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2024 March Madness: Conference tournament scores, brackets, automatic bids, schedules, times, TV channels

With Selection Sunday getting closer here are the teams who have punched their ticket to the Big Dance so far

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 14 MAC Championship - Toledo vs Kent State

Postseason action remained in high gear around college basketball on Thursday with each of the major conferences in action and a handful of mid-major leagues duking it out for automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament. With Selection Sunday just days away, the stakes are high around the sport as teams seek to find their form as their seasons hang in the balance.

Madness invaded the MAC and Atlantic 10 Tournaments. In the A-10, No. 9 seed Saint Joseph’s upset No. 1 seed Richmond 66-61 in the opening game of the postseason for the Spiders. It was a similar story in the MAC, where No. 8 seed Kent State toppled No.1 seed Toledo 67-59. Those outcomes have opened the door for potential surprise teams to secure NCAA Tournament bids.

One of the expected top contenders for the AAC Tournament title also fell as No. 5 seed Memphis lost 71-65 to No. 12 seed Wichita State, ending the Tigers’ hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament.

More conference tournament action is on tap for Friday around college basketball. In addition to the power conferences, several other leagues are getting deep into their tournaments with automatic bids to the Big Dance on the line. The Big West, Conference USA, MAAC, MAC, MEAC, SWAC and WAC will all be in semifinal action.

Teams like No. 7 seed Middle Tennessee, which is still alive in the Conference USA Tournament, have the chances to pull major surprises and take one more step toward hearing their names called on Selection Sunday.

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

Tournaments in action Thursday

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 Stetson (22-12)
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 Montana State (17-17)
Big South High Point, North Carolina March 6, 8-10 Longwood (21-13)
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 Charleston (27-7)
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 Oakland (23-11)
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 Drake (28-6)
Mountain West Las Vegas March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
6 p.m. (CBS)
Northeast Campus Sites March 6, 9, 12 Wagner (16-15)
Ohio Valley Evansville, Indiana March 6-9 Morehead State (26-8)
Pac-12 Las Vegas March 13-16 Saturday, March 16
9 p.m. (Fox)
Patriot Campus Sites March 5, 7, 10, 13 Colgate (25-9) 
SEC Nashville March 13-17 Sunday, March 17
1 p.m. (ESPN)
Southern Asheville, North Carolina March 8-11 Samford (29-5)
Southland Lake Charles, Louisiana March 10-13 McNeese (30-3)
Summit Sioux Falls, South Dakota March 8-12 South Dakota State (22-12)
Sun Belt Pensacola, Florida March 5, 7, 9, 10-11 James Madison (31-3)
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 Saint Mary’s (26-7)

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