The Pi-Rate Ratings

March 3, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thursday’s Conference Tournaments
Atlantic Sun Conference–Quarterfinals
Higher Seed Team at Home
HomeVisitorsSpread
JacksonvilleCentral Arkansas12.8
Jacksonville St.Kennesaw St.7.4
BellarmineFlorida Gulf Coast1.4
LibertyLipscomb12.4
Horizon League–Quarterfinals
Higher Seed Team at Home
HomeVisitorsSpread
Purdue Ft. WayneIllinois Chicago6.6
Northern KentuckyDetroit3.3
Wright St.Oakland1.4
Cleveland St.Robert Morris11.6
Missouri Valley Conference–1st Round
St. Louis
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
Illinois St.Indiana St.2.1
ValparaisoEvansville6.8
Ohio Valley Conference–Quarterfinals
Evansville, IN
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
Southeast MissouriTennessee St.-0.1
Morehead St.Tennessee Tech7.8
Patriot League–Quarterfinals
Higher Seed at Home
HomeVisitorsSpread
ColgateBucknell16.7
NavyAmerican13.6
Boston ULoyola (MD)6.1
LehighArmy1.0
Sun Belt Conference–1st Round
Pensacola, FL
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
LouisianaUT-Arlington1.6
South AlabamaLittle Rock13.0
Arkansas St.Louisiana-Monroe4.7
Coastal CarolinaGeorgia Southern6.0
West Coast Conference–1st Round
Las Vegas
Higher SeedLower SeedSpread
Loyola MarymountPacific5.0
San DiegoPepperdine4.2
Thursday’s Regularly Scheduled Games
HomeVisitorsSpread
HartfordUMass Lowell-0.1
HoustonTemple17.8
IllinoisPenn St.11.6
Ohio St.Michigan St.4.5
SMUCincinnati7.2
Florida Intl.Florida Atlantic-4.1
MonmouthQuinnipiac9.1
ManhattanIona-9.3
NiagaraSiena3.5
CanisiusMarist-2.7
UNC CentralSouth Carolina St.6.2
Norfolk St.Howard4.2
Coppin St.Morgan St.2.9
Maryland-Eastern ShoreDelaware St.13.4
Sam HoustonTarleton4.8
FairfieldRider5.0
KansasTCU12.3
TulaneCentral Florida1.0
Arizona St.California5.4
Alabama A&MGrambling-0.3
UTSANorth Texas-15.3
Abilene ChristianDixie St.11.2
Jackson St.Arkansas-Pine Bluff11.7
Alcorn St.Mississippi Valley St.15.8
ArizonaStanford18.7
MichiganIowa-0.5
Alabama St.Southern-6.7
South FloridaMemphis-13.6
UTEPRice4.3
Montana St.Sacramento St.13.1
MontanaNorthern Colorado2.7
Idaho St.Southern Utah-9.1
IdahoPortland St.-2.4
Eastern WashingtonNorthern Arizona11.2
Grand CanyonUtah Valley4.2
WashingtonOregon-3.5
Long Beach St.UC Davis5.4
UC Santa BarbaraHawaii5.0
Cal St. BakersfieldUC San Diego2.4
Cal PolyUC Irvine-11.0
San Diego St.Fresno St.7.5
Washington St.Oregon St.15.4
Cal St. FullertonUC Riverside3.0

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 11, 2020

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For March 11, 2020

Wednesday’s Games

 

Home

Visitor

Spread

Arizona

Washington

5.5

Arkansas

Vanderbilt

9.7

Clemson

Miami (Fla.)

2.6

Colgate

Boston U

6.7

Colorado

Washington St.

2.7

Florida Intl.

Rice

2.6

George Mason

Saint Joseph’s

5.9

George Washington

Fordham

1.7

Georgetown

St. John’s

0.6

Georgia St.

Georgia Southern

4.9

Indiana

Nebraska

9.7

Lamar

McNeese

-0.1

Marshall

UTEP

2.2

Minnesota

Northwestern

9.2

North Carolina A&T

Howard

11.2

North Carolina St.

Pittsburgh

5.1

Northern Arizona

Idaho St.

4.7

Northwestern St.

Texas A&M-CC

-0.5

Notre Dame

Boston College

8.2

Oklahoma St.

Iowa St.

