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



Colgate is heading to the NCAA Tournament yet again as the program’s dominance of the Patriot League continued Wednesday night with a 79-61 win over Lafayette in the conference tournament final. This will mark the Colgate’s fourth consecutive Big Dance appearance under 12th-year coach Matt Langel. The win marks 20 in the past 21 games for the No. 1 seed Raiders, who got double-figure point totals rom 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 from their bench while winning their 13th game in their last 14 tries. Jalen Jackson led the way for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 17 points, including 13 in the second half after the teams entered the break tied at 31.

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 p.m. | ESPN2

Other conference tournaments in action Wednesday

2023 conference tournament schedules, champions

Conference Tournament site Dates (Final TV) 2023 Champion 
AAC Fort Worth, Texas March 9-12 (ESPN)
ACC Greensboro, N.C. March 7-11 (ESPN)
America East Campus sites March 4, 7 & 11 (ESPN2)
Atlantic 10 Brooklyn, NY March 7-9, 11-12 (CBSSN)
ASUN Campus sites Feb. 27-28, March 2, 5 (ESPN2) Kennesaw State
Big East New York March 8-11 (Fox)
Big Sky Boise, Idaho March 4-8 (ESPN2)
Big South Charlotte, N.C. March 1, 3-5 (ESPN2) UNC-Asheville
Big Ten Chicago March 8-12 (CBS)
Big 12 Kansas City March 8-11 (ESPN)
Big West Henderson, Nev. March 7, 9-11 (ESPN2)
Colonial Washington D.C. March 3-7 (CBSSN) Charleston
Conference USA Frisco, Texas March 8-11 (CBSSN)
Horizon League Indianapolis Feb. 28, March 2, 6-7 (ESPN) Northern Kentucky
Ivy League Princeton, N.J. March 11-12 (ESPN2)
MAAC Atlantic City, N.J. 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)
Northeast Campus sites March 1, 4 & 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 sites Feb. 28, March 2,5 & 8 (CBSSN) Colgate
SEC Nashville March 8-12 (ESPN)
Southern Asheville, N.C March 3-6 (ESPN) Furman
Southland Lake Charles, La. March 5-8 (ESPN2) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Summit Sioux Falls, S.D. March 3-7 (ESPN2) Oral Roberts
Sun Belt Pensacola, Fla. Feb. 28, March 2, 4 & 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 isn’t illegible for the NCAA Tournament so Fairleigh Dickinson is awarded the league’s automatic bid.

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