Final Pre-NCAA Action: Sunday's Conference Games

By Mel Greenberg

Here we go with the last of it all.

Games of special interest are in the America East (to Philly folks) because of Kelly Greenberg coach Boston U.; the Colonial Athletic Association title game (because of the slayer Dragons of Drexel who dethroned Old Dominion), the Big 12 because of NCAAs seeds involving Baylor and Texas A&M and spectators Oklahoma, the Horizon League because Wis.-Green Bay hits the bubble list with al loss; the Mid-American because Bowling Green does likewise to Wis.-Green Bay; and the Pac-10 to see if Stanford can stay in the discussion for a No. 1 NCAA seed, which the Guru wouldn't award, but that's another post to come.

And finally, there's Sylvia Hatchell's special post-ACC tourney experiment trying to keep UNC fresh by hosting Division I newbie South Dakota State in a regular season game. Imagine if the Tar Heels lose this one.

Here's the schedule:

Conference Tournaments
Sunday, March 15, 2009

America East at Hartford, Conn. (Chase Arena)
1-Boston U. vs. 3- Vermont, 6 p.m.

Big South at High Point, N.C. (Millis Center)
1-Liberty vs. 6-Gardner Webb, 4 p.m.

Big 12 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Cox Convention Center)
4-Texas A&M vs. 2-Baylor, 1:30 p.m.

Colonial Athletic Association at Harrisonburg, Va. (JMU Convocation Center)
1-Drexel vs. 3-James Madison, 3:30 p.m.

Horizon League at Green Bay, Wis.
7-Wis. Milwaukee vs. 1-Wis. Green Bay, 2 p.m.

Mid-American at Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)
E1-Bowling Green vs. W1-Ball St., 1 p.m.

Missouri Valley at Saint Charles, Mo. (The Family Arena)
9-Evansville vs. 2-Creighton, 4:05 p.m.

Northeast Conference at Fairfield, Conn.
3-St. Francis, Pa. at 1-Sacred Heart, 3 p.m.

Pacific-10 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Galen Center)
6-Southern Cal vs. 1-Stanford, 9 p.m.

Regular scheduled game
North Carolina vs. South Dakota St. 5 p.m.