Dickinson (17-14)

Game 4: #6 Central Connecticut St. (10-21) at #3 St. Francis (PA) (12-17)

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Semifinals – Saturday, March 4 (ESPN3)

Game 5: Lowest Remaining Seed at Highest Remaining Seed

Game 6: 2nd Lowest Remaining Seed at 2nd Highest Remaining Seed

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Finals – Tuesday, March 7 (7 PM EST on ESPN2)

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Ohio Valley – Evansville, IN

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Opening Round – Wednesday, March 1 (ESPN+)

Game 1: #5 Southeast Missouri (15-16) vs. #8 Lindenwood (11-20)

Game 2: #6 SIU Edwardsville (18-13) vs. #7 Southern Indiana (16-15)

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Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 2 (ESPN+)

Game 3: #4 Tennessee State (18-13) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 4: #3 UT-Martin (18-13) vs. Game 4 Winner

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Semifinals – Friday, March 3 (ESPNU)

Game 5: #1 Morehead St. (21-10) vs. Game 3 Winner

Game 6: #2 Tennessee Tech (15-16) vs. Game 4 Winner

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Finals – Saturday, March 4 (8 PM EST on ESPN2)

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Patriot – Higher Seed Hosts

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Opening Round – Tuesday, February 28 (ESPN+)

Game 1: #10 Bucknell (12-19) at #7 American (15-14)

Game 2: #9 Holy Cross (10-21) at #8 Loyola (MD) (12-19)

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Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 2 (ESPN+)

Game 3: Game 2 Winner at #1 Colgate (23-8)

Game 4: #5 Boston U (15-16) at #4 Army (16-15)

Game 5: Game 1 Winner at #2 Navy (18-12)

Game 6: #6 Lafayette (9-22) at #3 Lehigh (16-13)

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Semifinals – Sunday, March 5 (CBSSN)

Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner at higher seed

Game 8: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner at higher seed

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Finals – Wednesday, March 8 (7:30 PM EST on CBSSN)

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Southern – Asheville, NC

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Opening Round – Friday, March 3 (ESPN+)

Game 1: #8 Mercer (13-18) vs. #9 The Citadel (10-21)

Game 2: #7 Chattanooga (15-16) vs. #10 VMI (7-24)

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Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 4 (ESPN+)

Game 3: #1 Furman (24-7) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 4: #4 Western Carolina (17-14) vs. #5 East Tennessee St. (12-19)

Game 5: #2 Samford (21-10) vs. Game 2 Winner

Game 6: #3 UNC Greensboro (20-11) vs. #6 Wofford (16-15)

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Semifinals – Sunday, March 5 

Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner on ESPNU

Game 8: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner on ESPNEWS

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Finals – Monday, March 6  (7 PM EST on ESPN)

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Summit – Sioux Falls, SD

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Opening Round – Friday, March 3 (ESPN+)

Game 1: #8 Denver (15-16) vs. #9 North Dakota (12-19)

Game 2: #7 UMKC (11-20) vs. #10 Omaha (8-22)

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Quarterfinals Day 1 – Saturday, March 4 (ESPN+)

Game 3: #1 Oral Roberts (27-4) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 4: #2 South Dakota St. (18-12) vs. Game 2 Winner

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Quarterfinals Day 2 – Sunday, March 5 (ESPN+)

Game 5: #4 Western Illinois (16-13) vs. #5 St. Thomas (18-13)

Game 6: #3 North Dakota St. (14-16) vs. #6 South Dakota (12-18)

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Semifinals – Monday, March 6 (ESPN+)

Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner

Game 8: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

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Finals – Tuesday, March 7 (9 PM EST on ESPN2)

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Sun Belt – Pensacola, FL

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Opening Round – Tuesday, February 28  (ESPN+)

Game 1: #12 Coastal Carolina (11-19) vs. #13 Arkansas St. (12-19)

