Sunday, February 7, 2016

Championship Week Rundown

Championship Week update

Championship Week Rundown


Here's how Conference Title games during Championship Week are shaping up. Results and schedule below.

Notable: Four of 11 conference title games have gone to overtime ... South Dakota State won the Summit League with an overtime win. Not much special there, except their women's team had won their title game eight hours earlier ... also in overtime ... in the same arena. Hard to do.

RESULTS Conference Winning Team    Losing Team Score
Saturday, March 3    Big South UNC Asheville VMI 80-64
  Ohio Valley Murray St. Tennessee St. 54-52
  Atlantic Sun Belmont Florida Gulf Coast   83-69
Sunday, March 4 Missouri Valley    Creighton Illinois St. 83-79 (ot)
Monday, March 5 CAA VCU Drexel 59-56
  MAAC Loyola (Md.) Fairfield 48-44
  Southern Davidson Western Carolina 93-91 (2 ot) 
  West Coast Saint Mary's Gonzaga 78-74 (ot)
Tuesday, March 6 Sun Belt W. Kentucky North Texas 74-70
  Horizon Detroit Valparaiso 68-50
  Summit South Dakota St. Western Illinois 52-50 (ot)


SCHEDULE Time TV Conference Teams
Wednesday   7:00 CBSSN Patriot Lehigh (25-7) vs. Bucknell (24-8)
    7:00 ESPN2 Northeast Robert Morris (24-9) vs. Long Island (24-8)
    9:00 ESPN2 Big Sky Weber St. (24-5) vs. Montana (24-6)
Saturday 11 a.m. ESPN2 America East Vermont (22-11) vs. Stony Brook (22-8)
  11:30 CBS C-USA TBD
    1:00 ESPN MEAC TBD
    3:00 ESPN2 Southland TBD
    6:00 ESPN Big 12 TBD
    6:00 CBS Pac-12 TBD
    7:00 NBCSN Mountain West TBD
    8:00 ESPN2 Mid-American TBD
    9:00 ESPN Big East TBD
  10:00 ESPN2 Big West TBD
  11:59 ESPN2 WAC TBD
Sunday   1:00 ESPN ACC TBD
    1:00 CBS Atlantic 10 TBD
    1:00 ABC SEC TBD
    3:30 CBS Big 10 TBD
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