The beginning of Championship Week is about more than winning the conference tournament. It’s mostly about bubble teams finding a way to get in the NCAA Tournament, be it by making an impressive run in the tournament, or simply winning it just to make sure nothing is left to chance.

So who is on the bubble, at least in the big conferences? Pittsburgh and Syracuse (especially) seem to be on the fence in the ACC, Texas Tech need a good tournament in the Big 12, Providence and especially Butler need the tournament to make it in the Big East, huge rivals Michigan and Ohio State have their work cut out for them in the Big Ten, Oregon State and USC could use a big win in the Pac-12 and Vanderbilt, Florida and Alabama are all counting on a good SEC tournament and maybe a shocking win there to make it into the NCAA Tournament.

ACC Tournament

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Regular season champions: North Carolina (14-4), for the first time since 2012.

Ranked teams: #4 Virginia, #7 Miami, #8 North Carolina, #17 Duke (Louisville are ineligible).

Schedule

 

SessionGameTime*Matchup#Television
First round – Tuesday, March 8
Opening Day112:00 pm#12 NC State vs #13 Wake ForestESPN2
ACC Network
22:00 pm#11 Florida State vs #14 Boston College
Second round – Wednesday, March 9
1312:00 pm#8 Pittsburgh vs #9 SyracuseESPN
ACC Network
42:00 pm#5 Duke vs Winner Game 1
257:00 pm#7 Clemson vs #10 Georgia TechESPN2
ACC Network
69:00 pm#6 Virginia Tech vs Winner Game 2
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3712:00 pm#1 North Carolina vs Winner Game 3ESPN
ACC Network
82:00 pm#4 Notre Dame vs Winner Game 4
497:00 pm#2 Virginia vs Winner Game 5
109:00 pm#3 Miami vs Winner Game 6
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
5117:00 pmWinner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8ESPN or ESPN2
ACC Network
129:00 pmWinner Game 9 vs Winner Game 10
Championship – Saturday, March 12
6139:00 pmWinner Game 11 vs Winner Game 12ESPN
ACC Network

Big Ten Tournament

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Regular season champions: Indiana (14-3), their first regular season title since 2013 and only their second since 2002.

Ranked teams: #2 Michigan State, #12 Indiana, #14 Maryland, #15 Purdue, #16 Iowa.

Schedule

SessionGameTime*Matchup#ScoreTelevision
First round – Wednesday, March 9
114:30 pm#13 Minnesota vs. # 12 (TBD)ESPN2
27:00 pm#14 Rutgers vs. #11 (TBD)BTN
Second round – Thursday, March 10
2312:00 pm#8 Michigan vs. #9 (TBD)BTN
42:30 pm
356:30 pm#7 Ohio State vs. #10 (TBD)ESPN2
69:00 pm
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 11
4712:00 pm#1 Indiana vs. #8/#9 (TBD)ESPN
82:30 pm
596:30 pm#2 Michigan State vs. #7/#10 (TBD)BTN
109:00 pm
Semifinals – Saturday, March 12
6111:00 pmCBS
124:00 pm
Championship – Sunday, March 13
7134:00 pmCBS

 

Big 12 Tournament

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Regular season champions: Kansas for the 12th time in a row.

Ranked teams: #1 Kansas, #6 Oklahoma, #10 West Virginia, #19 Baylor, #21 Iowa State, #23 Texas.

Schedule

 

GameTime*Matchup#Final scoreTelevision
First round – Wednesday, March 9
16:00 pm#9 Oklahoma State vs #8 Kansas StateESPNU
28:00 pm#7 Texas Tech vs #10 TCU
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
311:30 am#5 Baylor vs #4 TexasESPN2
41:30 pm#1 Kansas vs Winner of Game 1
56:00 pm#2 West Virginia vs Winner of Game 2ESPNU
68:00 pm#3 Oklahoma vs #6 Iowa State
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
76:00 pmWinner of Game 3 vs Winner of Game 4ESPN2
88:00 pmWinner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 6
Championship – Saturday, March 12
95:00 pmWinner of Game 7 vs Winner of Game 8ESPN

Pac-12 Tournament

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Regular season champions: Oregon (14-4) for the first time since 2002, and only the second time since 1944.

Ranked teams: #9 Oregon, #13 Utah, #18 Arizona, #25 California.

Schedule

SessionGameTime*Matchup#Television
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1112:00 pm#8 Washington vs. #9 StanfordPac-12 Network
22:30 pm#5 Colorado vs. #12 Washington State
236:00 pm#7 USC vs. #10 UCLA
48:30 pm#6 Oregon State vs. #11 Arizona State
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3512:00 pm#1 Oregon vs. Winner Game 1Pac-12 Network
62:30 pm#4 Arizona vs. Winner Game 2
476:00 pm#2 Utah vs. Winner Game 3
88:30 pm#3 California vs. Winner Game 4FS1
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
596:00 pmWinner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6Pac-12 Network
108:30 pmWinner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8FS1
Championship – Saturday, March 12
6117:00 pmWinner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10FS1

SEC Tournament

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Regular season champions: Texas A&M and Kentucky share the title. This is the first time the Aggies have won it in the SEC, and their first overall since 1986. For Kentucky, it’s their second in a row and a fourth since 2010.

Ranked teams: #20 Texas A&M, #22 Kentucky.

Schedule

GameTime*Matchup#Final scoreTelevision
First round – Wednesday, March 9
17:00 PM
#12 Tennessee vs. #13 Auburn
SEC Network
Second round – Thursday, March 10
212:00 PM
#8 Florida vs. #9 Arkansas
SEC Network
32:30 PM
#5 Vanderbilt vs. Game 1 winner
46:00 PM
#7 Ole Miss vs. #10 Alabama
58:30 PM
#6 Georgia vs. #11 Mississippi State
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 11
612:00 PM
#1 Texas A&M vs. Game 2 winner
SEC Network
72:30 PM
#4 LSU vs. Game 3 winner
86:00 PM
#2 Kentucky vs. Game 4 winner
98:30 PM
#3 South Carolina vs. Game 5 winner
Semifinals – Saturday, March 12
1012:00 PM
Game 6 winner vs Game 7 winner
ESPN
112:30 PM
Game 8 winner vs Game 9 winner
Championship – Sunday, March 13
1212:00 PM
Game 10 winner vs Game 11 winner
ESPN

Big East Tournament

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Regular season champions: Villanova (16-2) for the third year in a row.

Ranked teams: #3 Villanova, #5 Xavier.

Schedule

GameTime*Matchup#Television
First round – Wednesday, March 9
17:00 pm#8 Georgetown vs. #9 DePaulFS1
29:30 pm#7 Marquette vs. #10 St. John’s
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
312:00 pm#1 Villanova vs. Winner of Game 1FS1
42:30 pm#4 Providence vs. #5 Butler
57:00 pm#2 Xavier vs. Winner of Game 2
69:30 pm#3 Seton Hall vs. #6 Creighton
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
77:00 pmWinner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4FS1
89:30 pmWinner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6
Championship – Saturday, March 12
95:30 pmWinner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8FOX