Game 2: #11 Texas St. (13-18) vs. #14 Georgia St. (10-20)

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2nd Round – Thursday, March 2 (ESPN+)

Game 3: #8 South Alabama (16-15) vs. #9 Appalachian St. (16-15)

Game 4: #5 Troy (19-12) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 5: #6 Old Dominion (19-11) vs. Game 2 Winner

Game 6: #7 Georgia Southern (16-15) vs. #10 Louisiana-Monroe (11-20)

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Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 4 (ESPN+)

Game 7: #1 Southern Miss (25-6) vs. Game 3 Winner

Game 8: #4 James Madison (21-10) vs. Game 4 Winner

Game 9: #3 Marshall (24-7) vs. Game 5 Winner

Game 10: #2 Louisiana (23-7) vs. Game 6 Winner

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Semifinals – Sunday, March 5 (ESPN+)

Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner

Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner

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Finals – Monday, March 6 (7 PM EST on ESPN2)

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West Coast – Las Vegas

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Opening Round – Thursday, March 2 (BYUtv)

Game 1: #8 Portland (13-18) vs. #9 San Diego (11-19)

Game 2: #7 Pacific (14-17) vs. #10 Pepperdine (9-21)

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2nd Round – Friday, March 3 (BYUtv)

Game 3: #5 BYU (17-14) vs. Game 1 Winner

Game 4: #6 San Francisco (18-13) vs. Game 2 Winner

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Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 4 (ESPN2)

Game 5: #4 Loyola Marymount (19-11) vs. Game 3 Winner

Game 6: #3 Santa Clara (23-8) vs. Game 4 Winner

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Semifinals – Monday, March 6 

Game 7: #1 Saint Mary’s (25-6) vs. Game 5 Winner (ESPN)

Game 8: #2 Gonzaga (25-5*) vs. Game 6 Winner (ESPN2)

* Gonzaga has a non-conference game with Chicago St. before the tournament.

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Finals – Tuesday, March 7  (8 PM EST on ESPN)

February 23, 2023

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, February 23, 2023

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Cal St. FullertonUC Davis3.1
Cal St. NorthridgeCal St. Bakersfield0.2
CaliforniaWashington-6.4
CharlestonTowson9.1
CharlotteNorth Texas-2.5
ColoradoUSC2.4
DetroitNorthern Kentucky1.9
DrexelNortheastern7.4
Florida AtlanticUTSA20.7
Florida Intl.UTEP0.6
Gardner-WebbLongwood1.3
GonzagaSan Diego21.0
Green BayCleveland St.-13.7
HamptonMonmouth3.8
Houston ChristianMcNeese St.0.0
Idaho St.Idaho4.2
IllinoisNorthwestern5.5
Incarnate WordNorthwestern St.-6.8
IUPUIRobert Morris-10.2
LamarSoutheastern Louisiana-5.0
LindenwoodSoutheast Missouri St.-3.1
MerrimackCentral Connecticut St.3.6
MilwaukeePurdue Ft. Wayne1.9
MontanaPortland St.6.3
Montana St.Sacramento St.9.6
New OrleansNicholls St.-6.8
North Carolina A&TDelaware-1.9
North DakotaWestern Illinois2.4
North Dakota St.St. Thomas (MN)1.5
OaklandWright St.-2.9
Ohio St.Penn St.2.8
RutgersMichigan5.9
Sacred HeartSt. Francis (NY)6.5
Saint Mary’sPacific19.3
Sam HoustonCal Baptist8.7
San FranciscoPortland7.7
Santa ClaraPepperdine10.3
SIU EdwardsvilleLittle Rock8.1
South DakotaOral Roberts-13.7
South Dakota St.UMKC9.1
Southern IndianaTennessee Tech4.5
St. Francis (PA)Fairleigh Dickinson1.0
StanfordWashington St.0.8
Tarleton St.Utah Valley-4.3
Texas A&M-CCTexas A&M-Commerce10.2
UABRice11.5
UC IrvineUC San Diego14.6
UC Santa BarbaraLong Beach St.5.3
UNC WilmingtonStony Brook12.2
UT ArlingtonSouthern Utah-5.4
UT MartinTennessee St.4.3
UT-Rio Grande ValleyUtah Tech-1.4
UtahUCLA-6.2
WagnerStonehill College4.3
Weber St.Eastern Washington-2.5
Western KentuckyLouisiana Tech1.3
Wichita St.Memphis-5.1
William & MaryElon2.6

