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March Madness 2024: Conference tournament scores, updates, brackets, schedules, TV channels, how to stream

The first automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament will be decided Saturday

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The first ticket to the Big Dance will be punched Saturday when the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament concludes with its championship game featuring No. 1 seed Little Rock taking on No. 3 seed Morehead State.

The America East and Big Sky will also join the postseason fray as first round games begin in their tournaments. In total, 11 different conference tournaments will be in action throughout the day, including a few that are getting close to crowning a champion.

The Big South, Missouri Valley and NEC will each be in semifinal action. The Summit League, Sun Belt and SoCon will each be in quarterfinal action. The WCC’s staggered format rolls on with third round action, while the CAA will be playing its second round.

One of the most fascinating matchups will be in the Missouri Valley, where No. 1 seed Indiana State will take on No. 4 seed Northern Iowa. The Sycamores are projected as a No. 11 seed in Jerry Palm’s Bracketology but would prefer to ensure a drama-free Selection Sunday by winning two more games and claiming the MVC’s automatic bid.

The top seeds in the Big South Tournament took care of business Friday as conference tournament season continued ramping up around college basketball. No. 1 seed High Point fell behind 18-4 on its home floor against No. 9 seed Radford before rallying for a 77-63 victory.

Picked to finish seventh in the nine-team league, High Point has turned into one of college basketball’s top turnaround stories under first-year coach Alan Huss. The Panthers posted their first winning record in conference play since 2019 and showed ample poise when faced with a big early deficit on Friday. Abdoulaye Thiam and Duke Miles lead High Point with 20 points each.

No. 2 seed UNC Asheville also faced a significant deficit as it trailed No. 7 seed Charleston Southern 49-40 with under eight minutes to play. But star forward Drew Pember drilled a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the final two minutes to help the Bulldogs advance.

As automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament are secured, we’ll be noting each of them here.  

Saturday’s conference tournament scoreboard

2024 conference tournament schedules, champions

All times ET

Conference City Dates Final (TV) / Champion
ACC Washington D.C. March 12-16 Saturday, March 16
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
America East Campus Sites March 9,12,16 Saturday, March 16
11 a.m. (ESPN2)
American Fort Worth, Texas March 13-17 Sunday, March 17
3:15 p.m. (ESPN)
ASUN Campus Sites March 4-5, 7, 10 Sunday, March 10
2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Atlantic 10 Brooklyn March 12-14, 16-17 Sunday, March 17
1 p.m. (CBS)
Big 12 Kansas City March 12-16 Saturday. March 16
6 p.m. (ESPN)
Big East New York City March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
6:30 p.m. (Fox)
Big Sky Boise, Idaho March 9, 10-13 Wednesday, March 13
11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Big South High Point, North Carolina March 6, 8-10 Sunday, March 10
Noon (ESPN2)
Big Ten Minneapolis March 13-17 Sunday, March 17
3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Big West Henderson, Nevada March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Coastal Athletic Washington, D.C. March 8-12 Tuesday, March 12
7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Conference USA Huntsville, Alabama March 12-16 Saturday, March 16
8:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Horizon League Campus sites | Indianapolis March 5, 7, 11-12 Tuesday, March 12
7 p.m. (ESPN)
Ivy New York City March 16-17 Sunday, March 17
12 p.m. (ESPN2)
MAAC Atlantic City, New Jersey March 12-16 Saturday, March 16
7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
MAC Cleveland March 14-16 Saturday, March 16
7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
MEAC Norfolk, Virginia March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
1 p.m. (ESPN2)
Missouri Valley St. Louis March 7-10 Sunday, March 10
2 p.m. (CBS)
Mountain West Las Vegas March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
6 p.m. (CBS)
Northeast Campus Sites March 6, 9, 12 Tuesday, March 12
7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Ohio Valley Evansville, Indiana March 6-9 Saturday, March 9
8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Pac-12 Las Vegas March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
9 p.m. (Fox)
Patriot Campus Sites March 5, 7, 10, 13 Wednesday, March 13
7 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
SEC Nashville March 13-17 Sunday, March 17
1 p.m. (ESPN)
Southern Asheville, North Carolina March 8-11 Monday, March 11
7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Southland Lake Charles, Louisiana March 10-13 Wednesday, March 13
5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Summit Sioux Falls, South Dakota March 8-12 Tuesday, March 12
9:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Sun Belt Pensacola, Florida March 5, 7, 9, 10-11 Monday, March 11
7 p.m. (ESPN2)
SWAC Birmingham, Alabama March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
5:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
WAC Las Vegas March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
WCC Las Vegas March 7-9, 11-12 Tuesday, March 12
9 p.m. (ESPN)

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