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Countdown to 68 . . . 79

Schools Still Alive for NCAA Championship (Through March 16)

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SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 17 (79)
26 . . . Automatic Bids Gained
12 . . . Still Alive For 6 Automatic Bids
41 . . . Considered for 36 At-Large Bids

274 . . . Eliminated from NCAA Tournament Contention

Automatic Bids Awarded Saturday, March 16 –
Abilene Christian, Buffalo, Duke, Iowa St., Montana, New Mexico St., Old Dominion, Oregon, Prairie View A&M, UC Irvine, UNC Central, Utah St., Vermont and Villanova.

Automatic Bids Awarded Previously –
Bradley, Colgate, FDU, Gardner-Webb, Iona, Liberty, Murray St., North Dakota St., Northeastern, Northern Kentucky, Saint Mary’s, Wofford.

Considered For At-Large Bid, Saturday, March 16 –
Florida, Florida St., Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Seton Hall, Washington, Wisconsin.

Considered For At-Large Bid, Previously –
Alabama, Arizona St., Baylor, Belmont, Central Florida, Clemson, Creighton, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas St., Louisville, LSU, Marquette, Maryland, Mississippi, Mississippi St., Nevada, North Carolina, North Carolina St., Ohio St., Oklahoma, Purdue, St. John’s, Syracuse, Temple, Texas, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, VCU.

Out Saturday, March 16 –
> American Athletic Semifinal Losers:
Memphis
Wichita St.
> America East Final Loser:
UMBC
> Atlantic 10 Semifinal Losers:
Davidson
Rhode Island
> Atlantic Coast Final Loser:
Florida St. (At-Large Consideration)
> Big 12 Final Loser:
Kansas (At-Large Consideration)
> Big East Final Loser:
Seton Hall (At-Large Consideration)
> Big Sky Final Loser:
Eastern Washington
> Big West Final Loser:
CS Fullerton
> Big Ten Semifinal Losers:
Minnesota (At-Large Consideration)
Wisconsin (At-Large Consideration)
> Conference USA Final Loser:
Western Kentucky
> Ivy League Semifinal Losers:
Penn
Princeton
> Mid-American Final Loser:
Bowling Green
> MEAC Final Loser:
Norfolk St. (Top Seed)
> Mountain West Final Loser:
San Diego St.
> Pac-12 Final Loser:
Washington (Top Seed; At-Large Consideration)
> SEC Semifinal Losers:
Florida (At-Large Consideration)
Kentucky (At-Large Consideration)
> Southland Final Loser:
New Orleans
> Sun Belt Semifinal Losers:
Georgia Southern
Texas St.
> SWAC Final Loser:
Texas Southern
> WAC Final Loser:
Grand Canyon

Sunday’s Action:
> Tournament play continues (All Finals) in the American Athletic, Atlantic 10, Big Ten, Ivy Legaue, SEC and Sun Belt.

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SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 16 (97)
12 . . . Automatic Bids Gained
52 . . . Still Alive For 20 Automatic Bids
33 . . . Considered for 36 At-Large Bids

256 . . . Eliminated from NCAA Tournament Contention

Automatic Bids Awarded Previously --
Bradley, Colgate, FDU, Gardner-Webb, Iona, Liberty, Murray St., North Dakota St., Northeastern, Northern Kentucky, Saint Mary’s, Wofford

Considered For At-Large Bid, Friday, March 15 –
Alabama, Arizona St., Central Florida, Iowa, Kansas St., LSU, Marquette, Mississippi St., Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio St., Purdue, Temple, Virginia, VCU.

