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2019 Championship “Week” Update: March 15

MOAR DAYTIME BASKETBALL~!

NCAA Basketball: Sam Houston State at California
Josh Delaney scores 10.3 points per game for Southland top seed Sam Houston State.
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Well, yesterday certainly was fun now, wasn’t it? I don’t really care what else happened around the country, but Marquette snapped a four game losing streak, beat the only Big East team to beat them twice in the regular season, and advanced to the Big East semifinals for the first time since 2010.

What do we have going on today? Well, it’s Semifinal Friday in most of the leagues around the country, so that’s cranking up the intensity of things in general, which is nice. However, because the Atlantic 10, AAC, Big Ten, SEC, and Sun Belt are all out of their minds, we’re getting QUARTERFINALS today. They insist on having their title games on Sunday, even though the selection committee pretty much straight up admits that they don’t care about those results unless it involves a bid thief.

There’s no title games today, by the way. Oh, and REMEMBER: The Ivy League tournament hasn’t even STARTED yet because they are also playing their title game on Sunday and they only have a four team tournament.

NCAA Tournament Automatic Bids

Atlantic Sun: Liberty
Big South: Gardner-Webb
CAA: Northeastern
Horizon League: Northern Kentucky
MAAC: Iona
Missouri Valley: Bradley
NEC: Fairleigh Dickinson
Ohio Valley: Murray State
Patriot League: Colgate
SoCon: Wofford
Summit League: North Dakota State
WCC: Saint Mary’s

Here’s your schedule for the day! Enjoy!

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS

11am: #1 Houston vs #9 Connecticut (ESPN2)
1:30pm: #4 UCF vs #5 Memphis (ESPN2)
6pm: #2 Cincinnati vs #10 SMU (ESPNU)
8:30pm: #3 Temple vs #6 Wichita State (ESPNU)

ATLANTIC 10 QUARTERFINALS (NBC Sports Network)

11am: #1 VCU vs #8 Rhode Island
1:30pm: #4 St. Bonaventure vs #5 George Mason
5pm: #2 Davidson vs #10 Saint Joseph’s
7:30pm: #3 Dayton vs #6 Saint Louis

ACC SEMIFINALS (ESPN)

6pm: #1 Virginia vs #4 Florida State
8:30pm: #2 North Carolina vs #3 Duke

BIG 12 SEMIFINALS (ESPN2)

6pm: #1 Kansas State vs #5 Iowa State
8:30pm: #3 Kansas vs #10 West Virginia

BIG EAST SEMIFINALS (FS1)

5:30pm: #1 Villanova vs #4 Xavier
8pm: #2 Marquette vs #3 Seton Hall

BIG SKY SEMIFINALS (WatchBigSky.com)

6:30pm: #1 Montana vs #4 Weber State
9pm: #3 Eastern Washington vs #7 Southern Utah

BIG TEN QUARTERFINALS (Big Ten Network)

11:30am: #1 Michigan State vs #8 Ohio State
2pm: #4 Wisconsin vs #13 Nebraska
6pm: #2 Purdue vs #7 Minnesota
8:30pm: #3 Michigan vs #6 Iowa

BIG WEST SEMIFINALS

8:30pm: #1 UC Irvine vs #5 Long Beach State (WatchESPN)
11pm: #2 UC Santa Barbara vs #3 Cal State Fullerton (ESPNU)

CONFERENCE USA SEMIFINALS (CBS Sports Network)

12:30pm: #1 Old Dominion vs #5 UAB
3pm: #2 Western Kentucky vs #3 Southern Miss

MAC SEMIFINALS

5:30pm: #1 Buffalo vs #5 Central Michigan (CBS Sports Network)
8pm: #3 Bowling Green vs #7 Northern Illinois (FoxSportsGo.com, maybe)

MEAC SEMIFINALS (FloHoops.com)

5pm: #1 Norfolk State vs #4 Howard
7:30pm: #2 North Carolina A&T vs #3 NC Central

MOUNTAIN WEST SEMIFINALS (CBS Sports Network)

8pm: #1 Nevada vs #4 San Diego State
10:30pm: #2 Utah State vs #3 Fresno State

PAC-12 SEMIFINALS

8pm: #1 Washington vs #5 Colorado (Pac-12 Network)
10:30pm: #2 Arizona State vs #6 Oregon (ESPN)

SEC QUARTERFINALS

12pm: #1 LSU vs #8 Florida (ESPN)
2:30pm: #4 South Carolina vs #5 Auburn (ESPN)
6pm: #2 Kentucky vs #10 Alabama (SEC Network)
8:30pm: #3 Tennessee vs #6 Mississippi State (SEC Network)

SOUTHLAND SEMIFINALS (ESPN+)

5pm: #1 Sam Houston State vs #4 New Orleans
7:30pm: #2 Abilene Christian vs #3 Southeastern Louisiana

SWAC SEMIFINALS (WatchESPN)

2:30pm: #1 Prairie View A&M vs #4 Grambling State
8:30pm: #2 Texas Southern vs #6 Alabama State

SUN BELT QUARTERFINALS (ESPN+)

5pm: #4 Texas State vs #8 South Alabama
7:30pm: #3 Georgia Southern vs #7 ULM

WAC SEMIFINALS (ESPN+)

8pm: #1 New Mexico State vs #4 UT Rio Grande Valley
10:30pm: #2 Utah Valley vs #3 Grand Canyon