Monday’s Den: Studying up for conference tournaments

Notes on conference tournaments (in order of when they start)
13) Horizon: #1 seed won twice in last six years
— IUPUI won one tourney game the last eight years.
— Northern Kentucky won two of last three tourneys.
— Wright State is 8-3 in tourney games last four years.
— Youngstown is 2-6 in tourney games last six years.

12)  Mountain West: #1 seed won five of last nine years
— Last 17 years, Air Force is 5-17 in tourney games.
— Last 11 years, Boise State is 5-11 in tourney games.
— Despite playing at home, UNLV went W-L six of last nine years; their last tourney title was in 2008.
— Last eight years, San Diego State is 16-7, but only one tourney title- they went W-W-L six of those eight years.
— Utah State is 5-1 in tourney last two years.

11) Ohio Valley: Team that finished 1st/tied 1st won five of last eight years.
— Belmont is 7-5 in seven OVC tourneys, with two titles (last in ’15).
— Murray State won last two titles, is 15-6 in last 21 tourney games.

10) Missouri Valley: #1 won four of last seven years.
— Drake won one game in last six tournaments.
— Illinois State is 10-8 last eight years, with no tourney titles.
— Indiana State won one tourney game the last five years.
— Last five years, Northern Iowa is 9-3 in tourney games.

9) West Coast: Gonzaga won 12 of last 16 tourneys
— Last six years, BYU is 8-6 in tourney games (no titles).
— Gonzaga won 33 of last 37 tourney games; they lost to Saint Mary’s LY.
— Last 12 years, Saint Mary’s is 13-9 in tourney games (3 titles)

8) SoCon: Team that finished 1st/tied 1st won last five tourneys.
— Since 2011, Chattanooga won tourney in ’16, is 1-8 otherwise.
— East Tennessee State is 8-3 last four years (one title).
— Last three years, NC-Greensboro is 7-2 in tourney games.
— Wofford won five of last ten tourneys.

7) CAA: Team that finished 1st/tied 1st won four of last six years
— Charleston is 6-2 last three tourneys.
— Delaware went W-L six of last nine years.
— Since 2009, Hofstra is 2-9 in its second tourney game.
— Last five years, Northeastern is 9-3 in tourney games.

6) Summit: Team that finished 1st/tied 1st won five of last seven years
— Last six years, North Dakota State is 11-3 in tourney games (3 titles)
— Last eight years, South Dakota State is 18-3 in tourney games (5 titles)

5) MAC: #1 seed won four of last seven tourneys, Buffalo won 4 of last 5.
— Akron won its first tourney game the last 15 years; they last won a tourney in 2013.
— Ball State is 2-8 in last eight tourneys.
— Buffalo won 11 of last 12 MAC tourney games.
— Kent State lost first tourney game four of last six years.
— Since 2004, Northern Illinois is 5-16 in tourney games.

4) ACC: #1 seed won four of last seven years.
— Duke won 2 of last 3 years, after not winning in previous five years.
— Georgia Tech is 2-9 in tourney games the last nine years.
— Louisville won tourneys in 2012-14 (10-0); they’re 1-4 in tourney games since.
— Miami won its first tourney game nine of last ten years.
— Notre Dame won its first tourney game 10 of last 11 years.
— Syracuse is 2-5 in ACC tournament games.
— Wake Forest is 2-12 in tourney games last 12 years.

3) MAAC: Iona won last four and 5 of last 7 tourneys, lost in final other two years
— Canisius is 4-9 the last nine years.
— Iona is 19-2 in last 21 tourney games.
— Manhattan won tourney is 2014-15, is 2-4 last four years.
— Marist won one tourney game last seven years.
— Rider is 3-8 last 11 years.
— Last six years, Saint Peter’s is 7-6 in tourney.
— Last nine years, Siena is 8-9; those were all at home.

2) Big East: Villanova won four of last five years (11-1)
— Butler is 1-6 in Big East tourney last six years.
— Creighton last first tourney game three of last four years.
— Last 10 years, DePaul is 1-10 in tourney games.
— Georgetown is 0-3 last three years, 2-6 last eight years.
— St John’s plays on its home court; they’re 3-8 last eight years.
 
1) Big X: #1 seed won twice in last six years
— Baylor lost its first tourney game last three years
— Iowa State won tourney four of last six years.
— Last 13 years, Kansas is 27-6 in Big X tourney.
— Kansas State went W-L last four tourneys.
— Oklahoma is 2-6 in last eight tourneys.
— Texas Tech is 2-9 last nine tourneys.
— West Virginia went W-W-L last four years. 

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