January 20, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Florida St.North Florida20.7
ProvidenceGeorgetown12.1
PresbyterianWinthrop-3.7
IndianaPurdue-2.8
Bowling GreenAkron0.5
MassachusettsSaint Louis-4.8
MemphisSMU6.8
Tennessee TechSIU Edwardsville3.5
Morehead St.Belmont-5.2
Tennessee MartinAustin Peay1.4
Florida InternationalMarshall0.0
Florida AtlanticWestern Kentucky-3.0
North TexasCharlotte9.9
IUPUIWright St.-13.5
Georgia SouthernCoastal Carolina-0.6
Georgia St.Appalachian St.2.6
Western IllinoisSouth Dakota4.6
VMISamford5.8
UNC GreensboroChattanooga-4.8
DrexelElon8.6
DelawareWilliam & Mary15.5
James MadisonUNC Wilmington10.2
TowsonCharleston8.1
ColoradoUSC-3.1
Sam HoustonNew Mexico St.-5.0
Stephen F. AustinGrand Canyon-2.7
Little RockTexas St.-6.8
Louisiana MonroeTroy-0.6
FairfieldMonmouth-2.4
Southeast Missouri St.Tennessee St.1.1
Murray St.Eastern Illinois28.4
RiceOld Dominion2.8
Northern ArizonaMontana St.-7.3
Nicholls St.Northwestern St.14.2
New OrleansSE Louisiana3.2
Utah ValleyUT Rio Grande Valley12.1
Tarleton St.California Baptist4.3
Abilene ChristianSeattle4.2
Illinois ChicagoNorthern Kentucky2.4
MilwaukeeOakland-8.9
Green BayDetroit-6.2
Arkansas St.UT Arlington3.9
LouisianaSouth Alabama1.5
Oral RobertsNorth Dakota21.1
St. ThomasSouth Dakota St.-9.7
UMKCNorth Dakota St.0.6
Incarnate WordHouston Baptist3.1
Texas A&M-CCMcNeese St.7.0
ButlerConnecticut-8.2
Utah St.Boise St.0.6
Air ForceUNLV-6.3
CincinnatiTulsa8.2
UTEPUTSA12.6
Weber St.Idaho St.14.7
IdahoNorthern Colorado-7.1
Eastern WashingtonSacramento St.7.6
Dixie St.Lamar5.8
BYUSan Diego15.9
Saint Mary’sSanta Clara7.7
UC IrvineCal St. Fullerton8.1
UC San DiegoLong Beach St.2.5
Cal St. NorthridgeUC Davis-3.3
Cal St. BakersfieldHawaii-0.9
Portland St.Montana-2.4
GonzagaSan Francisco15.9
StanfordArizona-11.3
UtahUCLA-8.9
Loyola MarymountPepperdine10.7
Oregon St.Washington3.5

March 9, 2021

Tuesday Conference Tournament Update

March 9, 2021

Bids On The Line Tonight

Colonial Athletic Association: Drexel vs. Elon

Northeast Conference: Bryant vs. Mount St. Mary’s

Horizon League: Cleveland St. vs. Oakland

Summit League: North Dakota St. vs. Oral Roberts

West Coast Conference: Gonzaga vs. BYU

America East Conference

Championship Game–Saturday, March 13, 11 AM, ESPN2

6 U Mass-Lowell at 4 Hartford

American Athletic Conference

1st Round–Thursday, March 11 @ Fort Worth, TX

8 South Florida vs. 9 Temple (winner plays 1 Wichita St. Friday)

(4 SMU plays 5 Cincinnati Friday)

