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College Basketball Championship Week: 3/5 results, 3/6 schedule - Yale, Austin Peay go dancing

Two miracles. One day. March is great.

Drought: OVER
Drought: OVER
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Late in the first half of the Ohio Valley Conference championship game, it looked like the dream might die. Chris Horton, the star of Austin Peay's late-season miracle run -- which had seen the Governors forced to win their final two games just to make the tournament field, and then survive two games against better competition -- crumpled to the floor after coming down after a rebound attempt.

It didn't matter. The rest of the Governors, led by freshman Jared Savage, picked up the slack. And so Austin Peay, an eight-seed now carrying an 18-17 overall record, is now headed to the NCAA Tournament.

They'll be joined there by a team which hasn't made the dance during the lifetime of most of the people reading this. It's not included in the below table because it wasn't a tournament game, but Yale captured their first Ivy League crown since 1962 with a 71-55 drubbing of Columbia, who themselves now hold, along with Bowling Green, the third-longest NCAA tournament drought among teams who've actually been there before, behind only Dartmouth and Tennessee Tech.

As for the rest of the action...

Yesterday's Men's Results

Samford went an unsightly 0-14 from beyond the arc, but on the other hand they were 20-23 from the stripe. All of that added up to coming up just short of knocking off the top-seeded Chattanooga Mocs in the SoCon quarters.

Over in the Horizon League, Carrington Love had seven steals for Wisconsin-Green Bay, a Horizon tournament record, as the Phoenix advanced to the second round. They'll face their eternal nemeses, Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Two top seeds fell last night. High Point was easily dispatched by fourth-seeded UNC-Asheville in the Big South semis, but Wichita State put up a hell of a fight before succumbing to fourth-seeded Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley semifinals. In another SoCon quarter, Western Carolina needed two overtimes to score a mild 5-4 upset over Wofford.

Other than that, it was mostly business as usual with the exception of a few other 5-4 upsets. Here's the full results from yesterday; as is our custom, links in green are to recaps provided by our sister SB Nation sites.

BIG SOUTH MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (4) North Carolina-Asheville 80, (1) High Point 69 Miles Bowman Jr. (HPU), 23
SF (2) Winthrop 82, (6) Gardner-Webb 69 Tyrell Nelson (GWU), 24
COLONIAL MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (1) Hofstra 80, (9) Drexel 67 Juan'ya Green (HOF), 22
QF (5) William & Mary 79, (4) James Madison 64 Omar Prewitt (W&M), 25
QF (2) North Carolina-Wilmington 66, (7) College of Charleston 64 Cameron Johnson (COC), 21
QF (6) Northeastern 71, (3) Towson 60 Quincy Ford (NU), 20
HORIZON LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (4) Wisconsin-Green Bay 65, (9) Cleveland State 53 Jordan Fouse (UWGB), 18
R1 (5) Wisconsin-Milwaukee 86, (8) Northern Kentucky 69 Tyler White (NKU), 23
R1 (3) Wright State 74, (10) Illinois-Chicago 43 Dikembe Dixson (UIC), 18
R1 (6) Detroit 92, (7) Youngstown State 79 Carlton Brundidge (DET), 28
METRO ATLANTIC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (3) Siena 89, (6) Manhattan 76 Rich Williams (MAN), 26
QF (5) Fairfield 64, (4) Saint Peter's 55 Marcus Gilbert (FAIR), 20
MISSOURI VALLEY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (4) Northern Iowa 57, (1) Wichita State 52 (OT) Wes Washpun (UNI), 20
SF (2) Evansville 68, (6) Indiana State 42 Devonte Brown (INST), 15
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (2) Fairleigh Dickinson 80, (5) Mount Saint Mary's 75 Junior Robinson (MSM), 21
SF (1) Wagner 81, (6) Long Island-Brooklyn 65 Michael Carey (WAG), 28
OHIO VALLEY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (8) Austin Peay 83, (2) Tennessee-Martin 73 Jared Savage (APSU), 24
Twymond Howard (UTM), 24
SOCON MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (1) Tennessee-Chattanooga 59, (8) Samford 54 Christen Cunningham (SAM), 18
QF (5) Western Carolina 88, (4) Wofford 83 (2OT) Mike Brown (WCU), 34
QF (2) East Tennessee State 81, (7) Mercer 65 Ge'Lawn Guyn (ETSU), 23
QF (3) Furman 80, (6) North Carolina-Greensboro 64 Stephen Croone (FUR), 20
Devin Sibley (FUR), 20
SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (1) IUPU-Fort Wayne 86, (8) South Dakota 70 Max Landis (IPFW), 24
QF (2) South Dakota State 73, (7) Oral Roberts 70 Mike Daum (SDSU), 26
WEST COAST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (3) Brigham Young 72, (6) Santa Clara 60 Jared Brownridge (SCU), 30
QF (5) Pepperdine 90, (4) San Francisco 86 Devin Watson (USF), 33
QF (1) Saint Mary's (CA) 60, (8) Loyola Marymount 48 Steven Haney (LMC), 19
QF (2) Gonzaga 92, (7) Portland 67 Eric McClellan (ZAG), 26

