Saturday, March 10, 2012

Update on the NCAA Conference Tournaments

We've reached the weekend, and for some teams their bubbles have burst and others are still sweating it out till Sunday evening. Now some teams are still in line to win the automatic bid for their conference as Saturday provides us with some semi-finals and finals of Conference Championships. Sunday wraps up the Conference Tournaments and then you can catch the Selection Show on CBS and/or ESPN. Heres an update on some of the conference tournament action.

NC State vs. UNC
Florida State vs. Duke

Still looks like we are headed towards a UNC/Duke Final, but Florida St should provide Duke a challenge in the 2nd semi-final of the day. You can catch the action on ESPN 1 PM and 3 PM. You can catch the ACC Final, Sunday at 1 PM on ESPN.

Big 12
Baylor vs. Missouri

With Baylor's upset of Kansas, it denied us a chance to see Kansas/Missouri one more time. Oh well, Baylor/Missouri Final should be a good one (ESPN 6 PM) with Missouri beating Baylor twice in the regular season. It's hard to beat a team three times in one season.

Big East
Cincinnati vs. Louisville

Two unexpected teams will face off against each other for the Big East Tournament Championship (ESPN 9 PM). Both teams have pulled back-to-back upsets to reach the Saturday Night Final, and both teams could improve their seeding for next weekends tournament with a W. In the regular season, UC won the only meeting between the two teams, 60-56 in Cincinnati. Revenge for the Cards?

Big Ten
Wisconsin vs. Michigan State
Ohio State vs. Michigan

After the 1st two rounds of the Big Ten Tourney, its left us with the top 4 teams in the semi-finals. Wisconsin-Michigan St. will play the early game at 1:40 CBS, while Ohio St-Michigan will follow 4 PM CBS. Michigan State swept Wisconsin in the regular season and Ohio St-Michigan split their two regular season meetings. The Big Ten Final can be seen at 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

Pac 12
Colorado vs. Arizona

How about this, a major conference only getting one team in the NCAA tournament. Well, that may be the case when Colorado and Arizona face off for the automatic bid for the Pac 12 Tournament Championship (6 PM CBS). The two teams split their regular season meetings.

Florida vs. Kentucky
Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt

You can catch these two games on ABC this afternoon at 1 PM and 3 PM. Kentucky swept Florida in the regular season and Vandy crushed Ole Miss in their only meeting of the regular season. I still believe Kentucky will be on cruise control the next two days in preparation for the NCAA tourney starting next weekend. The SEC Final is scheduled for noon on ABC Sunday.

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