Author: Brian Tonsoni

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PAC 12

The Pac 12 continues its struggles on the hardwood. The league is likely to send three teams to the NCAA tournament. The conference does boast two top 10 teams in UCLA and Arizona. Favorite: UCLA Contender: Arizona Upset candidate: USC Oregon Arizona St At large possibilities: UCLA- 1/2 seed Arizona- 2/3 seed USC- 9/10 seed …

Conference USA

Conference USA is quickly becoming one of the better mid major conferences. Florida Atlantic has had an outstanding regular season. Both UAB and North Texas are very good basketball teams. This conference is usually a one bid league, and may yet be that this year. It deserves at least two bids in our opinion Favorite: …


Favorite: Howard Contender: Norfolk St Upset candidate: North Carolina Central Maryland Eastern Shore At large possibilities: None Winner: Norfolk St

Mountain West

The Mountain West conference has seven teams that are capable of making a run in this tournament. San Diego St continues to be the class of the league, but their is quality up and down the bracket. This should be a four bid league on selection Sunday. Utah St and Nevada may need a win …


The American Conference is a two bid league. Houston is the class of the league if not the all of college basketball. Memphis will try to find a way to beat Houston for the 1st time in three attempts if they meet. Favorite: Houston Contender: Memphis Upset candidate: Tulane Cincinnati At large possibilities: Houston – …

Atlantic 10

The Atlantic 10 conference has had a tough season. A usual two or three bid league is likely to only send its champion this season. The conference is still competitive and the tournament should be fun to watch. VCU would be the best representative for the league Favorite: VCU Fordham Contender: St. Louis Dayton Upset …

American East

Favorite: Vermont Contender: UMass Lowell Upset candidate: UMBC At large possibilities: None Winner: UMass Lowell


Four 20 win teams take a shot at earning a bid to the big dance. This tourney will see some quality basketball every match up. There are some really talented teams and coaches in this league Favorite: Toledo Contender: Kent St Akron Upset candidate: Ball State At large possibilities: None Winner: Kent State

Big West

Favorite: UC Santa Barbara Contender: UC Irvine UC Riverside Upset candidate: Hawaii UC Davis At large possibilities: None Winner: UC Irvine


Favorite: Iona Contender: Rider Upset candidate: Sienna At large possibilities: None Winner: Iona