Championship Week (ok, week and a half) gets underway tonight as 3 conferences kick off their conference tournies.
The Horizon tourney doesn’t get too interesting tonight, as they give the top 2 seeds a bye to the semis so the other 8 teams must play two games before they meet them (Butler and Wright St are the top 2 seeds).
The Ohio Valley follows the standard 8 team tourney, with all 8 teams playing tonight. Murray St won the regular season and could be looking at a 13-14 seed if they win it. Morehead St is just a notch below them as the 2 seed (they’d probably be a 14-15 seed), and everyone else in the conference would be looking at a 16 seed.
The Big South also follows the standard 8 team tourney. They only take the top 8 teams, so the Gardner Webb team that we beat didn’t make it here. Coastal Carolina is 26-5 on the season, but they played a really, really weak schedule. Radford/Winthrop both stand a good chance to win this one, however Coastal Carolina wouldn’t have to leave home in this tourney. Coastal Carolina would probably be in line for a 15-16 seed, while everyone else would be looking at a 16.
The Atlantic Sun and Patriot tournies start up tomorrow.