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SWAC

Favorite: Prairie View A&M & Jackson St Contender: Texas Southern Upset candidate: Grambling At large possibilities: None Winner: Jackson St

MAAC

Favorite: Siena Contender: Monmouth, St. Peter’s & Marists Upset candidate: Iona & Canisius At large possibilities: None Winner: Monmouth

Mid-Eastern

Favorite: North Carolina A&T Contender: Norfolk St, Coppin St, Morgan St Upset candidate: Florida A&M At large possibilities: None Winner: Norfolk St

West Coast

The West Coast Conference has been dominated by Gonzaga over the years. This year is no different. BYU is the next best in the league. This bracket is all Gonzaga Favorite: Gonzaga Contender: BYU Upset candidate: None At large possibilities: Gonzaga & BYU Winner: Gonzaga

Summit

Favorite: South Dakota St Contender: South Dakota & North Dakota St Upset candidate: Oral Roberts At large possibilities: None Winner: South Dakota St

Sun Belt

The Sun Belt has a lot of interesting teams. The winner can come from of five top teams and don’t be surprised to see some upsets. Quality games to watch for sure. Favorite: Texas St Contender: Coastal Carolina, Georgia St, Louisiana Upset candidate: South Alabama At large possibilities: None Winner: Louisiana

Southern Conference

The Southern conference is one of the best small conferences in the country. They have produced some great tournament games and teams that can pull off an upset or two in the big dance. This field is quite open and balanced this year. Favorite: UNCG Contender: Furman, Wofford, Chattanooga Upset candidate: Mercer At large possibilities: …

Patriot League

The NET rankings have been kind to Colgate. The 11-1 Raiders have been a top 10 NET team all season long. They now have the chance to prove it by winning the conference tournament. Favorite: Colgate Contender: Navy Upset candidate: Lafayette At large possibilities: None Winner: Navy

Ohio Valley

The favorite has to be Belmont. The Bruins have recently lost two games in conference. Eastern Kentucky and Morehead St both hope to punch their tickets to the dance. Favorite: Belmont Contender: Eastern Kentucky & Morehead St Upset candidate: Austin Peay At large possibilities: None Winner: Belmont

Atlantic 10

The Atlantic 10 conference has been very competitive this season. The question will be how many teams get to the dance. St. Bonaventure should be in based on winning the regular season. A win over Richmond or Duquesne should seal it. VCU and St. Louis are other teams that need a win or two to …