Let the Madness Begin!


Ethan Dean, Sports Writer

Men’s Basketball Championship Week is fully underway, and Selection Sunday for NCAA March Madness will be on Sunday, March 12.  

As the games pan out, 32 conference champions will be crowned and punch an automatic ticket to March Madness. March Madness is the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament where 68 teams duel it out until a Final Four is reached. This year’s Final Four will take place in Houston, Texas. Kansas and Alabama are the current favorites for the overall #1 seed.  

14 teams have punched their tickets so far. Here are the games that have produced our 2023 champions: 

NEC: Fairleigh Dickinson defeats St. Francis; Final Score 70-50 

Record: 19-14 


Ohio Valley: Southeast Missouri State defeats Tennessee Tech; Final Score 89-82 

Record: 19-16 


Big South: UNC Asheville defeats Campbell; Final Score 77-73 

Record: 27-7 


Missouri Valley: Drake defeats Bradley; Final Score 77-51 

Record: 27-7 


ASUN: Kennesaw State defeats Liberty; Final Score 67-66 

Record: 26-8 


Sun Belt: Louisiana defeats South Alabama; Final Score 71-66 

Record: 26-7 


Southern: Furman defeats Chattanooga; Final Score 88-69 

Record: 27-7 


Horizon League: Northern Kentucky defeats Cleveland State; Final Score 63-61 

Record: 22-12 


CAA: Charleston defeats UNC Wilmington; Final Score 63-58 

Record: 31-3 


West Coast: Gonzaga defeats Saint Mary’s; Final Score 77-51 

Record: 28-5 


Summit League: Oral Roberts defeats North Dakota State; Final Score 92-58 

Record: 30-4 


Southland: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defeats Northwestern State; Final Score 75-71 

Record: 23-10 


Patriot League: Colgate defeats Lafayette; Final Score: 79-61 

Record: 26-8 


Big Sky: Montana State defeats Northern Arizona; Final Score 85-78 

Record: 25-9 


Joe Lunardi and John Gasaway, members of ESPN Bracketology, have been keeping up with the NCAAM bubble, and are creating updated bracket predictions. The predictions pictured are as of Thursday, March 9.  


Get ready for Selection Sunday, and let the madness begin!