7 Tulsa vs. 10 Tulane (winner plays 2 Houston Friday)

6 Central Florida vs. 11 East Carolina (winner plays 3 Memphis Friday)

Atlantic Coast Conference

First Round–Tuesday, March 9 @ Greensboro, NC

12 Pittsburgh vs. 13 Miami (Fla.)

10 Duke vs. 15 Boston College

11 Notre Dame vs. 14 Wake Forest

Atlantic 10 Conference

Championship Game–Sunday, March 14, 1PM, CBS @ Dayton, OH

1 Saint Bonaventure vs. 2 Virginia Commonwealth

Big East Conference

1st Round–Wednesday 10 @ New York, NY

8 Georgetown vs. 9 Marquette (winner plays 1 Villanova Thursday)

(4 St. John’s plays 5 Seton Hall Thursday)

7 Xavier vs. 10 Butler (winner plays 2 Creighton Thursday)

6 Providence vs. 11 DePaul (winner plays 3 Connecticut Thursday)

Big Sky Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Boise, ID

8 Northern Colorado vs. 9 Sacramento St. (winner plays 1 Southern Utah Thursday)

(4 Idaho St. plays 5 Montana St. Thursday)

7 Portland St. vs. 10 Northern Arizona (winner plays 2 Eastern Washington Thursday)

6 Montana vs. 11 Idaho (winner plays 3 Weber St. Thursday)

Big Ten Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Indianapolis, IN

12 Northwestern vs. 13 Minnesota

11 Penn St. vs. 14 Nebraska

Big 12 Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Kansas City, MO

8 TCU vs. 9 Kansas St. (winner plays 1 Baylor Thursday)

(4 West Virginia plays 5 Oklahoma St. Thursday)

7 Oklahoma vs. 10 Iowa St. (winner plays 2 Kansas Thursday)

(3 Texas plays 6 Texas Tech Thursday)

Big West Conference

1st Round–Tuesday, March 9 @ Las Vegas

8 Cal St. Northridge vs. 9 Long Beach St. (winner plays 1 UCSB Wednesday)

(4 Cal St. Bakersfield vs. 5 UC-Davis Wednesday)

7 Cal St. Fullerton vs. 10 Cal Poly (winner plays 2 UC-Irvine Wednesday)

(3 UC-Riverside plays 6 Hawaii Wednesday)

Colonial Athletic Association

Championship Game–Tuesday, March 9 @ James Madison (Harrisonburg, VA)

7 PM EST on CBSSN

6 Drexel vs. 8 Elon

Conference USA

1st Round–Tuesday, March 9 @ Frisco, TX (Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility)

6W Rice vs. 7W Southern Miss.

6E Middle Tennessee vs. 7E Florida Intl. (MTSU wins by Default–FIU Covid Casualty)

Horizon League

Championship Game, Tuesday, March 9 @ Indianapolis, IN

7PM EST on ESPN

1 Cleveland St. vs. 3 Oakland

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

1st Round Continues, Tuesday, March 9 @ Atlantic City, NJ

8 Quinnipiac vs. 9 Rider

7 Fairfield vs. 10 Manhattan

Mid-American Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Cleveland

1 Toledo vs. 8 Ball St.

4 Kent St. vs. 5 Ohio U

2 Buffalo vs. 7 Miami (O)

3 Akron vs. 6 Bowling Green

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 11 @ Norfolk, VA

2S Florida A&M vs. 3N Morgan St. (winner plays 1N Coppin St. Friday)

2N Norfolk St. vs. 3S UNC-Central (winner plays 1S North Carolina A&T Friday)