Considered For At-Large Bid, Previously –
Baylor, Belmont, Clemson, Creighton, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina St., Oklahoma, St. John’s, Syracuse, Texas, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech,


Out Friday, March 15 –
> American Athletic Quarterfinal Losers:
Central Florida (At-Large Consideration)
Connecticut
SMU
Temple (At-Large Consideration)
> Atlantic 10 Quarterfinal Losers:
Dayton
George Mason
Saint Joseph’s
VCU (Top Seed; At-Large Consideration)
> Atlantic Coast Semifinal Losers:
North Carolina (At-Large Consideration)
Virginia (Top Seed; At-Large Consideration)
> Big 12 Semifinal Losers:
Kansas St. (Top Seed; At-Large Consideration)
West Virginia
> Big East Semifinal Losers:
Marquette (At-Large Consideration)
Xavier
> Big Sky Semifinal Losers:
Southern Utah
Weber St.
> Big West Semifinal Losers:
Long Beach St.
UC Santa Barbara
> Big Ten Quarterfinal Losers:
Iowa (At-Large Consideration)
Nebraska
Ohio St. (At-Large Consideration)
Purdue (At-Large Consideration)
> Conference USA Semifinal Losers:
Southern Mississippi
UAB
> Mid-American Semifinal Losers:
Central Michigan
Northern Illinois
> MEAC Semifinal Losers:
Howard
North Carolina A&T
> Mountain West Semifinal Losers:
Nevada (Top Seed; At-Large Consideration)
Fresno St.
> Pac-12 Semifinal Losers:
Colorado
Arizona St. (At-Large Consideration)
> SEC Quarterfinal Losers:
Alabama (At-Large Consideration)
LSU (Top Seed; At-Large Consideration)
Mississippi St. (At-Large Consideration)
South Carolina
> Southland Semifinal Losers:
Sam Houston St.
SE Louisiana
> Sun Belt Quarterfinal Losers:
La.-Monroe
South Alabama
> SWAC Belt Quarterfinal Losers:
Alabama St.
Grambling
> WAC Semifinal Losers:
Texas-Rio Grand Valley
Utah Valley

Saturday’s Action:
> Tournament play begins in the Ivy League.

> Tournament play continues in the America East (Final), American Athletic, Atlantic 10, ACC (F), Big 12 (F), Big East (F), Big Sky (F), Big Ten, Big West (F), Conference USA (F), Mid-American (F), MEAC (F), Mountain West (F), Pac-12 (F), SEC, Southland (F), SWAC (F), Sun Belt and Western Athletic (F).

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FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 15 (126)
12 . . . Automatic Bids Gained
96 . . . Still Alive For 20 Automatic Bids
18 . . . Considered for 36 At-Large Bids

227 . . . Eliminated from NCAA Tournament Contention

Automatic Bids Awarded Previously --
Bradley, Colgate, FDU, Gardner-Webb, Iona, Liberty, Murray St., North Dakota St., Northeastern, Northern Kentucky, Saint Mary’s, Wofford

Considered For At-Large Bid, Thursday, March 14 –
Baylor, Creighton, Georgetown, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina St., St. John’s, Syracuse, Texas, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech,

Considered For At-Large Bid, Previously --
Belmont, Clemson, Oklahoma, Gonzaga

Out Thursday, March 14 –
> American Athletic First Round Losers:
East Carolina
South Florida
Tulsa
Tulane
> Atlantic 10 Second Round Losers:
Duquesne
George Washington
La Salle
Richmond
> Atlantic Coast Quarterfinal Losers:
Louisville (At-Large Consideration)
North Carolina St. (At-Large Consideration)
Syracuse (At-Large Consideration)
Virginia Tech (At-Large Consideration)
> Big 12 Quarterfinal Losers:
Baylor (At-Large Consideration)
Texas (At-Large Consideration)
Texas Christian (At-Large Consideration)
Texas Tech (At-Large Consideration)
> Big East Quarterfinal Losers:
Creighton (At-Large Consideration)
Georgetown (At-Large Consideration)
Providence
St. John’s (At-Large Consideration)
> Big Sky Quarterfinal Losers:
Montana St.
Northern Colorado
Portland St.
Sacramento St.
> Big West Quarterfinal Losers:
CSU Northridge
Hawaii
UC Davis
UC Riverside
> Big Ten Second Round Losers:
Illinois
Indiana (At-Large Consideration)
Maryland (At-Large Consideration)
Penn St.
> Conference USA Losers:
Louisiana Tech
Marshall
North Texas
Texas-San Antonio
> Mid-American Quarterfinal Losers:
Akron
Ball St.
Kent St.
Toledo
> MEAC Quarterfinal Losers:
Bethune-Cookman
Delaware St.
> Mountain West Quarterfinal Losers:
Air Force
Boise St.
New Mexico
UNLV
> Pac-12 Quarterfinal Losers:
Oregon St.
Southern Cal
UCLA
Utah
> SEC Second Round Losers:
Arkansas
Mississippi (At-Large Consideration)
Missouri
Texas A&M
> Southland Quarterfinal Losers:
Central Arkansas
Lamar
> Sun Belt Second Round Losers:
Coastal Carolina
Louisiana
> WAC Quarterfinal Losers:
Chicago St.
CS Bakersfield
Seattle
Kansas City

