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Never-Made-the-NCAA-Tournament Club, March 1.

Good news, everyone! (/Farnsworth'd) In case you haven't heard, SB Nation has an awesome new Youtube Channel. You should go check it out. I am disturbingly excited to watch Spencer Hall and Jason Kirk's new show, Shutdown Fullback. My point is, it launched today. I'll be contributing a lil bit, and over the next two weeks, part of that will be me making Never-Made-the-Tourney videos for my channel. But I'm way too busy with stuff to deal with it today - look out for it tomorrow. In fact, so busy, this post is very curtailed!

Atlantic Sun Tournament, Macon GA (both games on ESPN3 for weirdos)

1:30: No. 4 East Tennessee State Buccaneers (16-13, 10-8, kenpom ranking 150) vs. No. 5 North Florida Ospreys (16-15, 10-8, kenpom ranking 199)

Our squad: North Florida

Thoughts: Ospreys! Skreeeeee! Do it for that one time we played you in basketball three years ago! Remember? East Tennessee swept the season series, proving once and for all to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that there's only room for one buccaneering team in North Florida, which none of them noted.

7:30: No. 3 USC-Upstate Spartans (20-11, 13-5, kenpom ranking 130) vs. No. 6 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (13-16, 8-10, kenpom ranking 197)

Our squad: Florida Gulf Coast.

Thoughts: This, sirs, is dedication to teams not wanting to be directional schools. "Upstate" and "Gulf Coast" are both pretty good substitutes for, like, "North" and "West." However, at least in New York, saying someone went upstate is a way to say someone went to jail, so they might want to rethink that.

NEC Tournament

6 p.m., New York, NY: No. 4 St. Francis (NY) Terriers (15-14, 12-6, kenpom ranking 205) vs. No. 5 Quinnipiac Bobcats (17-12, 10-8, kenpom ranking 145)

Our squad: BOTH!

Thoughts: Shame on the Northeast Conference for pitting two of its never-been-to-the-tourney teams against each other in one no-dancing massacre of a game. Kenpom likes this game, saying it'll be a one-pointer in Quinny's favor. The Terriers, adorable as they are, won both games of the season series despite seeming like the worse team, and earned the better seed and the home date in the tourney. Since they're an OG no-tourney team, I'm pulling for them. But if Big Q wins, so be it.

6 p.m., New York, NY: No. 1 LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds (22-8, 16-2, kenpom ranking 176) vs. No. 8 Sacred Heart Pioneers (14-17, 8-10, kenpom ranking 235)

Our squad: Sacred Heart

Thoughts: Some nice conference tournament action going on in the BK tonight, huh? Lawng Oiyyyland kind of dominated the NEC this year, but Sacred Heart pushed them to OT in their previous trip to Brooklyn.

OVC Tournament

8 p.m., Nashville, TN: No. 3 Morehead State Eagles (17-14, 10-6, kenpom ranking 200) vs. No. 7 Jacksonville State Gamecocks (15-17, 8-8 OVC, Kenpom ranking 188)

Our squad: Jacksonville State

Thoughts: The 'Cocks finished with their Peay yesterday and now are back for Morehead. (I don't consider this a job, but I should be fired from it.) Jacksonville State trailed by eight at the half to Austin Peay behind 19 first-half points from the awesomely named Tyshwan Edmondson, but the less-awesomely named Brian Williams wouldn't let his team go down, putting up 18 in the second half including a three with the game tied with 33 seconds left giving Jacksonville State a 75-70 win. It was only their second win in the OVC Tournament, first in six years, and second in 19 tries against Austin Peay. Since the tourney format is weird, they move on to face No. 3 Morehead State, who despite the better conference and overall records, Kenpom seems to think is the lesser of the two teams. He says J-State will eek out a one-point win. That said, between Jacksonville State, North Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast, a lot of unpopular regions of Florida dueling it out today.

We'll do eulogies later - the list is after the jump.


Northwestern Wildcats, Big Ten

Youngstown State Penguins, Horizon

UC-Davis Aggies, Big West

Cal Poly Mustangs, Big West

UC-Riverside Highlanders, Big West

UC-Irvine Anteaters, Big West

Sacramento State Hornets, Big West

Grambling State Tigers, SWAC

Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, MEAC

Norfolk State Spartans, MEAC

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, MEAC

NC Central Eagles, MEAC

Savannah State Tigers, MEAC

Buffalo Bulls, MAC

San Jose State Spartans WAC

Quinnipiac Bobcats,NEC

St. Francis Terriers, NEC

Sacred Heart Pioneers, NEC

Army Black Knights, Patriot League,

The Citadel Bulldogs, Southern Conference

William and Mary Tribe, CAA

Maine Black Bears, America East

New Hampshire Wildcats, America East

Stony Brook Seawolves, America East

Hartford Hawks, America East

Denver Pioneers, Sun Belt

Jacksonville State Gamecocks, OVC

Central Arkansas Bears, Southland

Elon Phoenix, Southern,

North Florida Ospreys, Atlantic Sun

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, Atlantic Sun

USC Upstate Spartans, Atlantic Sun

IPFW Mastodons, Summit

South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Summit

Western Illinois Leathernecks, Summit

South Dakota Coyotes, Summit

The dead:

Lipscomb Bison, Atlantic Sun

Stetson Hatters, Atlantic Sun

Kennesaw State Owls, Atlantic Sun

High Point Panthers, Big South

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, OVC

SIU-Edwardsville Cougars, OVC

Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs, Big South

Texas Pan-American Broncs Great West

NJIT HIghlanders, Great West

North Dakota Fighting Sioux, Great West

Utah Valley State Wolverines, Great West

Chicago State Cougars, Great West

Longwood Lancers, Independent

Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners, Independent