Mountain West Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Las Vegas

8 Wyoming vs. 9 San Jose St. (winner plays 1 San Diego St. Thursday)

(4 Boise St. plays 5 Nevada Thursday)

7 UNLV vs. 10 Air Force (winner plays 2 Utah St. Thursday)

6 Fresno St. vs. 11 New Mexico (winner plays 3 Colorado St. Thursday)

Northeast Conference

Championship Game, Tuesday, March 11, 7PM, ESPN2

4 Mount St. Mary’s at 2 Bryant

Pac-12 Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Las Vegas

8 Arizona St. vs. 9 Washington St. (winner plays 1 Oregon Thursday)

(4 UCLA plays 5 Oregon St. Thursday)

7 Utah vs. 10 Washington (winner plays 2 USC Thursday)

6 Stanford vs. 11 California (winner plays 3 Colorado Thursday)

Patriot League

Semifinals–Wednesday, March 10

9 Loyola (MD) at 4 Army

6 Bucknell at 2 Colgate

Southeastern Conference

1st Round–Wednesday, March 10 @ Nashville, TN

12 Texas A&M vs. 13 Vanderbilt

Southland Conference

1st Round–Tuesday, March 9 @ Katy, TX (Greater Houston)

8 Southeast Louisiana vs. 9 McNeese St.

7 Incarnate Word vs. 10 Houston Baptist

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 10 (& Thursday, March 11) @ Birmingham, AL

1 Prairie View vs. 8 Mississippi Valley (3/10)

4 Grambling vs. 5 Southern (3/11)

2 Jackson St. vs. 8 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/10)

3 Texas Southern vs. 6 Alcorn St. (3/11)

Summit League

Championship Game, Tuesday, March 9 @ Sioux Falls, SD

9PM EST on ESPN2

3 North Dakota St. vs. 4 Oral Roberts

West Coast Conference

Championship Game, Tuesday, March 9 @ Las Vegas

9 PM EST on ESPN

1 Gonzaga vs. 2 BYU

Western Athletic Conference

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 11 @ Las Vegas

4 California-Baptist vs. 5 Seattle (winner plays 1 Grand Canyon Friday)

3 New Mexico St. vs. 6 UT-Rio Grande Valley (winner plays 2 Utah Valley Friday)

Automatic Qualifiers

Liberty 23-5

Winthrop 23-1

Loyola (Chi.) 24-4

Morehead St. 23-7

UNC-Greensboro 21-8

Appalachian St. 17-11

January 27, 2012

PiRate Ratings NCAA Basketball Report for January 28, 2012

Welcome back to College Basketball PiRate style.  We have a unique way of looking at the NCAA Tournament, and as March approaches, we will review what we call Bracketnomics.  Until then, we will concentrate on focusing in on the teams that are in contention for an NCAA berth.

 

In this week’s preview, we will focus on the low-major conferences.  In most years, these leagues would have no shot at sending multiple teams to the Big Dance.  However, that is not an impossible task this year.

 

Before we get to each of the 16 low-major conferences, let’s take a look at which low and mid-major teams appear in the top 50 in the RPI rankings (as of Friday, January 27, 2012).

 

There are 14 teams on the list.  Creighton, Southern Mississippi, and Gonzaga all appear in the second ten, and these teams would appear to be safe at-large teams if they do not win automatic bids.

 

San Diego State, Wichita State, Murray State, and St. Mary’s all have RPIs in the 20’s.  If these four teams continue to play at the same pace, they should have no trouble getting at-large bids as well.

 

Long Beach State, Oral Roberts, Davidson, Middle Tennessee, Harvard, Northern Iowa, and Iona have RPIs in the 40’s.  They need to improve on their resumes in order to be under consideration for at-large bids.

 

Here is our look at the bottom 16 conferences.

 

America East (definite 1-bid conference)

Stony Brook 8-1  13-7

Boston U. 7-2  11-12

Vermont 6-2  12-10

 

Stony Brook defeated Boston last night to take a one game lead over the Terriers.  BU had defeated Stony Brook two weeks earlier in the first contest.

