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On The Menu: Selection Eve, Saturday, March 12, 2016

This is the day 14 conferences will crown their champs, while five others will set their matchups for tomorrow, the biggest Sunday of the year.

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Game information courtesy Matt College Sports on TV Website, which has even more games listed and more specific info on coverage for regional sports networks and American Sports Network telecasts.

All times listed are Eastern, adjust accordingly.

For full information on this year's conference tournaments, visit Conference Tournament Central.

America East Championship - Stony Brook, N.Y.

No. 3 Vermont Catamounts (21-12, 11-5) at No. 1 Stony Brook Seawolves (25-6, 14-2), 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
The pair split their season series with each winning on the road, including a 76-62 Catamount win on Feb. 27th.

Well, Seawolves, with Albany out of the picture, can you clinch your first-ever trip to March Madness? The Catamounts will make sure you earn that bid. UVM is seeking its first bid since it earned a 16 seed in 2012.

MEAC Championship - Norfolk

Game 22: No. 3 South Carolina State Bulldogs (19-13, 12-4) vs. No. 1 Hampton Pirates (20-10, 13-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
The Bulldogs defeated the Piates 67-62 on Jan. 25th in Hampton.

If the Pirates win, they'll likely avoid the First Four, where they defeated Manhattan before falling to Kentucky in the Round of 64 just a season ago. On the other hand, the Bulldogs last appeared in 2003.

C-USA Championship - Birmingham

Game 12: No. 5 Old Dominion Monarchs (22-12, 12-6) vs. No. 2 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (23-9, 13-5), 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
The Blue Raiders won 64-61 on Jan. 16th in Norfolk.

The Blue Raiders, who fell to Saint Mary's in the 2013 First Four, won't have to play the extra game if they defeat the Monarchs today. Both schools are in search of their first appearance as C-USA members. Middle was still a Sun Belt member three years ago, while ODU's last appearance came in 2011 as a CAA member.

Big East Championship - New York

Game 9: No. 3 Seton Hall Pirates (24-8, 12-6) v vs. No. 1 Villanova Wildcats (29-4, 16-2), 5:30 p.m. (FOX)
The Wildcats swept the season series.

Last night, the Pirates ended Xavier's hopes for a top seed. Can they do the same to Villanova's?

Big 12 Championship - Kansas City, Mo.

Game 9: No. 2 West Virginia Mountaineers (26-7, 13-5) vs. No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks (29-4, 15-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
The pair split their season series with each winning at home.

Last night, the Mountaineers knocked Oklahoma out of the chase for a top seed, but they won't be able to do the same to the Jayhawks, who are a lock at this point. WVU has only a slight chance to join them, however.

Mountain West Championship - Las Vegas

Game 10:  No. 2 Fresno State Bulldogs (24-9, 13-5) vs. No. 1 San Diego State Aztecs (26-8, 16-2), 6 p.m. (CBS)
The pair split their season series with each winning at home.

If the Aztecs lose this, do they earn an at-large? It's possible, but unlikely. Fresno State hasn't reached the NCAAs since 2001, while SDSU has made six consecutive trips. Expect this one to be close, as the Bulldogs won by one at home and took the Aztecs to OT at Viejas.

SWAC Championship - Houston

Game 9: No. 4 Southern Jaguars (21-12, 11-7) vs. No. 3 Jackson State Tigers (19-14, 12-6), 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Southern swept the season series.

The Jaguars, who pushed Gonzaga in the Round of 64 in their last appearance in 2013. Jackson State, who just ended Texas Southern's two-year run, last appeared in the field in 2007, when they were the first obstacle in Florida's path to consecutive national titles.

MAC Championship - Cleveland

Game 11: No. 3 Buffalo Bulls (19-14, 10-8)  vs. No. 1 Akron Zips (26-7, 13-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
The Zips swept the season series.

With a win, the Bulls will return to the tournament for the second year in a row after having never made a trip previously. On the other hand, the Zips are looking for their first berth since 2013.

ACC Championship - Washington, D.C.

Game 13: No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers (26-6, 13-5) vs. No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (27-6, 14-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN/ACC Network)
The Cavaliers won 79-74 on Feb 27th in Charlottesville.

The Tar Heels clearly have a top seed on their mind, as they obliterated Notre Dame last night to make a point. Virginia has a strong case as well, especially in terms of quality wins. If results elsewhere break right, both could anchor a region tomorrow.

Big Sky Championship - Reno, Nev.

Game 11: No. 2 Montana Grizzlies (21-10, 14-4 )vs. No. 1 Weber State Wildcats (25-8, 15-3), 8:45 p.m. (ESPNU)
The Wildcats defeated the Grizzlies 60-54 on Feb, 27th in Missoula.

The Wildcats are aiming for their 15th NCAA appearance and first since 2014, while the Grizzlies last appeared the season before.

Southland Championship - Katy, Texas

Game 7: No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (25-6, 15-3 )vs. No. 1 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (26-5, 18-0), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
The Lumberjacks swept the season series.

Just one win stands between the Lumberjacks capping Southland perfection with their third bid in a row. The Islanders, however, have only made the tournament once, back in 2007.