Friday’s Action:
> Tournament play continues in the American Athletic, Atlantic 10, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Big West, Conference USA, Mid-American, MEAC, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, Southland, SWAC, Sun Belt and Western Athletic

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THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 14 (174)
12 . . . Automatic Bids Gained
158 . . . Still Alive For 20 Automatic Bids
4 . . . . Considered for 36 At-Large Bids

179 . . . Eliminated from NCAA Tournament Contention

Automatic Bids Awarded Wednesday, March 13 --
Colgate
Automatic Bids Awarded Previously --
Bradley, FDU, Gardner-Webb, Iona, Liberty, Murray St., North Dakota St., Northeastern, Northern Kentucky, Saint Mary’s, Wofford

Considered For At-Large Bid, Wednesday, March 13 –
Clemson, Oklahoma
Considered For At-Large Bid, Previously --
Belmont, Gonzaga

Out Wednesday, March 13 –
> Atlantic 10 First Round Losers:
Fordham
Massachusetts
> ACC First Round Losers:
Clemson (Moved to At-Large Consideration)
Miami (Fla.)
Notre Dame
Pittsburgh
> Big 12 First Round Losers:
Oklahoma (Moved to At-Large Consideration)
Oklahoma St.
> Big East First Round Losers:
Butler
DePaul
> Big Sky First Round Losers:
Idaho
Idaho St.
Northern Arizona
> Big Ten First Round Losers:
Rutgers
Northwestern
> Conference USA First Round Losers:
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Middle Tennessee
Rice
> MEAC Quarterfinals Losers:
Coppin St.
South Carolina St.
> Mountain West First Round Losers:
Colorado St.
San Jose St.
Wyoming
> Pac-12 First Round Losers:
Arizona
California
Stanford
Washington St.
> Patriot Final Loser:
Bucknell
> SEC First Round Losers:
Georgia
Vanderbilt
> Southland First Round Losers:
Houston Baptist
Texas A&M-CC

Thursday’s Action:
> Tournament play begins in the American Athletic, Big West and Western Athletic.
> Tournament play continues in the Atlantic 10, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Conference USA, Mid-American, MEAC, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, Southland and Sun Belt.

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WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 13 (203)
11 . . . Automatic Bids Gained
190 . . . Still Alive For 21 Automatic Bids
2 . . . . Considered for 36 At-Large Bids

150 . . . Eliminated from NCAA Tournament Contention

Automatic Bids Awarded Tuesday, March 12 --
Northeastern, Northern Kentucky, FDU, North Dakota St., Saint Mary’s
Automatic Bids Awarded Previously --
Bradley, Gardner-Webb, Iona, Liberty, Murray St., Wofford

Considered For At-Large Bid, Tuesday, March 12 –
Gonzaga
Considered For At-Large Bid, Previously --
Belmont