Yesterday's Women's Results

The first automatic bid to the women's NCAA tournament went out last night as well, also in the Ohio Valley. Belmont shredded Eastern Kentucky behind 23 points from Sally McCabe to grab the first invitation. But Cinderella took a tumble yesterday, as both California and Northwestern saw their double-digit seed runs ended. Indeed, yesterday's action was pretty boring if you're into upsets; not one single team lost to an opponent seeded more than one place below them all day. The full results:

AMERICA EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (1) Albany 95, (8) Vermont 43 Shereesha Richards (ALB), 32
QF (5) Binghamton 49, (4) Maryland-Baltimore County 41 Pandora Wilson (UMBC), 19
QF (2) Maine 58, (7) New Hampshire 47 Sigi Koizar (ME), 23
Elizabeth Belanger (UNH), 23
QF (3) Stony Brook 60, (6) Hartford 42 Brittany Snow (SBU), 20
AMERICAN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (5) Tulane 70, (4) Memphis 64 Kolby Morgan (TUL), 23
QF (1) Connecticut 92, (8) East Carolina 51 Morgan Tuck (CONN), 16
Katie Lou Samuelson (CONN), 16
Jada Payne (ECU), 16
QF (2) South Florida 73, (7) Southern Methodist 60 Courtney Williams (USF), 29
QF (3) Temple 78, (6) Tulsa 52 Tanaya Atkinson (TEM), 20
ACC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) Notre Dame 78, (5) Miami (FL) 67 Brianna Turner (ND), 17
Jessica Thomas (MIA), 17
SF (3) Syracuse 80, (2) Louisville 75 Myisha Hines-Allen (LOU), 27
ATLANTIC 10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) George Washington 72, (5) Virginia Commonwealth 58 Caira Washington (GWU), 18
SF (3) Duquesne 56, (2) Saint Louis 52 Kadri-Ann Lass (DU), 15
Olivia Jakubicek (SLU), 15
BIG EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (7) Creighton 70, (10) Providence 53 Audrey Faber (CU), 16
SF (9) Butler 48, (8) Xavier 47 Blaire Langlois (BUT), 20
BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) Maryland 83, (12) Northwestern 62 Nia Coffey (NU), 31
SF (3) Michigan State 82, (2) Ohio State 63 Aerial Powers (MSU), 31
BIG 12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (5) Oklahoma 61, (4) Oklahoma State 43 Brittney Martin (OSU), 17
QF (1) Baylor 82, (9) Texas Tech 51 Kalani Brown (BU), 17
Japreece Dean (TTU), 17
QF (2) Texas 66, (10) Kansas 50 Celina Rodrigo (UT), 13
QF (3) West Virginia 74, (6) Kansas State 65 Megan Deines (KSU), 22
METRO ATLANTIC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (3) Marist 70, (6) Manhattan 58 Tori Jarosz (MAR), 22
QF (5) Monmouth (NJ) 64, (4) Fairfield 46 Tyese Purvis (MON), 14
Kelsey Carey (FAIR), 14
OHIO VALLEY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (2) Belmont 95, (4) Eastern Kentucky 63 Sally McCabe (BEL), 23
PAC-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (3) UCLA 73, (10) California 67 Jordin Canada (UCLA), 26
Kristine Anigwe (CAL), 26
SF (1) Oregon State 57, (5) Washington 55 Jamie Weisner (OSU), 20
PATRIOT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (7) American 61, (10) Boston University 53 Ari Booth (AU), 23
R1 (8) Colgate 80, (9) Lafayette 68 Maia Hood (LAF), 27
SEC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) South Carolina 93, (5) Kentucky 63 Tiffany Mitchell (USC), 20
SF (3) Mississippi State 58, (7) Tennessee 48 Victoria Vivins (MSU), 30
SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (1) South Dakota 73, (8) Denver 54 Paige Bradley (DEN), 19
QF (2) South Dakota State 80, (7) IUPU-Fort Wayne 60 Macy Miller (SDSU), 20
Kerri Young (SDSU), 20

