Middle Tennessee made its first Top 25 appearance and dominated the Conference USA regular season, but came up short in the conference tournament.
Their win ended up knocking a bubble team out of the field.
Briefly: Missouri suspended forward Jordan Barnett for its NCAA Tournament opener Friday against Florida State after he was arrested on suspicion of DWI on Saturday, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.
Davidson celebrated its first-ever A-10 Tournament crown. "Find out at 6 p.m. ET with the selection show [on] TBS".
The Rams used an 11-3 run to take their first lead of the game, at 73-71, on two free throws by Cyril Langevine with 6:15 to play and the two teams traded the lead through the next three minutes. March Madness is upon us as 68 teams have now punched their tickets to the 2018 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
Davidson, who upset Rhode Island in the A-10 championship game, heads to the South bracket where they will face fifth-seeded Kentucky in the first round.
Cincinnati earned the AAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament with its first conference tournament championship since it won the Conference USA crown in 2004.
The Wildcats have covered the spread in five of their last six games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games when playing a team with a winning record, and have cashed in eight of their last 12 games following an ATS win (with one push mixed in).
Rhode Island, the No. 1 seed, will meet Davidson in the A-10 final on Sunday. The Wildcats have not won a game in the NCAA Tournament since two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry was their star in 2008. For bubble teams such as Arizona State, Louisville, Syracuse, Baylor, Marquette and St. Mary's, that's a problem.