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  1. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Butler Saint Louis Basketball

    The Atlantic 10’s automatic bid isn’t going to be the only NCAA tournament berth on the line at the Barclays Center this week, as there are a quartet of teams that are still looking to solidify an at-large berth into the Big Dance. St. Louis, Butler and VCU are all sitting pretty right now, but…

  2. Big Sky conference tournament preview

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    ORU v Weber St

    Entering the season Montana and Weber State were expected to be the class of the Big Sky and that’s how the race played out, with Weber State’s loss at Montana State proving to be the difference in the race for the regular season crown. As a result it’s Montana who hosts the tournament and receives…

  3. Pac-12 conference tournament preview

    Mar 12, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Shabazz Muhammad

    The Pac-12 race this season had some similarities to the Mountain West race, in that there were two teams entering the season that many pegged to be the class of the conference. Arizona and UCLA, due in large part to the newcomers joining both programs, were thought by many to be far ahead of the…

  4. Big 12 Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore, Martavious Irving

    This was supposed to be the year where someone could come out of nowhere and knock the Jayhawks off of their pedestal, but that didn’t happen. In fact, if Kansas hadn’t been blown out by Baylor on the last day of the regular season, the Jayhawks would have been the outright Big 12 champs despite…

  5. 2013 Western Athletic Conference tournament preview

    Mar 11, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    J.L. Lewis, D.J. Brown, Xavier Jones

    The Western Athletic Conference has been conference realignment cannon fodder for the past two seasons. The WAC lost one its top team to the Mountain West (Nevada) and even lost its commissioner Karl Benson to another mid-major (Sun Belt). But despite being the laughing-stock of conference realignment, the 2012-2013 WAC regular season was surprisingly good,…

  6. 2013 Mountain West Conference tournament preview

    Mar 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Kendal Williams, Larry Gilmore Jr.

    Before the season began much was made of the talented newcomers at both UNLV and San Diego State, with both teams predicted to not only rise to the top of the Mountain West but also make a splash nationally. Yet once the Mountain West season played out the answer to the question of best team…

  7. 2013 Mid-American Conference tournament preview: Are you ready for some MACtion?

    Mar 11, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Zeke Marshall, Chauncey Gilliam

    The MAC tournament has one of the ugliest brackets you’ll ever see. Explaining the twisted branches of that tree would be pointless and boring, so just look at it and know that you don’t have to care until the first round – played at campus sites – is mercifully completed and we get to the…

  8. Summit League Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Wolters Adams

    The Summit League was one of the more exciting conference races to follow throughout the season. South Dakota State entered the new year as the favorite to win the conference in large part due to the fact that a) they won the automatic bid last season and b) they have a kid by the name…

  9. 2013 America East Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Tommy Brenton

    Stony Brook has separated itself from the rest of the pack in the America East, but can they power through the conference tournament and grab the automatic bid? Check out the preview below: (CLICK HERE to browse through all of our conference tournament previews) The Bracket Where: Quarterfinals and Semifinals at SEFCU Arena, University at…

  10. Sun Belt Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Vanderbilt v Middle Tennessee

    Middle Tennessee State is far and away the best team in the Sun Belt Conference. Let’s start with the obvious: they went 19-1 in league play. Their only loss came to Arkansas State on the road in overtime. Arkansas State won the Sun Belt’s Western Division with a 12-8 record. South Alabama, who finished second…

  11. 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament: Previewing Arch Madness

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    The Missouri Valley Conference has been perhaps the most competitive and unpredictable league in the country. That speaks to the parity of the conference’s members, but makes only one thing certain in this tournament: there will be chaos. Check out a preview below: (CLICK HERE to browse through all of our conference tournament previews) The Bracket…

  12. Southern Conference tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bob McKillop

    Another year, another Southern Conference title for Bob McKillop’s Davidson Wildcats, who finished the regular season 17-1 in league play. Jake Cohen was the coaches’ pick for SoCon Player of the Year, and he combines with De’Mon Brooks (who won the award last season) to form the conference’s best front court tandem. Elon, led by…

