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College Basketball Championship Week: Northern Iowa, Florida Gulf Coast, UNC-Asheville join the party

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Alas, two members of the Forgotten Five bow out.

Number 11 is Wes Washpun. That's how far away he was, watching his buzzer-beater go swish.
Number 11 is Wes Washpun. That's how far away he was, watching his buzzer-beater go swish.
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Alas, poor William & Mary, and Army too. The former lost a heartbreaker to Hofstra, while the latter somehow managed to keep their streak of NCAA futility alive by losing by 22 points to a nine seed. The Tribe and Black Knights join The Citadel and Saint Francis (NY) in waiting yet another year for their chance to finally earn an NCAA bid. The only member of the Forgotten Five -- that group of teams which has been eligible for the NCAA Division I tournament every year since it started, but still haven't been invited -- who remains in play is Northwestern.

We won't have to worry about them until Thursday.

Meanwhile, other things happened.

Yesterday's Men's Results

Northern Iowa built a 17-point lead with 3:00 to go in the first half of the Missouri Valley championship game, and it seemed like the rout was on. But D.J. Balentine, who'd pretty much carried Evansville to the CIT championship last year on his own back, suddenly woke up. Balentine's layup with 2:02 to go gave Evansville the lead for the first time since making the first basket of the afternoon. The Panthers retook the lead, and Balentine tied it up again with another layup at :25.

And then, with everyone at home hoping for overtime, the ghost of Ali Farokhmanesh suddenly appeared in Saint Louis. Wes Washpun lofted a jumper at the buzzer. When it found net, Evansville's thrilling comeback had been for naught and Northern Iowa had repeated as Valley champs.

In the Atlantic Sun, Florida Gulf Coast trailed by five at the half and slowly closed the gap, eventually forcing overtime. That was bad news for Stetson, playing their final game of the season regardless of the result due to APR penalties; their best player, Brian Pegg, had fouled out. And despite that, it still took a Zach Johnson block to keep Stetson from scoring the potential game-winner with nine seconds to go. End result: Dunk City's back in the dance, and North Florida's dreams of returning on a technicality were dashed.

Meanwhile, UNC-Asheville, the four seed had little trouble forging an upset over second-seeded Winthrop in the Big South final. In the Summit, a pair of small upsets alters the complexion of the semifinals, but not that much. In the Horizon, Detroit was undone by going 0-11 from three-point land, falling to Wright State by 10. And in the MAAC, we get what we wanted, more on which in a moment. Yesterday's results, with recaps from our sister SB Nation sites in green text.

ATLANTIC SUN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (4) Florida Gulf Coast 80, (7) Stetson 78 (OT) Derick Newton (STET), 22
BIG SOUTH MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (4) North Carolina-Asheville 77 (2) Winthrop 68 Jimmy Gavin (WIN), 31
COLONIAL MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) Hofstra 70, (5) William & Mary 67 Ameen Tanksley (HOF), 23
SF (2) North Carolina-Wilmington 73, (6) Northeastern 70 Chris Flemmings (UNCW), 21
Quincy Ford (NU), 21
HORIZON LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R2 (4) Wisconsin-Green Bay 70, (5) Wisconsin-Milwaukee 61 Jordan Johnson (UWM), 18
R2 (3) Wright State 82, (6) Detroit 72 Paris Bass (UDM), 24
METRO ATLANTIC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) Monmouth (NJ) 76, (5) Fairfield 63 Micah Seaborn (MON), 17
SF (2) Iona 81, (3) Siena 70 A.J. English (IONA), 29
MISSOURI VALLEY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (4) Northern Iowa 56, (2) Evansville 54 D.J. Balentine (EVA), 20
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (9) Holy Cross 60, (4) Army 38 Robert Champion (CHC), 15
SF (2) Lehigh 78, (6) American 62 Jesse Reed (AU), 19
SOCON MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) Tennessee-Chattanooga 73, (5) Western Carolina 69 Torrion Brummitt (WCU), 23
SF (2) East Tennessee State 84, (3) Furman 76 Devin Sibley (FUR), 29
SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (5) North Dakota State 60, (4) IUPU-Indianapolis 45 Dexter Werner (NDSU), 18
QF (6) Denver 78, (3) Nebraska-Omaha 70 Joe Rosga (UD), 25

Yesterday's Women's Results

Your intrepid aggregator happened to be trenching into a 22-ounce ribeye, with only one television in his direct view, and it was tuned to ESPNU for the American semifinals for some reason. What did he see? UConn beating Tulane 28-5 after one quarter. And then 50-14 at the half. And then 72-22 after three quarters. After that, Geno Auriemma does what he's accused of never doing, and called off the Huskies; that let Tulane win the fourth quarter. Of course, facing a 50-point deficit, the Green Wave only succeeded in shaving it to... 47.

