Four more teams were knocked out of contention today. The Big South tournament saw the end of the season for Presbyterian and Longwood. While in the Patriot League, Loyola came back to knock off Lafayette and Army keeps the dream alive for another round by beating American. 322 teams are still vying for the title.
Three conferences start post season tomorrow night as we see the busiest day of Conference Tournament season thus far, with 10 games on the schedule. Vermont puts their unbeaten conference mark on the line, and all eight teams from the American East are in action. Along with the Catamounts, the Albany Great Danes are co-leaders with most NCAA tournament appearances at five. Maine, New Hampshire, and Hartford have never been. The droughts for those three schools are each extensive as well. Maine is at 54 years (7th longest in Division I), New Hampshire at 37 (18th longest), and Hartford 32 (25th longest).
Also in quarterfinal action is the Northeast Conference. Mount St. Mary’s is the #1 seed here, with 4 NCAA trips to their resume. Robert Morris leads the pack with eight. Sacred Heart and Bryant are still alive, looking for their first NCAA berth.