Out Tuesday, March 12 –
> American East Semifinal Losers:
Binghamton
Hartford
> ACC First Round Losers:
Boston College
Georgia Tech
Wake Forest
> CAA Final Loser:
Hofstra (regular season champion; NIT bid)
> Horizon Final Loser:
Wright St. (regular season champion; NIT bid)
> MEAC First Round Losers:
Md.-Eastern Shore
Morgan St.
> Northeast Final Loser:
St. Francis (Pa.) (regular season champion; NIT bid)
> SWAC Quarterfinal Losers:
Alcorn St.
Ark.-Pine Bluff
Jackson St.
Southern
> Summit Final Loser:
Neb.-Omaha
> Sun Belt First Round Losers:
Appalachian St.
Arkansas St.
> WCC Final Loser:
Gonzaga (Moved to At-Large Consideration)

Wednesday’s Action:
> Tournament play begins in the Atlantic 10, Big 12, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Conference USA, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC and Southland.
> Tournament play continues in the ACC, MEAC and Patriot.

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TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 12 (220)
6 . . . . Automatic Bids Gained
213 . . . Still Alive For 26 Automatic Bids
1 . . . . Considered for 36 At-Large Bids

133 . . . Eliminated from NCAA Tournament Contention

Automatic Bids Awarded Monday, March 11 --
Iona, Wofford
Automatic Bids Awarded Previously --
Bradley, Gardner-Webb, Liberty, Murray St.

Considered For At-Large Bid, Previously --
Belmont

Out Monday, March 11 –
> CAA Semifinal Losers:
Charleston
Delaware
> Horizon Semifinal Losers:
Green Bay
Oakland
> MAAC Final Loser:
Monmouth
> Mid-American First Round Losers:
Eastern Michigan
Miami (Ohio)
Ohio
Western Michigan
> MEAC First Round Loser:
Savannah St.
> Southern Final Loser:
UNC Greensboro
> Summit Semifinal Losers:
Purdue Fort Wayne
Western Illinois
> WCC Semifinal Losers:
Pepperdine
San Diego

Tuesday’s Action:
> Tournament play begins in the ACC, SWAC and Sun Belt.
> Tournament play continues in the America East, CAA (Final), Horizon (Final), MEAC, Northeast (Final), Summit (Final) and WCC (Final)

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MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 11 (235)
4 . . . . Automatic Bids Gained
230 . . . Still Alive For 28 Automatic Bids
1 . . . . Considered for 36 At-Large Bids

118 . . . Eliminated from NCAA Tournament Contention

Automatic Bids Awarded Sunday, March 10 --
Bradley, Gardner-Webb, Liberty
Automatic Bids Awarded Previously --
Murray St.

Considered For At-Large Bid, Previously --
Belmont

Out Sunday, March 10 –
> Atlantic Sun Final Loser:
Lipscomb (regular season champion; NIT bid)
> Big South Final Loser:
Radford
> CAA Quarterfinals Losers:
Drexel
James Madison
UNCW
William & Mary
> MAAC Semifinal Losers:
Canisius
Siena
> Missouri Valley Final Loser:
Northern Iowa
> Patriot League Semifinal Losers:
Lehigh
Navy
> Southern Conference Semifinal Losers:
East Tennessee St.
Furman
> Summit League Quarterfinals Losers:
Oral Roberts
South Dakota

Monday’s Action:
> Tournament play begins in the Mid-American and MEAC.
> Tournament play continues in the CAA, Horizon, MAAC (Final), Southern (Final), Summit and West Coast.

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SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 10 (250)
1 . . . . Automatic Bids Gained
248 . . . Still Alive For 31 Automatic Bids
1 . . . . Considered for 36 At-Large Bids

103 . . . Eliminated from NCAA Tournament Contention

Automatic Bids Awarded Saturday, March 9 --
> Murray St. (Ohio Valley Conference)

Moved To At-Large Consideration Saturday, March 9 --
> Belmont

Out Saturday, March 9 –
> America East Quarterfinal Losers:
Albany
Mass.-Lowell
Maine
Stony Brook
> CAA First Round Losers:
Elon
Towson
> MAAC Quarterfinal Losers:
Quinnipiac
Rider
> Missouri Valley Semifinal Losers:
Drake
Loyola Chicago (regular season champion; NIT bid)
> Northeast Conference Semifinal Losers:
LIU Brooklyn
Robert Morris
> Ohio Valley Conference Final Loser:
Belmont (Moved to At-Large Consideration; NIT bid assured)
> Southern Conference Quarterfinal Losers:
Chattanooga
Mercer
Samford
VMI
> Summit League Quarterfinal Losers:
South Dakota St. (regular season champion; NIT bid)
> WCC Quarterfinal Losers:
Brigham Young
San Francisco

> Penn beat Brown to capture the fourth and final Ivy League tournament slot.