Pac-12 Championship - Las Vegas

Game 11: No. 2 Utah Utes (25-7, 13-5) vs. No. 1 Oregon Ducks (27-6, 14-4), 10 p.m. (FS1)
The Ducks swept the season series.

Tonight's winner has a great shot at earning the two seed in the West Regional. Don't expect the Ducks to win as comfortably as they did in the regular season.

WAC Championship - Las Vegas

Game 6: No. 2 Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (23-8, 11-3) vs. No. 1 New Mexico State Aggies (23-9, 13-1), 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
The Aggies swept the season series.

The Aggies can claim their fifth consecutive NCAA bid with a victory, while the Roadrunners have never qualified for the Division I NCAA Tournament.

Big West Championship - Anaheim

Game 7: No. 3 Long Beach State 49ers (20-13, 12-4) vs. No. 1 Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors (25-5, 13-3), 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
The 49ers swept the season series.

Last night, the 49ers took down defending champ UC Irvine, who swept LBSU during the regular season. Tonight, the Rainbow Warriors will aim to do the same to the Beach, who were the only Big West team to solve Hawai'i twice during league play.

Hawai'i last made the NCAAs in 2002, and won't be able to participate next season due to NCAA sanctions. As for Long Beach State, they've been away for four years.

American Athletic Semifinals - Orlando

ESPN2 will air both games.

Game 7: No. 5 Connecticut Huskies (22-10, 11-7) vs. No. 1 Temple Owls (21-10, 14-4), 3 p.m.
The Owls swept the season series.
Game 8: No. 10 Tulane Green Wave (12-21, 3-15) vs. No. 6 Memphis Tigers (18-14, 8-10) , approx. 5:30 p.m.
The pair split their season series with each winning at home.

It will be interesting to see how much the Huskies have left in the tank after their 104-97 four-OT win over Cincinnati that moved them closer to safety. The Owls need this one, as they don't have the non-conference results most bubble teams possess. In the second semifinal, the Tigers, who already ended Tulsa's NCAA hopes, and the Green Wave, who fired their coach during their upset win over Houston, could play spoiler for bubble teams from coast to coast with two more wins..

Atlantic 10 Semifinals - Brooklyn

CBSSN will air both games.

Game 11: No. 4 Saint Joseph's Hawks (25-7, 13-5 )vs. No. 1 Dayton Flyers (25-6, 14-4), 1:30 p.m.
The Hawks defeated the Flyers 79-70 on Feb. 17th in Philadelphia.

Game 12: Game 10: No. 6 Davidson Wildcats (20-11, 10-8) vs. No. 2 VCU Rams (22-9, 14-4), approx. 4 p.m.
The Rams swept the season series.

With George Washington falling to the Hawks on Friday afternoon, the max number of bids the A 10 will see on Sunday is four. Instead of a possible VCU-St. Bonaventure bubble semi, we have Davidson playing the Rams, and a pair of Wildcat wins would complicate the national picture.

Big Ten Semifinals - Indianapolis

CBS will air both games

Game 11: No. 8 Michigan Wolverines (22-11, 10-8) vs. No. 4 Purdue Boilermakers (25-7, 12-6), 1 p.m. 
The pair split their season series with each winning at home.
Game 12: No. 3 Maryland Terrapins (25-7, 12-6 )vs. No. 2 Michigan State Spartans (27-5, 13-5), approx. 3:30 p.m.
The Spartans defeated the Terps 74-65 on Jan. 23rd in East Lansing.

A win in their rubber match with Purdue would do wonders for Michigan's still questionable hopes. The Spartans, meanwhile, really need to win to stay in the hunt for a top seed, given what's gone on in the ACC, Big East, and Big 12. However, the Terrapins also need to rack up wins to improve their own positioning.

SEC Semifinals - Nashville

ESPN will air both games.

Game 10: No. 4 LSU Tigers (19-13, 11-7) vs. No. 1 Texas A&M Aggies (25-7, 13-5), 1 p.m.
The pair split their season series with each winning at home.

Game 11: No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs (19-12, 10-8 )vs. No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats (24-8, 13-5), approx. 3:30 p.m.

The Wildcats defeated the Bulldogs 82-48 on Feb. 9th in Lexington.

Bubble teams will watch both games warily, as the Tigers and Bulldogs potential bid thieves. Georgia is less likely because of how Kentucky handled them at Rupp, but LSU has a decent shot since they defeated the Aggies once this season. A&M and Kentucky both need to keep winning to stay in the hunt for a protected seed.

Sun Belt Semifinals - New Orleans

ESPN3 will stream both games.

Game 5: No. 4 UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (16-13, 12-8) vs. No. 1 Little Rock Trojans, 2 p.m. 
The Trojans swept the season series.
Game 6: No. 3 UT Arlington Mavericks (23-9, 13-7) vs. No. 2 ULM Warhawks, approx. 4:30 p.m.
The Warhawks swept the season series.

The Trojans, who have a sliver of an at-large chance, are the heavy favorite in New Orleans, but the Cajuns have the league's best player, Shawn Long. UT Arlington looked like they've have at-large hopes too, until Kevin Hervey tore his ACL, but the Mavericks are now two wins from the tourney without him.

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