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  1. Sun Belt Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    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…

  2. 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament: Previewing Arch Madness

    Mar 7, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    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…

  3. Southern Conference tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    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…

  4. OVC Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    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…

  5. 2013 WCC Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    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…

  6. 2013 Northeast Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    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,…

  7. 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    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…

  8. Horizon League Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 5, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    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…

  9. Big South Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    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…

  10. College Hoops Preview: The Missouri Valley Conference

    Oct 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    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.…

  11. Conference USA preview: Can anyone dethrone Memphis?

    Oct 11, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    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.…

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

    Mar 10, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    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…

  13. SEC conference tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2012, 10:48 AM EST

    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…

  14. Big Ten conference tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2012, 9:30 AM EST

    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…

  15. ACC conference tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2012, 7:00 AM EST

    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…

  16. Pac-12 conference tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2012, 2:07 PM EST

    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…

  17. WAC conference tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2012, 11:59 AM EST

    Nevada Reno v UNLV

    The will probably be the last year of the WAC having any kind of relevancy nationally. Nevada and Fresno State are leaving to become full-time members of the Mountain West. Hawaii is going to the MWC for football and taking the rest of their talents to the Big West. In exchange, the WAC is adding…

  18. SWAC conference tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2012, 10:28 AM EST

    Sean Woods

    I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t name a single team — let alone a single player — in the SWAC. Buried at the bottom of the map and the bottom of just about every ranking formula, teams in this league are known more for the ridiculous road trip they take in November and December,…

  19. Big 12 conference tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2012, 9:59 AM EST

    Marcus Denmon, Thomas Robinson

    We all thought this was finally going to be the year. With the amount of talent that Kansas lost off of their roster from last season and with the majority of their recruiting class finding themselves ineligible to play this season, the Jayhawks were left with the inconsistent Tyshawn Taylor, the unproven Thomas Robinson and…

  20. Conference USA tournament preview

    Mar 7, 2012, 7:00 AM EST

    Will Barton

    Prior to the season starting, the was plenty of speculation about the strength of Conference USA. More specifically, there was talk that, if things broke the right way, this could end up being a four bid league. Central Florida was returning a lot of talent and bringing in a number of transfers. Marshall was going…

  21. Southland conference tournament preview

    Mar 6, 2012, 1:27 PM EST

    Missouri v Texas Tech

    Lamar head coach Pat Knight lit into his team at a press conference. He called them names. He referred to drug use. He sounded like he was throwing his players under the bus. I called him on it. And now I look stupid, because the Cardinals responded by winning their last three games of the…

  22. MEAC conference tournament preview

    Mar 6, 2012, 11:58 AM EST

    Arnold Louis, Ryan Evans, Frank Kaminsky

    I’m not sure you would actually believe me if I told you how bad Savannah State was just a short six seasons ago. They went 2-28. One of those two wins came against something called Wilberforce. They lost to Oregon 83-23. They lost to Pacific 82-37. Yale beat them by 29. Texas A&M-Corpus Christ beat…

  23. Atlantic 10 conference tournament preview

    Mar 6, 2012, 7:30 AM EST

    Villanova v Temple

    Early in the year, the Atlantic 10 was all Xavier. With a lofty preseason ranking, an all-american anchoring a back court that could match up with anyone in the country and a pair of come-from-behind wins over Purdue and at Vanderbilt, it really shouldn’t be any wonder that the Musketeers were the talk of the…

  24. Big Sky conference tournament preview

    Mar 3, 2012, 12:25 PM EST


    The enormity of what happened on Tuesday night cannot be exaggerated. The Big Sky quickly turned into a two-team race this season. While Weber State got all of the press thanks to their uber-talented point guard Damian Lillard, Montana slowly chugged along, winning game after game. As the wins piled up, it became quite clear…

  25. Sun Belt conference tournament preview

    Mar 2, 2012, 3:52 PM EST


    The Sun Belt’s regular season was never much of a race. That’s what happens when you have one dominant team rush to a 10-0 start in league play. That’s precisely what Middle Tennessee State did. After putting together an impressive non-conference slate — one that was strong enough to garner them serious consideration for an…