2.6

Old Dominion

Florida Atlantic

2.2

Ole Miss

Georgia

0.7

Oregon St.

Utah

2.4

Saint Peter’s

Iona

1.5

Siena

Manhattan

7.0

Southern Utah

Idaho

11.0

Stanford

California

10.1

Syracuse

North Carolina

0.7

TCU

Kansas St.

0.8

Texas St.

Appalachian St.

7.9

UAB

UTSA

1.4

UNC Central

Delaware St.

10.7

Weber St.

Sacramento St.

-4.4

Xavier

DePaul

5.2

Wednesday’s TV Schedule

 

Time (EST)

Network

Team

Team

11:30 AM

watchbigsky.com

Weber St.

Sacramento St.

12:00 PM

ESPN

Clemson

Miami

1:00 PM

ESPN+

George Mason

Saint Joseph’s

2:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

Southern Utah

Idaho

2:00 PM

ESPN

North Carolina St.

Pittsburgh

3:00 PM

Pac12

Oregon St.

Utah

3:30 PM

ESPN+

George Washington

Fordham

4:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

Northern Arizona

Idaho St.

5:30 PM

Pac12

Arizona

Washington

6:00 PM

ESPN+

Northwestern St.

Texas A&M-CC

6:00 PM

BTN

Minnesota

Northwestern

6:00 PM

Flohoops (pay)

UNC Central

Delaware St.

7:00 PM

ESPN3

Siena

Manhattan

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Old Dominion

Florida Atlantic

7:00 PM

FS1

Georgetown

St. John’s

7:00 PM

SECN

Ole Miss

Georgia

7:00 PM

ESPNU

Oklahoma St.

Iowa St.

7:00 PM

ESPN+

Georgia St.

Georgia Southern

7:00 PM

ESPN2

Notre Dame

Boston College

7:30 PM

ESPN+

Florida Intl.

Rice

7:30 PM

CBSSN

Colgate

Boston Univ.

8:00 PM

ESPN+

Texas State

Appalachian State

8:30 PM

ESPN+

Lamar

McNeese

8:30 PM

Flohoops (pay)

North Carolina A&T

Howard

8:30 PM

BTN

Indiana

Nebraska

9:00 PM

SECN

Arkansas

Vanderbilt

9:00 PM

ESPNU

TCU

Kansas State

9:00 PM

ESPN2

Syracuse

North Carolina

9:00 PM

Pac12

Stanford

California

9:30 PM

FS1

Xavier

DePaul

9:30 PM

ESPN3

Saint Peter’s

Iona

9:30 PM

ESPN+

UAB

UTSA

10:00 PM

ESPN+

Marshall

UTEP

11:30 PM

Pac12

Colorado

Washington State

 

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS UPDATE

 

Championship Games Played Tuesday

 

Colonial Athletic Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Hofstra

70

Northeastern

61

 

 

Horizon League Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Northern Kentucky

71

Illinois Chicago

62

 

Northeast Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Robert Morris

77

St. Francis (PA)

67

 

Summit Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

North Dakota St.

89

North Dakota

53

 

West Coast Tournament

Championship

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Gonzaga

84

Saint Mary’s

66

 

Yesterday’s Results of Other Tournaments

 

America East Tournament

Semifinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Vermont

81

UMBC

74

Hartford

64

Stony Brook

58

 

Atlantic Coast Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Pittsburgh

81

Wake Forest

72

North Carolina

78

Virginia Tech

56

Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Manhattan

61

Fairfield

43

Iona

70

Canisius

60

Niagara

56

Marist

54

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Tournament

1st Round

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Delaware St.

68

Maryland Eastern Shore

64

Howard

70

South Carolina St.

63

 

Southwestern Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Prairie View

82

Alabama A&M

60

Jackson St.

69

Alcorn St.

52

Southern

67

Alabama St.

