2013 Men's College Basketball Conference Tournament Information

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Before the field of 68 is revealed, 31 teams will earn their conferences' automatic bids. Blogging The Bracket has information on each conference tournament -- sites, dates, and even the names of the unlucky teams who will be frozen out.

After the jump, a complete list of conference tournament information for the 2012-13 season, including information about which teams will sit their respective leagues' elimination events out, either due to APR failings or a pending conference move.

Conference Site Dates Defending Champions
America East Early rounds:
Albany, NY
SEFCU Center (source)
Championship:
at highest remaining seed

Quarterfinals: Mar. 9
Semifinals: Mar. 10
Championship: Mar. 16, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN2)

Note: Boston University will be ineligible because of its move to the Patriot League for the 2013-14 academic year.

Stony Brook
(reg. season)
Vermont
(tournament)
Atlantic 10 Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
(source)
First Round: Mar. 14
Quarterfinals: Mar. 15
Semifinals: Mar. 16
Championship:
Mar. 17, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
Temple
(reg. season)
St. Bonaventure
(tournament)
Atlantic Coast Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum (source)
First Round: Mar. 14
Quarterfinals: Mar. 15
Semifinals: Mar. 16
Championship:
Mar. 17, 1 p.m. ET (ESPN/ACC Network)
North Carolina
(reg. season)
Florida State
(tournament)
Atlantic Sun Macon, GA
University Center
(source)
Quarterfinals: Mar. 6-7
Semifinals: Mar. 8
Championship: Mar. 9, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Belmont
(double,
departing for OVC)
Big 12 Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
(source)
First Round: Mar. 13
Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Kansas
(reg. season)
Missouri
(tournament,
departing for SEC)
Big East New York City
Madison Square Garden (source)

First Round: Mar. 12
Second Round: Mar. 13
Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Note: Connecticut will be ineligible as they will be barred from the NCAA Tournament because of APR.

Syracuse
(reg. season)
Louisville
(tournament)
Big Sky At regular season champion (source)
Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Montana
(double)
Big South Conway, SC
HTC Center
First Round: Mar. 5
Quarterfinals: Mar. 7
Semifinals: Mar. 9
Championship: Mar. 10, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
UNC Asheville
(double)
Big Ten Chicago
United Center
(source)
First Round: Mar. 14
Quarterfinals: Mar. 15
Semifinals: Mar. 16
Championship: Mar. 17, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Michigan State
(reg, season tie and tournament)
Big West Anaheim
Honda Center
(source)

Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Note: UC Riverside will likely be ineligible as they will be barred from the NCAA Tournament because of APR.

Long Beach State
(double)
Colonial Athletic Richmond
Richmond Coliseum (source)

(dates tentative due to new CAA/Comcast TV deal and, well, the fact 7 teams will participate instead of 11) (source)
First Round: Mar. 8
Quarterfinals: Mar. 9
Semifinals: Mar. 10
Championship: Mar. 11, 7 p.m. ET (NBC SN)

Note: UNC Wilmington and Towson will be ineligible as they will be barred from the NCAA Tournament because of APR. Georgia State.and Old Dominion will be ineligible thanks to their departures for
2013-14.

Drexel
(reg. season)
VCU
(tournament, departing for A-10)
Conference USA Tulsa
BOK Center (source)

First Round: Mar. 13
Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 11:30 a.m. ET (CBS)

Note: UCF is ineligible due to an NCAA postseason ban.

Memphis
(double)
Horizon League First Round: campus sites
Quarterfinals and Semifinals:
at regular season champion
Championship:
at highest remaining seed
First Round: Mar. 5
Quarterfinals: Mar. 8
Semifinals: Mar. 9
Championship: Mar. 12, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN or ESPN2)
Valparaiso
(reg. season)
Detroit
(tournament)
Ivy League Regular season champion earns NCAA bid. Not Applicable Harvard
(reg. season)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Springfield, MA
MassMutual Center (source)
First Round: Mar. 8
Quarterfinals: Mar. 9
Semifinals: Mar. 10
Championship: Mar. 11, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Iona
(reg. season)
Loyola, Md.
(tournament)
Mid-American First Round: campus sites
Second Round-Final: Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena

First Round: Mar. 11
Second Round: Mar. 13
Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 6:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Note: Toledo will be ineligible, as they will be barred from the NCAA Tournament because of APR.

