Championship Week, Day Six

Lower seeds won 12 of 29 games yesterday.  In other words, it's on.  Already, one mid-major might have played themselves right out of the tourney--after dodging a bullet by making a last-second shot against Wichita State, Creighton got crushed, 73-49, by Illinois State yesterday.  They still have a decent case to be in the NCAAs, but knowing how the committee tends to overestimate conference tourney performance, they're probably in trouble.

One other interesting result from last night--7 seed South Dakota State beat 2 seed Oral Roberts in the Summit League quarters...having the tourney in Sioux Falls seems to have paid off there.

Anyway, 21 games on the docket today, including one tourney final.

Missouri Valley Finals

1 Northern Iowa v. 3 Illinois State (1:05 pm on CBS and ATDHE.net)

America East Semis (in Albany)

6 UM-Baltimore County v. 7 Albany (1:00 pm)
1 Binghamton v. 4 New Hampshire (4:00 pm on ESPN360)

Colonial Semis (in Richmond)

1 VCU v. 4 Old Dominion (2:00 pm on ESPN360)
2 George Mason v. 11 Towson (4:30 pm on ESPN360)

MAAC Semis (in Albany)

1 Siena v. 5 Fairfield (5:00 pm on ESPN360)
2 Niagara v. 3 Rider (7:30 pm)

Northeast Conference Semis (at Rock M University)

1 Robert Morris Rock M University v. 5 Quinnipiac (1:00 pm)
2 Mt. St. Mary's v. 3 Sacred Heart (6:00 pm)

Patriot League Semis

4 Army at 1 American (already tipped on ATDHE.net)
6 Colgate at 2 Holy Cross (3:00 pm on ATDHE.net)

Southern Conference Semis (in Chattanooga)

S1 Davidson v. S3 Charleston (5:00 pm on ESPN360)
N1 Chattanooga v. N3 Samford (7:30 pm on ESPN360)

West Coast Semifinals (in Vegas)

1 Gonzaga v. 4 Santa Clara (8:30 pm on ESPN360 and ATDHE.net)
2 St. Mary's v. 3 Portland (10:30 on ESPN360 and ATDHE.net)

Summit League Quarterfinals (in Sioux Falls)

4 IUPUI v. 5 Southern Utah (6:00 pm)
3 Oakland v. 6 IPFW (8:30 pm)

Sun Belt Quarterfinals (in Hot Springs)

1 Western Kentucky v. 5 Florida International (12:30 pm)
4 North Texas v. 5 Middle Tennessee (3:00 pm)
2 UA-Little Rock v. 7 Denver (6:30 pm)
3 Troy v. 6 South Alabama (9:00 pm)

Games of the Day

Northern Iowa v. Illinois State
Winner dances.

St. Mary's v. Portland
Patty Mills is back, and SMC might be able to challenge Gonzaga in the finals...if they make the finals.

Davidson v. Charleston
C of C was one of the two SoCon teams to beat Davidson this year, and while Davidson probably needs to win this tourney to make The Dance, they're still on the bubble and a C of C (I like typing that) win would officially clear the bubble of one more team.

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