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  1. 2014 Pac-12 Tournament Preview: No. 4 Arizona looks to cap dominant campaign

    Mar 12, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    While there’s a clear favorite in the Pac-12 tournament, there will be plenty of drama with multiple teams looking to lock up a spot in the NCAA tournament.

  2. 2014 Mountain West Tournament Preview: San Diego State, New Mexico clear favorites in Las Vegas

    Mar 12, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

    Cameron Bairstow

    No. 8 San Diego State, No. 20 New Mexico are the clear favorites in Las Vegas. But don’t expect those two teams to simply coast to the title game, either.

  3. Five power conferences teams that could really use a conference tourney run

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

    Justin Cobbs

    Every year, there are a handful of teams that could use a couple of wins in their respective league tournaments to gain entry into the field of 68. Here are five schools that need to string some wins together this week to feel comfortable making NCAA Tournament.

  4. Atlantic 10 Tournament Preview: Saint Louis-VCU rematch in Brooklyn?

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

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    Saint Louis will look to repeat as the Atlantic 10 Tournament champion, but it won’t be easy. The field in Brooklyn could have six, yes six, NCAA tournament-bound teams.

  5. 2014 ACC Tournament Preview: Will a newcomer crash the party in Greensboro?

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Now 15 teams deep, the ACC’s showcase event will span five days in Greensboro. Between the new arrivals, one upcoming departure and a plethora of talented players, this will be must-see television.

  6. 2014 SEC Tournament Preview: How will Kentucky, bubble teams fair?

    Mar 11, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Florida is the best team in the country, let alone the SEC. But what else do we know about anyone in the league? Read why this week will tell us so much.

  7. 2014 Big 12 Tournament Preview: This is going to be good

    Mar 10, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    oklahoma state marcus smart

    What do you expect from a conference that could feature eight NCAA tournament teams?

  8. 2014 Big East Tournament Preview: Can Villanova finally beat Creighton?

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    James Bell, Zedric Sadler

    Creighton and Villanova are the Big East’s two darlings, but which other teams are best positioned to separate themselves from the conference’s middle and earn a bid?

  9. 2014 SWAC Tournament Preview: Texas Southern looks to win automatic bid

    Mar 10, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Regular season champion Southern’s ineligible for the NCAA tournament, which could open the door for Texas Southern to grab the league’s automatic bid.

  10. 2014 MEAC Tournament Preview: North Carolina Central looks to cap special season

    Mar 9, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    MEAC favorite North Carolina Central looks to avoid the chaos of last season’s tournament, in which the top three seeds all lost in the quarterfinals.

  11. Saturday’s Conference Tourney Pregame Shootaround: OVC title day; can the Shockers stay perfect?

    Mar 8, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Conference tournament action heats up on Saturday as the Ohio Valley Conference’s title game takes place and 12 different leagues have tournament action. We preview the day’s action here.

  12. 2014 Summit League Tournament Preview: North Dakota State looks to avenge last year’s title-game loss

    Mar 7, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    North Dakota State is looking to avenge last season’s Summit League title game loss by winning the 2014 Summit League Conference Tournament after winning the regular season crown.

  13. 2014 America East Tournament Preview: Can Stony Brook finally get past Vermont?

    Mar 7, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    It’s no longer a league dominated by Vermont, Albany and Boston U. Perhaps this bodes well for Steve Pikiell’s squad.

  14. Weekend Preview: The regular season comes to a close

    Mar 7, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

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    Duke vs. North Carolina highlights a spate of ranked matchups, not to mention teams will start snagging tickets to the Big dance as well.

  15. 2014 CAA Tournament Preview: Can Delaware finally go dancing?

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

    Delaware v Ohio State

    The CAA lost some of it’s charm when it got raided by bigger conference. VCU and George Mason were the league’s two Final Four programs whose battles on the court were always — Always!!!! — bested by the rivalry between Mason’s Doc Nix and the Green Machine and VCU’s Peppas. Old Dominion is also spending…

  16. 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament Preview: It’s all Wichita

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

    Fred VanVleet, Ka'Darryl Bell

    Just our luck, right? The year that Wichita State just so happens to be coming off of a trip to the Final Four, the season where they just so happen to play like a National Title contender for the first four months of the season also happens to be the year that Creighton leaves the…

  17. 2014 MAAC Tournament Preview: Iona-Manhattan eyeing a rematch?

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Tim Cluess

    Last season in the MAAC tournament championship game, Iona punched its ticket to its second straight NCAA tournament, knocking off in-state rival Manhattan. A week ago, the Gaels and Jaspers met in their final meeting of the regular season with Manhattan pulling out an 80-77 overtime win over the MAAC regular season champion. They will…

  18. 2014 Ohio Valley Tournament Preview: Belmont looking to repeat

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT

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    Last season, Kerron Johnson propelled Belmont, in its first season as a conference member, to the Ohio Valley tournament title with a last-second bucket over Murray State. If all goes according to plan, the Bruins and the Racers will meet up again in the OVC championship game as they head into the field this season…

  19. 2014 NEC Tournament Preview: Can Robert Morris regain control of the league?

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

    Robert Morris Athletics

    It’s been five years since anyone in the NEC other than LIU-Brooklyn or Robert Morris has won the league’s automatic bid. While the Blackbirds have one of the nation’s best point guards in Jason Brickman, they suffered through a down year plagued by injuries and likely won’t extend their reign over the league to a…

  20. 2014 Big South Tournament Preview: Home court advantage in March is fun!

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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    There may not be a more wide-open conference tournament this season than the Big South. High Point won the North Division with the best record in conference play at 12-4, but they also needed to win 10 of their last 11 games to do so and are playing without one of their star forwards in…

  21. 2014 Conference Tournament Schedule for every league

    Mar 3, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

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    (Browse through all of our conference tournament previews) It’s March, which means that it is time for more brackets and tournaments than you can possibly handle. Here, I give to you a schedule for every conference tournament in the country. Have fun planning your appointment viewing! AAC TOURNAMENT: March 12-15, FedEx Forum, Memphis March 12: First round…

  22. 2014 Patriot League Tournament Preview: Can Boston U. win first season in Patriot?

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

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    The 2014 Patriot League Tournament kicks off Monday night with a pair of preliminary contests. Back in October, newcomer Boston University was viewed as the favorite, and thanks to its strong finish BU enters the field as the top seed. Despite holding home-court advantage, it will be far from easy for the Terriers. American University…

  23. Weekend Preview: Can Virginia win the ACC outright?

    Feb 28, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 4 Syracuse at No. 12 Virginia, Sat. 4:00 p.m. All of a sudden, this looks like the biggest game in the ACC this season. Believe it or not, Virginia currently holds a one game lead over the Orange in the ACC standings, and a win would clinch the ‘Hoos the outright…

  24. Weekend Preview: Michigan-Iowa, Gonzaga-Memphis, and Lumberjack Night!

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 10 Michigan at No. 17 Iowa, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Just how good is Iowa? That’s the question that everyone has on their mind at this point in the season. Looking at the numbers, the Hawkeyes look like a top 10 team. Looking at their roster, that theory is more or less…

  25. Weekend Preview: Duke-Cuse, Kansas-Texas, Arizona’s roadtrip highlight huge weekend

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Talib Zanna, Jabari Parker

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 17 Duke at No. 2 Syracuse, 6:30 p.m. Could this get any juicier? Let’s ignore, for a second, the fact that the team currently sitting in first place in the ACC will be taking on the team that may be playing the best basketball in the ACC. Let’s also ignore…