March Madness 2023, conference tournament brackets, automatic bids: Colgate, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in field


Colgate is headed to the NCAA Tournament once again as the program’s Patriot League dominance continued Wednesday night with a 79-61 victory over Lafayette in the conference tournament final. This will mark Colgate’s fourth straight appearance in the Big Dance under 12th-year head coach Matt Langel. The win marks 20 in the last 21 games for the No. 1 seed Raiders, who got double-digit scoring totals from five different players in a dominant performance against the No. 2 seed Leopards.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will make its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance under second-year coach Steve Lutz after edging Northwestern State 75-71 in the Southland Conference tournament final. The Islanders shot 57.4% and got 30 points off their bench while winning their 13th game in their last 14 attempts. Jaylen Jackson led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 17 points, including 13 in the second half after the teams entered tied at 31 apiece.

Wednesday’s conference championships

Patriot League: No. 1 Colgate 79, No. 6 Lafayette 61

Southland: No. 1 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 75, No. 2 Northwestern State 71

Big Sky: No. 9 Northern Arizona vs. No. 2 Montana State
11:30 pm | ESPN2

Other conference tournaments in action Wednesday

2023 Conference Tournament Schedules Champions

Conference Tournament website Dates (Final TV) Champion 2023
AAC Fort Worth, Texas March 9-12 (ESPN)
ACC Greensboro, NC March 7-11 (ESPN)
America East Campus locations March 4, 7 and 11 (ESPN2)
Atlantic 10 Brooklyn, New York March 7-9, 11-12 (CBSSN)
ASUN Campus locations February 27-28, March 2 5 (ESPN2) Kennesaw State
Great East New York March 8-11 (Fox)
Big Sky Boise, Idaho March 4-8 (ESPN2)
Great South Charlotte, NC March 1, 3-5 (ESPN2) UNC-Asheville
Big Ten Chicago March 8-12 (CBS)
Big 12 Kansas City March 8-11 (ESPN)
Great West Henderson, Nev. March 7, 9-11 (ESPN2)
Colonial Washington March 3-7 (CBSSN) Charleston
USA Conference Frisco, Texas March 8-11 (CBSSN)
Horizon League Indianapolis Feb. 28, March 2 6-7 (ESPN) Northern Kentucky
Ivy League Princeton, NJ March 11-12 (ESPN2)
MAAC Atlantic City, NJ March 7-11 (ESPNU)
MAC Cleveland March 9-11 (ESPN2)
MEAC Norfolk, Va. March 8-11 (ESPN2)
Missouri Valley St. Louis March 2-5 (CBSSN) Drake
Mountain West Las Vegas March 8-11 (CBS)
Northeastern Campus locations March 1, 4 and 7 (ESPN2) Fairleigh Dickinson-x
Ohio Valley Evansville, Ind. March 1-4 (ESPN2) Southeast Missouri
Pac-12 Las Vegas March 8-11 (ESPN)
patriot Campus locations February 28, March 2, 5 & 8 (CBSSN) Colgate
SEC Nashville March 8-12 (ESPN)
Southern Asheville, NC March 3-6 (ESPN) Furman
Southland Lake Charles, La. March 5-8 (ESPN2) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Peak Sioux Falls, SD March 3-7 (ESPN2) Oral Roberts
Solar belt Pensacola, Fla. February 28, March 2, 4 and 6 (ESPN2) Louisiana
SWAC Birmingham, Ala. March 8-11 (ESPNU)
WAC Las Vegas March 7, 9-11 (ESPN2)
West coast Las Vegas March 2-4 & 6-7 (ESPN) Gonzaga

x – Merrimack won the NEC Tournament, but it’s a no-brainer for the NCAA Tournament, so Fairleigh Dickinson gets the automatic championship bid.

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