53

Texas Southern

75

Grambling

62

 

Wednesday’s Tournament Schedule

 

Atlantic 10 Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Brooklyn (Barclays Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 George Mason (16-15)

13 Saint Joseph’s (6-25)

1:00 PM

ESPN+

11 George Washington (12-19)

14 Fordham (8-22)

3:30 PM

ESPN+

Atlantic Coast Tournament

2nd Round

March 11

Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Clemson (15-15)

9 Miami (Fla.) (15-15)

12:00 PM

ESPN

5 North Carolina St. (19-12)

13 Pittsburgh (16-16)

2:00 PM

ESPN

7 Notre Dame (19-12)

10 Boston College (13-18)

7:00 PM

ESPN2

6 Syracuse (17-14)

14 North Carolina (14-18)

9:00 PM

ESPN2

 

Big 12 Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Kansas City (Sprint Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Oklahoma St. (17-14)

9 Iowa St. (12-19)

7:00 PM

ESPNU

7 TCU (16-15)

10 Kansas St. (10-21)

9:00 PM

ESPNU

 

Big East Tournament

1st Round

March 11

New York (Madison Square Garden)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Georgetown (15-16)

9 St. John’s (16-15)

7:00 PM

FS1

7 Xavier (19-12)

10 DePaul (15-16)

9:30 PM

FS1

 

Big Sky Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Boise, ID (Century Link Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Weber St. (12-19)

9 Sacramento St. (15-14)

11:30 AM

watchbigsky.com

7 Southern Utah (16-15)

10 Idaho (8-23)

2:00 PM

watchbigsky.com

6 Northern Arizona (16-13)

11 Idaho St. (7-22)

4:30 PM

watchbigsky.com

Available on

Pluto TV 530

Big Ten Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Indianapolis (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 Minnesota (14-16)

13 Northwestern (8-22)

6:00 PM

Big Ten Network

11 Indiana (19-12)

14 Nebraska (7-24)

8:30 PM

Big Ten Network

Conference USA Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Frisco, TX (Ford Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Old Dominion (13-18)

9 Florida Atlantic (16-15)

7:00 PM Court A

ESPN+

5 Florida Intl. (18-13)

12 Rice (15-16)

7:30 PM Court B

ESPN+

7 UAB (18-13)

10 UTSA (13-18)

9:30 PM Court A

ESPN+

6 Marshall (16-15)

11 UTEP (17-14)

10:00 PM Court B

ESPN+

Mountain West Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 11 

Atlantic City, NJ (Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 Siena (19-10)

9 Manhattan (13-17)

7:00 PM 

ESPN3

2 St. Peter’s (17-12)

7 Iona (12-16)

9:30 PM 

ESPN3

 

Mid-Eastern Athletic Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 11 

Norfolk, VA (Scope Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

1 North Carolina Central (17-13)

8 Delaware St. (6-25)

6:00 PM 

Flohoops (pay)

2 North Carolina A&T (16-15)

7 Howard (4-28)

8:00 PM 

Flohoops (pay)

 

Pac-12 Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Las Vegas (T-Mobile Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

8 Oregon St. (17-13)

9 Utah (16-14)

3:00 PM

Pac-12 Network

5 Arizona (20-11)

12 Washington (15-16)

5:30 PM

Pac-12 Network

7 Stanford (20-11)

10 California (13-18)

9:00 PM

Pac-12 Network

6 Colorado (21-10)

11 Washington St. (15-16)

11:30 PM

Pac-12 Network

 

Patriot League Tournament

Championship

March 11

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

1 Colgate (25-8)

3 Boston U (20-13)

7:30 PM

CBSSN

Southeastern Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Nashville (Bridgestone Arena)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

12 Ole Miss (15-16)

13 Georgia (15-16)

7:00 PM

SEC Network

11 Arkansas (19-12)

14 Vanderbilt (11-20)

9:30 PM

SEC Network

 

Southland Tournament

1st Round

March 11

Katy, TX (Leonard E. Merrell Center)

Team

Team

Time (ET)

TV

5 Northwestern St. (14-15)

8 Texas A&M-CC (14-17)

6:00 PM

ESPN+

6 Lamar (16-15)

7 McNeese St. (15-16)

8:30 PM

ESPN+

 

Sun Belt Tournament

Quarterfinals

March 11

at Higher Seed’s Home Court

Home

Visitor

Time (ET)

TV

4 Georgia St. (19-12)

5 Georgia Southern (19-13)

7:00 PM

ESPN+

3 Texas St. (20-11)

6 Appalachian St. (18-14)

8:00 PM

ESPN+

 

Dance Tickets Punched

 

Automatic Bids Earned

Team

Conference

Record

Utah St.

Mountain West

26-8

Belmont

Ohio Valley

26-7

Winthrop

Big South

24-10

Bradley

Missouri Valley

23-11

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

29-4

East Tennessee St.

