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Championship Week Wednesday Rewind: FDU, Green Bay, a South Dakota State double... and Gonzaga, of course

Saint John's and San Francisco women also join the dance.

Some of you literally have no memory of the last time the Phoenix danced.
Some of you literally have no memory of the last time the Phoenix danced.
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Seven teams earned the right to compete for NCAA championships yesterday, but by and large the process was relatively bland. In only two deciding games was the loser within two possessions of winning at the buzzer, and one of those two wasn't actually a tournament game -- although Penn and Princeton were in fact playing a winner-take-all game for the Ivy League women's title.

The other close game, however, was a big ol' upset. The BYU women, already a lock for the NCAA tournament and the top seed in the West Coast, were knocked off by sixth-seeded San Francisco. That's bad news for somebody, and ironically that someone might be Princeton. The Tigers were still projected in the women's field as of yesterday morning, even assuming a Penn win. But Princeton and Temple are the last two teams in the field per Charlie Creme's bracketology, and one of them just slid into the first four out. We'll have to see what happens (and see how Charlie updates his projection later this morning).

(Speaking of which, K-State is still projected as a nine seed, with at least four teams between the Wildcats and the cut line, even taking into account the departure of Princeton or Temple from the field.)

And hats off to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, who join Iona and Chattanooga in pulling off the double this season, both men and women earning the autobids. That's always fun for a school.

Yesterday's Men's Results

At least one more team slid into the NIT last night, as Wagner fell in the NEC final to Fairleigh Dickinson. By our count per the most recent iteration of the NIT Bracket Project, that leaves 13 at-large selections between K-State and the cutline. It may only be 12, as Saint Mary's also lost last night, to Gonzaga. Joe Lunardi still has the Gaels in the NCAA field, as the last team in. (Of course, he also has Monmouth in the last four in, whereas the NIT Bracket Project is assuming Monmouth will take an NIT bid.) Bottom line, K-State's still got at least 12 outs, maybe as many as 14. But beating Oklahoma State in the Big 12 first round Wednesday is still crucial.

But we digress. Also punching tickets last night were Wisconsin-Green Bay and, as mentioned above, South Dakota State. Nothing else particularly noteworthy happened last night, although one could probably nod politely at Sacramento State for pulling a 10-7 upset over Montana in the Big Sky.

Results, with (as always) green links indicating recaps provided by our SB Nation colleagues:

ACC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (12) North Carolina State 75, (13) Wake Forest 72 Maverick Rowan (NCSU), 24
R1 (11) Florida State 88, (14) Boston College 66 Eli Carter (BC), 21
BIG SKY MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (8) Portland State 74, (9) Northern Colorado 67 Cameron Forte (PSU), 26
R1 (5) Eastern Washington 74, (12) Northern Arizona 52 Austin McBroom (EWU), 16
R1 (10) Sacramento State 79, (7) Montana State 75 Justin Strings (SSU), 25
R1 (6) North Dakota 85, (11) Southern Utah 80 Quinton Hooker (UND), 30
CONFERENCE USA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (12) Florida Atlantic 82, (13) Texas-San Antonio 58 Marquan Botley (FAU), 24
HORIZON LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (4) Wisconsin-Green Bay 78, (3) Wright State 69 Jordan Fouse (UWGB), 16
MID-EASTERN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (9) Morgan State 65, (8) Maryland-Eastern Shore 58 Dominique Elliott (UMES), 20
R1 (7) North Carolina Central 68, (10) Howard 66 James Daniel (HOW), 22
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (2) Fairleigh Dickinson 87, (1) Wagner 79 Darian Anderson (FDU), 28
SWAC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (7) Mississippi Valley State 87, (10) Grambling State 73 Marcus Romain (MVSU), 32
R1 (8) Alabama A&M 61, (9) Arkansas-Pine Bluff 53 LaDarius Tabb (AAM), 17
JoVaughn Love (UAPB), 17
SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (2) South Dakota State 67, (5) North Dakota State 59 Carlin Dupree (NDSU), 19
WEST COAST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (2) Gonzaga 85, (1) Saint Mary's (CA) 75 Emmett Naar (SMC), 25

Yesterday's Women's Results

Besides the three champs we mentioned in the intro, Saint John's won the Big East for the first time in nearly 30 years, largely because Creighton couldn't hit the Pacific Ocean with a trebuchet mounted on the Santa Monica Pier. There were a couple of minor upsets in the Mountain West, both first-round C-USA games were topsy-turvy, and both games involving an eight seed playing a nine ended up with the lower seed advancing.

