March Madness 2010: Quick Takes on Conference Championship Monday

Allen J. KhaContributor IIMarch 8, 2010

15 Mar 2002:  Brent Sniezyk #45 (l)and Andy Cavo #2 of Siena observe the game against Maryland during the first round the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. Maryland defeated Siena 85-70. DIGITAL IMAGE  Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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Illinois, San Diego State, Memphis, Ole Miss, and Arizona State are breathing huge sighs of relief on Monday as Siena overcame a 15-point deficit to bring to the MAAC championship to a 60-58 score.

While many debate Siena's at-large credentials, the bubble teams listed will undoubtedly rest with more ease knowing Siena captured the MAAC's automatic berth. Siena carries a good record and reputation that makes them an at-large consideration—which could detract attention away from the other bubble teams.

The other bubble teams ought to cheer for Rossitter and Ubiles to dominate the game from Siena, and hope Roland Moore doesn't take bad shots.

In the Colonial final, Old Dominion is poised to win that championship, securing another automatic bid that will leave the bubble teams at ease.