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3.9 Championship Week Update

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March 8, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA;   Washington Huskies forward Darnell Gant (44) reacts after the game against the Oregon State Beavers in the quarter finals in the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament at the Staples Center. Oregon State won 86-84.
March 8, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Huskies forward Darnell Gant (44) reacts after the game against the Oregon State Beavers in the quarter finals in the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament at the Staples Center. Oregon State won 86-84.

We had no new bids handed out yesterday to distract us from whatever that was at the Garden last night. Even worse, we will have no bids handed out tonight, either. Conferences have smartly decided to either hold off or arrange for their title games to be played on Saturday, when more people will be watching. Can't say I blame them.

In any case, there's a gigantic pile of basketball going on all day today and crazy things are happening all over the country. The Pac-12's #1 seed, Washington, has already gone out and of course it wouldn't be Championship Week if Virginia Tech wasn't in the conversation. While the Hokies finished in 10th place in the ACC and won't earn an at large bid, they did upset #7 seed Clemson yesterday to earn themselves a spot in the quarterfinals against Duke. Can you imagine what will happen if they beat Duke and get to the semifinals?

Hit the jump for the full list of today's games outside the Big East!

ACC Quarterfinals (on ESPN2):

#1 North Carolina (27-4) vs #8 Maryland (17-14), 11am Central
#4 Virginia (22-8) vs #5 North Carolina State (21-11), 1pm
#2 Duke (26-5) vs #10 Virginia Tech (16-16), 6pm
#3 Florida State (21-9) vs #6 Miami (19-11), 8pm

Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals (on CBS Sports Network):

#1 Temple (24-6) vs #8 Massachusetts (21-10), 11am
#4 St. Bonaventure (17-11) vs #5 St. Joseph (20-12), 1:30pm
#2 St. Louis (24-6) vs #7 LaSalle (21-11), 5:30pm
#3 Xavier (19-11) vs #6 Dayton (20-11), 8pm

Big 12 Semifinals (on ESPNU):

#1 Kansas (27-5) vs #4 Baylor (26-6), 6:30pm
#2 Missouri (28-4) vs #6 Texas (20-12), 9pm

Big Ten Quarterfinals:

#1 Michigan State (24-7) vs #8 Iowa (17-15), 11am, ESPN
#4 Wisconsin (23-8) vs #5 Indiana (25-7), 1pm, ESPN
#2 Michigan (23-8) vs #10 Minnesota (19-13), 5:30pm, Big Ten Network/ESPN3
#3 Ohio State (25-6) vs #6 Purdue (21-11), 7:55pm, Big Ten Network/ESPN3

Big West Semifinals (on ESPNU):

#1 Long Beach State (23-8) vs #7 Cal Irvine (12-19), 8:30pm
#3 UC-Santa Barbara (19-9) vs #4 Cal Poly (18-14), 11pm

Conference USA Semifinals (on CBS Sports Network):

#2 Southern Miss (25-7) vs #6 Marshall (20-12), 3pm
#1 Memphis (24-8) vs #4 Central Florida (22-9), 5:30pm

Mid-American Semifinals (on ESPN3):

#1 Akron (21-10) vs #4 Kent State (21-10), 6pm
#2 Buffalo (19-9) vs #3 Ohio (25-7), 8:30pm

MEAC Semifinals:

#4 Bethune-Cookman (17-16) vs #8 Hampton (12-20), 5pm
#2 Norfolk State (23-9) vs #11 Florida A&M (10-22), 7pm

Mountain West Semifinals (on CBS Sports Network):

#1 San Diego State (25-6) vs #4 Colorado State (20-10), 8pm
#2 New Mexico (25-6) vs #3 UNLV (26-7), 10:30pm

Pac-12 Semifinals (check your local Fox Sports Network):

#4 Arizona (22-10) vs #9 Oregon State (19-13), 8pm
#2 Cal (24-8) vs #6 Colorado (21-11), 10:30pm

SWAC Semifinals:

#2 Texas Southern (14-17) vs #6 Alcorn State (10-21), 2:30pm
#1 Mississippi Valley State (19-12) vs #5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11-21), 8pm

WAC Semifinals (on ESPN3):

#2 New Mexico State (24-9) vs #6 Hawaii (16-15), 8pm
#1 Nevada (26-5) vs #5 Louisiana Tech (17-15), 10:30pm