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2018 Conference Tourney Primer

At least one team from the 32 "all-sport" Division I conferences receives an automatic bid to the NCAA March Madness Tournament. Before the college basketball season heats up throughout March, get ready for the craziness with our 2018 Conference Tourney Primer. CONFERENCE Teams Teams in Conf. Tourney Reg. Ssn Conf. Games Balanced Schedule Reg. Ssn Ends Tourney Starts Tourney Format* Conf.

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Boston College follows upset over #1 Duke with a win against Columbia

Boston College looked to follow up their massive 89-84 upset win against former #1 Duke with a similar performance against the Columbia Lions. Columbia was 1-9 heading into the matchup. BC trailed early in the game, again relying on three pointers for much of their offense. They shot 8 for

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How the College Basketball Bubble Works

This time of year we hear fans lament of teams on the bubble where every win solidifies their case to be in the tournament or every loss eliminates them from hope. Is that really the case? Let’s look at how the bubble really works. The NCAA tournament is made up of 32

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Conference Tourney Primer

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

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ACC-Big Ten Challenge Preview and Predictions – Monday

Every year, the ACC and Big Ten conferences get together for a week to put their teams to the test, and some marquee matchups always result and give fans an early preview of some potential NCAA tournament matchups. The ACC dominated this challenge for the first ten years, going 10-0,

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