More tickets punched in dramatic fashion

WOW

MAC Championship:

Buffalo beat Central Michigan on a buzzer-beater in overtime to ascend to their first conference ‘ship. The score was 73-71.

SWAC Championship:

Alabama State held off Southern, 55-51, for the conference title.

Sun Belt Championship:

Troy edged Arkansas-Little Rock, 61-60.

Both Buffalo and Troy upset teams to get to their finals.

Back again

CAA Championship:

James Madison bounced Drexel, 60-46, for their third straight title.

Patriot League Championship:

Army routed Loyola, 69-51, for their third ‘ship, first time in the Tourney in two years.

WAC Championship:

New Mexico State crushed UT Rio Grande Valley, 80-53, for their second straight title.

Not who we thought it would be

Big West Championship:

Hawaii took care of UC Davis, 78-59, to earn their first trip to the Dance since 1998.

Big Sky Championship:

Idaho won he first all-Idaho conference championship match up by beating Idaho State, 67-55.

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MEAC Championshp:

North Carolina A&T rolled past Coppin State, 65-46, to take the title. They’ll go to the Tournament for the first time since 2009.

C-USA Championship:

Middle Tennessee downed Old Dominion, 70-54.

Semifinals

Horizon:

All scores.

Big South:

All scores.

MVC:

All scores.

Southland:

All scores.

Conference news:

The Pac-12 has approved a policy prohibiting a transfer from receiving athletic aid or participating in athletics if the transfer student-athlete is unable to re-enroll at a previous institution due to student misconduct.

Team news:

How UAlbany build a basketball dynasty.

Oregon State is building for a Final Four.

A number five seed seems likely for Michigan State.

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