The NCAA Tournament is a few weeks away, which means it’s conference tournament time, setting the table for March Madness. We’ll be taking a look at some of the best teams in each conference, and providing picks and predictions each conference tournament. Plenty of favorites will win, but we’ve got some sleepers to consider that might be able to pull off a big upset on the way to the NCAA Tournament.
Here’s the bracket for the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament with TV listings, dates and times.
The CAA will surely be a one-bid league no matter who wins the conference tournament, and it should be a fun weekend in Washington, D.C. The top four teams are separated by three games as we get closer to the end of the regular season. Every team is beatable and NCAA Tournament hopes will be decided by what happens in the CAA Tournament.
The Hofstra Pride are the conference champions and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Starting slow in conference play, they separated themselves by winning nine of their last 10 to close the season. As the automatic bid by default for now, Hofstra is currently listed as a No. 14 seed at some of the major Bracketology sites.
Towson Tigers finished with the No. 3 seed, but a win at Hofstra last Thursday gives them great momentum heading into tournament. Led by senior Brian Fobbs, the Tigers won five of their last six in the league, and will have momentum heading towards Washington D.C.
Dark Horse: Northeastern
For a dark horse, let’s go with the Northeastern Huskies. A big part of being competitive in a conference tournament like this is being able to play well away from home. Northeastern won four CAA games on the road, and lost to Hofstra and Towson by a combined seven points in their last two meetings. If a few upsets break their way, don’t be surprised if Northeastern has something to say at the final few games of the tournament.