Category: Mid Majors

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Summit

This conference produced a great cinderella story last season in Oral Roberts. This season the conference has been dominated by undefeated South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits look to sweep through the tourney and the look to surprise a team or two in the NCAA tournament. Favorite: South Dakota St Contender: North Dakota Oral Roberts Upset …

Colonial

Towson and UNC Wilmington are the elite of this league. The two teams split in the regular season and hope to meet in the championship game. Hofstra is the team to watch from the 3 seed line as they split with UNCW this year. Favorite: Towson Contender: UNC Wilmington Upset candidate: Hofstra At large possibilities: …

Southern Conference

The Southern conference is one of the best small conferences in the country. Chattanooga is the 1 seed this season and the favorite to win the championship. Five teams were .500 or better in conference and Furman is the biggest threat to upset the Mocs Favorite: Chattanooga Contender: Furman Wofford Upset candidate: Samford UNCG At …

Missouri Valley

Loyola of Chicago is a four seed in this tournament. This sets up for an interesting bracket. Northern Iowa and Loyola just played a game to determine the regular season league champion but due to tie breaking procedures, the Ramblers fall to the 4 seed. They are likely to meet again in the semi-finals. On …

Big South

The Big South conference has been led by the Longwood Lancers who are looking for their first ever NCAA tournament birth. In their way stands Winthrop. Longwood is 23-6 and 15-1 in conference. Winthrop has a record of 21-8 and 14-2. Longwood defeated Winthrop 92-88 in their only meeting this season. This should be a …

Ohio Valley

Murray St, Murray St, Murray St. The Racers are 18-0 in conference and play a great brand of basketball. Belmont has been a quality team for the past few years and could pull off a win. Favorite Murray St Contender Belmont Upset candidate Morehead St At large possibilities: Murray St Winner: Murray St

Patriot League

Colgate is the clear favorite after going 16-2 in conference. They did lose to Boston University. Navy is the one team to watch this week. The winner is likely a 15 or 16 seed. Favorite: Colgate Contender: Navy Upset candidate: Boston University At large possibilities: None Winner: Navy

Horizon

The Horizon League tournament has provided some great games and upsets over the years. Seven teams won double digits conference games this year. Winner will likely be a 15 or 16 seed on selection Sunday Favorite: Cleveland St Contender: Purdue Fort Wayne Oakland Wright State Upset candidate: Youngstown State Northern Kentucky At large possibilities: None …

Northeast

The NEC has been competitive this season. Wagner has led the conference for most of the season, and had won 14 games in a row before losing three of their last five games. They lost to Bryant on Saturday and will be the 2 seed. Bryant has also had a great run in conference and …

Atlantic Sun

The ASUN conference has been very competitive this season. Five teams have won double digit games in conference. Liberty has been a solid program for the last few years. Jacksonville St had the best record in the league. Favorite: Liberty Contender: Jacksonville St Jacksonville Upset candidate: Florida Gulf Coast Bellarmine At large possibilities: None Winner: …