BIG EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (4) Saint John's (NY) 50, (7) Creighton 37 Aaliyah Lewis (SJU), 14
BIG WEST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (5) Cal-Santa Barbara 62, (8) Cal-Irvine 43 Je Zhe Newton (UCSB), 16
R1 (6) Cal Poly-SLO 72, (7) Cal State-Northridge 51 Dynn Leaupepe (POLY), 30
CONFERENCE USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (13) North Texas 79, (12) Florida Atlantic 74 Ali Gorrell (FAU), 30
R1 (14) Florida International 61, (11) Texas-San Antonio 56 Taylor Shade (FIU), 22
IVY LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CLINCHER
SITE RESULT HIGH SCORER
Princeton NJ Pennsylvania 62, Princeton 60 Alex Wheatley (PRIN), 20
MID-EASTERN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (9) South Carolina State 61, (8) Savannah State 53 (OT) Jasmine Coleman (SCSU), 14
R1 (7) Florida A&M 79, (10) Delaware State 74 Najai Pollard (DSU), 21
MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
QF (1) Colorado State 53, (8) San Diego State 41 Elin Gustavsson (CSU), 21
QF (5) New Mexico 65, (4) San José State 51 Khadijah Shumpert (UNM), 26
QF (6) Nevada-Las Vegas 71, (3) Boise State 65 Brooke Johnson (UNLV), 17
Shalen Shaw (BSU), 17
QF (2) Fresno State 55, (7) Utah State 47 Bego Faz Davalos (FSU), 23
SWAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
R1 (7) Alcorn State 62, (10) Mississippi Valley State 43 Zemoria Jernigan (MVSU), 17
R1 (9) Alabama A&M , (8) Arkansas-Pine Bluff Janie Myles (AAM), 24
SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (2) South Dakota State 61, (2) South Dakota 55 Nicole Seekamp (USD), 22
WEST COAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND RESULT HIGH SCORER
FINAL (6) San Francisco 70, (1) Brigham Young 68 Taylor Proctor (USF), 27

Today's Men's Schedule

Some stuff is starting to happen. With tonight's activity, every conference will finally be underway, as the A-10, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, and Southland swing into action.

There is one final this evening, as Lehigh takes on upstart Holy Cross in the Patriot League.

Of course, the most important thing here for most of you is that K-State plays Oklahoma State tonight. Still, the full schedule is of importance, right?

ACC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 11:00am (9) Syracuse (8) Pittsburgh Washington DC ESPN
R2 1:00pm (12) Florida State (5) Duke
R2 6:00pm (10) Georgia Tech (7) Clemson ESPN2
R2 8:00pm (11) Florida State (6) Virginia Tech
ATLANTIC 10 MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 5:30pm (13) Saint Louis (12) George Mason Brooklyn NY ASN/A-10 Network
R1 8:00pm (14) La Salle (11) Duquesne
BIG EAST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 6:00pm (9) DePaul (8) Georgetown New York NY FS1
R1 8:30pm (10) Saint John's (NY) (7) Marquette
BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 3:30pm (13) Minnesota (12) Illinois Indianapolis IN ESPN2
R1 6:00pm (14) Rutgers (11) Nebraska BTN
BIG 12 MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 6:00pm (9) Oklahoma State (8) Kansas State Kansas City MO ESPNU
R1 8:00pm (10) Texas Christian (7) Texas Tech
CONFERENCE USA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 11:00am (9) North Texas (8) Western Kentucky Birmingham AL ASN
R2 2:30pm (12) Florida Atlantic (5) Old Dominion
R2 6:00pm (10) Rice (7) North Carolina-Charlotte
R2 8:30pm (11) Florida International (6) Texas-El Paso
MID-EASTERN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 5:00pm (9) Morgan State (1) Hampton Norfolk VA MEACHoops
QF 7:30pm (7) North Carolina Central (2) Norfolk State
MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 1:00pm (9) Utah State (8) Wyoming Paradise NV The MW
R1 3:30pm (10) Air Force (7) Nevada-Las Vegas
R1 6:00pm (11) San José State (6) Colorado State
PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 2:00pm (9) Stanford (8) Washington Paradise NV Pac-12
R1 4:30pm (12) Washington State (5) Colorado
R1 8:00pm (10) UCLA (7) Southern California
R1 10:30pm (11) Oregon State (6) Arizona State
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
FINAL 6:30pm (9) Holy Cross (2) Lehigh Bethlehem PA CBSSN
SEC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 6:00pm (13) Auburn (12) Tennessee Nashville TN SECN
SOUTHLAND MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 5:00pm (8) New Orleans (5) Southeastern Louisiana Katy TX ESPN3
R1 7:30pm (7) Nicholls State (6) McNeese State
SWAC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 2:30pm (7) Mississippi Valley State (2) Alcorn State Houston TX SWAC DN
QF 8:30pm (8) Alabama A&M (1) Texas Southern

