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Georgia won three games in two days to win the SEC tourney title.
Georgia went from worst to first in a 36-hour span. The Dawgs earned an NCAA tournament bid and likely saved Dennis Felton's job by winning a crazy SEC tourney. Mark Schlabach | Recap

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Griffin: Big 12 titans Kansas and Texas clash
The Big 12 title game might not influence the selection committee, but it could pay dividends for Texas and Kansas down the road, writes Tim Griffin.
Glockner: Why use last 12 games?
The NCAA selection committee admits that it will use the last 12 games a team has played in its evaluation when handing out an at-large bid. But is it a metric worth using?
Whelliston: A-10 politicks for more bids
The Atlantic-10 has been a rocky road all season, so why should the Atlantic 10 tourney be any different? With Saint Joe's win over Xavier, teams like Dayton, UMass, Temple and the Hawks themselves are still dreaming of the Dance, writes Kyle Whelliston.
Schlabach: Donovan rips Baby Gators in loss
Billy Donovan knew this season would be tough. But after Florida lost to Alabama in the SEC tourney, the coach ripped his young players for their lack of commitment, energy and excitement. And it doesn't look to be getting any better, writes Mark Schlabach.
Katz: Sendek irate at last-second call
Arizona State seemed to have tied a much-needed Pac-10 tourney game against USC. And then there was a controversial whistle that took away the game-tying basket, writes Andy Katz.
Griffin: Baylor has an anxious wait ahead
Baylor's history-making loss to Colorado in the Big 12 tournament is going to leave the Bears with some anxious moments until Selection Sunday, writes Tim Griffin.
Forde Minutes: Bring on the postseason euphoria
The big boys are all set to tip off their Champ Weeks. Who will be cutting down the nets? The Minutes knows, although he's just hoping the refs don't have anything to do with it.
Dinich: Clemson ruins Carolina party
Virginia Tech came close but couldn't stop Tyler Hansbrough and North Carolina. But Clemson knocked off Duke to crash the Tobacco Road party that is typically the ACC final, writes Heather Dinich.
Schlabach: Will Georgia's run save Felton?
Georgia suffered through a miserable four-win SEC season, failing to win back-to-back games for two months. Yet on Saturday, the Bulldogs won two games to put themselves on the doorstep of the NCAA tournament and perhaps save their coach's job, writes Mark Schlabach.
O'Neil: Reynolds wants to be like Mike ... Nardi
Villanova sophomore Scottie Reynolds isn't a natural, vocal leader. But if he keeps playing like he did against Syracuse -- 22 points, six assists and zero turnovers -- he'll be leading the Cats to the Dance, writes Dana O'Neil.
Dinich: Xavier keeps fighting for respect
Stanley Burrell bashed the Atlantic 10 for omitting a Musketeer from the all-conference first team. But if Xavier keeps on winning in the A-10 tourney, its game will do enough talking.
Schlabach: Vols reverse luck in SEC tourney
Tennessee has not had success in the SEC tournament, and this year's Vols looked to be upset again when Chris Lofton saved the day. That is what's special about this year's Vols, writes Mark Schlabach.
O'Neil: A-10 teams jockey for NCAA bids
The Atlantic 10 has had its share of ups and downs this season, but its teams are still hoping to receive multiple NCAA tournament bids, writes Dana O'Neil.
Glockner: Bubble matchups on Championship Week
Championship Week is here, and so are potential bubble matchups. Andy Glockner takes a look at the bubble games leading into Selection Sunday.
ATR: Hokies let one slip away at Clemson
Virginia Tech had the perfect chance to give its résumé a boost at Clemson, but the Hokies couldn't get it done. Now, they have work to do in the ACC tourney. Drake's work is over. The Bulldogs earned their automatic bid.
Weekly Watch: Carolina's class and Christmas at Temple
Carolina's classy performance in a win over Duke and Dionte Christmas' clutch games for Temple highlight this week's Weekly Watch.
Katz: Ranked teams crash onto the bubble
Being ranked this season hasn't guaranteed a ticket to the Dance for these teams on the bubble. But they still have a chance to impress the selection committee, writes Andy Katz.
ATR: UCLA wins another controversial game
From Josh Shipp's wild baseline shot (from behind the backboard?) to the Duke-North Carolina rematch, it was a busy final Saturday of the regular season. Around The Rim breaks it all down.
Glockner: Fisher's persistence pays off
Siena senior Tay Fisher had several opportunities and excuses to transfer from school, but he stuck it out. And on Monday, his loyalty was rewarded with a ticket to the Dance as the Saints beat Rider for the MAAC tourney title, writes Andy Glockner.
Rittenberg: Drake completes magical Valley run
After three years of being a follower, Drake's Adam Emmenecker couldn't look more comfortable being the leader of the Missouri Valley champions, writes Adam Rittenberg.
Whelliston: Champ Week preview II
Championship Week games continue with many mid-majors beginning play on Friday. Kyle Whelliston takes a look at the whys, whos and whats of those tournaments.
