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3.8.15 Championship "Week" Update

Arguably, today's the actual start of Championship Week.

Warren Gillis & Coastal Carolina are 40 minutes away from their second straight NCAA tournament appearance.
Warren Gillis & Coastal Carolina are 40 minutes away from their second straight NCAA tournament appearance.
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Good news: WE GOT A PLAYOFF IN THE IVY!  Harvard beat Brown, and this happened in the Dartmouth-Yale game:

So we'll reconvene at The Palestra in Philadelphia on Saturday to determine who gets the Ivy's automatic bid.

Bad news: Illinois State is jerks, and thus they beat Wichita State yesterday.  That takes the third WSU-Northern Iowa game off the board for today.

Neutral news, but fun to watch: This happened to end Murray State's 25 game winning streak:

Absolutely brutal for the Racers, who will almost assuredly not make the NCAA tournament after going 16-0 in the Ohio Valley.

Anyway, it's a stacked deck of games today, including autobids being handed out in the Atlantic Sun, Big South, and Missouri Valley.  Enjoy, and remember, all times are Central.

AMERICA EAST SEMIFINALS (ESPN3)

12pm: #3 Stony Brook (22-10) at #2 Vermont (18-12)
1pm: #4 New Hampshire (19-11) at #1 Albany (22-8)

ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONSHIP (ESPN2)

1:30pm: #3 USC Upstate (23-10) at #1 North Florida (22-11)

BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP (ESPN2)

11:30am: #5 Winthrop (19-12) at #3 Coastal Carolina (23-9)

CAA SEMIFINALS (NBC Sports Network)

1:30pm: #1 William & Mary (19-11) vs #5 Hofstra (20-12)
4pm: #2 UNC Wilmington (18-12) vs #3 Northeastern (21-11)

MAAC SEMIFINALS (ESPN3)

3:30pm: #1 Iona (25-7) vs #4 Monmouth (18-14)
6pm: #3 Manhattan (17-13) vs #7 St. Peter's (16-17)

MISSOURI VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP (CBS)

1pm: #2 Northern Iowa (29-3) vs #4 Illinois State (21-11)

PATRIOT LEAGUE SEMIFINALS (CBS Sports Network)

1pm: #4 Lafayette (18-12) at #1 Bucknell (19-13)
3:30pm: #6 American (16-15) at #2 Colgate (16-16)

SOUTHERN SEMIFINALS (ESPN3)

5pm: #1 Wofford (26-6) vs #4 Western Carolina (15-16)
7:30pm: #3 Mercer (18-14) vs #10 Furman (10-21)

SUMMIT LEAGUE QUARTERFINALS (ESPN3)

6pm: #4 IPFW (16-13) vs South Dakota (16-15)
8:30pm: #3 Oral Roberts (17-13) vs #6 IUPUI (10-20)