NCAAB conferences are about to end their regular season, which means that soon conferences like the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, Big East, and SEC will run their conference tournaments. Winning your conference tournament not only ensures a spot in the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament, but it also ensures a favorable seed. For some teams, like Arizona and Kansas, a conference tournament victory would lead to a 1-seed in the Big Dance. Check out the dates for the most important college basketball conference tournaments happening in March along with free NCAAB Conference Betting picks to win those tournaments.
Predicting the College Basketball Top Conference Winners
College Basketball Conference Tournaments
- When: March 7 – March 13
ACC Conference Tournament
Duke is favored. The Blue Devils should be, but at times this season, the Dookies have mentally fallen apart. The Blue Devils could fall apart in their conference tournament.
Also, Alondes Williams might be the best player in the ACC. Williams averages over 19 points, over 5 assists, and over 6 rebounds per game.
Predicted Winner: Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Big East Conference Tournament
Jay Wright is a master at getting Villanova to peak in March. The Wildcats should secure yet another Big East Tournament as a favorite because, to be blunt, Nova is the best team in the conference.
No team in the Big East can rival Villanova’s starting five of Collin Gillespie, a National Player of the Year finalist, Brandon Slater, Justin Moore, Jermaine Samuels, and Eric Dixon.
Providence has the better record but in the first game, the second happens on March 1, Nova beat Providence 89-84. Wright’s squad wins another conference tournament.
Predicted Winner: Villanova Wildcats
Pac-12 Conference Tournament
Arizona beat UCLA 76-66 in the second game after losing to the Bruins in the first. Zona beat USC 72-63 in the first matchup. Tommy Lloyd’s squad is gearing up for a fantastic March, which should include a Pac-12 Conference Tournament title.
Predicted Winner: Arizona Wildcats
Big 12 Conference Tournament
The pick is Baylor. The reason to pick Baylor is that Scott Drew gets the Bears to play their best in March. Also, Kansas will be the chalk to win the tournament and Texas Tech doesn’t have as good of an offense as Baylor possesses. The Bears are the pick.
Predicted Winner: Baylor Bears
Big Ten Conference Tournament
- When: March 9 – March 13
What makes Purdue so difficult to beat is that if you stop 7’ 4” center Zach Edey, you must contend with superstar guard Jaden Ivey. Also, Purdue’s other players know their roles. The Boilermakers should win the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
Predicted Winner: Purdue Boilermakers
SEC Conference Tournament
Two of the top players in the nation, big man Oscar Tshiebwe and point guard Sahvir Wheeler, play for John Calipari’s Kentucky team. Which team takes the conference tournament and grabs a 1-seed in the Big Dance?
It’s difficult to look past Kentucky. Tshiebwe and Wheeler are upper classmen, which means Calipari coaches his most mature team in a long time. Tshiebwe is unstoppable and we know Coach Cal gets Big Blue to show their best in March. Kentucky is the pick.
Predicted Winner: Kentucky Wildcats