Projected Winners For All Conference Tournaments

posted in NCAA Basketball

Over the next two weeks, college basketball conference tournaments will take place in over 30 conferences. You can find links to our projections for all those events on our college basketball conference tournaments page, but we”ll also be posting short previews for each tournament that highlight our projected winners.

As those blog posts are published, we’ll link to them here and note the projected winner (and the actual winner once each tournament ends). So you can use this for your one-stop conference tournament resource.

Starts February 27th

Big South Tournament Projected Winner: #1 NC-Asheville 53.3% (CORRECT)

Starts February 28th

Horizon Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Valparaiso 38.3% (ACTUAL: #3 Detroit 8.4%)

Starts February 29th

Atlantic Sun Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Belmont 55.8% (CORRECT)
Ohio Valley Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Murray State 84.0% (CORRECT)
Patriot League Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Bucknell 54.3% (ACTUAL: #2 Lehigh 38.9%)
WCC Tournament Projected Winner: #1 St. Mary’s 40.3% (CORRECT)

Starts March 1st

America East Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Stony Brook 48.3% (ACTUAL: #2 Vermont 26.6%)
Missouri Valley Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Wichita State 54.8% (ACTUAL: #2 Creighton 26.7%)
NEC Tournament Projected Winner: #2 Wagner 48.6% (ACTUAL: #1 LIU-Brooklyn 30.1%)

Starts March 2nd

Colonial Tournament Projected Winner: #2 VCU 36.7% (CORRECT)
MAAC Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Iona 55.2% (ACTUAL: #2 Loyola MD 15.5%)
Southern Tournament Projected Winner: #1S Davidson 63.3% (CORRECT)

Starts March 3rd

Big Sky Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Montana 61.7% (CORRECT)
Summit Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Oral Roberts 44.2% (ACTUAL: #2 South Dakota State 37.5%)
Sun Belt Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Middle Tennessee 50.5% (ACTUAL: #7 Western Kentucky 0.9%)

Starts March 5th

MAC Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Akron 38.6% (ACTUAL#3 Ohio 23.4%)

Starts March 6th

Atlantic 10 Tournament Projected Winner: #2 Saint Louis 35.0%
Big East Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Syracuse 45.1% (ACTUAL#7 Louisville 6.8%)
MEAC Tournament Projected Winner: #2 Norfolk State 31.0% (CORRECT)
Southland Tournament Projected Winner: #1 UT-Arlington 41.8% (ACTUAL#2 Lamar 27.6%)

Starts March 7th

Big 12 Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Kansas 42.2% (ACTUAL#2 Missouri 30.2%)
Conference USA Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Memphis 70.9% (CORRECT)
Pac-12 Tournament Projected Winner: #2 California 30.3% (ACTUAL#6 Colorado 4.3%)
SWAC Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Mississippi Valley State 53.7% (CORRECT)
WAC Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Nevada 36.6% (ACTUAL#2 New Mexico State 36.4%)

Starts March 8th

ACC Tournament Projected Winner: #1 North Carolina 63.2%
Big Ten Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Michigan State 34.6%
Big West Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Long Beach State 74.7% (CORRECT)
Mountain West Tournament Projected Winner: #3 UNLV 40.0% (ACTUAL#2 New Mexico 26.5%)
SEC Tournament Projected Winner: #1 Kentucky 80.3%

No Tournament

Ivy League Projected Winner: Harvard (76%) (CORRECT)