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March 11, 2014

Previews of this week’s other major conference tournaments

In addition to the Big 12 and SEC, other major conferences are firing up their conference tournaments with plenty on the line. Here’s a tour of some of the leagues that should have multiple bids to the NCAA Tournament:

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In addition to the Big 12 and SEC, other major conferences are firing up their conference tournaments with plenty on the line. Here’s a tour of some of the leagues that should have multiple bids to the NCAA Tournament:

Atlantic Coast

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When/where:

Today-Sunday at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum

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Top four seeds:

1. Virginia, 2. Syracuse, 3. Duke, 4. North Carolina

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NCAA Tournament locks:

Virginia, Syracuse, Duke, North Carolina

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Bubble teams:

Pittsburgh, Florida State

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Players to watch:

Jabari Parker, Duke; T.J. Warren, North Carolina State; Tyler Ennis, Syracuse; Marcus Paige, North Carolina

American Athletic

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When/where:

Today-Saturday at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn.

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Top four seeds:

1. Cincinnati, 2. Louisville, 3. SMU, 4. Connecticut

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NCAA Tournament locks:

Cincinnati, Louisville, SMU, Connecticut, Memphis

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Bubble teams:

none

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Players to watch:

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut; Russ Smith, Louisville; Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati; Joe Jackson, Memphis

Atlantic 10

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When/where:

Today-Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Top four seeds:

1. Saint Louis, 2. VCU, 3. George Washington, 4. St. Joseph’s

NCAA Tournament locks:

Saint Louis, VCU, George Washington, Massachusetts

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Bubble teams:

Dayton, St. Joseph’s

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Players to watch:

Chaz Williams, Massachusetts; Treveon Graham, VCU; Maurice Creek, George Washington

Big East

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When/where:

Today-Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York

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Top four seeds:

1. Villanova, 2. Creighton, 3. Xavier, 4. Providence

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NCAA Tournament locks:

Villanova, Creighton

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Bubble teams:

Xavier, Providence

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Players to watch:

Doug McDermott, Creighton; Semaj Christon, Xavier; Bryce Cotton, Providence; James Bell, Villanova

Big Ten

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When/where:

Thursday-Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis

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Top four seeds:

1. Michigan, 2. Wisconsin, 3. Michigan State, 4. Nebraska

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NCAA Tournament locks:

Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa, Nebraska

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Bubble team:

Minnesota

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Players to watch:

Nik Stauskas, Michigan; Devyn Marble, Iowa; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Terran Petteway, Nebraska

Mountain West

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When/where:

Today-Saturday at the Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas

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Top four seeds:

1. San Diego State, 2. New Mexico, 3. Nevada, 4. UNLV

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NCAA Tournament locks:

San Diego State, New Mexico

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Bubble teams:

none

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Players to watch:

Xavier Thames, San Diego State; Kendall Williams, New Mexico; Larry Nance Jr., Wyoming

Pac-12

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When/where:

Today-Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

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Top four seeds:

1. Arizona, 2. UCLA, 3. Arizona State, 4. California

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NCAA Tournament locks:

Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Colorado

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Bubble teams:

Stanford, Arizona State, California

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Players to watch: Nick Johnson, Arizona; Aaron Gordon, Arizona; Kyle Anderson, UCLA; Jahii Carson, Arizona State

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