Southern

30-4

Yale

Ivy

23-7

Northern Kentucky

Horizon

23-9

Robert Morris

Northeast

20-14

Hofstra

Colonial Athletic

26-8

North Dakota St.

Summit

25-8

Gonzaga

West Coast

31-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 27, 2018

PiRate Ratings Conference Tournament Update–February 27, 2018

Last Night’s Games

Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament
Quarterfinals–February 26
   
Florida Gulf Coast 96 USC Upstate 76
North Florida 80 NJIT 76
Lipscomb 89 Stetson 73
Jacksonville 87 Kennesaw St . 68

Atlantic Sun Bracket

All times EST

Semifinals–March 1
Time Home Visitors TV
7:00 PM #1 Florida Gulf Coast #5 North Florida ESPN3
8:00 PM #2 Lipscomb #3 Jacksonville ESPN3
       
Championship–March 4
Time Home Visitors TV
3:00 PM Higher Remaining Seed Lower Remaining Seed ESPN

Conference Tournaments in Action Today

Big South Conference Tournament
1st Round & Championship Game at Higher Seeds
Quarterfinals and Semfinals at #1 Seed
All Times EST
       
First Round–February 27
Time Home Visitors TV
7:00 PM #7 High Point #10 Longwood BSN
7:00 PM #8 Charleston Southern #9 Presbyterian BSN
BSN TV at http://bigsouthsports.com    
Quarterfinals–March 1
Time Higher Seed Lower Seed TV
1:00 PM #2 Radford High Point or Longwood ESPN3
3:30 PM #3 Winthrop #6 Gardner-Webb ESPN3
7:00 PM #1 UNC-Asheville Presbyterian or Chas Sou. ESPN3
9:30 PM #4 Campbell #5 Liberty ESPN3
       
Semifinals–March 2
Time Higher Seed Lower Seed TV
6:00 PM Rad/HP/Longwood Winthrop/G-Webb ESPN3
8:30 PM UNCA/Presby/Chas Sou Campbell or Liberty ESPN3
       
Championship–March 4
Time Home Visitors TV
1:00 PM Higher Seed Lower Seed ESPN

UNC-Asheville should make it to the Championship Game, but Liberty could be a tough out in the semifinals.  Radford and Winthrop are fairly evenly matched on the other side of the bracket, but Radford probably has the better overall talent and is playing a little stronger at this point in the season.  Both Radford and Winthrop split their series against UNCA, with the home team winning every game, but UNCA narrowly won their home games over the two contenders, while they were blown out on the road.  The big news is that UNCA as the #1 seed will be at home for all games it plays in this tournament.

Patriot League Tournament
All Games Played at Higher Seed
All Times EST
       
First Round–February 27
Time Home Visitors TV
7:00 PM #7 Lafayette #10 American Stadium
7:00 PM #8 Loyola (MD) #9 Army Stadium
       
Quarterfinals–March 1
Time Home Visitors TV
7:00 PM #1 Bucknell Loyola or Army Stadium
7:00 PM #4 Lehigh #5 Boston U Stadium
7:00 PM #2 Colgate Lafayette or American Stadium
7:00 PM #3 Navy #6 Holy Cross Stadium
       
Semifinals–March 1
Time Home Visitors TV
12/2 Bucknell/Loyola/Army Lehigh or Boston U CBSSN
12/2 Colgate/Lafayette/American Navy or Holy Cross CBSSN
       
Championship–March 4
Time Home Visitors TV
7:30 PM     CBSSN

Bucknell is the overwhelming favorite to cruise to the Patriot League Championship.  The Bison did lose at home to Boston U during the regular season, but they won 15 of 16 games after that, with the only loss coming on the road against Lehigh in overtime.

One player to watch in this tournament is forward Zach Thomas of Bucknell.  He averages 21 points and 9 rebounds per game.  He is a multi-tool player, as he might be the best passer on the team as well.

Colgate has a couple of streaky three-point shooters in Will Rayman and Jordan Swopshire, but the Raiders have no inside muscle and will have to rely on hot shooting to have a chance to get past Bucknell, if they make it to the title game.

