Two more crowned, nine on deck tomorrow

Champs:

Albany defeated Hartford, 84-75, to claim the American East Championship.

Boise State upended New Mexico, 66-60, to win the Mountain West Championship.

Numerous semis today, and many of them close games…….

Big West semifinals:

Cal State Northridge downed UC Davis, 61-47, and Hawaii took care of Fullerton, 73-64. The Championship game is tomorrow.

C-USA semifinals:

Western Kentucky survived Old Dominion, 61-59, and Southern Miss put away Middle Tennessee, 65-53.

MAC semifinals:

Eastern Michigan topped Ball State, 75-65, and Ohio beat Buffalo, 63-55.

MEAC semifinals:

MD-E Shore edged Norfolk State in overtime, 69-64, and Savannah State overcame North Carolina A&T, 62-59.

WAC semifinals:

New Mexico State pulled one out over Seattle U in overtime, 79-75, and UT Pan American ran past Cal State Bakersfield, 76-70.

SWAC semifinals:

Alabama State slipped by Jackson State, 62-60, and Southern routed PV A&M, 64-40.

Big Sky semifiuals:

Northern Colorado squeaked by Sacramento State in overtime, 81-79, and Montana outlasted Eastern Washington, 55-51.

Sun Belt semifinals:

Arkansas State edged LA-Lafayette, 63-61, and Arkansas-Little Rock crushed Texas State, 87-44.

Horizon League semifinals:

Green Bay beat Youngstown State, 63-54, and Wright State defeated Cleveland State, 99-87.

All scores.

How does the NCAA Selection Committee create the bracket?

It’s a five-step process.

Here’s a look at who’s on the Committee.

Player news:

Baylor’s Nina Davis is always in the right place to get the ball.

Freshman Haley Bodnar is transferring from Purdue.

Team news:

Northwestern State’s bus broke down today on the way to their Southland Conference game, but they still won.

Princeton enters the NCAA Tournament as an unusual sort of undefeated team.

Attrition is taking a toll at Indiana.

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