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The bubble hasn't been damaged yet, but that doesn't mean fun didn't happen.

Let's Go Peay!
Let's Go Peay!
Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes, a player just decides he's .not particularly interested in ending his college career. Once in awhile, that player goes off and basically guarantees it won't all on his own.

Such was the case last night with senior center Chris Horton of the Austin Peay Governors. Peay, 14-17 on the season heading into last night's first-round Ohio Valley Conference contest, was the eighth seed in an eight-team bracket, facing the fifth-seeded 19-11 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. And all Horton did was explode for 37 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Governors to a 20-point blowout upset win. Sadly, Horton was seven assists short of a triple-double.

I think he'll get over it.

Before we get to last night's results and today's schedule, we're going to take a moment to answer a mailbag question. Feel free to tweet at us if you've got any questions -- whether they're arcane questions only your living, breathing sports google could possibly answer or just basic opinion questions. We're not choosy.

Bill is referring to the very real possibility of Boston College going winless in conference play, not overall. The Eagles got stunned last night, losing on a buzzer-beater to North Carolina State which dropped Boston College go 0-17 in ACC play. Saturday, the Eagles host Clemson, and they're not looking like they'll avoid going 0-18.

The answer to Bill's question, which we're assuming only applies to this year: no. First, neither of the two FCS teams which were winless in conference play (Missouri State and Lafayette) repeated the result in basketball. For the lower divisions, as it's a lot easier to list all the basketball teams which stunk up the joint than football -- after all, it's harder to go 0-18 or thereabouts than go 0-8 -- we'll just go over the depths of basketball here.

Not a single Division II men's basketball team went winless in conference play this year, but two teams in Division III went 0-fer. Wisconsin-Stout was 0-14 in the WIAC, but they were not the WIAC team which went winless in football in 2015; that dubious distinction belonged to Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In the Commonwealth Coast Conference, Curry went 0-18, but (a) Curry was not winless in conference play and (b) the CCC doesn't do football. So even if Curry had been winless in the New England Football Conference we'd have to apply an asterisk here.

In NAIA Division I, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy went 0-22 in the American Midwest Conference, but they don't play football. In Division II, Mount Marty was 0-20 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference; they also don't have a football team.

So unless Boston College can overcome Clemson on Saturday, they will complete a monumentally horrific achievement. Not sure whether we should root for or against the Eagles this weekend.

Wednesday Men's Results

Austin Peay didn't actually score the biggest upset of the night. That honor belongs to Hartford, which dumped three-time defending America East tournament champion Albany behind the efforts of the wonderfully-named Pancake Thomas. Albany, the second seed, will now probably find themselves in the CIT.

Long Island also rang the bell last night, avenging two regular-season losses to NEC third seed Sacred Heart. In doing so, the Blackbirds overcame a strong performance by SHU's Cane Broome (another great name), who poured in 35 in a losing effort.

The full table:

AMERICA EAST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (3) Vermont 99, (6) Maine 82 Isaac Vann (UME), 26
QF (7) Hartford 68, (2) Albany 59 Pancake Thomas (HTF), 16
QF (1) Stony Brook 86, (8) Maryland-Baltimore County 76 Will Darley (UMBC), 32
QF (4) New Hampshire 56, (5) Binghamton 51 Daniel Dion (UNH), 23
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (6) LIU-Brooklyn 84, (3) Sacred Heart 76 Cane Broome (SHU), 35
QF (2) Fairleigh Dickinson 74, (7) Saint Francis (PA) 72 Darian Anderson (FDU), 22
QF (1) Wagner 59, (8) Robert Morris (PA) 50 Isaiah Still (RMU), 13
QF (5) Mount Saint Mary's 60, (4) Saint Francis (NY) 51 BK Ashe (MSM), 18
Yunus Hopkinson (SFNY), 18
OHIO VALLEY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (8) Austin Peay 92, (5) Tennessee Tech 72 Chris Horton (APSU), 37
R1 (6) Murray State 78, (7) Eastern Illinois 62 Wayne Langston (MUR), 22

Wednesday Women's Results

The women, of course, did most of their work before dinner time. There were a few mild upsets in the major conference ranks as 11th seed Virginia Tech fell in the ACC tournament to 14th seed Boston College (HEYO), 13th seed LSU knocked off 12th seed Alabama in the SEC, and in the Atlantic 10 Richmond came out on top of Davidson in another 13-12 upset.

But for the big one, we go back to the Ohio Valley again, where the eight seed, Murray State, edged top-seeded Tennessee-Martin 78-76. Second-seeded Belmont avoided the same fate, giving the Bruins a wide-open path to the NCAA Tournament. Full results:

ACC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (12) Pittsburgh 82, (13) North Carolina 72 Brenna Wise (PIT), 25
R1 (10) Wake Forest 73, (15) Clemson 58 Nelly Perry (CLEM), 23
R1 (14) Boston College 49, (11) Virginia Tech 37 Ella Awobajo (BC), 12
Kelly Hughes (BC), 12
ATLANTIC 10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (13) Richmond 70, (12) Davidson 51 Micaela Parson (RICH), 33
QF (11) Massachusetts 81, (14) La Salle 65 Micahya Owens (LAS), 27
BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (12) Northwestern 76, (13) Wisconsin 72 (OT) Michala Johnson (WIS), 22
R1 (6) Penn State 75, (7) Illinois 66 Chatrice White (ILL), 26
OHIO VALLEY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (8) Murray State 78, (1) Tennessee-Martin 76 Ke'Shunan James (MUR), 20
R1 (6) Belmont 68, (7) Tennessee State 60 Brianna Lawrence (TSU), 22
SEC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (13) Louisiana State 58, (12) Alabama 49 Alexis Hyder (LSU), 20
R1 (11) Vanderbilt 74, (14) Mississippi 59 Christa Reed (VAN), 21

Today's Men's Schedule

The two conferences which kicked things off Tuesday night -- the Atlantic Sun and Patriot -- return to action tonight, and one of the three which played last night -- the Ohio Valley -- continues. The Big South gets underway, as do two other conferences whose tournaments are almost guaranteed to be lit: the Missouri Valley, whose Arch Madness is an annual party, and the Metro Atlantic, which is usually far more entertaining than the league's profile would indicate. And this year, we're faced with the delicious possibility of a Monmouth-Iona final which will be appointment television.