Lehigh is the team to watch in this tournament.  The Hawks are red hot and ride an eight-game winning streak as the tournament begins.  Included in that streak is a win over Bucknell, where the Hawks connected on 11 of 21 three-point shots.  Lehigh has what Clark Kellogg calls “spurtability.”  They get hot streaks and go on big runs, fueled by excellent defensive play from their guards that can pressure the ball.   A player to watch for Lehigh is tiny guard Kahron Ross.  He can pick your pockets clean and then feed a teammate for an easy bucket.  A potential semifinal game with Bucknell could be the most exciting tournament game this week.

If you were wondering what Stadium TV is, this is a free over the air network that is available in most markets.  It was American Sports Network at one time and merged with Campus Insiders online.  You can check for the proper channel in your market here: https://23455-presscdn-pagely.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Stadium-Active-Markets-February-5.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2, 2010

And They’re Off…

Let’s Start The Partying

 

It may feel like it’s mid-January in most of the nation, but the calendar doesn’t lie.  It’s time to start the sports reality show called “Big Dancing With The Stars; Trying Not To Be The Biggest Loser.”  Yes, the conference tournaments begin to tip-off tonight.

15 conferences begin tournament play in the next four days.  Let’s take a look at the brackets.

America East Conference

Site: Hartford, CT until the Championship Game.  Championship Game on the home court of the higher seed.

Late Note:#5 seed Binghamton has withdrawn from the conference tournament, making this an 8-team tournament that will now begin Saturday.

Saturday, March 6

G1-#1 Stony Brook (21-8) vs. #9 Albany (7-24)

G2-#4 Boston U (17-12) vs. #6 Hartford (8-21)

G3-#2 Vermont (22-9) vs. #8 Maryland-Balt. Co. (4-25)

G4-#3 Maine (19-10) vs. #7 New Hampshire (12-16)

Sunday, March 7

G5-Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner

G6-Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

Saturday, March 13

Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner at higher seed’s home court

Boston U is the hot team as tournament play begins.  The Terriers have an easy first round game thanks to Binghamton pulling out.  Look for a very interesting semifinal match between BU and Stony Brook.

Look for New Hampshire to give Maine a great game and have a great shot at the upset.  Beating Vermont in the next round won’t happen.  The Catamounts have a clear path to the title game, and if Boston can upset Stony Brook, Vermont would host the title game.

Atlantic Sun Conference

Site: Macon, GA

Wednesday, March 3

G1-#1 Lipscomb (17-12) vs. #8 Kennesaw St. (12-19)

G2-#2 Jacksonville (18-11) vs. #7 North Florida (13-17)

Thursday, March 4

G3-#3 Belmont (19-11) vs. #6 Mercer (14-16)

G4-#4 Campbell (19-10) vs. #5 East Tennessee (17-14)

Friday, March 5

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner

Saturday, March 6

Semifinal Winners

Lipscomb won its last four games to earn a four-way tie for first.  The Bisons got the top-seed based on head to head results against the other three teams.  Their path to the championship game is not an easy one.  In the opening round, they face a Kennesaw team that gave them fits in both games, earning a split.  

Campbell has the most complete game of any team in this tournament, and they could be the team to beat from their number four seeding.  They also split with Lipscomb, and a possible semifinal match with the Bisons could be the game of the tournament.

Belmont and Jacksonville should handle their first round opponents, and in a semifinal match, the Dolphins have the upper hand when matching up.  A Jacksonville-Campbell final game would be interesting.  Both teams defended their home court in the regular season, winning by double digits.

Big Sky Conference

Site: All games played at higher seed

Saturday, March 6

#6 Portland State (12-17) at #3 Montana State (15-13)

#5 Northern Arizona (14-13) at #4 Montana (19-9)

Tuesday, March 9

Lower Remaining Seed at #1 Weber State (19-9)

Higher Remaining Seed at #2 Northern Colorado (24-6)

Wednesday, March 10

Lower Remaining Seed at Higher Remaining Seed

 

Big South Conference

Site: Quarterfinals at higher seed/Semifinals at Coastal Carolina/Finals at higher seed

Tuesday, March 2

G1-#8 VMI (10-18) at #1 Coastal Carolina (26-5)

G2-#7 Charleston Southern (13-16) at #2 Radford (18-11)

G3-#6 Liberty (15-15) at #3 Winthrop (16-13)

G4-#5 High Point (15-14) at #4 UNC-Asheville (14-15)

Thursday, March 4 (at Coastal Carolina)

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner

Friday, March 5

Lower Remaining Seed at Higher Remaining Seed

The top two teams are clearly the two best in this league, as they dispenses of all the competition coming down the stretch.  Radford has a dominating inside player capable of causing matchup problems for a good team in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.  Keep an eye on Art Parakhouski, a 6-11 hulk from Belarus.  He makes Radford the favorite to meet Coastal Carolina for a great rubber match worth watching.

