After Friday's afternoon games, here's what we see:Â The Greatest Conference In the History Of The World has struggled in nearly every game.Â UConn blew out Chattanooga on Thursday, but since then,Â Villanova had to come back to beat American, Pitt struggled mightily with #16 ETSU, Marquette survived #11 Utah State by one, and West Virginia lost to Dayton.Â Syracuse beat Stephen F. Austin by 15 to round it out.
|Texas A&M||Big 12|
|Western Kentucky||Sun Belt|
|N. Iowa||Missouri Valley|
|Stephen F. Austin||Southland|
|N. Dakota State||Summit|
Not exactly what you'd expect fromÂ The Greatest Conference In the History Of The World, really.
So far, the PAC-10 is looking good, as is the Big 12.Â The SEC is almost gone and will be if LSU loses to UNC.
Herb Sendek kept his guys in their daytight compartment in the here and now and advanced.
The tournament is quickly boiling down to the major conferences, with only Memphis, Dayton Gonzaga and Western Kentucky still alive outside of the BCS schools, and the SEC is hanging on by a thin thread.Â We'll see what happens in the night games, but we'd call this a trend.