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Conference Tournament Week Review
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This is the comprehensive 2009 Conference Tournament Scoreboard. Every result of tournament action is listed below. This list is extremely useful for March Madness tournament help. You can see how well teams played in their conference tournaments and if they are streaking or if they are fading fast.

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The teams listed in Blue won their conference tournaments and receive automatic bids to the 2009 NCAA men's basketball tournament.The teams listed in Black recieved at-large bids.

News & Notes:

  • No teams played more than 4 games in the conference tournaments. Duquesne, Syracuse, Baylor, and South Alabama played four games, and all four teams lost in their tournament finals.
  • Cleveland State, Akron, Mississippi State were the only teams to play and win in all four rounds of their respective conference tournaments.
  • The lowest seed to win a conference tournament was #6 Southern California. They beat #3 Cal, #2 UCLA, and #4 Arizona State en route to their first PAC-10 title.
  • The lowest seed to make a conference tournament final was Baylor, who was seeded #9 in the Big 12.
  • Syracuse logged 195 minutes (three hours and 15 minutes) of total basketball over the four-day span at the Big East Tournament. Jonny Flynn played all but 14 of those minutes.
  • Of the 29 conference champions, there were 17 #1 seeds, three #2 seeds, five #3 seeds, one number #5 seed, and one #6 seed.
  • Cleveland State, Temple, USC, and Mississippi State were the biggest "bubble busters", as they stole bids to the big dance that they would not have received at all if they had not won their respective tournaments.
  • Cleveland State beat #1 Butler, who will still be dancing, Xavier was knocked off by Temple, but will still be in the dance, USC beat 3 at -large teams en route to the Pac-10 title, and Mississippi State avoided an end to their season by beating Tennessee and stealing a bid from the SEC.
  • Clemson and Texas A&M were the only teams to lose in the first round of their conference tournaments AND still get an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.



ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK-TEAM

Jonny Flynn, Syracuse:No need for me to explain this pick. I'm pretty sure Flynn never left the court once the entire week. He probably just brought a sleeping bag and slept on the hardwood between sessions. He becomes the 4th Big East Tournament MVP to come from the losing team. For the week, Flynn averaged 19.8 ppg, 9.3 apg, and 2.3 spg.

Toney Douglas, Florida State:If FSU had beaten Duke in the ACC finals, he would have been ACC tournament MVP. But they lost, so it went to Jon Scheyer. But Douglas came to play every game this week, racking up games of 25, 27 and 28 while shooting over 58% from the floor.

Cedric Jackson, Cleveland State:Jackson, Cleveland State's point, did not put up overwhelming numbers this week, but he led the Vikings to the dance, knocking off Butler along the way. For the week, he averaged 15.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 5.3 apg, and 2.8 spg. If you cant remember anything about Cleveland State or Cedric Jackson, lets go back in time to 12/15/08.

DeMar DeRozan, USC:DeRozan had a decent freshman year, but nothing compared to the hype he came in with. But he played like a senior fighting to keep his college career alive during the USC's run to a tournament bid. He went off in the PAC-10 tourney, leading the Trojans to their first championship. In the first two rounds, he had back-to-back double-doubles, then dropped 25 on ASU in the finals. When all was said and done, he finished with averages of 21 ppg and 9.0 rpg.

Artsiom Parakhouski, Radford:This near 7-foot tall Belarusian beast led Radford to their first Big South title in 11 years. During the regular season he averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks. During the three game tournament, he averaged 19.7 ppg, 13.7 rpg (6.3 off), and 4.0 bpg. In the finals, he posted 26 and 18.

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Atlantic Coast First Round (Atlanta, GA):
- #8 Virginia Tech 65, #9 Miami 47
- #12 Georgia Tech 86 #5 Clemson 81
- #7 Maryland 74, #10 North Carolina St. 69
- #6 Boston College 76, #11 Virginia 53
Atlantic Coast Second Round:
- #1 North Carolina 79, #8 Virginia Tech 76
- #4 Florida St. 64, #12 Georgia Tech 62
- #7 Maryland 75, #2 Wake Forest 64
- #3 Duke 66, #6 Boston College 65
Atlantic Coast Semifinals:
- #4 Florida St. 73, #1 North Carolina 70
- #3 Duke 67, #7 Maryland 61
Atlantic Coast Finals:
- #3 Duke 79, #4 Florida St. 69