Colonial Athletic Association

Site: Richmond, VA

Friday, March 5

G1-#8 Towson (9-20) vs. #9 UNC-Wilmington (9-21)

G2-#5 Va. Commonwealth (20-8) vs. #12 Delaware (7-23)

G3-#7 Hofstra (18-13) vs. #10 Georgia State (12-19)

G4-#6 Drexel (16-15) vs. #11 James Madison (12-19)

Saturday, March 6

G5-#1 Old Dominion (23-8) vs. Game 1 Winner

G6-#4 George Mason (17-13) vs. Game 2 Winner

G7-#2 Northeastern (19-11) vs. Game 3 Winner

G8-#3 William & Mary (20-9) vs. Game 4 Winner

Sunday, March 7

Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner

Monday, March 8

Semifinal Winners

There’s decent parity in this league, and any of the top seven seeds could emerge the victor.  Hofstra is the hottest team in the league, having finished the regular season with six consecutive wins and nine out of ten, including a double digit win at Northeastern.

Old Dominion has a road win against Georgetown this year, and the Monarchs would be a bubble team if they lost in the semifinals or finals.

Horizon League

Site: 1st Round at Higher Seed/All Others at Indianapolis

Tuesday, March 2

G1-#10 Youngstown (8-21) at #3 Green Bay (20-11)

G2-#9 Illinois-Chicago (8-21) at #4 Milwaukee (18-13)

G3-#8 Loyola (Chi) (14-15) at #5 Cleveland St. (15-16)

G4-#7 Detroit (18-13) at #6 Valparaiso (15-16)

Friday, March 5

G5-Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

G6-Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner

Saturday, March 6

Butler (26-4) vs. Game 6 Winner

Wright St. (19-11) vs. Game 5 Winner

Tuesday, March 9

Semifinal Winners

It’s all about Butler in this tournament.  The Bulldogs are going dancing win or lose, but they could move up to a number three seed by winning on March 9.  Detroit is the only team that gave Butler any trouble this year, so it could become interesting if the Titans beat Valpo, Green Bay, and Wright State to make it to the finals.

M A A C

Site: Albany, NY

Friday, March 5

G1-#7 Canisius (14-16) vs. #10 Marist (1-28)

G2-#8 Loyola (Md) (13-16) vs. #9 Manhattan (10-19)

Saturday, March 6

G3-#1 Siena (24-6) vs. Game 2 Winner

G4-#2 Fairfield (20-9) vs. Game 1 Winner

G5-#3 Iona (21-9) vs. #6 Niagara (17-14)

G6-#4 St. Peter’s (16-13) vs. #5 Rider (16-15)

Sunday, March 7

Game 3 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner

Monday, March 8

Semifinal Winners

Siena’s resume does not allow them a Mulligan in this tournament.  The Saints have no signature wins, and they got their hat handed to them in the Bracketbuster game against Butler.  Siena has to win this tournament or it’s the NIT for them this year.

Fairfield gave Siena two close ballgames this year, and it could be hard for the Saints to beat the Stags three times.  

Iona is flying under the radar.  The Gaels won nine in a row in midseason, and they have the talent to make it to Monday night’s game.

Missouri Valley Conference

Site: St. Louis (Arch Madness)

Thursday, March 4

G1-#7 Missouri State (19-11) vs. #10 Evansville (9-20)

G2-#8 Drake (13-18) vs. #9 Southern Illinois (15-14)

Friday, March 5

G3-#1 Northern Iowa (25-4) vs. Game 2 Winner

G4-#2 Wichita State (23-8) vs. Game 1 Winner

G5-#3 Illinois State (21-9) vs. #6 Indiana St. (17-13)

G6-#4 Creighton (16-14) vs. #5 Bradley (15-14)

Saturday, March 6

Game 3 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner

Sunday, March 7

Semifinal Winners

Northern Iowa won the regular season title by three games, but don’t consider the Panthers an overwhelming favorite.  A good case could be made for any of the top five teams, and nobody wants to play Ninth-seeded Southern Illinois.

