Time To Dance

March plays host to one of the great events in the sports year. The NCAA Tournament is truly an event that captures the attention of a nation.  Work related material takes a back seat to the office pool, old college friends gather at the bar for a chance to reunite & root for the Alma mater and the student body of schools around the nation unify as their school takes on the spotlight of the big dance.

Championship week gets the show rolling as college basketball begins to make its mark on the sports calendar. From the America East to the West Coast Conference, each conference will have their time to shine as they crown a champion over the week. Winning your conference tournament is special achievement as you are honored with a prized spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Below is a list of those teams which have earned an invitation to the years biggest dance.

UNC Asheville (24-9) (Big South Champions)

The Bulldogs are going dancing after winning the Big South.

Murray State (30-1) (Ohio Valley Champions)

Isaiah Canaan had 14 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds as he led the Racers to a Ohio Valley Championship.

Belmont (27-7) (Atlantic Sun Champions)

Creighton (28-5) (Missouri Valley Champions)

Doug McDermott had 33 points and 6 rebounds in an overtime win over Illinois State.

Virginia Commonwealth (28-6) (Colonial Athletic Champions)

VCU will head back to the NCAA tournament after beating Drexel.

Loyola Maryland (24-8) (Metro Atlantic Athletic Champions)

The Greyhounds of Loyola Maryland defeated Fairfield to win the MAAC.

Davidson (25-7) (Southern Conference Champions)

JP Kuhlman had 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in an overtime win over Western Carolina.

Saint Mary’s (27-5) (West Coast Champions)

Matthew Dellavedova had 22 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds in an overtime win over Gonzaga.


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