/Conference tournament schedules, scores: Gonzaga wins WCC title as five more Big Dance tickets punched Tuesday
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Conference tournament schedules, scores: Gonzaga wins WCC title as five more Big Dance tickets punched Tuesday

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Gonzaga entered Tuesday night’s West Coast Conference Tournament final against BYU with a perfect 25-0 record and just one win by fewer than 11 points. But the Cougars provided the Bulldogs with arguably their toughest test yet before the Zags ultimately emerged with an 88-78 victory.

The win capped a two-game run to an eighth WCC Tournament title in the last nine seasons for coach Mark Few’s club. With this final victory over a BYU team that is projected as a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament in Jerry Palm’s Bracketology, Gonzaga should feel safe as the projected No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament with Selection Sunday approaching.

Gonzaga was one of five teams to secure an at-large bid to the Big Dance on Tuesday as the number of automatic bids handed out swelled from six to 11. Drexel, Cleveland State, Oral Roberts and Mount St. Mary’s also locked up their spots Tuesday, with Oral Roberts completing a particularly dramatic 75-72 win over North Dakota State in the Summit League Tournament final. ORU led 45-20 at halftime before surviving a furious rally from the Bison.

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We’re keeping up with the various tournament schedules and automatic qualifiers here as the madness of March begins to heat up.

Tuesday’s conference tournament schedule, scores

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2021 conference tournament schedules

Conference Tournament site Dates Championship Game, Time, TV
AAC Fort Worth, Texas March 11-14 March 14, 3:15 p.m., ESPN
ACC Greensboro, N.C. March 9-13 March 13, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
America East Campus sites Feb. 27-28, March 6,13 March 13, 11 a.m., ESPN2
Atlantic 10 Richmond,/Dayton March 3-6, 14 March 14, 1 p.m., CBS
ASUN Jacksonville, Fla. March 3-7 Liberty (23-5)
Big East New York March 10-13 March 13, TBA, FOX/FS1
Big Sky Boise, Idaho March 10-13 March 13, 8 p.m., ESPNU
Big South Campus sites Feb. 27, March 1,4,7 Winthrop (23-1)
Big Ten Indianapolis March 10-14 March 14, 3:30 p.m., CBS
Big 12 Kansas City March 10-13 March 13, 6 p.m., ESPN
Big West Anaheim March 9, 11-13 March 13, 11:30 p.m., ESPN2
Colonial Washington D.C. March 6-9 Drexel (12-7)
Conference USA Frisco, Texas March 9-13 March 13, TBA, CBS Sports Network
Horizon League Indianapolis Feb. 25, March 2, 8-9 Cleveland State (19-7)
Ivy League No Tournament in 2021
MAAC Atlantic City, N.J. March 9-13 March 13, 4 p.m., ESPNU
MAC Cleveland, Ohio March 11-13 March 13, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
MEAC Norfolk, Va. March 11-13 March 13, 1 p.m., ESPN2
Missouri Valley St. Louis March 4-7 Loyola Chicago (24-4)
Mountain West Las Vegas March 10-13 March 13, 6 p.m., CBS
Northeast Campus sites March 6 & 9 Mount St. Mary’s (12-10)
Ohio Valley Evansville, Ind. March 3-6 Morehead State (23-7)
Pac-12 Las Vegas March 10-13 March 13, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Patriot Campus sites March 3, 6, 10 & 14 March 14, Noon, CBS Sports Network
SEC Nashville, Tenn. March 10-14 March 14, 1 p.m., ESPN
Southern Asheville, N.C March 5-8 UNCG (21-8)
Southland Katy, Texas March 9-13 March 13, 9:30 p.m., ESPN2
Summit Sioux Falls, S.D. March 6-9 Oral Roberts (16-10)
Sun Belt Pensacola, Fla. March 5-8 Appalachian State (17-11)
SWAC Birmingham, Ala. March 10-13 March 13, 6 p.m., ESPNU
WAC Las Vegas March 10-13 March 13, 10 p.m., ESPNU
West Coast Las Vegas March 4-6 & 8-9 Gonzaga (26-0)