 

Stony Brook is led by blue-collar worker Tommy Brenton.  He does all the dirty work—gets rebounds, makes great passes, and plays excellent defense.

 

Boston U has a big scorer in Darryl Partin, who averages 20 points per game.  D. J. Irving sets him up with crisp passes.  Irving scores 12 points per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per contest.

 

Atlantic Sun (definite 1-bid conference)

Belmont 7-2  14-7

Mercer 7-2  15-7

USC Upstate 7-3  13-9

 

Belmont defeated Mercer earlier this year, so the Bruins technically are in first place.  This Belmont team is not as good as last year’s 30-win squad, but they cannot be overlooked.  Belmont lost by one at Duke.

 

Seven teams are within two games of first in this league, so the conference tournament should be quite interesting. 

 

Big Sky (definite 1-bid conference)

Weber State 8-0  16-3

Montana 7-1  14-6

Montana St. 6-2  11-8

 

Weber State wins games at the free throw line.  The Wildcats lead the nation in free throw percentage at better than 80%, and they have a chance to break the all-time single season mark.  Two Wildcats, Damian Lillard and Scott Bamforth, average better than 90% from the line.  Lillard leads the Big Sky in scoring at 25 points per game.

 

The Wildcats have won 10 games in a row, outscoring opponents by an average of 80.1 to 62.5.

 

Big South (definite 1-bid conference)

UNC-Asheville 10-1  15-7

Coastal Carolina 8-2  15-5

Campbell 8-3  14-9

Charleston Southern 7-3  13-7

V M I 6-5  11-10

 

UNCA is a scoring machine.  The Bulldogs average 83 points per game and shoot close to 50% per game.  They have a great two-man tandem in Matt Dickey and J. P. Primm.  Both average 16 points per game and make it tough for opposing backcourts to matchup.

 

Coastal Carolina has a better inside game and could be the better NCAA Tournament team if they can get there.  CCU owns wins over LSU and Clemson.

 

Big West (possible 2-bid conference)

Long Beach St. 8-0  15-6

 

The 49ers have a 2 ½-game lead over Cal State Fullerton and UCSB.  LBSU defeated Pitt and Xavier and lost close games to San Diego State, Louisville, North Carolina, and Kansas.  The 49ers have three star players capable of starting in big conferences.  T. J. Robinson averages a double-double.  Casper Ware and Larry Anderson make the league’s best guard tandem.  Should LBSU win the regular season title with no or just one conference loss, the 49ers could still get into the Big Dance if they lost in the finals of the Big West Tournament.

 

Ivy League (possible 2-bid conference)

Harvard 3-0  17-2

Penn 2-0  10-9

Yale 2-1  12-5

Princeton 1-1  10-8

 

Harvard trounced Yale last night in New Haven by 30 points.  The Crimson have an RPI rating in the 40’s, and they might have a shot at an at-large bid if they finished tied for first in the Ivy at 13-1 and lost in a conference playoff. 

 

Penn and Princeton are always threats to run off a string of conference victories, but we believe that this is Tommy Amaker’s year in Boston.  Harvard has a win over Florida State.

 

M A A C (possible 2-bid conference)

Iona 8-2  16-5

Loyola (MD) 8-2  15-5

Manhattan 8-2  15-7

 

All three co-leaders won last night.  Iona has the best resume to date, and with an RPI in the high 40’s, the Gaels are on the cusp of at-large status.  They lead the nation in assists per game with 20, and they shoot almost 50% from the field.  They own a 26-point win over Maryland, and they lost by one to Purdue.

 

M E A C (definite 1-bid conference)

Norfolk State  7-0  15-6

Bethune-Cookman 6-1  9-12

Savannah St. 5-2  10-10

 

Norfolk State may be the best MEAC team in the last five years.  They lost by just two points to Marquette earlier this year, and at 15-6, they have a good shot at winning 20 regular season games.  The Spartans must play at Bethune-Cookman in the only meeting of the top two teams.

