New Mexico State: The Aggies struggled in non-conference play, but that came with Daniel Mullings and Tshilidzi Nephawe missing 12 games each with an injury. They can beat the big boys.
Conference tournament play kicked off on Tuesday, and over the course of the next two weeks, we’ll see each and every league in the country hand out their automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. And yes, that includes the Ivy League, who will have a de-facto title game on Friday night when Yale squares off with Harvard.
As always, it’s never a guarantee that the best team from any given conference will punch their ticket to the dance, so if you enjoy upsets in the Big Dance, here is a list of 12 teams that you’ll want to root for over the next 12 days:
Murray State: The only team in the country that has won more consecutive games than Murray State is Kentucky. The Racers are on a 24-game winning streak, having rolled through the always-tough Ohio Valley undefeated. They’re led by sophomore point guard…
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