Sadly, the first round of the MAAC tourney isn't even available via streaming. That's a crying shame, because they play some fun hoops in that league. (Don't worry, later rounds will be on ESPN3.)

The most intriguing and potentially watchable matchup of the day is in the Atlantic Sun, where #DunkCity will try and derail The OSPREYS' bid for a second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. If there's one game you're going to stream tonight, that should be it. The schedule:

ATLANTIC SUN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 6:00pm (7) Stetson (6) Lipscomb Nashville TN ESPN3
SF 6:30pm (4) Florida Gulf Coast (1) North Florida Jacksonville FL
BIG SOUTH MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 1:00pm (9) Charleston Southern (8) Longwood Buies Creek NC Big South Net
R1 3:30pm (10) Presbyterian (7) Radford Big South Net
R1 6:00pm (11) Campbell (6) Gardner-Webb Big South Net
METRO ATLANTIC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 4:00pm (9) Quinnipiac (8) Rider Albany NY none
R1 6:00pm (10) Niagara (7) Canisius
R1 8:00pm (11) Marist (6) Manhattan
MISSOURI VALLEY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 6:00pm (9) Bradley (8) Loyola (IL) Saint Louis MO ESPN3
R1 8:30pm (10) Missouri State (7) Drake
OHIO VALLEY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 6:00pm (8) Austin Peay (4) Tennessee State Nashville TN OVC Network
R2 8:00pm (6) Murray State (3) Morehead State
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 6:00pm (6) American (3) Boston University Boston MA PLN
QF 6:00pm (7) Navy (2) Lehigh Bethlehem PA PLN
QF 6:00pm (5) Colgate (4) Army West Point NY PLN
QF 6:00pm (9) Holy Cross (1) Bucknell Lewisburg PA PLN

Today's Women's Schedule

We are already underway this morning, as was the case yesterday. One game's already a final, as Niagara knocked off Canisius in an 8:30am CT tipoff in the MAAC.

The five conferences which got started yesterday continue on to the next round; they're joined by the Metro Atlantic, Pac-12, Southern, and West Coast conferences. There are no typos in the schedule for the WCC, by the by; they're playing their two first-round games and the two quarterfinals into which those two games do not feed today.

By tomorrow, we'll have all the major conferences in action except the Big East, and that includes the Big 12 (where K-State is the sixth seed, and won't play tomorrow). For now, we wade through a forest of games today in which upsets should be few and far between as the larger conferences cull the herd. The schedule:

ACC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 10:00am (12) Pittsburgh (5) Miami (FL) Greensboro NC ESPN3
R2 1:00pm (9) Virginia (8) Duke
R2 5:00pm (10) Wake Forest (7) Georgia Tech
R2 7:00pm (14) Boston College (6) North Carolina State
ATLANTIC 10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 10:00am (9) George Mason (8) Dayton Richmond VA A-10 Network
R2 1:00pm (13) Richmond (5) Virginia Commonwealth
R2 3:30pm (10) Rhode Island (7) Saint Joseph's (PA)
R2 6:00pm (11) Massachusetts (6) Fordham
BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 11:00am (9) Iowa (8) Michigan Indianapolis IN BTN
R2 1:25pm (12) Northwestern (5) Minnesota
R2 5:30pm (10) Rutgers (7) Nebraska
R2 7:55pm (11) Penn State (6) Purdue
METRO ATLANTIC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 8:30am (9) Niagara (8) Canisius Albany NY none
R1 10:30am (10) Rider (7) Siena
R1 12:30pm (11) Saint Peter's (6) Manhattan
OHIO VALLEY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF noon (5) Austin Peay (4) Eastern Kentucky Nashville TN OVC Network
QF 2:00pm (6) Southeast Missouri State (3) Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
PAC-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 1:30pm (10) California (7) Utah Seattle WA Pac-12
R1 4:00pm (11) Arizona (6) Oregon
R1 8:00pm (9) Washington State (8) Southern California
R1 10:30pm (12) Colorado (5) Washington
SEC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 11:00am (9) Auburn (8) Missouri Jacksonville FL SECN
R2 1:00pm (13) Louisiana State (5) Kentucky
R2 5:00pm (10) Arkansas (7) Tennessee
R2 6:00pm (11) Vanderbilt (6) Georgia
SOCON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 10:30am (8) North Carolina-Greensboro (1) Mercer Asheville NC ESPN3
QF 12:45pm (5) Furman (4) East Tennessee State
QF 3:00pm (7) Western Carolina (2) Tennessee-Chattanooga
QF 5:15pm (6) Wofford (3) Samford
WEST COAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 2:00pm (9) Pepperdine (8) Pacific Las Vegas NV BYU TV
R1 4:00pm (10) Portland (7) Loyola Marymount
QF 8:00pm (6) San Francisco (3) San Diego
QF 10:00pm (5) Gonzaga (4) Santa Clara