Conference Tournament Preview Part 3

Steven Kertis, Reporter

Continuing with the Ohio Valley Conference and the Morehead State Eagles have a solid gap on everyone else in the conference as they went 14-4 in the conference.

Moving on to the Pac-12 Conference, which is a very separated conference this season. The teams at the top are the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats. These teams also must watch out for those bubble teams like USC Trojans and Arizona State Sun Devils as well as bid stealer teams like the Oregon ducks and the Utah Utes.

Next up is the Patriot League Conference and the Colgate Raiders are the clear frontrunner in the conference after going an astounding 17-1 in conference play.

In the SEC, there are many heavy hitters in this conference. These teams include the Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas A&M Aggies, Kentucky Wildcats, Tennessee Volunteers, and Missouri Tigers. All of those have 20 or more wins on the season.

The Southern Conference has a couple heavy hitters. The Furman paladins boast a 24-7 record on the season but right behind them are the Samford Bulldogs.

In the Southland Conference, two teams are at the top entering the conference tournament. Those teams are the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders and the Northwestern St Demons.

Next up is the SWAC conference and that has been dominated by the Grambling State Tigers all conference play long, but the conference tournament is a different beast. Can they handle the pressure?

In the Summit League, the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles went a perfect 18-0 in conference play. They also have nine more wins than anyone else in the conference. If they make the NCAA Tournament, can they make another magical run?

The Sun Belt Conference is loaded like ever before. Three teams have 23 wins or more and those teams are the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Marshall Thundering Herd, and the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns.

In the WAC Conference, the Utah Valley Wolverines are the leaders with the Sam Houston State Bearkats closely behind.

Finally, the West Coast Conference which led by two teams, the Saint Mary’s Gaels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs.