The Big East tournament continues to be the best advertised conference tournament every season due to its high probability for drama and competition.
However, this year it hasn't lived up to that bill. Yes, there have been close games, but there is no "Syracuse" this year and no six OT games.
With fans feeling misled a bit, fortunately they can focus their attention on five other conference tournament finals on Saturday.
Click Continue to find out which finals will be much more interesting.
The MAC's best player leads the No. 9 seed Ohio Bobcats into the Q for their big battle against in-state defending champions Akron.
Ohio who went 7-9 in conference during the season and was awarded the No. 9 seed for the MAC tournament.
They have already pulled off three improbable upsets at No. 8 Ball State, vs. No. 1 Kent St., and No. 4 Miami thanks to Armon Bassett's 91 points over the course of three games.
No. 3 seed Akron's road to the final was a little different. They received a bye in the first round and had to win in OT against No. 6 seed Eastern Michigan by the score of 97-89. In the Semifinal, it took a last second shot by Akron to slip past No. 7 seed Western Michigan 66-64.
Akron, who look to defend their tournament title from last year, will be faced with these fast paced and high scoring Ohio Bobcats. The last time these two teams met, Akron pulled out the 91-88 OT victory at home over the Bobcats.
Houston, we have a problem.
That is exactly what No. 1 seed UTEP is thinking heading into this C-USA final.
The Houston Cougars have come out of nowhere after finishing 7-9 in conference to beat the No. 3 seed Memphis Tigers in the quarterfinals 66-65 and No. 9 seed Southern Miss in the semifinals.
Can Houston ride their new found confidence and momentum into the NCAA tournament?
They'll have to beat the sure favorites, UTEP, who finished with a 15-1 record in conference.
How could I possibly make this game sound more interesting than it already is?
Not only is this game a big time in-state rivalry, but it's also the battle between the two top seeds. These two teams have played each other already two times this season. Kansas has won both games, one of which more competitive than the other, an 81-79 OT win at Kansas State.
Look for K-state to finally come through in their third opportunity.
What happened to the favorites No. 1 seed New Mexico and No. 2 seed BYU?
They lost to these two teams who are playing in the final.
At the start of the tournament SDSU needed a win to help their at-large chances, while UNLV was at lock status.
Now SDSU is aiming for an automatic bid and pretty good seeding in the NCAA tournament. UNLV needs the win as well in order to help their seeding.
Is the PAC-10 only a one bid conference?
Not anymore, after Washington's impressive run to the final.
Both of these teams are locks for the tournament, but if Cal doesn't get the automatic bid, the regular season champs can get a seed lower than they'd like. The same applies for these Huskies, who can end up with a No. 12 seed vs. a potential No. 10 or No. 9 seed, should they lose.