Today's Women's Schedule

For the women, the Colonial, Sun Belt, and WAC commence hostilities tonight, and no automatic bids will be earned this evening. Loyal Kansas Citians will note UMKC takes the court at 4pm this afternoon. The full schedule:

ATLANTIC SUN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 6:00pm (3) South Carolina-Upstate (2) Jacksonville Jacksonville FL ESPN3
SF 6:00pm (4) Stetson (1) Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers FL
BIG SKY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 2:05pm (9) Idaho State (1) Montana State Reno NV Watch Big Sky
QF 4:35pm (5) Montana (4) North Dakota
QF 7:35pm (7) Sacramento State (2) Eastern Washington
QF 10:05pm (6) Weber State (3) Idaho
BIG WEST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 8:00pm (6) Cal Poly-SLO (3) Long Beach State Anaheim CA ESPN3
QF 10:30pm (5) Cal-Santa Barbara (4) Cal-Davis
COLONIAL WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R1 11:00am (9) North Carolina-Wilmington (8) College of Charleston Upper Marlboro MD CAA TV
R1 1:30pm (10) Towson (7) William & Mary
CONFERENCE USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
R2 11:00am (9) Southern Mississippi (8) Alabama-Birmingham Birmingham AL ASN
R2 1:30pm (13) North Texas (5) Old Dominion
R2 5:00pm (10) Rice (7) Louisiana Tech
R2 7:30pm (14) Florida International (6) Marshall
MID-AMERICAN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 11:00am (8) Buffalo (1) Ohio Cleveland OH Watch MAC
QF 1:30pm (5) Akron (4) Toledo
QF 4:00pm (7) Western Michigan (2) Central Michigan
QF 6:30pm (6) Eastern Michigan (3) Ball State
MID-EASTERN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 11:00am (9) South Carolina State (1) Bethune-Cookman Norfolk VA ESPN3
QF 1:30pm (7) Florida A&M (2) North Carolina A&T
MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 8:30pm (5) New Mexico (1) Colorado State Paradise NV The MW
SF 11:00pm (6) Nevada-Las Vegas (2) Fresno State
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
SF 6:00pm (3) Robert Morris (PA) (2) Bryant Smithfield RI ESPN3
SF 6:00pm (4) Saint Francis (PA) (1) Sacred Heart Fairfield CT
SWAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF noon (7) Alcorn State (2) Southern Houston TX SWAC DN
QF 6:00pm (9) Alabama A&M (1) Alabama State
SUN BELT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 11:30am (8) Appalachian State (1) Arkansas State New Orleans LA ESPN3
QF 2:00pm (5) South Alabama (4) Troy
QF 5:00pm (7) Texas State (2) Arkansas-Little Rock
QF 7:30pm (6) Texas-Arlington (3) Louisiana-Lafayette
WAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ROUND TIME (CT) TEAM - TEAM LOCATION NETWORK
QF 4:00pm (5) Missouri-Kansas City (4) Utah Valley Paradise NV WAC Digital
QF 6:30pm (7) Chicago State (2) Texas-Rio Grande Valley
QF 9:00pm (6) Seattle (3) Cal State-Bakersfield