Conference tournaments are most important to the teams still trying to get in.
Don't tell that to the regular-season champs, though.
Other than Pitt and Xavier, the regular-season champs from the top conferences have held serve. Kansas, Duke, Florida, BYU/San Diego State, Ohio State and Arizona were going to the tournament, regardless. But they have managed to put themselves in a position to win the conference tournament as well.
For Kansas and Duke, it represents another crack at a bitter rival, bragging rights and possibly a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Similarly, the others are looking to move up as much as possible before Mar. 13.
Other teams were looking for a win or two to bolster their resumes and be sure that their names are called on Selection Sunday.
Here is a look at some of the teams that appear to have accomplished just that.