Akron
(reg. season)
Ohio
(tournament)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Norfolk, VA
Norfolk Scope Arena (source)
First Round: Mar. 12
Quarterfinals: Mar. 13-14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 5 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Savannah State
(reg. season)
Norfolk State
(tournament)
Missouri Valley St. Louis, MO
Scottrade Center
(source)
First Round: Mar. 7
Quarterfinals: Mar. 8
Semifinals: Mar. 9
Championship: Mar. 10, 2 p.m. ET (CBS)
Wichita State
(reg. season)
Creighton
(tournament)
Mountain West Las Vegas, NV
Thomas & Mack Center (source)
First Round: Mar. 12
Quarterfinals: Mar. 13
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 6 p.m. ET (CBS)
San Diego State
(reg. season)
New Mexico
(tournament)
Northeast Campus sites Quarterfinals: Mar. 6
Semifinals: Mar. 9
Championship: Mar. 12, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN or ESPN2)
Long Island U.
(double)
Ohio Valley Nashville, TN
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
(source)

First Round: Mar. 6
Quarterfinals: Mar. 7
Semifinals: Mar. 8
Championship: Mar. 9, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Note: Jacksonville State will be ineligible as they will be barred from the NCAA Tournament because of APR.

Murray State
(double)
Pac-12 Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena (source)
First Round: Mar. 13
Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 11 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Washington
(regular season)
Colorado
(tournament)
Patriot League Campus sites Quarterfinals: Mar. 6
Semifinals: Mar. 9
Championship: Mar. 13, 7:30 p.m. ET (CBS SN)
Bucknell
(regular season)
Lehigh
(tournament)
Southeastern Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
(source)
First Round: Mar. 13
Second Round: Mar. 14
Quarterfinals: Mar. 15
Semifinals: Mar. 16
Championship:
Mar. 17 (1 p.m. ET, ABC)
Kentucky
(regular season)
Vanderbilt
(tournament)
Southern Asheville, NC
U.S. Cellular Center (source)
First Round: Mar. 8
Quarterfinals: Mar. 9
Semifinals: Mar. 10
Championship: Mar. 11, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Davidson
(double)
Southland Katy, TX
Merrell Center
(source)

Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Note: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will be ineligible as they will be barred from the NCAA Tournament because of APR.

UT Arlington
(reg. season)
Lamar
(tournament)
Southwestern Athletic Garland, TX
Special Events Center (source)

Quarterfinals: Mar. 13-14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Note: Grambling will be eligible even though the NCAA punished them for low APR. The Tigers will suffer other punishments instead. Southern will also be eligible this season.

On the other hand, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State will likely be ineligible as they will be barred from the NCAA Tournament because of APR. Texas Southern will be ineligible because of a laundry list of NCAA violations.

Miss. Valley State
(double)
Summit League Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls Arena
(source)
Quarterfinals: Mar. 9-10
Semifinals: Mar. 11
Championship: Mar. 12, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN or ESPN2)
Oral Roberts
(reg. season,
departing for Southland)
South Dakota State
(tournament)
Sun Belt Hot Springs, AR
Summit Arena and
Hot Springs Convention Center
(source)
First Round: Mar. 8
Quarterfinals: Mar. 9
Semifinals: Mar. 10
Championship: Mar. 11, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Middle Tennessee
(reg. season)
Western Kentucky
(tournament)
West Coast Las Vegas, NV
Orleans Arena
(source)
First Round: Mar. 6
Second Round: Mar. 7
Quarterfinals: Mar. 8
Semifinals: Mar. 9
Championship: Mar. 11, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
St. Mary’s
(double)
Western Athletic Las Vegas, NV
Orleans Arena
(source)
First Round: Mar. 12
Quarterfinals: Mar. 14
Semifinals: Mar. 15
Championship: Mar. 16, 11 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Nevada
(reg. season)
New Mexico State
(tournament)

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