 

Kyle O’Quinn averages 16 points and 10 rebounds per game, and he shoots 59% from the field.  O’Quinn stands a great chance of winning league MVP honors.

 

N E C (definite 1-bid conference)

Long Island 8-1  14-7

Wagner 7-2  16-4

Robert Morris 7-2  16-6

St. Francis NY 7-2  10-10

 

Long Island is not as good this year as last, but the Blackbirds are still the class of the league.  LIU swept Wagner already, so the Blackbirds would have to lose twice for Wagner to have any chance to win the regular season title.

 

LIU still has three top notch stars.  Julian Boyd and Jamal Olasewere team for 33 points and 17 boards per game, while Jason Brickman averages six assists per game.

 

Wagner defeated Pittsburgh, Penn, and Princeton this year, so the Seahawks might be a better matchup for a major conference opponent in the NCAA Tournament.

 

Ohio Valley (possible 2-bid league)

Murray State 8-0  20-0

 

The Racers have moved up to number nine in the nation, the first OVC team to crack the Top 10 since Western Kentucky was a member in the early 1970’s.  The last undefeated team in the nation has a small chance of running the table in the regular season.

 

The Racers are winning games with excellent outside shooting, where they average 42% from behind the arc.  Isaiah Canaan is the best of those outside shooters, hitting 47% three pointers and 18.7 points per game.

 

Patriot League (definite 1-bid league)

Bucknell 6-0  16-6

Lehigh 4-2  16-6

 

Bucknell may not be strong enough to pull off an epic upset in the first round of the Big Dance, but the Bison will be a tough out in the first round.  They lost by 12 to both Minnesota and Vanderbilt and lost by 19 to Syracuse.  The Bison have won eight games in a row.

 

Southern (possible 2-bid league)

North

Elon 5-3  10-9

UNC-Greensboro 5-4  7-14

 

South

Davidson 9-0  15-4

 

Davidson could possibly earn an at-large bid if the Wildcats failed to earn an automatic bid.  The Wildcats won at Kansas.

 

Southland (definite 1-bid league)

East

Northwestern State 4-2  11-9

McNeese State 4-2  8-10

 

West

UT-Arlington 6-0  14-5

UT-San Antonio 5-1  13-7

 

UT-Arlington has won 10 games in a row after beginning the season at 4-5.  They lost to Baylor by 10 points.  UTA has excellent depth for a low-major team.

 

S W A C (definite 1-bid league)

Mississippi Valley State 7-0  8-11

Southern 6-2  10-11

Texas Southern 5-2  6-13

 

No team in this league has a winning record, so it is a strong chance the winner of the SWAC Tournament will be making a quick trip to Dayton for the play-in round.

 

Mississippi Valley has won seven games in a row after beginning the season 1-11.  Among the teams that beat them are Notre Dame, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Ole Miss.

 

Summit League (possible 2-bid league)

Oral Roberts 11-0  19-4

South Dakota State 8-2  16-6

 

Oral Roberts has reeled off 12 straight victories and moved up to the mid 40’s in the RPI rating.  ORU owns a 22-point win over Xavier.  Two of their four losses came at the hands of Gonzaga by six and West Virginia by seven.

 

Sunbelt (possible 2-bid league)

East

Middle Tennessee 9-0  20-2

 

West

Denver 6-2  16-5

 

This could be Middle Tennessee’s best ever team.  The Blue Raiders have made waves in the NCAA Tournament in the past, knocking off Kentucky in 1982.

 

This Middle Tennessee team won by 20 points at UCLA, and if they can knock off Vanderbilt today, the Blue Raiders could move into the Top 25.  They have excellent depth and can go 10 or 11 deep.  Laron Dendy is the leader of the team.

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

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