Atlantic Sun First Round (Nashville, TN):
- #2 East Tennessee St. 90, #7 Stetson 65
- #3 Belmont 65, #6 Mercer 64
- #4 Lipscomb 82, #5 Campbell 52
Atlantic Sun Semifinals:
- #2 East Tennessee St. 88, #3 Belmont 74
- #1 Jacksonville 88, #4 Lipscomb 72
Atlantic Sun Finals:
- #2 East Tennessee St. 85, #1 Jacksonville 68


Atlantic 10 First Round (Atlantic City, NJ):
- #9 St. Louis 62, #8 LaSalle 60 OT
- #5 St. Joseph's 72, #12 Charlotte 62
- #7 Duquesne 91, #10 Massachusetts 81
- #6 Richmond 65, #8 St. Bonaventure 49
Atlantic 10 Second Round:
- #1 Xavier 66, #9 St. Louis 47
- #4 Temple 79, #5 St. Josephs 65
- #7 Duquesne 78, #2 Rhode Island 74
- #3 Dayton 69, #6 Richmond 64
Atlantic 10 Semifinals:
- #4 Temple 55, #1 Xavier 53
- #6 Duquesne 77, #3 Dayton 66
Atlantic 10 Finals:
- #4 Temple 69, #6 Duquesne 64


America East Opening Round (Albany, NY):
- #9 Hartford 65, #8 Maine 56
America East First Round Round:
- #7 Albany 56, #2 Vermont 52 OT
- #6 UMBC 79, #3 Boston 75
- #1 Binghamton 73, #9 Hartford 65
- #4 New Hampshire 76, #5 Stony Brook 73
America East Semifinals:
- #6 UMBC 64, #7 Albany 58
- #1 Binghamton 72, #4 New Hampshire 67
America East Finals:
- #1 Binghamton 61, #6 UMBC 51


Big East First Round (New York City, NY):
- #16 DePaul 67, #9 Cincinatti 57
- #13 St. Johns 64, #12 Georgetown 49
- #10 Notre Dame 61, #15 Rutgers 50
- #11 Seton Hall 68, #14 So. Florida 54
Big East Second Round:
- #8 Providence 83, #16 DePaul 74
- #5 Marquette 74, #12 St. Johns 45
- #7 West Virginia 74, #10 Notre Dame 62
- #6 Syracuse 89, #11 Seton Hall 74
Big East Quarterfinals:
- #1 Louisville 77, #8 Providence 55
- #4 Villanova 76, #5 Marquette 75
- #7 West Virginia 74, #2 Pittsburgh 60
- #6 Syracuse 127, #3 Connecticut 117 6OT
Big East Semifinals:
- #1 Louisville 69, #4 Villanova 55
- #6 Syracuse 74, #7 West Virgina 69 OT
Big East Finals:
- #1 Louisville 76, #6 Syracuse 66


Big 10 First Round (Indianapolis, IN):
- #8 Minnesota 66, #9 Northwestern 53
- #7 Michigan 73, #10 Iowa 45
- #6 Penn St. 66, #11 Indiana 51
Big 10 Quarterfinals:
- #1 Michigan St. 64, #8 Minnesota 56
- #5 Ohio State 61, #4 Wisconsin 57
- #2 Illinois 60, #7 Michigan 50
- #3 Purdue 79, #6 Penn St. 65
Big 10 Semifinals:
- #5 Ohio St. 82, #1 Michigan St. 70
- #3 Purdue 66, #2 Illinois 56
Big 10 Finals:
- #3 Purdue 65, #5 Ohio St. 61


Big Sky First Round (Campus Sites):
- #6 Montana St.56, #3 Montana 54
- #4 Idaho St. 67, #5 No. Colorado 60
Big Sky Semifinals (Ogden, UT):
- #2 Portland St. 61, #4 Idaho St. 53
- #6 Montana St. 70, #1 Weber St. 61
Big Sky Final:
- #2 Portland St. 79, #6 Montana St. 77


Big 12 First Round (Oklahoma City, OK):
- #9 Baylor 65, #8 Nebraska 49
- #5 Texas 67, #12 Colorado 56
- #7 Oklahoma St. 82, #12 Iowa St. 67
- #11 Texas Tech 88, #6 Texas A&M 83
Big 12 Quarterfinals:
- #9 Baylor 71, #1 Kansas 64
- #5 Texas 61, #4 Kansas St. 58
- #7 Oklahoma St. 71, #2 Oklahoma 79
- #3 Missouri 81, #11 Texas Tech 60
Big 12 Semifinals:
- #9 Baylor 76, #5 Texas 70
- #3 Missouri 67, #7 Oklahoma St. 59
Big 12 Finals:
- #3 Missouri 73, #9 Baylor 60