> Entering Saturday -- the final day of the regular season -- there were 12 Southland Conference teams still alive for the eight spots in its Tournament. Eliminated Saturday were McNeese, Nicholls, Northwestern St. and Stephen F. Austin.

> Cal Poly lost and failed to qualify for the Big West Conference tournament.

Sunday’s Action:
> Tournament play continues in the Atlantic Sun (Final), Big South (Final), CAA, MAAC, Missouri Valley (Final), Patriot, Southern and Summit.


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SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 9 (276)
276
. . . Still Alive
77 . . . Eliminated
0 . . . . At-Large Considerations

Out Friday, March 8 –
> Big South Sun Semifinal Losers:
Campbell (regular season champion; NIT bid)
Charleston Southern
> MAAC Quarterfinal Losers:
Manhattan
St. Peter’s
> Missouri Valley Quarterfinal Losers:
Illinois St.
Missouri St.
Southern Illinois
Valparaiso
> Ohio Valley Semifinal Losers:
Austin Peay
Jacksonville St.
> Southern Conference First Round Losers:
The Citadel
Western Carolina
> WCC Second Round Losers:
Loyola Marymount
Santa Clara

> Cornell was eliminated from Ivy League Tournament contention when Brown and Penn won. Penn and Brown meet Saturday with the winner getting the fourth and final tournament slot.

Saturday’s Action:
> Tournament play starts in the America East, CAA and Summit League.
> Tournament play continues in the MAAC, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley (Final), Southern and West Coast Conference.
> In addition to the Ivy League (above), the Big West and Southland will finish up regular season play and finalize which schools will not make their conference tournaments. Those will be the last leagues to have teams eliminated in the regular season.

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FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 8 (291)
291 . . . Still Alive
62 . . . Eliminated
0 . . . . At-Large Considerations

Out Thursday, March 7 –
> Atlantic Sun Semifinal Losers:
New Jersey Tech
North Florida
> Big South Quarterfinal Losers:
Charleston Southern
Hampton
High Point
Presbyterian
> MAAC First-Round Losers:
Fairfield
Marist
Niagara
> Missouri Valley First-Round Losers:
Indiana St.
Evansville
> Ohio Valley First-Round Losers:
Morehead St.
Tenn.-Martin
> Patriot League Quarterfinal Losers:
American
Army
Boston University
Holy Cross
> WCC First-Round Losers:
Pacific
Portland

> Arkansas-Little Rock and Troy lost and were eliminated from contention for a spot in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

Friday’s Action:
> Tournament play starts in the Southern Conference.
> Tournament play continues in the Big South, MAAC, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, WCC.
> Regular season play continues in the Ivy League, where three schools are vying for the fourth and final spot in the tournament.

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THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 7 (312)
312
. . . Still Alive
41 . . . Eliminated
0 . . . . At-Large Considerations

Out Wednesday, March 6 --
> Horizon League Quarterfinal Losers:
Detroit Mercy
Youngstown St.
> Northeast Conference Quarterfinal Losers:
Bryant
Sacred Heart
St. Francis Brooklyn
Wagner
> Ohio Valley Conference First Round Losers:
Eastern Illinois
SIU-Edwardsville

> McNeese State lost and was eliminated from earning a Southland Conference Tournament bid. Three other Southland teams will be eliminated Saturday as the conference concludes regular season play.

Thursday’s Action:
> Tournament play starts in the MAAC, Missouri Valley Conference and West Coast Conference . . . It continues in the Atlantic Sun, Big South, Ohio Valley and Patriot.

> Regular season play continues in the Sun Belt Conference, where all 12 teams are still alive for the 10 Tournament berths. Some of them could be eliminated Thursday before the regular season concludes Saturday.

