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We Now Join Saturday Of Championship Week Already In Progress

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Holy crap, how early did they start the basketball today, anyway?

We already have two championship games underway: 1) Vermont leads Stony Brook just after halftime in the America East title game and 2) Memphis has a 6 point lead on Marshall with about 7 minutes left in the first half of the Conference USA title game.

The important games of the day are the championship games, so we'll give you that list here and then after the jump, we'll list the tournaments that *only* have their semifinals today. We'll come back later with an Open Thread just for the Big East title game.

America East Championship:

#1 Stony Brook (22-8) vs #2 Vermont (22-11), underway on ESPN2

Big 12 Championship:

#2 Missouri (29-4) vs #4 Baylor (27-6), 5pm Central, ESPN

Big West Championship:

#1 Long Beach State (24-8) vs #3 UC-Santa Barbara (20-9), 9pm, ESPN2

Conference USA Championship:

#1 Memphis (25-8) vs #6 Marshall (21-12), underway, CBS

Mid-American Championship:

#1 Akron (22-10) vs #3 Ohio (26-7), 7pm, ESPN2

MEAC Championship:

#2 Norfolk State (24-9) vs #4 Bethune-Cookman (18-16), noon, ESPN2

Mountain West Championship:

#1 San Diego State (26-6) vs #2 New Mexico (26-6), 6pm, NBC Sports Network

Pac-12 Championship:

#4 Arizona (23-10) vs #6 Colorado (22-11), 5pm, CBS

Southland Championship:

#3 Lamar (22-11) vs #4 McNeese State (17-14), 2pm, ESPN2

SWAC Championship:

#1 Mississippi Valley State (20-12) vs #2 Texas Southern (15-17), 7pm, ESPNU

WAC Championship:

#2 New Mexico State (25-9) vs #5 Louisiana Tech (18-15), 11pm, ESPN2

ACC Semifinals (on ESPN):

#1 North Carolina (28-4) vs #5 North Carolina State (22-11), noon
#2 Duke (27-5) vs #3 Florida State (22-9), 2pm

Atlantic 10 Semifinals (on CBS Sports Network):

#4 St. Bonaventure (18-11) vs #8 Massachusetts (22-10), noon
#2 St. Louis (25-6) vs #3 Xavier (20-11), 2:30pm

Big Ten Semifinals (on CBS):

#1 Michigan State (25-7) vs #4 Wisconsin (24-8), 12:40pm
#2 Michigan (24-8) vs #3 Ohio State (26-6), 3:05pm

SEC Semifinals (on ABC):

#1 Kentucky (31-1) vs #4 Florida (23-9), noon
#3 Vanderbilt (22-10) vs #7 Ole Miss (20-12), 2:30pm