Weekend Watch: Must-see games
Duke outshot North Carolina in Game 1 in February as Ty Lawson watched helpless from the bench with an ankle injury. What must the Tar Heels do to turn the tables on Duke in Cameron on Saturday?
Unbeaten conference mark earns Cornell Ivy title
Adam Gore scored 14 points and Ryan Wittman added 13 as Cornell earned its first Ivy League title in 20 years with an 86-53 win over Harvard Saturday.
Drake reaches 25 wins for first time since '69
Klayton Korver scored 19 points and Adam Emmenecker and Leonard Houston added 14 each as No. 20 Drake closed its best regular season in 39 years with a 73-63 victory over Wichita State on Saturday.
Memphis claims C-USA title
Derrick Rose scored 23 points, including 11 in a 5-minute span of the second half, to help No. 3 Memphis pull away to a 76-67 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday.
Weekly Watch: Cornell dances; Love, Vaden carry teams
Cornell broke through in the Ivy to punch their Dance ticket, and UCLA's Kevin Love and UAB's Robert Vaden carried their teams through tough stretches. See who else highlights this week's Weekly Watch.
Bracketology: Texas loss may prove costly
Texas concedes its No. 1 seed to UCLA after the Longhorns lost to Texas Tech. What do the Bruins need to do to hold onto their newfound No. 1 status? Joe Lunardi breaks down the latest Bracketology.
Whelliston: Early Champ Week preview
Championship Week begins Tuesday with games in three conferences. Kyle Whelliston breaks down the what, who and why to watch these early-week tournaments.
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2008 Conference Tournament Information
ACCAutomatic bid: North Carolina
Tar Heels edges Clemson for ACC crown ... ESPN Video
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MEACAutomatic bid: Coppin State
Coppin State shocks MEAC with tourney win ... ESPN Video
Schedule and results
America EastAutomatic bid: UMBC
UMBC pulls away for first America East title ... ESPN Video
Schedule and results
Missouri ValleyAutomatic bid: Drake
Drake wins first MVC title
Schedule and results
Atlantic 10Automatic bid: Temple
Temple edges Saint Joe's for A-10 title ... ESPN Video
Schedule and results
Mountain WestAutomatic bid: UNLV
UNLV upsets BYU for second straight MWC crown
Schedule and results
Atlantic SunAutomatic bid: Belmont
Belmont heading to third straight Dance ... ESPN Video
Schedule and results
NECAutomatic bid: Mount St. Mary's
The Mount nabs first title since 1999 ... ESPN Video
Schedule and results
Big 12Automatic bid: Kansas
Kansas locks down Texas for Big 12 crown ... Video
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Ohio ValleyAutomatic bid: Austin Peay
Governors win sixth NCAA Tournament berth ... ESPN Video
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Big EastAutomatic bid: Pitt
Pitt takes down top seed Georgetown ... ESPN Video
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Pac-10Automatic bid: UCLA
UCLA holds off Stanford for Pac-10 crown
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Big SkyAutomatic bid: Portland State
Vikings snag first ever tourney bid ... ESPN Video
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PatriotAutomatic bid: American
American secures school's first NCAA berth ... ESPN Video
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Big SouthAutomatic bid: Winthrop
Winthrop nabs fourth straight title ... Video
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SECAutomatic bid: Georgia
Dawgs overcome all hurdles for all auto bid
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Big TenAutomatic bid: Wisconsin
Badgers too much for upstart Illini
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SouthernAutomatic bid: Davidson
Davidson completes perfect SoCon season ... Video
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Big WestAutomatic bid: Cal State Fullerton
Titans dance for first time in 30 years... ESPN Video
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SouthlandAutomatic bid: Texas-Arlington
Texas-Arlington captures first tourney bid ... ESPN Video
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ColonialAutomatic bid: George Mason
George Mason ends William & Mary's CAA tourney run ... ESPN Video
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SummitAutomatic bid: Oral Roberts
Oral Roberts wins third straight Summit ... ESPN Video
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Conference USAAutomatic bid: Memphis
Memphis rolls to easy C-USA title
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Sun BeltAutomatic bid: W. Kentucky
Western Kentucky gives Horn first trip to the Dance ... ESPN Video
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HorizonAutomatic bid: Butler
Butler pulls away for Horizon League title ... ESPN Video
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SWACAutomatic bid: Mississippi Valley State
Mississippi Valley St. wins SWAC, tournament bid ... ESPN Video
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IvyAutomatic bid: Cornell
Cornell wins first Ivy title since '88 ... ESPN Video
West CoastAutomatic bid: San Diego
San Diego beats Saint Mary's, Gonzaga for title ... ESPN Video
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MAACAutomatic bid: Siena
Siena beats Rider for MAAC title ... ESPN Video
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WACAutomatic bid: Boise State
Boise State survives triple OT for WAC crown ... ESPN Video
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MACAutomatic bid: Kent State
Kent State grabs second berth in three years ... ESPN Video
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