This will be a great tournament, and you should make it a point to watch these games if you have access. 

UNI is a pretty safe bet to garner an at-large bid if they don’t win the automatic bid.  Wichita State was once in the discussion for an at-large bid after a 16-2 start, but the shockers finished 7-6.

Northeast Conference

Site: All Games Played at Higher Seed

Thursday, March 4

G1-#8 Monmouth (12-18) at #1 Quinnipiac (21-8)

G2-#7 Cent. Connecticut (12-17) at #2 Robert Morris (20-11)

G3-#6 St. Francis (Pa) (11-18) at #3 Mt. St. Mary’s (15-14)

G4-#5 Fairleigh Dickinson (11-20) at #4 Long Island (13-16)

Sunday, March 7

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner at higher seed

Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner at higher seed

Wednesday, March 10

Semifinal Winners at higher seed

Rarely is the number three seed considered the favorite, but in the NEC, Mt. St. Mary’s must be considered just that.  The Mountaineers won their final 10 games, which included victories over the two top seeds.  MSM has been in the tournament title game the last two years, winning in 2008.  Point Guard Jeremy Goode cut down on his turnovers down the stretch and played more like he was capable of playing.  Look for the 5-9 hotshot to play his best and guide the Mountaineers back to the Championship Game, where they are liable to face Quinnipiac.

Bobcat star James Feldeine was held to just four points in the last meeting with MSM; he will be ready for blood in a title match.

Ohio Valley Conference

Site: 1st Round at higher seed/All Others at Nashville

Tuesday, March 2

G1-#8 Tennessee State (9-22) at #1 Murray State (27-4)

G2-#7 Jacksonville St. (11-18) at #2 Morehead St. (21-9)

G3-#6 Tennessee Tech (14-16) at #3 Austin Peay (17-14)

G4-#5 East. Kentucky (20-11) at #4 East. Illinois (18-11)

Friday, March 5

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner

Saturday, March 6

Semifinal Winners

Murray State won 27 games during the regular season, but even if the Racers lose in the title game, they will fall to the NIT.

Morehead State is the defending OVC Champion, and the Eagles have the league’s top player in Kenneth Faried (16.8 ppg/13.0 rpg).  Morehead won 17 of 20 down the stretch including a win over Murray St.

Austin Peay is always a force to be reckoned with in this tournament.  The Governors have been a regular in the championship round.

Patriot League

Site: All Games Played at Higher Seed

Wednesday, March 3

G1-#8 Army (14-14) at #1 Lehigh (19-10)

G2-#7 Holy Cross (8-21) at #2 Bucknell (14-16)

G3-#6 Colgate (10-18) at #3 Lafayette (17-12)

G4-#5 Navy (13-16) at #4 American (10-19)

Sunday, March 7

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner at Higher Seed

Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner at Higher Seed

Friday, March 12

Semifinal Winners at Higher Seed

A month ago, Bucknell stood at 6-14 and looked like a possible 20-game loser.  The Bison turned it around and rebounded to go 8-2 down the stretch with a win over Lehigh.  One of the two losses was also to Lehigh, so this does not make Bucknell the favorite.

There is no clear-cut favorite in this league.  In fact, sixth-seeded Colgate has been playing as well an any team as the tournament opens.  The Raiders had Lehigh on the ropes a couple weeks ago before falling short at the end.

Southern Conference

Site: Charlotte

Friday, March 5

G1-#3N Chattanooga (14-17) vs. #6S Ga. Southern (9-22)

G2-#4N UNC-Greensboro (7-22) vs. #5S Furman (13-16)

G3-#3S Davidson (16-14) vs. #6N Elon (8-22)

G4-#4S Citadel (15-15) vs. #5N Samford (11-19)

Saturday, March 6

G5-#1N Appalachian St. (20-11) vs. Game 4 Winner

G6-#1S Wofford (23-8) vs. Game 2 Winner

G7-#2N Western Carolina (21-10) vs. Game 3 Winner

G8-#2S Charleston (20-10) vs. Game 1 Winner

Sunday, March 7

Game 5 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner

Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner

Monday, March 8

Semifinal Winners

With Davidson just a middle of the pack team, the Socon Tournament becomes a wide-open race.  The top four seeds all have the talent to run the table, but Wofford must be considered the favorite.  The Terriers won their final 10 games and 19 of 21, after starting 4-6.