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WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 6 (321)
321 . . . Still Alive
32 . . . Eliminated
0 . . . . At-Large Considerations

Out Tuesday, March 5 --
> Big South First Round Losers:
UNC Asheville
USC Upstate
Longwood
> Horizon Quarterfinal Losers:
IUPUI
Illinois-Chicago
> Patriot League First Round Losers:
Loyola Maryland
Lafayette

Wednesday’s Action:
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The Southland Conference has 12 teams still alive for its eight-team tournament. Some of those could be eliminated Wednesday. Regular season ends Saturday.
> Horizon League Quarterfinals (2)
> Northeast Conference Quarterfinals (4)
> Ohio Valley Conference First Round (2)

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TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 5 (328)
328 . . . Still Alive
25 . . . Eliminated
0 . . . . At-Large Considerations

Out Monday, March 4:
> Mississippi Valley St. -- Loss to Grambling St. takes them out of running for a SWAC tournament bid.

> Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal Losers:
Kennesaw St.
Florida Gulf Coast
North Alabama
Jacksonville

Tuesday’s Action:
> Tournament play starts in three conferences, so there will be seven teams eliminated in the Big South (3), Horizon (2) and Patriot (2).

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MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 4 (333)
333
. . . Still Alive
20 . . . Eliminated
0 . . . . At-Large Considerations

There are 353 Division I Men’s Basketball Programs, of which 333 are still eligible to receive an Automatic Bid to the NCAA Tournament . . .

>>> Four of those 353 are ineligible for the NCAA Tournament. They are:
Alabama A&M (SWAC, penalty)
Florida A&M (MEAC, penalty)
Cal-Baptist (WAC, re-classification)
*North Alabama (Atlantic Sun, re-classification)
(*UNA will participate in the Atlantic Sun tournament but will not get the bid if they win it. Regular season champion Lipscomb would get the bid in that case.)

That leaves 349 that began the season eligible for the 68 NCAA Tournament slots via the 32 Automatic Bids (one for each conference tournament champion) or one of the 36 At-Large Bids as selected by the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. Sixteen of those 349 have already failed to qualify for their conference’s tournament and none of those 16 will be considered for an At-Large Bid.

>>> Already Out (16)
(DNQ for Conference Tournament)
New Hampshire (America East)
Stetson (Atlantic Sun)
Charlotte (Conference USA)
UTEP (Conference USA)
Cleveland St. (Horizon)
Milwaukee (Horizon)
Columbia (Ivy League)
Dartmouth (Ivy League)
Mount St. Mary’s (Northeast)
Central Connecticut (Northeast)
Eastern Kentucky (OVC)
Tennessee St. (OVC)
Southeast Missouri (OVC)
Tennessee Tech (OVC)
Incarnate Word (Southland)
Denver (Summit League)

More DNQs To Come
Five conferences have regular season games remaining this week that will result in some schools not qualifying for the conference tournament:
Big West
Ivy League
Southland
Sun Belt
SWAC

Conference Tournaments . . .
Begin Monday evening with the Atlantic Sun quarterfinals and go through each of the next 14 days, with the last two conference title games (American Athletic and Big Ten) ending shortly before the Selection Show on CBS (Sunday, March 17, 6 p.m.).

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INTRODUCTION

Every year, one of our odd personal habits as a run-up to the NCAA Tournament is tracking the elimination of teams one-by-one until Selection Sunday. We keep a running count of who is still alive in conference tournaments . . . who has lost in conference tournaments and is now on NCAA At-Large Consideration (ALC) . . . and who is out, period.

(Note: We do not consider any team for ALC until they have been eliminated from gaining an Automatic Bid . . . Once eliminated, we rely on the main Bracketology experts at ESPN, CBS Sports, etc., to determine which schools to will be considered.)

Usually, we do it on social media (@BoopStats) as often as we can – game by game when time permits. But this year, we will also do it each and every morning right here at BettorsInsider.com for the next two weeks. Follow along in both places, won’t you?