UMBC, Temple, Pittsburgh, Cal State Fullerton, Memphis, Kent State, Coppin State, UNLV, UCLA, Mississippi Valley State, and Boise State all won their conference tournament to earn automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament. The ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC, and Southland conference tournament finals are all today.
Game sites are in parenthesis. All times are in Eastern time.
(1) Maryland-Baltimore County 82, (2) Hartford 65
UMBC won the America East Tournament to earn the first NCAA Tournament bid in school history.
(1) North Carolina 68, (4) Virginia Tech 66
(3) Clemson 78, (2) Duke 74
March 16- Championship (Charlotte, NC)
(1) North Carolina vs. (3) Clemson (ESPN, 1 P.M.)
Clemson spoiled what looked to be a North Carolina/Duke final. Virginia Tech gave North Carolina a scare, but the Tar Heels survived. Clemson and UNC play for the ACC title later today.
(2) Temple 69, (5) St. Joseph's 64
Temple won the Atlantic 10 Tournament to get into the field. Temple probably needed it more than St. Joe's, who looks to be in decent position for an at-large.
(1) Texas 77, (4) Oklahoma 49
(2) Kansas 77, (6) Texas A&M 71
March 16- Championship (Kansas City, MO)
(1) Texas vs. (2) Kansas (ESPN, 3 P.M.)
Texas and Kansas both advanced with wins yesterday. A number 1 seed is on the line because of Tennessee's loss. Texas beat Kansas at home in their only meeting of the regular season.
(7) Pittsburgh 74, (1) Georgetown 65
Pittsburgh won the Big East tournament by upsetting top seed Georgetown. Georgetown will still get a very high seed, and Pittsburgh greatly increased their seed by winning the conference tournament.
(1) Wisconsin 65, (4) Michigan State 63
(10) Illinois 54, (6) Minnesota 50
March 16- Championship (Indianapolis, IN)
(10) Illinois vs. (1) Wisconsin (CBS, 3:30 P.M.)
Illinois won again to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Wisconsin won a tough game against Michigan State, and now faces the Illini for the Big Ten championship.
(3) Cal State Fullerton 81, California-Irvine 66
Cal State Fullerton won the Big West tournament and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
(1) Memphis 77, (7) Tulsa 51
Memphis dominated through the Conference USA tournament and won the automatic bid. Memphis is most likely the only team from this conference to make the dance.
(1) Kent State 74, (3) Akron 55
Kent State won the MAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament via the automatic bid. This will not be the year for the MAC to get 2 bids. Bubble nation is very proud of the effort put forth by the Golden Flashes.
(7) Coppin State 62, (1) Morgan State 60
Coppin State won last night to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. This is their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in school history.
(2) UNLV 76, (1) BYU 61
UNLV won against BYU yesterday for their second straight MWC tournament title. UNLV also beat BYU in the MWC final last year.
(1) UCLA 67, (2) Stanford 64
UCLA won their second Pac-10 conference tournament in three years by beating Stanford last night. UCLA will be getting a #1 seed, while Stanford could get either a 2 or 3.
(E6) Georgia 60, (E2) Kentucky 56
(W2) Arkansas 92, (E1) Tennessee 91
(E6) Georgia 64, (W1) Mississippi State 60
March 16- Championship (Atlanta, GA)
(E6) Georgia vs. (W2) Arkansas (ESPN2, 3:30 P.M.)
Georgia shocked the college basketball world by sweeping their doubleheader today, beating two NCAA Tournament teams in the process. They now face Arkansas, who upset Tennessee in the semifinals.
March 16- Championship (Katy, TX)
(5) Northwestern State vs. (7) Texas-Arlington (ESPN2, 1 P.M.)
Both top seeds lost as 5th seed Northwestern State and 7th seed Texas-Arlington won their semifinal matchups to play in the Southland championship game for an automatic bid.
(2) Mississippi Valley State 59, (4) Jackson State 58
Mississippi Valley State beat Jackson State on a pair of last-second free throws to advance to the NCAA Tournament, where they will most likely play in the play-in game.
(4) Boise State 107, (3) New Mexico State 102 (3OT)
Boise State won a thriller in Las Cruces last night to advance to their first NCAA Tournament since 1994, when they won the Big Sky automatic bid.