These are the conference tournament winners that grabbed an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
The best postseason in American sports is officially upon us. Conference tournaments around the country are underway, as teams from all 32 Division-I conferences are looking to grab an automatic bid to the Big Dance.
We’ll know the entire NCAA tournament field on Selection Sunday come March 11. Until then, we’ll be tracking every team that has officially punched its ticket to the Big Dance.
Keep it locked to our daily Bracketology posts for the most up-to-date projection of the tournament field.
These teams are officially in the NCAA tournament
- Murray State: The Racers won the Ohio Valley in the regular season and won the conference tournament, too, defeating Belmont 68-51 in the title game.
- Radford: The Highlanders are going dancing after winning the Big South tournament on a buzzer-beater to defeat Liberty.
- Loyola-Chicago: One of the best mid-majors all season, Loyola won the MVC by four games in the regular season and locked in the automatic bid by knocking off Illinois State in the title game.
- Lispcomb: The Bisons almost blew a 32-point lead against Florida Gulf Coast in the Atlantic Sun final, but hung on to win the game and earn their first ever bid to the NCAA tournament.
- Michigan: The Wolverines are Big Ten tournament champs for the second straight season. They took out top-10 teams in Michigan State and Purdue in consecutive days to claim the title.
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