2023 March Madness, conference tournament brackets, automatic bids: tickets to the Louisiana Big Dance, Furman

College Basketball: Dec. 23 Kennesaw State at Indiana

Two more teams clinched spots in the NCAA Tournament on Monday night as conference tournament action continued to heat up around college basketball. The power conferences are set to begin their tournaments this week, but this time on the calendar teams from all levels of Division I will be earning their way into the Big Dance.

A year after squandering a 12-point second-half lead and losing in a shutout against Chattanooga in the SoCon title game, Furman got revenge Monday night by beating the Mocs 88-79 to win the SoCon Tournament and its first NCAA Tournament of the program to achieve. bid since 1980. The Paladins jump seed No. 1 out to an early 30-11 lead before the No. 1 seed Mocs. 7 together and closed the deficit to 39-38 early in the second half. But Furman pulled itself together from there with Jalen Slawson leading the way with 20 points.

Louisiana leads the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014 after beating South Alabama 71-66 in the Sun Belt Tournament final. The No. 1 seed got 2 Ragin’ Cajuns 23 points from Themus Folks to overcome a 33-point outburst from Isaiah Moore for the No. 1 seed Jaguars. 8. Owen White got a game-tying layup for the USA in the final seconds, but it fizzled, allowing the Cajuns to begin their celebration.

With teams fighting to extend their seasons and Big Dance bids on the line, it’s officially that time of year in college basketball. While the power conference playoffs haven’t started, many of the playoffs for single-seeded leagues are set or underway. They are sure to provide plenty of joyous and chaotic scenes to highlight the days leading up to Selection Sunday.

Conference championship games Monday

  • SoCon: No. 1 Furman 88, No. 7 Chattanooga 79
  • Solar Zone: No. 2 Louisiana 71, No. 8 South Alabama 66

Conference tournament schedule Monday, scores

2023 conference tournament schedules, Champions

Conference Tournament site Dates (Final TV) Championship 2023
AAC Fort Worth, Texas March 9-12 (ESPN)
ACC Greensboro, NC March 7-11 (ESPN)
East America Campus sites March 4, 7 & 11 (ESPN2)
Atlantic 10 Brooklyn, NY March 7-9, 11-12 (CBSSN)
ASUN Campus sites February 27-28, March 2, 5 (ESPN2) Kennesaw State
Great East New York March 8-11 (Fox)
Big Sky Boise, Idaho March 4-8 (ESPN2)
Great South Charlotte, NC March 1, 3-5 (ESPN2) UNC-Asheville
Big Ten Chicago March 8-12 (CBS)
Big 12 Kansas City March 8-11 (ESPN)
Great West Henderson, Nev. March 7, 9-11 (ESPN2)
Colony Washington DC March 3-7 (CBSSN)
US Congress Frisco, Texas March 8-11 (CBSSN)
Horizon League Online Game Indianapolis Feb. 28, March 2, 6-7 (ESPN)
Ivy League Princeton, NJ March 11-12 (ESPN2)
MAAC Atlantic City, NJ March 7-11 (ESPNU)
MAC Cleveland March 9-11 (ESPN2)
MEC Norfolk, Va. March 8-11 (ESPN2)
Missouri Valley St Louis March 2-5 (CBSSN) Drake
West Mountain Las Vegas March 8-11 (CBS)
Northeast Campus sites March 1, 4 & 7 (ESPN2) Fairleigh Dickinson
Ohio Valley Evansville, Ind. March 1-4 (ESPN2) Southeast Missouri
Pac-12 Las Vegas March 8-11 (ESPN)
patriot Campus sites February 28, March 2,5 & 8 (CBSSN)
CSS Nashville March 8-12 (ESPN)
South Asheville, NC March 3-6 (ESPN) Furman
Southland Lake Charles, La. March 5-8 (ESPN2)
Summit Sioux Falls, SD March 3-7 (ESPN2)
Solar Zone Pensacola, Fla. February 28, March 2, 4 & 6 (ESPN2) Louisiana
SWAC Birmingham, Ala. March 8-11 (ESPNU)
WAC Las Vegas March 7, 9-11 (ESPN2)
the west coast Las Vegas March 2-4 & 6-7 (ESPN)

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