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Your Championship “Week” Update: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Survive And Advance train keeps on trucking.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 17 Central Michigan at Robert Morris
Charles Bain helped Robert Morris to the NEC regular season title.
Photo by Michael Longo/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Part of what we’re doing with these Championship “Week” updates is checking in with the games to see if there was anything ultra-interesting or exciting that happened. There were 12 games yesterday, and every single one of the higher seeded teams won. All chalk. There were several one possession games in terms of where the final scores landed, but if you were the favorite last night, you won.

The favorites were also the home teams. If you noticed, yesterday’s tournaments were all events that are being played at campus locations. As such, they’re all taking today off, since travel is required in between games, and thus that means off days.

With those off days on the calendar, we get three new conferences getting started today. Two of them are playing their games at a centralized location, so we’ll be getting constant daily updates from them as the tournament goes on. One of them is the Mountain West Conference, which has moved their tournament to avoid being in Las Vegas at the same time as a massive construction trade conference. As such, the MW will be the first league to hand out an autobid this year, so that’s fun.

Here’s the schedule for the day, with all times Central, as always.

MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST ROUND (Mountain West Network)

2pm: #8 Fresno State (11-18) vs #9 Air Force (11-19)
4:30pm: #7 New Mexico (18-13) vs #10 San Jose State (7-23)
7pm: #6 Colorado State (20-11) vs #11 Wyoming (7-23)

NEC QUARTERFINALS (NEC Front Row)

6pm: #8 St. Francis (NY) (13-17) at #1 Robert Morris (17-14)
6pm: #7 Bryant (15-16) at #2 St. Francis (PA) (20-9)
6pm: #6 Mount St. Mary’s (11-20) at #3 Sacred Heart (19-12)
6pm: #5 Fairleigh Dickinson (11-18) at #4 LIU (14-17)

OHIO VALLEY FIRST ROUND (ESPN+)

6:30pm: #5 Tennessee State (17-14) vs #8 Morehead State (13-18)
9pm: #6 Eastern Illinois (16-14) vs #7 Jacksonville State (13-18)