Big West First Round (Anaheim, CA):
- #8 UC-Davis 69,#5 UC-Irvine 68
- #7 Cal State Fullerton 59, #6 UC-Riverside 46
Big West Second Round:
- #3 Pacific 67, #8 U-Davis 60
- #4 UC Santa Barbara 73, #7 Cal State Fullerton 64
Big West Semifinals:
- #1 Cal State Northridge 67, #4 UC Santa Barbara 60
- #3 Pacific 65, #2 Long Beach St. 60
Big West Finals:
- #1 Cal State Northridge 71, No. 3 Pacific 66


Colonial Athletic First Round (Richmond, VA):
- #8 Georgia St. 54, #9 Delaware 41
- #5 Hofstra 79, #12 UNC Wilmington 66
- #7 James Madison 70, #10 William & Mary 48
- #11 Towson 63, #6 Drexel 52
Colonial Athletic Second Round:
- #1 VCU 61, #8 Georgia St. 52
- #4 Old Dominion 52, #5 Hofstra 51
- #2 George Mason 61, #7 James Madison 53
- #11 Towson 58, #3 Northeastern 54
Colonial Athletic Semifinals:
- #1 VCU 61, #4 Old Dominion 53
- #2 George Mason 56, #11 Towson 48
Colonial Athletic Final:
- #1 VCU 71, #2 George Mason 50


Conference USA First Round (Memphis, TN) :
- #10 Rice 60, #7 Marshall 59
- #11 So. Mississippi 77, #6 UCF 53
- #8 Tulane 69, #9 East Carolina 59
- #5 Houston 85, #12 SMU 76
Conference USA Quarterfinals:
- #2 Tulsa 73, #1o Rice 51
- #3 UAB 74, #11 So. Mississippi 73 OT
- #1 Memphis 51, #8 Tulane 41
- #5 Houston 89, #4 UTEP 80
Conference USA Semifinals:
- #2 Tulsa 70, #3 UAB 67
- #1 Memphis 74, #5 Houston 49
Conference USA Finals:
- #1 Memphis 64, #2 Tulsa 39


Horizon First Round (Indianapolis, IN):
- #3 Cleveland St. 56, #10 Detroit 43
- #7 Illinois-Chicago 73, #6 Youngstown St. 68
- #4 Wright St. 68, #9 Valparaiso 56
- #5 Milwaukee 77, #8 Loyola 68
Horizon Quarters:
- #4 Wright St. 80, #5 UW-Milwaukee 70
- #3 Cleveland St. 67, #7 Illinois-Chicago 64
Horizon Semifinals:
- #1 Butler 62, #4 Wright St. 57
- #3 Cleveland St. 73, #2 UW-Green Bay 67
Horizon Final:
- #3 Cleveland St. 57, #1 Butler 54


Mid American First Round (Cleveland, OH):
- #7 Central Michigan 62, #10 Eastern Michigan 49
- #6 Kent St. 64, #11 Northern Illinois 61
- #9 Ohio 62, #8 Western Michigan 55
- #5 Akron 93, #12 Toledo 92 OT
Mid American Quarterfinals:
- #2 Ball St. 64, #7 Central Michigan 61 OT
- #3 Buffalo 65, #6 Kent St. 62
- #1 Bowling Green 74, #9 Ohio 61
- #5 Akron 73 , #3 Miami 63
Mid American Semifinals:
- #3 Buffalo 64, #2 Ball St. 52
- #5 Akron 63, #1 Bowling Green 55
Mid American Finals:
- #5 Akron 65, #3 Buffalo 53


MAAC First Round (Albany, NY):
- #9 Canisius 74, #8 Loyola MD 68
- #10 Marist 43, #7 Iona 40
MAAC Quarters:
- #5 Fairfield 68, #4 Manhattan 61
- #1 Siena 77, #9 Canisius 52
- #2 Niagara 79, #10 Marist 50
- #3 Rider 67, #6 St. Peter's 58
MAAC Semifinals:
- #1 Siena 80, #5 Fairfield 65
- #2 Niagra 93, #3 Rider 89
MAAC Final:
- #1 Siena 77, #2 Niagara 70


MEAC First Round (Winston-Salem, NC):
- #7 Hampton 51, #10 Delaware St. 32
- #8 Florida A&M 71, # 9 Howard 58
- #6 Bethune-Cookman 52, #11 MD-Eastern Shore 47
MEAC Semifinals:
- #1 Morgan St. 71, #8 Florida A&M 41
- #2 South Carolina St. 57, #7 Hampton 56
- #3 Norfolk St. 63, #6 Bethune Cookman 58
- #5 Coppin St. 66, #4 North Carolina A&T 63
MEAC Finals:
- #1 Morgan St. 83, #3 Norfolk St. 69

