March Madness 2011: The Top 10 Conference Tournaments You Don't Want To Miss

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March Madness 2011: The Top 10 Conference Tournaments You Don't Want To Miss
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Ladies and gentleman, the Madness has finally arrived. After what seemed like forever, college basketball's regular season has ended and the conference tournaments have started.

Already we have four teams that have won their conferences' automatic bids: Belmont (30-win ball club), Indiana State (yes, the same team that one white boy played for back in the 70s), Morehead State (with the best mid-major player in the country, Kenneth Faried) and UNC-Asheville (a young, talented team that's a year ahead of schedule).

Many of the automatic qualifiers from the low-major conferences won't make any noise in the tournament.

However, when it comes to the top-level conferences, there will be more than just the automatic bid at stake. These teams will be in desperation mode trying to knock off a top team to improve their standing with the cruel entity that is the bubble.

Those that are locked in to the field will be looking to move up in seeding and send a message to the rest of the country that they're a force to be reckoned with.

So here are the 10 conference tournaments that everyone should watch, or at least keep their eyes on.

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