Top conference tourneys for Giant Killers
March, 8, 2014
By Peter Keating | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Jessica HillSiyani Chambers, Brandyn Curry and Harvard earned a bid to the NCAA tournament this week.Harvard beat Yale, 70-58, on Friday night, clinching the first berth in this year's NCAA tournament and setting off riotous celebrations from Quincy House to the Quad. But you didn't find us leaving GK Central to party at Bartley's, Grendel's or any such sizzling Cambridge night spot. Instead, with more dance cards on the line in upcoming conference tournaments, we hunkered down to study the latest developments among all the deep underdogs.
Here's a full roundup of nonmajor conferences, in order of the slayage potential of their best Giant-Killing candidates. You'll notice new possibilities for Cinderellas in addition to Harvard, such as Eastern Kentucky and Denver, plus updates and links to any teams we have already covered. We will get to power conferences that could generate multiple low seeds (plus the Atlantic 10) as their tournaments evolve.
But for now, your mission is simple: If you like upsets, root for these teams as automatic bids.