Category: Conference News

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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 …

Missouri Valley

The Missouri Valley has produced some good basketball this season. Loyola and Drake have headlined the conference. Look for a possible surprise from Indiana St or Missouri St. Last season saw the top 2 seeds lose in the semi- finals. Drake probably needs to make the championship game to have an at-large possibility Favorite: Loyola …

Horizon

The Horizon League tournament has provided some great games and upsets over the years. Keep an eye out for Detroit’s Antoine Davis who is averaging over 24 ppg. Favorite: Wright St Contender: Cleveland St Upset candidate: Detroit & Northern Kentucky At large possibilities: None Winner: Cleveland St

Colonial

James Madison is the favorite but has lost its leading scorer Matt Lewis is out for the season with a knee injury. Favorite: Northeastern Contender: James Madison Upset candidate: Hofstra At large possibilities: None Winner: Northeastern

Big South

Favorite: Winthrop Contender: Radford & Campbell Upset candidate: Garner-Webb At large possibilities: None Winner: Winthrop

Atlantic Sun

Favorite: Liberty Contender: Bellarmine Upset candidate: Lipscomb At large possibilities: None Winner: Liberty

American East

The American East has begun it’s conference tourney over the weekend. They are now down to the final four for the championship and the auto- bid from the conference. Favorite: UMBC Contender: Vermont Upset candidate: UMass Lowell At large possibilities: None Winner: Vermont