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Conference Tournament Go-Round: March 13

One bid was handed out on Friday, as Lehigh defeated archrivals Lafayette, 74-59 (recap), to book their place in the field of 65. 

Twelve teams will join the Mountain Hawks, and the 14 others who own automatic bids, Saturday. I'll run through all of Friday's conference tournament action after the jump.

All times p.m. Eastern and approximate, especially for the second set of games in doubleheaders.


Of the four quarterfinals Friday, the lower seeds claimed three. Duke is now the odds-on favorite to win, but with this much upheaval anything is possible. Be sure to check out the ACC Tournament storystream over at SB Nation, as it could be yet another wild day in Greensboro.

Friday's Quarterfinals 
(1) Duke 57, (9) Virginia 46 (recap)
(12) Miami 70, (4) Virginia Tech 65 (recap)
(7) Georgia Tech 69, (2) Maryland 64 (recap)
(11) NC State 58, (3) Florida State 52 (recap)

Saturday's Semifinals (Both games on ESPN or Raycom.)
(1) Duke vs. (12) Miami, 1:30
(7) Georgia Tech vs.(11) NC State, 3

America East

Second seed Vermont hosts fourth-seeded Boston University for one spot in the Tournament (12, ESPN2). The Catamounts won by only one in Boston, but pounded the Terriers by 20 at home.

Atlantic 10

Three of the four higher seeds prevailed in Atlantic City on Friday, setting up a pair of intriguing semifinals for Saturday.

Friday's Quarterfinals 
(1) Temple 69, (8) St. Bonaventure 51 (recap)
(5) Rhode Island 63, (4) St. Louis 47 (recap)
(2) Xavier 78, (7) Dayton 73 (recap)
(3) Richmond 77, (11) Massachusetts 72 (recap)

Saturday's Semifinals (Both games on CBS College Sports.)
(1) Temple vs. (5) Rhode Island, 1
(2) Xavier vs. (3) Richmond, 3:30

Big East

What began with 16 teams is now down to two. Georgetown and West Virginia meet for the title tonight with a potential top seed on the line for the Mountaineers, and the Hoyas looking to grab a protected seed. Check out SB Nation's storystream.

Friday's Semifinals
(8) Georgetown 80, (5) Marquette 57 (recap)
(3) West Virginia 53, (7) Notre Dame 51 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(8) Georgetown vs. (3) West Virginia, 9 (ESPN)

Big 12

Kansas and Kansas State will meet for the third time this season, with the Wildcats looking to win for the first time. This one takes place in Kansas City, not terribly far from either campus. Check out the SB Nation storystream.

Friday's Semifinals
(1) Kansas 79, (4) Texas A&M 66 (recap)
(2) Kansas State 82, (3) Baylor 75 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(1) Kansas vs. (2) Kansas State, 6 (ESPN)

Big Ten

Illinois and Minnesota still have NCAA hopes after they pulled upsets in Friday's quarterfinals. Check out the storystream at SB Nation.

Friday's Quarterfinals
(1) Ohio State 69, (8) Michigan 68 (recap)
(5) Illinois 58, (4) Wisconsin 54 (recap)
(2) Purdue 69, (7) Northwestern 61 (recap)
(6) Minnesota 72, (3) Michigan State 67 (OT) (recap)

Saturday's Semifinals (Both games on CBS.)
(1) Ohio State vs. (5) Illinois, 1:30
(2) Purdue vs. (6) Minnesota, 4

Big West

The wide open Big West race ends with the top seed facing off against the preseason pick of many. UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach split their two meetings during the regular season.

Friday's Semifinals 
(1) UC Santa Barbara 76, (4) UC Davis 62 (recap)
(3) Long Beach State 68, (2) Pacific 61 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(1) UC Santa Barbara vs. (3) Long Beach State, 8 (ESPN2)

Conference USA

UTEP can ensure C-USA is a one-bid league. However, Houston handed the Miners their only league loss.

Friday's Semifinals 
(1) UTEP 75, (5) Tulsa 61 (recap)
(7) Houston 74, (6) Southern Mississippi 66 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(1) UTEP vs. (7) Houston, 11:30 a.m. (CBS)


Akron had to hold off Western Michigan to make the final, where they'll face surprising Ohio. Read SB Nation's MAC Tournament preview and storystream for more info.

Friday's Semifinals 
(3) Akron 66, (7) Western Michigan 64 (recap)
(9) Ohio 54, (4) Miami (OH) 42 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(3) Akron vs. (9) Ohio, 6 (ESPN2)


Top seed Morgan State went 15-1 during the regular season, their only loss came at the hands of their championship game opponent, South Carolina State.

Friday's Semifinals
(1) Morgan State 74, (5) Hampton 67 (recap)
(3) South Carolina State 70, (2) Delaware State 66 (OT) (recap)

Saturday's Final
(1) Morgan State vs. (3) South Carolina State, 2 (ESPN2)

Mountain West

The top two seeds were knocked out of the Mountain West title chase on Friday night, meaning three seed UNLV will host San Diego State with the title on the line. Head over to SB Nation to check out the tournament storystream.

Friday's Semifinals 
(4) San Diego State 72, (1) New Mexico 69 (recap)
(3) UNLV 70, (2) BYU 66 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(4) San Diego State vs. (3) UNLV, 7 (Versus)


California looks to be safe for a bid, but it wouldn't hurt to knock off Washington in the conference final. The Huskies could use this win as well, as they're in slightly worse shape. Check out the SB Nation storystream.

Friday's Semifinals 
(1) California 85, (5) UCLA 72 (recap)
(3) Washington 79, (7) Stanford 64 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(1) California vs. (3) Washington, 6 (CBS)


Three of the four SEC East powers advanced to today's semifinals. Only West division champ Mississippi State was able to break the monopoly. SB Nation has an SEC Tournament storystream with full coverage.

Friday's Quarterfinals 
(E1) Kentucky 73, (W4) Alabama 67 (recap)
(E3) Tennessee 76, (W2) Mississippi 65 (recap)
(W1) Mississippi State 75, (E4) Florida 69 (recap)
(E2) Vanderbilt 78, (E6) Georgia 66 (recap)

Saturday's Semifinals (Both games on ABC.)
(E1) Kentucky vs.(E3) Tennessee, 1
(W1) Mississippi State vs. (E2) Vanderbilt, 3:30


The top two seeds meet for the title in Katy, Texas. Sam Houston State will take a third straight close win, if it means they go dancing.

(1) Sam Houston State vs.(2) Stephen F. Austin (4, ESPN2)

Southwestern Athletic

Arkansas-Pine Bluff, the highest remaining seed, takes on fifth-seeded Texas Southern for what's likely to be a spot in the Opening Round Tuesday.

Friday's Semifinals
(2) Arkansas-Pine Bluff 46, (3) Alabama State 44 (recap)
(5) Texas Southern 60, (8) Grambling State 57 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(2) Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. (5) Texas Southern, 8:30 (ESPNU)

Western Athletic

Utah State faces another set of Aggies for the title, as New Mexico State's Jahmar Young knocked the homestanding second seed, Nevada, out in the dying seconds of regulation. Be sure to check out the WAC storystream over at SB Nation.

Friday's Semifinals
(1) Utah State 85, (4) Louisiana Tech 55 (recap)
(3) New Mexico State 80, (2) Nevada 79 (recap)

Saturday's Final
(1) Utah State vs. (3) New Mexico State, 10 (ESPN2)