The first college basketball conference tournament starts in less than a week. In fact, 12 of them will start by next Saturday.
We have a pretty good idea of who these teams are and what we have to work with as the season comes to a close. However, there may still be some opportunities for teams making a push or those that are ready for the season to be over.
I’m also always looking for indicators of positive and negative regression. That means we have some teams to back and teams to fade in the closing stretch of the regular season.
Teams to Fade
Maine: Some conference tournaments don’t include every team. One of those is the America East, and the team that will be left out in the cold is Maine. The Black Bears scored a nice win over NJIT on Sunday, but with three games to go, they’re still 2.5 games back for the final spot in the tournament and have to play Vermont in the regular-season finale.