March Madness 2012: Daily Schedule For Championship Week Through Selection Sunday

It’s Championship Week.

ESPN likes to put silly names on weeks during the regular season – Rivalry Week and Judgment Week and blah, blah blah – but Championship Week fits, for the most part, because this week will be defined by which teams can navigate their conference tournaments to take home championships and the automatic bids they carry with them.


And that’s why I say “for the most part” because I consider the true league champions to be the ones who navigated the regular season and ended up with the best record over a couple of months playing games home and away, not over a weekend at a neutral floor.

So it should really be called Conference Tournament Championship Week to be accurate, because the current name seems to disregard the regular season champions already crowned. But that’s quite a mouthful, so I can see why it it must simply by Championship Week.

Regardless, below is the daily schedule for Championship Week all the way through Selection Sunday, which is now this Sunday. Hell yes.

March Madness 2012 is here!

Links to bookmark:

March 5th

Conference Tournaments begin:

  • MAC
  • MEAC

Automatic bids determined:

National TV Schedule:

  • 7:00 ET – Fairfield v Loyola (MD) on ESPN2 — MAAC Championship
  • 7:00 ET – VCU v Drezel on ESPN — CAA Championship
  • 9:00 ET – Gonzaga v Saint Mary’s on ESPN — WCC Championship
  • 9:00 ET – Western Carolina v Davidson – Southern Championship

March 6th

The following conference tournaments start:

  • Atlantic 10
  • Big East

Automatic bids determined:

TV Schedule:

March 7th

The following conference tournaments start:

  • Big 12
  • Conference USA
  • Pac-12
  • Southland
  • SWAC

Automatic bids determined:

TV Schedule:

March 8th

The following conference tournaments start:

  • ACC
  • Big Ten
  • Big West
  • Mountain West
  • SEC
  • WAC

No automatic bids determined.

TV Schedule:

March 9th

No conference tournament start and no automatic bids are determined.

National TV Schedule: ESPN

March 10th

Automatic bids determined:

National TV Schedule: ESPN

March 11th – Selection Sunday

Automatic bids determined:

National TV Schedule: ESPN

The NCAA Tournament Selection Show occurs on CBS at 6:00 ET, 5:00 CT. And we will, of course, as we always do, be presenting the brackets live here on MSF as soon as they are announced.

Get ready. It’s time for madness. And what better way to get prepped than with…Lego recreations of famous March moments. Enjoy.


About Jerod Morris

I love words. I write for Copyblogger and founded MSF, The Assembly Call, & Primility. I practice yoga, eat well, & strive for balance. I love life. Namaste. Say hi on Twitter, Facebook, & G+.


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