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Final Pre-NCAA Action: Sunday's Conference Games

By Mel Greenberg

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.





Mel Greenberg Inquirer Sports Columnist
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Mel Greenberg covers college and pro women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he has worked for 38 years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather. He was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Click here for Mel's list of All-Decade players from Philadelphia-area schools.

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Jonathan Tannenwald is a producer with In addition to covering the local college scene, he spent two years as the Washington Mystics beat writer for Women's Hoops Guru. He also writes his own blog, Soft Pretzel Logic, which covers men's college basketball, football, and other sports.

Kathleen Radebaugh is a recent graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She covered women's basketball for the school's newspaper, The Hawk, and served as sports editor her sophomore year. She was also a four-year member of the varsity crew team.

Erin Semagin Damio covers the University of Connecticut and the WNBA's Connecticut Sun for the blog, and contributes other features. The Storrs, Conn., native also attends Northeastern University, where she is a coxswain on the varsity crew team.

Acacia O'Connor is based in Washington, D.C., where she reports on the Mystics and the college basketball scene in the nation's capital. A graduate of Vassar college, she played on the varsity women's basketball team and was editor of the student newspaper.

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