Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Guru Report II: Final Conference Tourney Championship Games Wrap

By Mel Greenberg

Here are the 31 conference championship games that decided automatic qualifiers. If a No. 1 seed was upset earlier or a ranked team that should have made the title game, it will be noted. Five final scores from Sunday are now updated out of the Big South, Colonial Athletic Association, Horizon, Missouri Valley, and Northeast Conferences.

S is the seed number and R is the AP ranking number. Final records of losing team are updated in game schedule.

-- Mel

America East
At Chase Family Arena
West Hartford, Conn. (Univ. of Hartford)
Top seed UMBC (19-11) lost to fourth-seed Hartford 66-48 in the semifinals at Hartford.
Championship
at Boston
S4 Hartford (16-15) at S2 Boston U (17-15), 7 p.m. -- S4 Hartford (17-15) wins 65-53.
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Atlantic Coast Conference
At Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, N.C.
Championship
Sunday, March 6
S1 R8 Duke (28-3) vs. S6 R19 North Carolina (26-8)* -- S1 R8 Duke (29-3) wins 81-66
*UNC updated to include Sunday March 13 non-conference 98-52 win over Kennesaw State.
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Atlantic Sun Conference
At University Center (Mercer)
Macon, Ga.
Top seed East Tennessee State University (19-12) lost to fifth-seed Jacksonville (15-17) 61-59 in the semifinals
Championship
S5 Jacksonville (15-16) vs. S2 Stetson (19-12), 12 p.m.-- S2 Stetson (20-12) wins
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(Atlantic 10 Conference
At The Tsongas Center
Lowell, Mass.
Championship
Monday, March 7
S1 R5 Xavier (27-2) vs. S6 Dayton (21-11), 5 p.m. -- S1 R5 Xavier (28-2) wins 67-60.
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Big Sky Conference
At The Stott Center
Portland, Ore.
Championship
Saturday, March 12
S4 Montana (19-13) vs. S1 Portland State (20-11), 4 p.m. -- S4 Montana (20-13) wins 62-58

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Big South Conference
At Millis Center
High Point, N.C.
Championship
Sunday, March 13
S1 Liberty (22-10) vs. S3 Gardner-Webb (22-10), 4 p.m. -- S3 Gardner-Webb (23-10) wins 67-66.
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Big Ten Conference
At Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis
Top seed Michigan State (26-5) ranked 11th at the time fell in the semifinals to fifth seed Ohio State 72-57.
Championship
S2 Penn State (24-9) vs. S5 Ohio State (21-9), 3:30 p.m. ESPN2-TV. -- S5 Ohio State (22-9) wins 84-70
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Big East Conference
At XL Center
Hartford, Conn.
Championship
S1 R1 Connecticut (31-1) vs. S3 R10 Notre Dame (26-7), 7 p.m. ESPN-TV. -- S1R1 Connecticut (32-1) wins 73-64
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Big 12 Conference
At Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Mo.
Championship
S1 R3 Baylor (30-2) vs. S2 R8 Texas A&M (27-5), Noon. -- S1 Baylor (31-2) wins 61-58
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Big West Conference
At The Honda Center
Anaheim, Calif.
Championship
Saturday, March 12
S1 Cal Poly (18-12) vs. S4 UC Davis (23-8), 4 p.m. Prime Ticket -- S4 UC Davis (24-8) wins 66-49
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Colonial Athletic Association
At Show Place Arena
Upper Marlboro, Md.
Championship
Sunday, March 13
S1 James Madison (25-7) vs. S7 Delaware (20-12), 1 p.m. -- S1 James Madison (26-7) wins 67-61.
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Conference USA
at El Paso, Texas
At The Don Haskins Center
Top seed Houston (26-5), ranked 22nd, fell to fourth-seeded Tulane 70-60 in the semifinals
Championship
S2 UCF (21-10) vs. S4 Tulane (22-10), 8 p.m. CBS Sports -- S2 Central Florida (22-10) wins 85-73.

