Welcome to the NCAA tournament, Wichita State, Mercer, and Coastal Carolina!
Conversely, welcome to the NIT, Florida Gulf Coast and Davidson. FGCU lost on their own floor in the Atlantic Sun title game, while Davidson went down in the SoCon semifinals.
Today, we're loaded up on championship games with three of them, but very little in the way of other action. More importantly, there's no Daytime Basketball, which is terrible. I get the sneaking feeling that there's A LOT of title games for the smaller conference scheduled for Saturday when the power conference tournaments start settling down, which is really too bad for them.
CAA CHAMPIONSHIP (NBC Sports Network)
6pm: #1 Delaware (24-9) vs #3 William & Mary (20-11)
MAAC CHAMPIONSHIP (ESPN2)
6pm: #1 Iona (22-9) vs #2 Manhattan (24-7)
MAC FIRST ROUND
6pm: #12 Ball State (5-24) at #5 Ohio (21-10)
6pm: #9 Kent State (16-15) at #8 Miami (OH) (12-17)
6:30pm: #11 Central Michigan (10-20) at #6 Eastern Michigan (18-13)
7pm: #10 Bowling Green (12-19) at #7 Northern Illinois (14-16)
MEAC FIRST ROUND (streamed on MEACSports.com)
5:30pm: #4 Norfolk State (17-13) vs #13 Maryland-Eastern Shore (6-23)
8pm: #5 Savannah State (12-18) vs #12 South Carolina State (9-20)
SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP (ESPN2)
8pm: #3 Wofford (19-12) vs #5 Western Carolina (19-14)
SUMMIT LEAGUE SEMIFINALS
6pm: #1 North Dakota State (23-6) vs #4 Denver (16-14)
8:30pm: #2 IPFW (23-9) vs #3 South Dakota State (19-11)
WEST COAST SEMIFINALS
8pm: #1 Gonzaga (26-6) vs #4 Saint Mary's (22-10) (ESPN)
10:30pm: #2 BYU (22-10) vs #3 San Francisco (21-10) (ESPN2)