Can we all agree that UConn is playing an entirely different game than the rest of the country?

Oregon State built a 31-point lead over UCLA, then hung on for dear life to win their first Pac-12 title ever. In the process, Ruth Hamblin -- who also scored a game-high 23 points -- recorded three blocked shots, giving her the career Pac-12 record at 405.

Besides the Beavers, Notre Dame, George Washington, Maryland, South Carolina, and Chattanooga all joined Belmont in the NCAA field.

Seventh-seeded Creighton had beaten the two-seed Villanova twice in the regular season. The Bluejays obviously have Nova's number, as they made it a clean sweep yesterday. That, and more, follow in the full results:

AMERICA EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (2) Maine 51, (3) Stony Brook 48 Sigi Koizar (UME), 15
SF (1) Albany 79, (5) Binghamton 43 Shereesha Richards (ALB), 31
AMERICAN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) Connecticut 82, (5) Tulane 35 Katie Lou Samuelson (CONN), 17
SF (2) South Florida 64, (3) Temple 45 Courtney Williams (USF), 22
ACC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (1) Notre Dame 68, (3) Syracuse 57 Alexis Peterson (SU), 19
ATLANTIC 10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (1) George Washington 63, (3) Duquesne 60 Deva'Nyar Workman (DU), 19
BIG EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (7) Creighton 57, (2) Villanova 48 M.C. McGrory (CRE), 20
QF (3) Seton Hall 93, (6) Marquette 86 Allazia Blockton (MU), 31
QF (1) DePaul 76, (9) Butler 49 Megan Podkowa (DEP), 14
Tori Schickel (BUT), 14
QF (4) Saint John's (NY) 65, (5) Georgetown 52 Aliyyah Handford (SJU), 22
BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (1) Maryland 60, (3) Michigan State 44 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (UMD), 19
BIG 12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) Baylor 84, (5) Oklahoma 57 Alexis Jones (BU), 19
SF (2) Texas 67, (3) West Virginia 51 Jessica Morton (WVU), 13
METRO ATLANTIC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (1) Quinnipiac 66, (5) Monmouth (NJ) 59 Sarah Olson (MON), 18
SF (2) Iona 57, (3) Marist 53 Marina Lizarazu (IONA), 22
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (3) Robert Morris (PA) 68, (6) Fairleigh Dickinson 59 Anna Niki Stamolamprou (RMC), 24
QF (2) Bryant 70, (7) Long Island-Brooklyn 56 Shanovia Dove (LIU), 28
QF (1) Sacred Heart 66, (8) Mount Saint Mary's 47 Hannah Kimmel (SHU), 12
Kelcey Castro (SHU), 12
Jessica Harris (MSM), 12
QF (4) Saint Francis (PA) 83, (5) Central Connecticut State 77 TeJahne Malone (CCSU), 24
PAC-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (1) Oregon State 60, (3) UCLA 57 Ruth Hamblin (OSU), 23
SEC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (1) South Carolina 66, (3) Mississippi State 52 Victoria Vivians (MSU), 26
SOCON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (2) Tennessee-Chattanooga 65 (1) Mercer 57 KeKe Calloway (MER), 18
SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
SF (4) Oral Roberts 68, (5) Western Illinois 55 Kaylan Mayberry (ORU), 33
SF (6) Nebraska-Omaha 62, (3) IUPU-Indianapolis 51 Mikaela Shaw (UNO), 22

Today's Men's Schedule

Three finals are on tap today, all being 1 vs 2 matches, as the Colonial and SoCon settle matters. But the big one tonight is in the MAAC, where we get round three of the heated Monmouth-Iona series. The game itself might go any direction, but it's safe to assume that one way or another this one will be worth watching.