Today's Men's Schedule

No conferences begin action today, but a few end it. Tonight, we'll find out who will claim the automatic bids in the Atlantic Sun, Big South, and Missouri Valley. (Of course, in the A-Sun, we may see a team that's not even playing tonight earn that bid...) We'll also see if the dreams Army and William & Mary have of finally reaching the NCAA Tournament stay alive, and everyone is hoping for no upsets in the MAAC tonight so we get Monmouth-Iona round three. Today's schedule:

ATLANTIC SUN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 6:00pm (7) Stetson (4) Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers FL ESPN2
BIG SOUTH MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 1:30pm (4) North Carolina-Asheville (2) Winthrop Buies Creek NC ESPN2
COLONIAL MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF noon (5) William & Mary (1) Hofstra Baltimore MD NBCSN
SF 2:30pm (6) Northeastern (2) North Carolina-Wilmington
HORIZON LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 noon (5) Wisconsin-Milwaukee (4) Wisconsin-Green Bay Detroit MI ESPN3
R2 2:30pm (6) Detroit (3) Wright State
METRO ATLANTIC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 6:00pm (5) Fairfield (1) Monmouth (NJ) Albany NY ESPN3
SF 8:30pm (3) Siena (2) Iona
MISSOURI VALLEY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 1:05pm (4) Northern Iowa (2) Evansville Saint Louis MO CBS
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 11:00am (9) Holy Cross (4) Army West Point NY CBSSN
SF 1:00pm (6) American (2) Lehigh Bethlehem PA
SOCON MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 4:00pm (5) Western Carolina (1) Tennessee-Chattanooga Asheville NC ESPN3
SF 6:30pm (3) Furman (2) East Tennessee State
SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 6:00pm (5) North Dakota State (4) IUPU-Indianapolis Sioux Falls SD ESPN3
QF 8:30pm (6) Denver (3) Nebraska-Omaha

Today's Women's Schedule

It's the big day for the women, as five major conferences -- the A-10, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC -- all determine their champions, as does the SoCon. Meanwhile, the NEC enters the fray finally, and we get major semis in the American and Big 12.

AMERICA EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 1:00pm (3) Stony Brook (2) Maine Binghamton NY ESPN3
SF 3:15pm (5) Binghamton (1) Albany
AMERICAN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 4:30pm (5) Tulane (1) Connecticut Uncasville CT ESPNU
SF 6:30pm (3) Temple (2) South Florida
ACC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL noon (3) Syracuse (1) Notre Dame Greensboro NC ESPN
ATLANTIC 10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL noon (3) Duquesne (1) George Washington Richmond VA ESPNU
BIG EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF noon (7) Creighton (2) Villanova Chicago IL FS2
QF 2:30pm (6) Marquette (3) Seton Hall
QF 6:00pm (9) Butler (1) DePaul
QF 8:30pm (5) Georgetown (4) Saint John's (NY)
BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 6:00pm (3) Michigan State (1) Maryland Indianapolis IN ESPN
BIG 12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 1:30pm (5) Oklahoma (1) Baylor Oklahoma City OK FS1
SF 4:00pm (3) West Virginia (2) Texas
METRO ATLANTIC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 10:00am (5) Monmouth (NJ) (1) Quinnipiac Albany NY ESPN3
SF 12:30pm (3) Marist (2) Iona
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF noon (6) Fairleigh Dickinson (3) Robert Morris (PA) Moon Township PA NEC Front Row
QF noon (7) Long Island-Brooklyn (2) Bryant Smithfield RI
QF noon (8) Mount Saint Mary's (1) Sacred Heart Fairfield CT
QF 2:00pm (5) Central Connecticut State (4) Saint Francis (PA) Loretto PA
PAC-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 8:00pm (3) UCLA (1) Oregon State Seattle WA ESPN
SEC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 1:30pm (3) Mississippi State (1) South Carolina Jacksonville FL ESPN
SOCON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL noon (2) Tennessee-Chattanooga (1) Mercer Asheville NC ESPN3
SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF noon (5) Western Illinois (4) Oral Roberts Sioux Falls SD ESPN3
QF 2:30pm (6) Nebraska-Omaha (3) IUPU-Indianapolis