Monday, March 1, 2010

Predicting the conference tournament champions

Once again this season, I'll attempt to predict the 30 conference tournament champions.

America East: Stony Brook
Atlantic Coast: Maryland
Atlantic Sun: Lipscomb
Atlantic 10: Temple
Big East: Syracuse
Big Sky: Weber State
Big South: Coastal Carolina
Big Ten: Minnesota
Big 12: Kansas State
Big West: UC Santa Barbara
Colonial: Northeastern
Conference USA: Memphis
Horizon: Butler
Metro Atlantic: Siena
Mid-American: Ball State
Mid-Eastern: Morgan State
Missouri Valley: Wichita State
Mountain West: New Mexico
Northeast: Mount St. Mary's
Ohio Valley: Murray State
Pacific-10: California
Patriot League: Bucknell
Southeastern: Kentucky
Southern: Wofford
Southland: Sam Houston State
Southwestern: Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee
West Coast: St. Mary's
Western Athletic: Nevada


  1. You may be on to something with South Dakota State having the crowd advantage in Sioux Falls. But Oral Roberts and IUPUI are playing great ball right now and will be hard to beat. I do think SDSU will upset Oakland in the Semis but then lose in the championship to ORU or IUPUI. It should be a great tournament at the arena. The teams are pretty evenly matched this year.

  2. Your picks look pretty good. I like Richmond in the A-10, Pacific in the Big West, and Illinois State in the MVC.

  3. Memphis winning C-USA? Not going to happen.

  4. I like Vanderbilt to win the SEC tournament.

  5. I would be shocked if Minnesota wins the Big Ten. They have already lost to Indiana, Northwestern, and Michigan 2 times. The Gophers will be lucky to win 1 game in tournament, let alone 4.

  6. Well so much for my prediction of Lipscomb winning the Atlantic Sun.

  7. And Bucknell winning the Patriot.