The MAC and MEAC get underway tonight, on your actual television thingy there's Horizon and WCC action, and the America East and Summit proceed apace. Full schedule:

AMERICA EAST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 6:00pm (7) Hartford (1) Stony Brook Stony Brook NY ESPN3
SF 6:30pm (4) New Hampshire (3) Vermont Burlington VT
COLONIAL MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 6:00pm (2) North Carolina-Wilmington (1) Hofstra Baltimore MD NBCSN
HORIZON LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 6:00pm (4) Wisconsin-Green Bay (1) Valparaiso Detroit MI ESPNU
SF 8:30pm (3) Wright State (2) Oakland
METRO ATLANTIC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 6:00pm (2) Iona (1) Monmouth (NJ) Albany NY ESPN
MID-AMERICAN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 6:00pm (11) Miami (OH) (6) Ball State Muncie IN Watch MAC
R1 6:00pm (12) Bowling Green (5) Kent State Kent OH
R1 6:30pm (9) Toledo (8) Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti MI
R1 7:00pm (10) Western Michigan (7) Northern Illinois DeKalb IL
MID-EASTERN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 5:30pm (12) Delaware State (5) Savannah State Norfolk VA MEACHoops
R1 8:00pm (11) Coppin State (6) North Carolina A&T
SOCON MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 8:00pm (2) East Tennessee State (1) Tennessee-Chattanooga Asheville NC ESPN2
SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 6:00pm (5) North Dakota State (1) IUPU-Fort Wayne Sioux Falls SD ESPN3
SF 8:30pm (6) Denver (2) South Dakota State
WEST COAST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 8:00pm (4) Pepperdine (1) Saint Mary's (CA) Paradise NV ESPN
SF 10:30pm (3) Brigham Young (2) Gonzaga ESPN2

Today's Women's Schedule

With most of the big conferences cleared out of the way, the women's schedule starts looking a lot like last week's men's schedule. But there is still some huge action to be dealt with tonight as the American and Big 12 wrap things up (as does the MAAC). The Big Sky, MAC, MEAC, and Mountain West all get underway as well.

AMERICAN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 6:00pm (2) South Florida (1) Connecticut Uncasville CT ESPN2
BIG EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 3:00pm (7) Creighton (3) Seton Hall Chicago IL FS1
SF 5:30pm (4) Saint John's (NY) (1) DePaul
BIG SKY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 2:05pm (9) Idaho State (8) Northern Colorado Reno NV Watch Big Sky
R1 4:35pm (12) Northern Arizona (5) Montana
R1 7:35pm (10) Southern Utah (7) Sacramento State
R1 10:05pm (11) Portland State (6) Weber State
BIG 12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 7:00pm (2) Texas (1) Baylor Oklahoma City OK FS1
METRO ATLANTIC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 1:30pm (2) Iona (1) Quinnipiac Albany NY ESPNU
MID-AMERICAN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 4:00pm (11) Kent State (6) Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti MI Watch MAC
R1 4:30pm (9) Bowling Green (8) Buffalo Buffalo NY
R1 6:00pm (10) Northern Illinois (7) Western Michigan Kalamazoo MI
R1 6:00pm (12) Miami (OH) (5) Akron Akron OH
MID-EASTERN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 10:00am (13) Norfolk State (4) Coppin State Norfolk VA ESPN3
R1 12:30pm (12) North Carolina Central (5) Morgan State
R1 3:00pm (11) Howard (6) Maryland-Eastern Shore
MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 4:00pm (9) Wyoming (8) San Diego State Paradise NV The MW
R1 6:30pm (10) Nevada (7) Utah State
R1 9:00pm (11) Air Force (6) Nevada-Las Vegas
PATRIOT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 6:00pm (6) Navy (3) Loyola (MD) Baltimore MD PLN
QF 6:00pm (7) American (2) Bucknell Lewisburg PA
QF 6:00pm (5) Holy Cross (4) Lehigh Bethlehem PA
QF 6:30pm (8) Colgate (1) Army West Point NY
SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 2:30pm (4) Oral Roberts (1) South Dakota Sioux Falls SD ESPN3
SF noon (6) Nebraska-Omaha (2) South Dakota State
WEST COAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 2:00pm (4) Santa Clara (1) Brigham Young Paradise NV BYU TV
SF 4:00pm (6) San Francisco (2) Saint Mary's (CA)