Keep an eye on College of Charleston.  Coach Bobby Cremins has talent at the guard spot, and he knows how to get to the Big Dance.

Summit League

Site: Sioux Falls, SD

Saturday, March 6

G1-#1 Oakland (23-8) vs. #8 Mo.-Kansas City (12-17)

G2-#2 I U P U I (22-9) vs. #7 Western Illinois (13-16)

Sunday, March 7

G3-#3 Oral Roberts (19-12) vs. #6 N. Dakota St. (11-17)

G4-#4 S. Dakota St. (14-15) vs. #5 I P F W (15-14)

Monday, March 8

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner

Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner

Tuesday, March 9

Semifinal Winners

Oakland’s path to the Championship Game is not all that easy.  Last place UMKC was no pushover, and the Grizzlies didn’t win all that convincingly in the regular season.  A possible semifinal match with the host team, South Dakota State, will be even harder.  The Jackrabbits have the best backcourt in the league, but they are a little weak inside.  That’s where Oakland is strongest with 6-11 center Keith Benson, the league’s top player.

IUPUI won 12 of its final 14 games and blew Oakland off the floor by 24 points.  The Jaguars have an easier path to the title game.

Sunbelt Conference

Site: Hot Springs, AR (in two separate gyms)

Saturday, March 6

G1-#4 Western Kentucky (19-12) VS. #13 New Orleans (8-21)

G2-#5 Arkansas St. (16-13) vs. #12 Ark.-Little Rock (8-21)

G3-#6 Denver (17-12) vs. #11 Florida Int’l (7-24)

G4-#7 UL-Lafayette (13-16) vs. #10 UL-Monroe (11-18)

G5-#8 Fla. Atlantic (14-15) vs. #9 South Alabama (16-14)

Sunday, March 7

G6-#1 Troy (18-11) vs. Game 5 Winner

G7-#2 North Texas (21-8) vs. Game 4 Winner

G8-#3 Middle Tennessee (19-12) vs. Game 3 Winner

G9-Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner

Monday, March 8

Game 6 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner

Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner

Tuesday, March 9

Semifinal Winners

The top four seeds enter this tournament on high notes, but none are higher than Western Kentucky.  The Hilltoppers went 7-7 during the 14-games missed to injury by beefy forward Sergio Kerusch.  WKU defeated Vanderbilt, Murray State, and Mississippi State in the pre-conference schedule, and they could be headed back to the Big Dance for the third year in a row, as they ride a six-game winning streak entering the tournament.

North Texas comes into this tournament on an eight-game winning streak.  The Mean Green edged WKU in overtime during the time Kerusch was out.

Arkansas State is coming into this tournament as a darkhorse, but watch out for Red Wolves.  Former LSU coach John Brady’s squad swept North Texas; both wins were by double digits.  

West Coast Conference

Site: Las Vegas

Friday, March 5

G1-#5 Loyola Marymount (16-14) vs. #8 Pepperdine (7-23)

G2-#6 San Diego (10-20) vs. #7 Santa Clara (11-20)

Saturday, March 6

G3-#3 Portland (19-9) vs. Game 2 Winner

G4-#4 San Francisco (12-17) vs. Game 1 Winner

Sunday, March 7

Gonzaga (24-5) vs. Game 4 Winner

St. Mary’s (24-5) vs. Game 3 Winner

Monday, March 8

Semifinal Winners

For once, this is a three-team race.  Gonzaga swept St. Mary’s and Portland and will more than likely have to face one of the two for the championship.  It’s hard to beat a good team three times in a row, but the Bulldogs have the talent to do so.

St. Mary’s and Portland split a pair of really tight games, so there is no clear cut favorite if they meet in the Semifinals.  The Gaels benefit from getting an extra day off.

If any team from the first day of play has a chance, it is Loyola Marymount.  The Lions beat Gonzaga and Portland in February.  First year coach Max Good took a team picked to be last in the league and brought them home at 7-7 in WCC play.

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