  13. OVC Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    The OVC heads to Nashville as the Belmont Bruins look to defend their city and win the conference tournament championship in just their first season as conference members. But in order to do so they will have to stave off several talented and feisty teams looking to make a name for themselves at the Bruins…

  14. 2013 WCC Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Matthew Dellavedova, Kelly Olynyk

    As crazy as it may seem seeing as the current No. 1 team in the country resides in the WCC, there’s a pretty good chance that this conference could end up being just a one-bid league this year. Gonzaga has been fantastic, and while they may not actually be the best team or the national…

  15. 2013 Northeast Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Robert Morris

    The Northeast Conference features six teams that have won 11 or more conference games. Safe to say, several teams have a shot at the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Robert Morris took the regular season title and the Colonials are looking for their third tourney title since 2009. Robert Morris is atop the league,…

  16. 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Sherwood Brown

    With Belmont moving to the Ohio Valley Conference for the start of the 2012-13 season, the Atlantic Sun race has changed. The Bruins have moved on, but the competition remains at the top of the Atlantic Sun. Both Mercer and Florida Gulf Coast, who finished first and second in the conference, have non-conference wins over…

  17. Horizon League Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 5, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Ray McCallum, J.J. Moore, James Robinson

    The Horizon League will take on a bit of a different look this season, as Butler left the conference for the Atlantic 10 this past summer. The top two seeds — Valparaiso and Detroit, in this case — will still have a double-bye into the semifinals, but now, since there are only nine teams in…

  18. Big South Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Gardner-Webb v North Carolina

    The race for the Big South’s automatic bid took an unexpected turn last week when High Point freshman forward John Brown went down for the remainder of the season with a broken foot. Senior forward Allan Chaney, whose career nearly ended due to a heart ailment, will have to lead the way for a team…

  19. College Hoops Preview: The Missouri Valley Conference

    Oct 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Doug McDermott, Jon Ekey

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  20. Conference USA preview: Can anyone dethrone Memphis?

    Oct 11, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Josh Pastner

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here.…

  21. Conference USA Title Game Preview: Memphis vs. Marshall

    Mar 10, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Joe Jackson, Nigel Spikes

    All of a sudden, the Conference USA title game is loaded with intrigue. Heading into the tournament, this league was looking very much like Memphis and everyone else. With Marshall’s return to mediocrity during conference play and Southern Miss taking a nosedive late in the season, the only real challenger that the Tigers appeared to…

  22. SEC conference tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT

    University of Kentucky's Anthony Davis dunks the ball against University of Georgia's Dustin Ware during the second half of play in their NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington

    So how bad is the SEC? The SEC’s answer: its actually not as bad as it looks. Yes, Kentucky steamrolled the conference, but I’m not sure that Kentucky wouldn’t have steamrolled any conference this season. The Wildcats are loaded with talent and are playing the best defense of the John Calipari era. Thank you Anthony…

  23. Big Ten conference tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Jared Sullinger, Draymond Green

    It isn’t exactly going out on a limb to say that the Big Ten is the strongest conference in the country this season. What’s more debatable, however, is trying to figure out who, exactly, is the best team in the conference. Heading into the season, the answer was simple: Ohio State. Not only were they…

  24. ACC conference tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

    University of North Carolina's Kendall Marshall goes to the basket against Duke University's Andre Dawkins and Mason Plumlee during their NCAA basketball game in Durham

    The question we all had about the ACC in the preseason had to do with fourth place. We knew Duke and UNC would be fighting for the regular season title, which they did. And we know that Florida State had the horses to make some noise in the league, which they did. What we didn’t…

  25. Pac-12 conference tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

    Tony Wroten, Mike Ladd

    There’s not need to even dance around the subject: the only thing that anybody is going to be paying attention to heading into the Pac-12 tournament is whether or not this league is capable of sending more than just their automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. So in lieu of actually writing something worth while…