The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

March Madness in full swing as conference tournaments get going

Killian Tillie and Gonzaga made their case for a No. 1 seed by winning the West Coast Conference tournament. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Selection Sunday still is a few days off, but March Madness began in earnest over the weekend with five conferences handing out automatic bids with their tournament finals.

Here’s a look at the full conference tournament schedule and what to expect as the week wears on. All times Eastern.

NCAA basketball bracketology and games to watch: Mid-majors’ moment

They’re in

Teams that have clinched an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament:

Belmont (Ohio Valley)

Bradley (Missouri Valley)

East Tennessee State (Southern)

Gonzaga (West Coast)

Hofstra (Colonial)

Liberty (Atlantic Sun)

North Dakota State (Summit League)

Northern Kentucky (Horizon League)

Robert Morris (Northeast)

Utah State (Mountain West)

Winthrop (Big South)

Yale (Ivy League)

Ivy League cancels basketball tournaments amid coronavirus concerns

Tournament schedule

American Athletic Conference: March 12-15 (championship game 3:15 p.m. March 15, ESPN)

ACC: March 10-14 (championship game 8:30 p.m. March 14, ESPN)

America East: March 7, 10, 14 (championship game 11 a.m. March 14, ESPN2)

Top-seeded Vermont hosts No. 4 UMBC and No. 2 Stony Brook hosts No. 3 Hartford in Tuesday’s semifinals.

Atlantic 10: March 11-15 (championship game 1 p.m. March 15, CBS)

Atlantic Sun: Liberty defeated Lipscomb, 73-57, on Sunday to earn its second straight NCAA tournament bid.

Big East: March 11-14 (championship game 6:30 p.m. March 14, Fox)

Big Sky: March 11-14 (championship game 8 p.m. March 14, ESPNU)

Big South: Winthrop earned its 11th NCAA tournament bid with a 76-68 win over Hampton on Sunday.

Big Ten: March 11-15 (championship game 3:30 p.m. March 15, CBS)

Big 12: March 11-14 (championship game 6 p.m. March 14, ESPN)

Big West: March 12-14 (championship game 11:30 p.m. March 14, ESPN2)

Colonial: Hofstra secured its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2001, coming from behind for a 70-61 win against Northeastern on Tuesday.

The CAA tournament moves into its new home in Southeast D.C.

Conference USA: March 11-14 (championship game 8:30 p.m. March 14, CBS Sports Network)

Horizon League: Northern Kentucky earned its third NCAA tournament bid in the past four seasons with a 71-62 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday.

Ivy League: The Ivy League announced Tuesday that it has canceled its conference tournament because of coronavirus fears. Yale, the regular season champion, earns the conference’s automatic bid.

Mid-American: March 9, 12-14 (championship game 7:30 p.m. March 14, ESPN2)

Metro Atlantic Athletic: March 10-14 (championship game 4 p.m. March 14, ESPNU)

Mid-Eastern Athletic: March 10-11, 13-14 (championship game 1 p.m. March 14, ESPN2)

Missouri Valley: Seeded fourth, Bradley earned its second straight NCAA tournament bid Sunday, beating Valparaiso, 80-66.

Mountain West: Sam Merrill’s three-pointer with 2.5 seconds remaining Saturday was the difference in Utah State’s 59-56 upset of fifth-ranked San Diego State. The Aggies were perched precariously on the NCAA tournament bubble before the win, and their automatic bid likely means one other bubble team will be disappointed come Selection Sunday.

San Diego State, with college basketball’s best record, tops all expectations but its own

Northeast: Robert Morris earned its ninth trip to the NCAA tournament with a 77-67 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday.

Ohio Valley: Tyler Scanlon scored on a backdoor layup with three seconds remaining Saturday, giving Belmont a 76-75 victory over Murray State.

Pac-12: March 11-14 (championship game 10:30 p.m. March 14, Fox Sports 1)

Patriot: March 3, 5, 8, 11 (championship game 7:30 p.m. March 11, CBS Sports Network)

Top-seeded Colgate will try for its fourth NCAA tournament bid against third-seeded Boston University in Wednesday’s championship game.

SEC: March 11-15 (championship game noon March 15, ESPN)

Southern: East Tennessee State earned its 11th NCAA tournament bid with a 72-58 win over Wofford on Monday. The Bucs became just the fourth SoCon team to win 30 games and should be a trendy upset pick when the NCAA tournament brackets come out.

Southland: March 11-14 (championship game 9:30 p.m. March 14, ESPN2)

Southwestern Athletic: March 10, 13-14 (championship game 6 p.m. March 14, ESPNU)

Summit: North Dakota State pulled away from North Dakota early and never looked back, rolling to an 89-53 victory to clinch its fifth trip to the NCAA tournament.

Sun Belt: March 7, 9, 11, 14-15 (championship game 2 p.m. March 15, ESPN2)

West Coast: Gonzaga solidified its case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament with an 84-66 win over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday.

Western Athletic: March 12-14 (championship game 10 p.m. March 14, ESPNU)

Read more college sports coverage:

Yeshiva looks ahead to its first Sweet 16 and another uncertain week

Maryland women back on top of Big Ten after winning conference tournament

Duke’s Justin Robinson earns ‘Rudy’ comparison from Mike Krzyzewski

Feinstein: New Mexico State basketball season could be a story of second chances