Missouri Valley First Round (St. Louis, MO):
- #9 Indiana St. 62, #8 Drake 55
- #7 Wichita St. 59, #10 Missouri St. 46
Missouri Valley Quarters:
- #1 Northern Iowa 63, #8 Indiana St. 59
- #4 Bradley 67, #5 Southern Illinois 55
- #2 Creighton 63, #7 Wichita St. 62
- #3 Illinois St. 78, #6 Evansville 68
Missouri Valley Semifinals:
- #1 Northern Iowa 76, #4 Bradley 62
- #3 Illinois St. 73, #2 Creighton 49
Missouri Valley Finals:
- #1 Northern Iowa 60, #3 Illinois St. 57 OT

Mountain West First Round (Las Vegas, NV):
- #9 Air Force 71, #8 Colorado St. 67
Mountain West Quarterfinals:
- #1 BYU 80, #9 Air Force 69
- #4 San Diego St. 71, #5 UNLV 57
- #2 Utah 61, #7 TCU 58
- #6 Wyoming 75 , #3 New Mexico 67
Mountain West Semifinals:
- #4 San Diego State 64, #1 BYU 62
- #2 Utah 68, #6 Wyoming 55
Mountain West Finals:
- #2 Utah 52, #4 San Diego State 50

North East First Round (Campus Sites):
- #1 Robert Morris 73, #8 St. Francis 60
- #2 Mount St. Mary's 72, #7 Wagner 62
- #3 Sacred Heart 76, #6 Central Connecticut St. 64
- #5 Quinnipiac 86, No. 4 Long Island 78 OT
North East Semifinals (Campus Sites):
- #1 Robert Morris 75, #5 Quinnipiac 48
- #2 Mt. St. Marys 68, #3 Sacred Heart 63
North East Final (@ Robert Morris):
- #1 Robert Morris 48, #2 Mt. St. Marys 46

Ohio Valley First Round (Campus Sites):
- #1 Tennessee-Martin 93, #8 Tennessee Tech 75
- #4 Morehead St. 91, #5 Eastern Kentucky 72
- #3 Murray St. 88, #6 Tennessee St. 74
- #2 Austin Peay 57, #7 Eastern Illinois 54
Ohio Valley Semifinals (Nashville, TN):
- #4 Morehead St. 63, #1 Tennessee-Martin 55
- #2 Austin Peay 67, #3 Murray State 50
Ohio Valley Finals:
- #4 Morehead St. 67, #2 Austin Peay 65 2OT

PAC 10 First Round (Los Angeles, CA):
- #9 Stanford 62, #8 Oregon State 54
- #7 Washington State 62, #10 Oregon 40
PAC 10 Quarterfinals:
- #4 Arizona St. 68, #5 Arizona 56
- #1 Washington 85, #9 Stanford 73
- #6 USC 79, #3 California 75
- #2 UCLA 64, #7 Washington State 53
PAC 10 Semifinals:
- #4 Arizona State 75, #1 Washington 65
- #6 USC 65, #2 UCLA 55
PAC 10 Final:
- #6 USC 66, #4 Arizona State 63

Patriot First Round (Campus Sites):
- #1 American 78, #8 Lafayette 56
- #2 Holy Cross 75, #7 Bucknell 56
- #6 Colgate 64, #3 Navy 59 OT
- #4 Army 53, #5 Lehigh 50
Patriot Semifinal (Campus Sites):
- #1 American 61, #4 Army, 60
- #2 Holy Cross 61, #6 Colgate 44
Patriot Finals (@ American):
- #1 American 73, #2 Holy Cross 57


SEC First Round (Tampa, FL):
- #4E Kentucky 71, #5W Ole Miss 58
- #3W Mississippi St. 79, #6E Georgia 60
- #4W Alabama 82, #5E Vanderbilt 75
- #3E Florida 73 , #6W Arkansas 58
SEC Quarterfinals:
- #1W LSU 67, #4E Kentucky 58
- #3W Mississippi State 82, #2E South Carolina 68
- #1E Tennessee 86, #4W Alabama 62
- #2W Auburn 61, #3E Florida 58
SEC Semifinals:
- #3W Mississippi State 67, #1W LSU 57
- #1E Tennessee 94, #2W Auburn 85
SEC Finals:
- #3W Mississippi St 64, #1E Tennessee 61


