Championship Week – Conference Tournaments Schedule

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

 

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Tuesday, March 8
Opening Day 1 12:00 pm #12 NC State vs #13 Wake Forest ESPN2
ACC Network
2 2:00 pm #11 Florida State vs #14 Boston College
Second round – Wednesday, March 9
1 3 12:00 pm #8 Pittsburgh vs #9 Syracuse ESPN
ACC Network
4 2:00 pm #5 Duke vs Winner Game 1
2 5 7:00 pm #7 Clemson vs #10 Georgia Tech ESPN2
ACC Network
6 9:00 pm #6 Virginia Tech vs Winner Game 2
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3 7 12:00 pm #1 North Carolina vs Winner Game 3 ESPN
ACC Network
8 2:00 pm #4 Notre Dame vs Winner Game 4
4 9 7:00 pm #2 Virginia vs Winner Game 5
10 9:00 pm #3 Miami vs Winner Game 6
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
5 11 7:00 pm Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8 ESPN or ESPN2
ACC Network
12 9:00 pm Winner Game 9 vs Winner Game 10
Championship – Saturday, March 12
6 13 9:00 pm Winner Game 11 vs Winner Game 12 ESPN
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

Session Game Time* Matchup# Score Television
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 1 4:30 pm #13 Minnesota vs. # 12 (TBD) ESPN2
2 7:00 pm #14 Rutgers vs. #11 (TBD) BTN
Second round – Thursday, March 10
2 3 12:00 pm #8 Michigan vs. #9 (TBD) BTN
4 2:30 pm
3 5 6:30 pm #7 Ohio State vs. #10 (TBD) ESPN2
6 9:00 pm
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 11
4 7 12:00 pm #1 Indiana vs. #8/#9 (TBD) ESPN
8 2:30 pm
5 9 6:30 pm #2 Michigan State vs. #7/#10 (TBD) BTN
10 9:00 pm
Semifinals – Saturday, March 12
6 11 1:00 pm CBS
12 4:00 pm
Championship – Sunday, March 13
7 13 4:00 pm CBS

 

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

 

Game Time* Matchup# Final score Television
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 6:00 pm #9 Oklahoma State vs #8 Kansas State ESPNU
2 8:00 pm #7 Texas Tech vs #10 TCU
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3 11:30 am #5 Baylor vs #4 Texas ESPN2
4 1:30 pm #1 Kansas vs Winner of Game 1
5 6:00 pm #2 West Virginia vs Winner of Game 2 ESPNU
6 8:00 pm #3 Oklahoma vs #6 Iowa State
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
7 6:00 pm Winner of Game 3 vs Winner of Game 4 ESPN2
8 8:00 pm Winner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 6
Championship – Saturday, March 12
9 5:00 pm Winner of Game 7 vs Winner of Game 8 ESPN

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

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 1 12:00 pm #8 Washington vs. #9 Stanford Pac-12 Network
2 2:30 pm #5 Colorado vs. #12 Washington State
2 3 6:00 pm #7 USC vs. #10 UCLA
4 8:30 pm #6 Oregon State vs. #11 Arizona State
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3 5 12:00 pm #1 Oregon vs. Winner Game 1 Pac-12 Network
6 2:30 pm #4 Arizona vs. Winner Game 2
4 7 6:00 pm #2 Utah vs. Winner Game 3
8 8:30 pm #3 California vs. Winner Game 4 FS1
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
5 9 6:00 pm Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 Pac-12 Network
10 8:30 pm Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 FS1
Championship – Saturday, March 12
6 11 7:00 pm Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 FS1

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

Game Time* Matchup# Final score Television
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 7:00 PM
#12 Tennessee vs. #13 Auburn
SEC Network
Second round – Thursday, March 10
2 12:00 PM
#8 Florida vs. #9 Arkansas
SEC Network
3 2:30 PM
#5 Vanderbilt vs. Game 1 winner
4 6:00 PM
#7 Ole Miss vs. #10 Alabama
5 8:30 PM
#6 Georgia vs. #11 Mississippi State
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 11
6 12:00 PM
#1 Texas A&M vs. Game 2 winner
SEC Network
7 2:30 PM
#4 LSU vs. Game 3 winner
8 6:00 PM
#2 Kentucky vs. Game 4 winner
9 8:30 PM
#3 South Carolina vs. Game 5 winner
Semifinals – Saturday, March 12
10 12:00 PM
Game 6 winner vs Game 7 winner
ESPN
11 2:30 PM
Game 8 winner vs Game 9 winner
Championship – Sunday, March 13
12 12:00 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

Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 7:00 pm #8 Georgetown vs. #9 DePaul FS1
2 9:30 pm #7 Marquette vs. #10 St. John’s
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3 12:00 pm #1 Villanova vs. Winner of Game 1 FS1
4 2:30 pm #4 Providence vs. #5 Butler
5 7:00 pm #2 Xavier vs. Winner of Game 2
6 9:30 pm #3 Seton Hall vs. #6 Creighton
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
7 7:00 pm Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 FS1
8 9:30 pm Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6
Championship – Saturday, March 12
9 5:30 pm Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 FOX

 

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