Here are your highlights for today:
- Conference Tournaments: Duh! We've dumped all kinds of material into our conference tournament hub -- expose your face to this and it may melt into a gooey mess on the floor -- and that should cover you for whatever you're looking for relative to a particular conference tournament (times, matchups, streams, television, important facts, and whatever else comes across your brain to ask about). This is where things get hectic, so keep your head on a swivel out there. Games to keep a special eye on today:
- Towson-Drexel: There is probably only one path for Towson at this point: Automatic invitation or bust.
- Marquette-Georgetown: A Hoyas victory inches Georgetown even closer to The Show as an at-large candidate. A Marquette win probably doesn't substantially change the Eagles' at-large profile -- Marquette still has an albatross of a bad loss hanging around the team's neck -- but it does put the Eagles one step closer to potentially stealing an auto-bid.
- Penn State-Johns Hopkins: The Blue Jays need as much positive karma as possible. A rematch with Maryland would help shape Hopkins' overall volition.
- Ohio State-Maryland: Ohio State isn't in bulletproof shape for at-large consideration even with the Buckeyes' win over Denver, but beating the Terps would help change the conversation around Ohio State.
Here's Thursday's full schedule. Please let me know if there are errors. I'll fix/populate links to live stats and video as the day progresses (if necessary).
|LOWER SEED||HIGHER SEED||TIME (ET)||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Towson||Drexel||4:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Detroit||Quinnipiac||4:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Mount St. Mary's||St. Joseph's||4:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Marquette||Georgetown||4:30 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Vermont||Stony Brook||4:30 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Furman||Richmond||5:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Penn State||Johns Hopkins||5:30 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // Big Ten Network|
|Villanova||Denver||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Hartford||Albany||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Massachusetts||Fairfield||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Monmouth||Marist||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Bryant||Hobart||7:30 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|High Point||Mercer||7:30 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Ohio State||Maryland||8:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // Big Ten Network|
This is your open thread for Thursday. Tomorrow only exists if you make it through today. People will be around to yak about whatever is tickling their fancy.