Category: Mid Majors

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MAC

Favorite: Toledo Contender: Kent St Akron Ohio Upset candidate: Buffaloi At large possibilities: None Winner: Akron

Southland

This conference has the top two seed automatically placed in the semi finals. So look for one of the top two teams to advance Favorite: Nichols Contender: New Orleans SE Louisiana Upset candidate: Texas A&M CC At large possibilities: None Winner: New Orleans

Mid-Eastern

Favorite: Norfolk State Contender: Howard NC Central Upset candidate: Morgan State At large possibilities: None Winner: Norfolk St

Big Sky

Favorite: Montana State Contender: Southern Utah Northern Colorado Weber State Upset candidate: Eastern Washington At large possibilities: None Winner: Weber St

SWAC

Favorite: Texas Southern Contender: Alcorn State Southern Upset candidate: Florida A&M At large possibilities: None Winner: Texas Southern

WAC

In an interesting bracket format the WAC ensures that the top two seeds get bye games into the semifinals. This is a big advantage for New Mexico State and Seattle. Several of these teams have made noise this season with quality wins and games. Can any team pull off three or more straight wins to …

Big West

Look for Long Beach St to make it out of this tourney. These teams always seem to put up a decent fight once they get into the tournament Favorite: Long Beach State Contender: Cal State Fullerton Upset candidate: Hawaii At large possibilities: None Winner: Long Beach State

Conference USA

Conference USA has been quite competitive this season. The leaders of the conference are North Texas and UAB. However, there are three other teams that can make a push for the title in Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech. Favorite: North Texas Contender: UAB Western Kentucky Middle Tennessee Upset candidate: Louisiana Tech At large …

MAAC

Iona is the team to watch. Coached by Rick Pitino, the Gaels have won some big games, including a win over Alabama this season. Can anyone pull off the upset? We shall see Favorite: Iona Contender: St. Peter’s Upset candidate: Manhattan At large possibilities: None Winner: Iona

American East

Favorite: Vermont Contender: UMBC Upset candidate: Stony Brook At large possibilities: None Winner: Vermont