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Conference Tourney Primer

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CONFERENCE Teams Teams in Conf. Tournament Reg. Season Conf. Games Balanced Schedule Reg. Season Ends Tourney Starts Tourney Format* Tourney Championship
American 11 11 18 No 3/4 3/9 Std 3/11
America East 9 8 16 Yes 2/25 3/1 Reseeded 3/11
Atlantic Sun 8 8 14 Yes 2/23 2/27 Std 3/5
Atlantic 10 14 14 18 No 3/4 3/8 Staggered – Qtr 3/12
Atlantic Coast 15 15 18 No 3/4 3/7 Staggered – Qtr 3/12
Big 12 10 10 18 Yes 3/4 3/8 Std 3/11
Big East 10 10 18 Yes 3/5 3/8 Std 3/11
Big Sky 12 11 18 No 3/4 3/7 Std 3/11
Big South 10 10 18 Yes 2/25 2/28 Std 3/5
Big Ten 14 14 18 No 3/5 3/8 Staggered – Qtr 3/12
Big West 9 8 16 Yes 3/4 3/9 Std 3/11
Colonial 10 10 18 Yes 2/25 3/3 Std 3/6
Conference USA 14 12 18 No 3/4 3/8 Std 3/11
Horizon 10 10 18 Yes 2/25 3/3 Std-2 day Qtrs 3/7
Ivy League 8 4 14 Yes 3/4 3/11 Std 3/12
Metro Atlantic 11 11 20 Yes 2/26 3/2 Std-2 day Qtrs 3/6
Mid-American 12 12 18 No 3/3 3/6 Std 3/11
Mid-Eastern 13 12 16 No 3/2 3/6 Std-2 day Qtrs 3/11
Missouri Valley 10 10 18 Yes 2/25 3/2 Std 3/5
Mountain West 11 11 18 No 3/4 3/8 Std 3/11
Northeast 10 8 18 Yes 2/25 3/1 Reseeded 3/7
Ohio Valley 12 8 16 Yes 2/25 3/1 Staggered -Semi 3/4
Pac-12 12 12 18 No 3/4 3/8 Std 3/11
Patriot 10 10 18 Yes 2/25 2/28 Reseeded 3/8
Southeastern 14 14 18 No 3/4 3/8 Staggered – Qtr 3/12
Southern 10 10 18 Yes 2/27 3/3 Std 3/6
Southland 13 8 18 No 3/4 3/8 Staggered -Semi 3/11
Southwestern 10 8 18 Yes 3/4 3/7 Std 3/11
Summit League 9 8 16 Yes 2/25 3/4 Std-2 day Qtrs 3/7
Sun Belt 12 12 18 No 3/4 3/8 Std 3/12
West Coast 10 10 18 Yes 2/25 3/3 Std 3/7
Western Athletic 8 7 14 Yes 3/4 3/9 Std 3/9

 

Key

Reseeded – Teams reseeded after each round with highest seed playing lowest remaining seed.

Staggered Qtr – Top 4 seeds receive byes to the Quarterfinals

Staggered Semi – Top 2 seeds receive byes to the Semifinals. 3rd and 4th receive byes to the quarter finals

Std – Standard seed layout like the NCAA tournament

Std 2 day Qtr – Quarterfinals played over two days with top 2 seeds playing on the first day for the benefit of added rest.