Southern First Round (Chattanooga, TN):
- #4N Appalachian St. 86, #5S Georgia Southern 75
- #3S Charleston 69, #6N UNC-Greensboro 56
- #5N Elon 62, #4S Western Carolina 55
- #3N Samford 57, #6S Furman 52
Southern Second Round:
- #1S Davidson 84, #4N Appalachian St. 68
- #3S Charleston 67, #2N Western Carolina 48
- #1N Chattanooga 79, #5N Elon 78
- #3N Samford 76, #2S The Citadel 67
Southern Semifinals:
- #3S Charleston 59, #1S Davidson 52
- #1N Chattanooga 81, #3N Samford 70
Southern Final:
- #1N Chattanooga 80, #3S Charleston 69


Southland First Round (Katy, TX):
- #2 Nicholls St. 80, #7 Texas St. 75
- #6 UT San Antonio 83, #3 Sam Houston St. 74
- #1 Stephen F. Austin 67, #8 Southeastern Louisiana 56
- #4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 79 , #5 UT Arlington 77
Southland Semifinals:
- #6 UT San Antonio 57, #2 Nicholls St. 55
- #1 Stephen F. Austin 63, #4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 60
Southland Finals:
- #1 Stephen F. Austin 68, #6 UT-San Antonio 57


Summit First Round (Sioux Falls, SD):
- #1 North Dakota St. 83, #8 Centenary 77
- #7 South Dakota St. 72, #2 Oral Roberts 69 OT
- #3 Oakland 75, #6 IPFW 62
- #5 Southern Utah 53, #4 IUPUI 48
Summit Semifinals:
- #1 North Dakota St. 79, #5 Southern Utah 67
- #3 Oakland 74, #7 South Dakota St. 56
Summit Final:
- #1 North Dakota St. 66, #3 Oakland 64


Sun Belt First Round (Campus Sites):
- #9 Florida International 71, #8 Louisiana-Lafayette 69
- #4 North Texas 79, #13 Florida Atlantic 73
- #5 Middle Tennessee St. 69, #12 Arkansas St. 62
- #6 South Alabama 62, #11 New Orleans 60
- #7 Denver 66, #10 Louisiana-Monroe 57
Sun Belt Quarterfinals (Hot Springs, AR):
- #1 Western Kentucky 66, #9 Florida International 58
- #4 North Texas 88, #5 Middle Tennessee St. 79
- #2 AR-Little Rock 58, #7 Denver 55
- #6 South Alabama 78, #3 Troy 75
Sun Belt Semifinals:
- #1 Western Kentucky 77, #4 North Texas 70
- #6 Southern Alabama 54, #2 AR-Little Rock 44
Sun Belt Final:
- #1 Western Kentucky 64, #6 Southern Alabama 56


SWAC Quarterfinals (Birmingham, AL) :
- #2 Jackson St. 72, #7 Texas Southern 65
- #1 Alabama St. 70, #8 Alabama A&M 58
- #3 Prairie View 65, #6 Mississippi Valley St. 60
- #4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62, #5 Southern 61
SWAC Semifinals:
- #2 Jackson St. 66, #3 Prairie View A&M 53
- #1 Alabama St. 63, #4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 55
SWAC Finals:
- #1 Alabama St. 65, #2 Jackson St. 58


Western Athletic Opening Round (Reno, NV):
- #9 Fresno St. 62, #8 Hawaii 58
Western Athletic Quarterfinals:
- #5 New Mexico St. 80, #4 Boise St. 70
- #1 Utah St. 85, #9 Fresno St. 68
- #2 Nevada 78, #7 San Jose St. 69
- #6 Louisiana Tech 70, #3 Idaho 62
Western Athletic Semifinals:
- #1 Utah St. 71, #5 New Mexico St. 70
- #2 Nevada 77, #6 Louisiana Tech 68
Western Athletic Finals:
- #1 Utah St. 72, #2 Nevada 62

West Coast First Round (Las Vegas, NV):
- #5 San Diego 62, #8 Loyola Marymount 56
- #6 Pepperdine 93, #7 San Francisco 85
West Coast Second Round:
- #4 Santa Clara 80, #5 San Diego 69
- #3 Portland 69, #6 Pepperdine 45
West Coast Semifinals:
- #1 Gonzaga 94, #4 Santa Clara 59
- #2 St. Mary's 71, #3 Portland 64
West Coast Final:
- #1 Gonzaga 83, #2 St. Marys 58

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