Just one day left of non NCAA-tournament basketball, and before we can get to the big dance we’ve got to finish up conference tournaments. Some conference tournaments are just in their semifinals, but others have their finals today like Power conference ACC and Pac 12 as well as mid-majors like the MAC and small conferences like the Big West.
From here, if your team is firmly in the dance, resume boosting is still a bit of a possibility as far as seeding is concerned. For a team like Vanderbilt, a win would be absolutely massive to get them off of the bubble and into into the NCAA tournament. No team has ever been an at-large team with 15 losses, and Vandy sits squarely on 14. A win over Arkansas and a final berth (esspecially one against Kentucky) would be huge for the Dores.
We’re hoping for maximum madness down at the small conference level where conference tournament title is the only way into the NCAAs. Below is a handy grid of what to watch and when today for maximum basketball enjoyment.
College basketball watchability
|Time||You should watch this.||Watching this wouldn’t be a bad idea.||At least it’s basketball.|
|11 a.m.||Albany vs. Vermont (ESPN2)|
|12:30 p.m||Texas State vs. UT Arlington|
|1:00 p.m.||Alabama vs. Kentucky (ESPN)||Davidson vs. Rhode Island (CBSSN)||Norfolk State vs. North Carolina Central|
|Michigan vs. Minnesota (CBS)|
|1:30 p.m.||Penn vs. Princeton (CBS)|
|3:00 p.m.||Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas (ESPN)||UCF vs. SMU (ESPN2)||Troy vs. Georgia State (WatchESPN|
|3:30 p.m.||Northwestern vs. Wisconsin (CBS)||Richmond vs. VCU (CBSSN)||Yale vs. Harvard (ESPNU)|
|5:00 p.m.||UCONN vs. Cincinnati (ESPN2)|
|5:30 p.m.||Creighton vs. Villanova (FOX)|
|6:00 p.m.||Iowa State vs. West Virginia (ESPN)||Colorado State vs. Nevada||Alcorn State vs. Texas Southern (ESPNU)|
|7:30 p.m.||Kent State vs. Akron (ESPN2)|
|8:30 p.m.||Weber State VS. UND (ESPNU)|
|Marshall vs. Middle Tennessee (CBSSN)|
|9:00 p.m.||Duke vs. Notre Dame (ESPN)|
|9:30 p.m.||Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. New Orleans|
|11:00 p.m.||Arizona vs. Oregon (ESPN)||New Mexico State vs. Cal-State Bakersfield (ESPNU)|
|11:30 p.m.||UC Irvine vs. UC Davis|