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Horizon League
Championship
Sunday, March 13
S1 R13 Wis.-Green Bay (31-1) vs. S2 Butler (20-13), 1 p.m. -- S1 R13 Wis.-Green Bay (32-1) wins 74-63.
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
At Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Bridgeport, Conn.
Championship
Monday, March 7
S2 Loyola, Md. (20-12) vs. S1 R21 Marist (29-2), 1 p.m. ESPNU-TV. -- S1 R19 Marist (30-2) wins 63-45
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Mid-American Conference
At Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland
Top seed Toledo (23-8) fell to fifth-seed Eastern Michigan 61-51 in the semifinals.
Championship
S2 Bowling Green (27-4) vs. S5 Eastern Michigan (22-12), 1 p.m. (SportsTime Ohio) -- S2 Bowling Green (28-4) wins 51-46.
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Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
At Joel Coliseum
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Championship
Saturday, March 12
S1 Hampton (24-6) vs. S6 Howard (16-18), 5 p.m. -- S1 Hampton (25-6) wins 61-42.
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Missouri Valley Conference
At The Family Arena
St. Charles, Mo.
Championship
Sunday, March 13
S1 Northern Iowa (26-5)-S5 vs. S3 Missouri State (23-10), 3:05 p.m. -- S1 Northern Iowa (27-5) wins 69-41.
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Mountain West Conference

At The Thomas & Mack Center
Las Vegas
Top seed BYU (23-8) lost to fifth-seed Utah 50-49.
Championship
S5 Utah (17-16) winner vs. S2 TCU (22-10), 4 p.m. -- S5 Utah (18-16) wins 52-47, ovt.
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Northeast Conference
Championship
Loretto, Pa.
S2 Monmouth, N.J. (23-9) at. S1 St. Francis, Pa. (21-11), 3 p.m. ESPNU -- S1 St. Francis, Pa. (22-11) wins 72-57.
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Ohio Valley Conference
At Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, Tenn.
Championship
Saturday, March 5
S1 Tennessee Tech (23-7) vs. S2 UT Martin (20-10) -- S2 UT Martin (21-10) wins 82-76
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Pacific 10
At Staples Center
Los Angeles
Championship
S1 R2 Stanford (28-2) vs. S2 R7 UCLA (27-4), 2:30 p.m. Fox Sports Net -- S1 R2 Stanford (29-2) wins 64-55
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Patriot League
Championship
Annapolis, Md.
Saturday, March 12
S3 American (22-9) at S1 Navy (19-11), 6 p.m. CBSC-TV-- S1 Navy (20-11) wins 47-40.
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Southeastern Conference
At Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tenn.
Championship
S1 R4 Tennessee (30-2) vs. S2 R16 Kentucky (24-8), 5:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV -- S1 R4 Tennessee (31-2) wins 90-65
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Southern Conference
At McKenzie Arena
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Championship
Monday, March 7
S1 Appalachian State (25-5) vs. S2 Samford (24-7) -- S2 Samford (25-7) wins 57-54.
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Southland Conference
At The Leonard E. Merrell Center
Katy, Texas
Championship
S3 Central Arkansas (21-11) vs. S1-McNeese State (25-6), 8 p.m. -- S1 McNeese State (26-6) wins 71-50
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Southwestern Athletic Conference
At The Special Events Center
Garland, Texas
Championship
S2 Prairie View A&M (20-12) vs. S1 Southern (20-10), 6 p.m. -- S2 Prairie View A&M (21-11) wins 48-44.
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Summit League
at Sioux Falls Arena
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Top seed Oral Roberts (21-10) fell to fourth-seeded Oakland, Mich., 96-62 in the semifinals.
Championship
S4 Oakland (20-12) vs. S3 South Dakota State (18-13), 4 p.m. ESPNU -- S3 South Dakota State (19-13) wins.
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Sun Belt Conference
at Hot Springs, Ark.
Summit Arena
Top seed Middle Tennessee (23-7) fell to fourth seed west Arkansas State 70-62 in the semifinals.
Championship
Tuesday, March 8
S1W Arkansas-Little Rock (22-7) vs. S3E Western Kentucky (15-17), 2 p.m. -- S1W Arkansas-Little Rock (23-7) wins 66-59
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West Coast Conference
At Orleans Arena
Las Vegas
Championship
S1 R20 Gonzaga (27-4) vs. St. Mary's, Calif. (19-12), 3 p.m. -- S1 R20 Gonzaga (28-4) wins
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Western Athletic Conference
At Orleans Arena
Las Vegas
Championship
S1 Louisiana Tech (24-7) vs. S2 Fresno State (24-7), 4 p.m. -- S2 Fresno State (25-7) wins 78-76.
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Great West Conference
(Non-Automatic Bid)
At The UCCU Center
Orem, Utah
Championship
S3 North Dakota (15-16), winner vs. S1 Chicago State (21-9), 3 p.m. -- S1 Chicago State (22-9) wins 74-66.
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Ivy League
(No Tournament)
Princeton (Final Record: 24-4, 13-1) wins automatic bid.

-- Mel

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