For the longest time I have argued against conference tourneys on the grounds that each year you end up with two or three teams stealing NCAA bids that they probably don't deserve.
Case in point, Cleveland State winning the Horizon league title, beating Butler. No question Butler belongs at the big dance, but Cleveland State..I don't think so. Somewhere some bubble team..pick any one you like..is staying home now. The same thing may happen one or two more times before these conference tournaments are over. Completely ridiculous and unfair. If the NCAA needs money they should have a telethon before they resort to these tournaments.