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Conference Tournament Previews

  1. 2014 Big Ten Tournament Preview: Can Michigan State turn things around?

    Mar 12, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Michigan State and Iowa look to right the ship, Wisconsin tries to earn a No. 1 seed and Nebraska and Minnesota try to lock up a bid.

  2. 2014 Big 12 Tournament Preview: This is going to be good

    Mar 10, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament preview: Will #DunkCity be back again?

    Mar 3, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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    After last season’s surprising Sweet 16 run from Florida Gulf Coast, the Eagles — and the rest of the Atlantic Sun — will be one to watch as we get closer to the NCAA Tournament. While Dunk City returns key pieces in Bernard Thompson, Brett Comer and Chase Fieler, Mercer and USC Upstate are talented…

  12. 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…