It’s conference tournament time! We have 14 games on the docket today. All of them will either be streamed or shown on tv. Directly below is the Big Board for May 2, 2019. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s Game Day preview for today, while clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game. Additionally, clicking on the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that particular game. All times Eastern Standard Time.
College Crosse Conference Tournament Big Board For May 2, 2019
College Crossecast Conference Tournament Preview
If you can believe it, we’re in the final buildup to the 2019 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. It’s Conference Championship week, as all ten conferences decide their champs and yield 9 invites to the Big Barbeque. And what better way to get you prepped for it than a new episode of COLLEGE CROSSECAST?
I’m joined by Safe and Jake as we first take stock in the bracketology situation (1:00) and then go over this week’s top 20 (28:15). Then it’s time to bring the fun of the conference tournaments, and you can catch them at the following times:
33:50- America East
51:20- Big East
55:15- Patriot League
1:06:00- Big Ten
1:13:10- Ivy League
We make our predictions (1:15:30) and then answer a hefty Mailbag (1:22:30; keep sending your questions to us @College_Crosse or in the comments) before wrapping up with Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame talk (1:42:00). I won’t have anything to contribute to that final segment, but the other two definitely do. I’m also including that fact for that sweet, sweet page optimization.
Conference Tournament Previews
Make sure you check out these conference tournament previews before today’s games.
Welcome to conference championship week. There’s 10 conferences and 10 conference tournaments. Nine of them get started next weekend, with the ACC holding their championship on Saturday. The Patriot League got their conference tournament started on Tuesday. We’ve also previewed the Big Ten and MAAC Tournaments. Four teams makes the conference tournament at the site of the No. 1 seed (Stony Brook). Nothing special with the format of this tourney. Below is the conference tournament bracket, followed by short previews of the teams.
Welcome to conference championship week. There’s 10 conferences and 10 conference tournaments. Nine of them get started next weekend, with the ACC holding their championship on Saturday. The Patriot League got their conference tournament started on Tuesday. We’ve also previewed the Big Ten Tournament. Four teams makes the conference tournament at Marist (this year’s predetermined site). Nothing special with the format of this tourney. Below is the conference tournament bracket, followed by short previews of the teams.
It’s conference tournament time! A redemptive time of year when all of one’s flaws from the regular season and conference play can be washed away with a little two-game winning streak. Chris started the ball rolling last week with the ACC Tournament preview. This week the nation’s attention turns from North Carolina to the Garden State as Penn State, Maryland, & Johns Hopkins travel to the great state of New Jersey to play in the 2019 Big Ten Tournament hosted by Rutgers. Directly below is the bracket for this week. The semifinal round is Thursday evening and the title game is on Saturday night.
All 503 regular games are done. We’ve completed the entire regular season. Now it’s time to crown conference champions and hand out automatic qualifiers. On Sunday, we’ll find out who’s in and who’s out in the NCAA Tournament with Selection Sunday (9 PM, ESPNU). And with that, it’s once again time to dissect what we might see when the 17-team field is announced. This season has been fun, exciting, weird, crazy, unusual, different, you name it. The field is wide open and the title is up for anyone to take. There might be some well-known teams missing out once again. If you need a refresher from last week, check out what the projected field looked like.
Okay? Let’s go. This is what I hope is the first of many times I get to write this sentence: The Arya move from Sunday’s Battle of Winterfell that destroyed the Night King — which had fans celebrating like they just saw a miracle touchdown in the Super Bowl — has now made its way into sports. Army lacrosse player Brendan Nichtern celebrated six assists in a game by taking his stick with one hand, dropping into to the other stabbing the air. It’s The Arya!
Just before the season began, Maryland men’s lacrosse coach John Tillman acknowledged the expectations of his perennial powerhouse. “The standard’s the standard here,” he said. “We embrace it.” That standard means three primary goals: win the Big Ten regular season championship, win the Big Ten tournament and win the NCAA tournament. Those benchmarks are clearly understood throughout the program. But for the first time since joining the conference, Tillman’s squad didn’t accomplish the first goal on that list. In the last four years, the Terps claimed at least a share of the regular season Big Ten title. This year, though, the team finished third.
Judgement day has arrived for the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team. Despite an uneven and somewhat disappointing season so far, albeit based on high expectations, they have still done enough to have the opportunity to control its own destiny. The Scarlet Knights went 2-3 in Big Ten play and their upset road victory of then-no. 4 Ohio State ensured a fourth place finish, punching their ticket to the conference tournament in which they are hosting at Highpoint.com Stadium.