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3.13 Championship Week Watch

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Six tournaments get started, while the Patriot League hands out their automatic bid.

Jamie Squire

We've got daytime basketball from the Big East, Mountain West, and Pac 12, and Bucknell hosting the Patriot League championship game, but the highlight (lowlight?) might be tonight's lone SWAC game. Grambling and first time head coach Joseph Price haven't won a game all year. They play Alabama A&M in the SWAC tournament tonight. In their two games against the Bulldogs this season, they lost by an average of 26 points. So we'll see what happens.

BIG 12 FIRST ROUND (ESPN3):
6pm: #8 West Virginia (13-18) vs #9 Texas Tech (10-19)
8:30pm: #7 Texas (15-16) vs #10 TCU (11-20)

BIG EAST SECOND ROUND:
11am: #8 Providence (17-13) vs #9 Cincinnati (21-10) (ESPN)
1pm: #5 Syracuse (23-8) vs #12 Seton Hall (15-17) (ESPN)
6pm: #7 Villanova (19-12) vs #10 St. John's (16-14) (ESPN2)
8pm: #6 Notre Dame (23-8) vs #11 Rutgers (15-15) (ESPN2)

CONFERENCE USA FIRST ROUND:
3:30pm: #7 UAB (15-16) vs #10 SMU (15-16)
6pm: #6 Houston (18-11) vs #11 Rice (5-25)
8:30pm: #8 Tulane (18-13) vs #9 Marshall (13-18)

#MACTION SECOND ROUND (ESPN3):
5:30pm: #5 Ball State (15-14) vs #8 Buffalo (13-19)
8pm: #7 Eastern Michigan (15-17) vs #11 Miami (OH) (9-21)

MEAC QUARTERFINALS (streaming on MEACHoops.com):
5pm: #1 Norfolk State (21-10) vs #8 Bethune-Cookman (13-19)
7pm: #2 North Carolina Central (22-8) vs #7 North Carolina A&T (16-16)

MOUNTAIN WEST QUARTERFINALS (CBS Sports Network):
2pm: #3 UNLV (23-8) vs #6 Air Force (17-12)
4:30pm: #2 Colorado State (24-7) vs #7 Fresno State (11-18)
8:30pm: #1 New Mexico (26-5) vs #8 Wyoming (19-12)
11pm: #4 San Diego State (21-9) vs #5 Boise State (21-9)

PAC 12 FIRST ROUND:
2pm: #8 Stanford (18-13) vs #9 Arizona State (20-11)
4:30pm: #5 Colorado (20-10) vs #12 Oregon State (14-17)
8pm: #7 USC (14-17) vs #10 Utah (13-17)
10:30pm: #6 Washington (17-14) vs #11 Washington State (13-18)

PATRIOT LEAGUE FINAL (CBS Sports Network):
6:30pm: #2 Lafayette (19-14) at #1 Bucknell (27-5)

SEC FIRST ROUND (ESPN3):
6:30pm: #12 South Carolina (14-17) vs #13 Mississippi State (9-21)
9pm: #11Texas A&M (17-14) vs #14 Auburn (9-22)

SOUTHLAND FIRST ROUND (Streaming on Southland.org):
5pm: #5 Nicholls State (9-20) vs #8 McNeese State (13-16)
7:30pm: #6 Sam Houston State (15-16) vs #7 Central Arkansas (13-16)

SWAC QUARTERFINALS:
8pm: #6 Alabama A&M (10-19) vs #7 Grambling (0-27)