In case you need a reminder: it’s March. And the March Madness odds are just around the corner
You don’t have to look at the calendar to be sure about it. You’d know it’s March when college basketball action gets even hotter. (You definitely got that feeling when the unranked Butler Bulldogs took down the No. 8 Villanova Bulldogs on the last day of February.)
But before the madness of the National Tournament, college basketball fans will get to have their appetites whet for the Big Dance by going through the craziness of the conference championships across Division I basketball first.
Conference championships determine which teams will earn automatic bids for March Madness. It’s quite simple. Winning a conference tournament will ensure a team a spot in the National Tournament regardless of how they fared in the regular season. These automatic bids are especially important for teams playing outside the “Power Six” as these conferences usually manage to send just one team each to March Madness.
Three conferences have kicked off their tournaments before February concluded which are the America East, Big South, and the Horizon League, and a whole lot more is about to start in the coming days.
Check out the schedules for all conference tournaments in the 2020-21 college basketball season in the table below.
Complete Schedules for all 2021 NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments
|America East||February 27-March 13|
|American Athletic||March 11-14|
|Atlantic 10||March 3-14|
|Big 12||March 10-13|
|Big East||March 10-13|
|Big Sky||March 10-13|
|Big South||February 27-March 7|
|Big Ten||March 10-14|
|Big West||March 9-13|
|Conference USA||March 9-13|
|Horizon League||February 25-March 9|
|Mountain West||March 10-13|
|Ohio Valley||March 3-6|
|Patriot League||March 3-14|
|Summit League||March 6-9|
|Sun Belt||March 5-8|
|West Coast||March 4-9|
NOTE: ALL SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE