The Conference Tournaments Saga. Contender for each Tournament. Predictions

By Micah Cole
Mar. 05, 2019

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Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Well Conference Tournament time has arrived for some conference with others moving into there final week of regular season basketball. 32 Automatic bids now are at stake for the NCAA Tournament. Now lets take a look at each conference from the Ground up and predict each Conference Tournament Champion.

American East:

Contenders: Vermont, Stony Brook, UMBC

Prediction: Vermont

Atlantic-10:

Contenders: VCU, Davidson, Dayton

Prediction: VCU

American Athletic:

Contenders: Houston, Cincinnati, UCF, Temple

Prediction: Cincinnati

at-Large: Houston, UCF, Temple

Atlantic Sun:

Contenders: Liberty, Lipscomb

Prediction: Lipscomb

Big East:

Contenders: Villanova, Marquette, Georgetown, St. Johns, Seton Hall

Prediction: Marquette

Conference USA:

Contenders: Old Dominion, Western Kentucky, North Texas

Prediction: Ole Dominion

Big Sky:

Contenders: Montana, N. Colorado

Pick: Montana

Big South:

Contenders: Radford, Campbell, Gardner-Webb

Pick: Radford

Big West:

Contenders: UC Irvine, USCB, Hawaii

Pick: UC Irvine

Colonial:

Contenders: Hofstra, Charleston

Pick: Charleston

Horizon:

Contenders: N. Kentucky, Wright State

Pick: N. Kentucky

Ivy:

Contenders: Yale, Harvard, Princeton

Pick: Yale

MAAC:

Contenders: Iona, Quinnipiac, Canisius

Pick: Canisius

Mid-American:

Contenders: Buffalo, Toledo, Central Michigan, Bowling Green

Pick: Buffalo

MEAC:

Contenders: Norfolk State, NC Central, NC A&T

Pick: Norfolk State

Missouri Valley:

Contenders: Drake, Loyola Chicago

Pick: Loyola Chicago

Mountain West:

Contenders: Utah State, Nevada

Pick: Nevada

Northeast:

Contenders: F. Dickinson, St. Fran.-Pa, Robert Morris

Pick: F. Dickinson

Ohio Valley:

Contenders: Belmont, Murray State, Austin Peay

Pick: Murray State

Patriot League:

Contenders: Colgate, Bucknell, Lehigh

Pick: Bucknell

Southern:

Contenders: UNC-Green, Woffard, Furman

Pick: Furman

Southland:

Contenders: Sam Houston, Abilene Christian

Pick: Abilene Christian

SWAC:

Contenders: Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern

Pick: Texas Southern

Summit League:

Contenders: South Dakota State, Neb. Omaha

Pick: South Dakota State

WAC:

Contenders: New Mexico State, Grand Canyon

Pick: Grand Canyon

West Coast:

Contenders: Gonzaga, St. Mary's, BYU

Pick: Gonzaga

Sun Belt:

Contenders: Georgia State, Texas State, Georgia Southern, UT Arlington

Pick: UT Arlington

PAC-12:

Contenders: Washington, Arizona State

Pick: Washington

ACC:

Contenders: Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Syracuse.

Pick: Duke

Big Ten:

Contenders: Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland, Wisconsin, Iowa

Pick: Maryland

SEC:

Contenders: Tennessee, LSU, Kentucky

Pick: LSU

Big 12:

Contenders: Texas Tech, Kansas State, Kansas

Pick: Kansas State