A rundown of all the College Conference Tournament action

Marquez Fernandez (17)

By IVES GALARCEP

The NCAA Tournament field will be announced in just four days time, and the race to secure the 23 automatic berths linked to conference titles is wide open, without a single one secured yet.

A total of 20 conference tournaments are taking place across the country, with each of them guaranteeing at least one golden ticket into the NCAA Tournament. For some conferences, like the Big 10 and ACC, getting multiple teams into the Big Dance won’t be a problem. But for smaller conferences, and for some teams with losing records in bigger conference, a conference tournament title is the only way to get into the 48-team field.

Take defending national champion Indiana. The Hoosiers entered the Big 10 Tournament with a losing record, but that won’t matter if they can puts two more wins to secure the Big 10 title. That won’t be easy though. Not with Penn State, Northwestern and Michigan State standing in the way.

Of the three conferences that don’t have tournaments, one is close to decided, with Washington in good shape to lock up the Pac-12 title ahead of UCLA with a win against Oregon State on Sunday.

The other two are shaping up to boast some great finales, as first-place teams face second-places teams in the Ivy League and West Coast Conference. Harvard can win the Ivy League with a win or tie against Penn, while Loyola Marymount can secure the WCC title with a win or tie against Santa Clara on Sunday.

Here is a rundown of where all 20 conference tournaments stand heading into today’s action, which features quarterfinals kicking off in the Atlantic 10 and Western Athletic Conference. Friday is when most tournaments will feature their semifinals, with Sunday being the day when many of the nation’s conferences will crown champions:

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

Notre Dame 1, Duke 0 (Recap)

Maryland 2, Boston College 0 (Recap)

Virginia 1, Wake Forest 0, OT (Recap)

Clemson 2, North Carolina 1 (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

5:30pm – Notre Dame vs. Virginia

8pm – Maryland vs. Clemson

Final (Sunday)

2:30pm – (at Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, Md.)

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BIG EAST CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

Providence 2, Creighton 1 (Recap)

Butler 1, Xavier 0 (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

6pm- Georgetown vs. Providence

8:30pm- Marquette vs. Butler

Final (Sunday)

12:30pm- at PPL Park, Chester, Pa.

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BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Wednesday)

Northwestern 2, Wisconsin 1 (Recap)

Michigan State 2, Ohio State 0 (Recap)

Indiana 2, Michigan 1 OT (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

Noon- Penn State vs. Indiana

2:30pm- Northwestern vs. Michigan State

Final (Sunday)

2pm- in Columbus, Ohio

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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Rutgers 1, Louisville 0 (Recap)

South Florida 1, Temple 0 (Recap)

UConn 5, SMU 0 (Recap)

Central Florida 2, Memphis 1 (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

6pm- Rutgers vs. South Florida

8:30pm- UConn vs. Central Florida

Final (Sunday)

TBD- at FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, Texas

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ATLANTIC 10

Quarterfinals (Thursday)

11am- George Mason vs. St. Joseph’s

2pm- VCU vs. Duquesne

5pm- Saint Louis vs. UMass

8pm- Dayton vs. LaSalle

Semifinals (Friday)

Final (Sunday)

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AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Hartford 1, Binghamton 0 (OT) (Recap)

Albany 5, Vermont 1 (Recap)

Semifinals (Wednesday)

UMBC 2, Albany 1 (2OT) (Recap)

Hartford 1, New Hampshire 1 (Hartford advanced, 4-3, in PKs) (Recap)

Final (Saturday)

7:30pm- UMBC vs. Hartford

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ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Wednesday)

Lipscomb 1, Jacksonville 0 (Recap)

North Florida 1, Mercer 0 (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

4pm- Lipscomb vs. East Tennessee State

7pm- North Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast

Final (Sunday)

1pm-in Fort Myers, Fla.

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

Coastal Carolina 2, Winthrop 1 (Recap)

Radford 2, Gardner-Webb 1 (Recap)

Liberty 1, High Point 0 (Recap)

Longwood 2, Campbell 2 (Longwood won, 4-1, in PKs) (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

4pm- Coastal Carolina vs. Radford

7pm- Longwood vs. Liberty

Final (Sunday)

2pm- Bryan Park, Greensboro, N.C.

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BIG WEST CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

10pm- UC-Irvine vs. UC-Davis

10pm- UC-Santa Barbara vs. Cal-State Northridge

Final (Sunday)

TBD

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COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Delaware 1, Northeastern 0 (Recap)

William & Mary 1, Hofstra 0 (Recap)

Semifinals (Thursday)

Delaware vs. Drexel

William & Mary vs. UNC-Wilmington

Final (Saturday)

4pm- in Philadelphia

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CONFERENCE USA

Quarterfinals (Wednesday)

Charlotte 2, UAB 1 (Recap)

Kentucky 1, Old Dominion 0 (Recap)

Tulsa 3, South Carolina 1 (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

5pm- New Mexico vs. Tulsa

7:30pm- Charlotte vs. Kentucky

Final (Sunday)

TBD- in Charlotte, N.C.

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HORIZON LEAGUE

Semifinals (Friday)

5pm- Illinois-Chicago vs. Cleveland State

8pm- Milwaukee vs. Oakland

Final (Sunday)

2pm- at University of Illinois-Chicago

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METRO-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

4pm- Monmouth vs. Manhattan

7:30pm- Quinnipiac vs. Iona

Final (Sunday)

1pm- in Fairfield, Conn.

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MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

4pm- Western Michigan vs. Hartwick

7pm- Akron vs. West Virginia

Final (Sunday)

1pm- at Akron, Ohio

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MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Wednesday)

SIU-Edwardsville 2, Loyola 1 (Recap)

Bradley 3, Evansville 2 (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

3pm- SIU Edwardsville vs. Missouri State

6pm- Drake vs. Bradley

Final (Sunday)

TBA- Shea Stadium (Peoria, Ill.)

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NORTHEAST CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

4pm- Central Connecticut State vs. St. Francis (Brooklyn)

6:30pm- Saint Francis U. vs. Bryant

Final (Sunday)

1pm- TBD

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PATRIOT LEAGUE

Quarterfinals (Tuesday)

Holy Cross 3, Colgate 0

Bucknell 3, American 1

Semifinals (Friday)

4pm- Bucknell vs. Navy

7:30pm- Army vs. Holy Cross

Final (Sunday)

1pm- in Annapolis, Md.

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Saturday)

Elon 1, Appalachian State 1 (Elon won in penalty kicks) (Recap)

Georgia Southern 1, UNC-Greensboro 0 (Recap)

Furman 1, Davidson 0 (Recap)

Semifinals (Friday)

5:30pm- Elon vs. Georgia Southern

8pm- Wofford vs. Furman

Final (Sunday)

1pm- in Greenville, S.C.

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SUMMIT LEAGUE

Semifinals (Friday)

11am- Denver vs. IUPUI

2pm- Oral Roberts vs. Western Illinois

Final (Sunday)

TBD

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WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Quarterfinals (Thursday)

Noon- Air Force vs. Houston Baptist

3pm- CSU-Bakersfield vs. Kansas City

6pm- UNLV vs. San Jose St.

Semifinals (Friday)

3pm- Seattle U vs. TBD

3pm- TBD vs. TBD

Final (Sunday)

Noon- TBD

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2 Responses to A rundown of all the College Conference Tournament action

  1. choto says:

    Ives…. when is your first moch draft coming out? :)

  2. Tim F. says:

    Thanks for doing this. This is awesome. More coverage like this on NCAA soccer.