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Conference Tournament Go-Round: March 14

Twelve teams punched tickets on Selection Eve, while four more will do the same right before the bracket is finally revealed at 6 p.m. ET.

America East: Vermont defeated Boston University in Burlington, 83-70 (recap), to book their fourth NCAA appearance. It's the first crown under Mike Lonergan. It was a bittersweet moment for Catamounts' Evan Fjeld, who lost his mother to cancer just days ago.

Big East: West Virginia won a 60-58 thriller over Georgetown (recap) to wrap up an exciting five days in New York. The Mountaineers may just steal the last spot on the top line. Check out SB Nation's storystream

Big 12Kansas defeated Kansas State for the third time this season, 79-72 (recap), to claim the conference regular season and tournament titles. Check out the SB Nation storystream

Big West: UC Santa Barbara, the top seed in a crazy conference, defeated Long Beach State, 69-64 (recap), to make their first NCAA since 2002.

Conference USA: Houston came back to stun regular season champion UTEP, 81-73 (recap), to likely make C-USA a two-bid league.

Great West: South Dakota held off Houston Baptist, 91-86, to claim the inaugural conference title and CIT berth.

Mid-American: Ninth-seeded Ohio claimed the crown with a thrilling 81-75 overtime win over third-seeded Akron (recap).

Mid-Eastern: Top seed Morgan State is headed to the Tournament for the second straight season, as they avenged their only conference loss of the season, topping South Carolina State, 68-61 (recap), in Winston Salem.

Mountain West: San Diego State knocked off UNLV on their home court, 55-45 (recap), to claim the conference's auto bid, and ensure for MWC teams are in the field. Head over to SB Nation to check out the tournament storystream. 

Pac-10Washington is off the bubble, thanks to their 79-75 win (recap) over California in Los Angeles. Visit the SB Nation Pac-10 storystream for more. 

Southland: Sam Houston State Stephen F. Austin, 64-48 (recap), to return to the tournament for the first time since 2003 and second time ever. 

Southwestern: Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeated Texas Southern in Shreveport, 50-38 (recap), to clinch their first-ever NCAA berth.

WAC: New Mexico State beat top seed Utah State, 69-63 (recap), meaning the conference may get two bids this season. Read more at our WAC storystream

After the jump, I'll take a look at the four tournaments that conclude Sunday.


Top seeded Duke will face seventh-seeded Georgia Tech for the title after two thrilling semifinals in Greensboro Saturday.  Read more at our ACC Tournament storystream. 

Saturday's Semifinals 
(1) Duke 77, (12) Miami 74 (recap)
(7) Georgia Tech 57, (11) NC State 54 (recap)

Sunday's Final
(1) Duke vs. (7) Georgia Tech, 1 (ESPN/Raycom)

Atlantic 10

Regular season champion will take on third-seed Richmond for the conference crown Sunday afternoon.

Saturday's Semifinals 
(1) Temple 57, (5) Rhode Island 44 (recap)
(3) Richmond 89, (2) Xavier 85 (OT) (recap)

Sunday's Final
(1) Temple vs. (3) Richmond, 1 (CBS)

Big Ten

Minnesota can get themselves off the bubble by beating Ohio State in Sunday's final. Check out the storystream at SB Nation.

Saturday's Semifinals
(1) Ohio State 88, (5) Illinois 81 (2OT) (recap)
(6) Minnesota 69, (2) Purdue 42 (recap)

Sunday's Final
(1) Ohio State vs. (6) Minnesota, 3:30 (CBS)


Much like the Gophers, Mississippi State controls their fate Sunday. Visit our SEC Tournament storystream for full coverage.

Saturday's Semifinals 
(E1) Kentucky 74, (E3) Tennessee 45 (recap)
(W1) Mississippi State 62, (E2) Vanderbilt 52 (recap)

Sunday's Final
(E1) Kentucky vs. (W1) Mississippi State, 1 (ABC)